Huskies boys fourth in the West Grand
KREMMLING – It’s a good thing Battle Mountain track and field coach Rob Parish has free weekend minutes.He had a lot to report after Saturday’s Joe Shields Invitational in Kremmling. The Huskies boys team took fourth out of 13 teams, while the girls finished ninth.”I think the coaches were very impressed with today’s performance,” Huskies coach Rob Parish said. “The kids had the week off. We only practiced Thursday and Friday. Overall, we had a lot of kids trying new events for the first time. The overall result and effort exceeded our expectations for the last part of spring break.”Let’s start with the 1,600 meters, where Grant Stevenson took gold in 4 minutes, 54 seconds. Zach Erickson was one second behind for silver, Jonathan Stevens took fifth and T.J. Simpson was seventh.In the 3,200, Stevenson led the way again with a time of 11:15, which was good for second. He was followed by Simpson (fifth) and Jake Ball (eighth). In the 800, Shea Phelan ran a crisp 2:11 for fourth place. Landauer was right being in sixth, just one second slower than Phelan.Derek Rush had a personal record in the discus, throwing for 136 feet, 6 inches. That was good for second. Zach Steinbach was top for the Huskies in the shot, going 41′-3”. In the 300 hurdles, Charlie Coats found himself in fourth with a time of 47:01. Barrett Chow, without skates, was eighth in the high jump (5′-6”).The 1600 relayteam set a PR with a second-place time of 3:40. That quartet was Erickson, Phelan, Landauer and Hendrick. In the 3200, Parish tinkered, inserting Stevenson, Hendrick, Alex Dangler and Corey Wilson. They finished fourth in 9:09. The first half of the 800 relay was quite hockey-like. Andreas Apostal to Chow to Coats to Hendrick was seventh in 1:41.For the girls, Max Van Dyke apparently likes the 300 hurdles. In her first outing, she was second in 54:23. Meagan Reigel took third in the 100 hurdles, punching in at 18.86. Sammy McCoy finished the 3200 in 14:33. Jane Lettovska leapt to eight in the long jump (12-9)In relay action, the 3200 of Marit Johnson, McCoy, Jenna Vandeventer and Lindsey Rulaph was fifth in 12:24. The 800 of Reigel, Van Dyke, Lettovska and Vanessa Aguilar was eighth in 2:03.81.Next up for the Huskies is the Eagle Valley Invite, all but a home meet, Saturday.”We’re really excited for the Eagle Valley Invite,” Parish said. We’re excited to see where we stand with our 4A competition. We’re excited to have our full team for the first time this season. We’ll be at full strength.”And, since it’s a home meet, Parish won’t have to use up his cell phone minutes.Saints shine at EaglecrestCENTENNIAL – The good news is that the Vail Christian track and field team performed better Saturday than its coach did on the back nine at Cotton Ranch on Friday.While the NASA supercomputer is still chewing on Bob Isbell’s card, the even better news is that the 2A Saints are putting up great finishes against 4A and 5A competition as they did at Saurday’s Raptor Invitational at Eaglecrest High School.”Obviously, to go up against the quality of the athletes at these meets will help us as we get to regionals and state,” Isbell said. “They’ll be comfortable with the situation. It’s also a good eye opener. These girls work hard. But when they see that higher level of competition, it just motivates them the next week to work harder to get to the level where they want to be.”Leslie Peterson is getting where she wants to be. Already prequalified for state in the 400, she punched her ticket in the 200. She sprinted to sixth (27.23) and is off to Pueblo. Fourth in the 400 (61.36), Peterson nearly prequalified also in the 100. Her time of 13:36 was just 13-hundredths of a second off the state mark.Megan Doughty eclipsed Lisa Rohlwing’s school record in the long jump with a leap of 12′-8 3/4”. Doughty also had a PR in the 100 in 15.20Molly McGee had a PR in the 200 with a 28.99 and season best 65.86 in the 400.Rachel Glandorf continues to pare down her time in the 800. She finished sixth in 2:32.78. The girls 1600 relay team didn’t have one of its best days, but McGee, Karlie Peterson, Leslie Peterson and Glandorf did finish ninth.Vail Christian’s next meet is also the Eagle Valley Invite.Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Vail, Colorado
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