Huskies speed to third at Moffat
CRAIG – Battle Mountain track and field spent a pleasant evening at the Clint Wells Invitational and its boys’ team ended up tied with Eagle Valley for third with 78 points.”I think we’re coming along pretty well as far as the transition phase,” Huskies coach Rob Parish said. “To be honest, this last week was tough with all the meets and our home meet. We got good training, but not great training. This week is going to key for the entire season as far as sharpening and changing phases and getting kids healthy.”Aaron Wilcox and Ascher Robbins paced the Huskies in the sprints. Wilcox (11.38 seconds) and Robbins (11.54) went 4-5 in the 100 meters and second and third in the 200 (23.23 and 23.60).
Mario Gonzalez took bronze in the 3,200 (10:45) with Erik Garcia in eighth (11:26). Jason Funk finished fifth in the 110 hurdles (17.26) and sixth in the 300 version (43.71).In the mile, Jonny Stevens was third in 4 minutes, 43.6 seconds, followed by Tony Crisofulli in fourth (4:44.6). Punky Carlos chucked the shot put 41 feet, 6 inches for fifth and Derek Bryon sped to the same place in the 800 (2:05.76). Mitch Gray was also fifth in the discus, going 128-1, followed by Billy Shue in eighth with a personal record of 122-5. Andreas Apostol leapt to eighth with a 19-1 in the long jump.The Huskies scored in all the relays, led by the 3,200 team of Travis Landauer, Crisofulli, Stevens and Connor Tedstrom in second with and 8:22. That time was 3 seconds better than last year’s time at the Clint Wells when that 8:25 set the school record.Wilcox, Robbins, Apostol and Josh Kundolf took third the 400 (45.2). Wilcox, Ascher Robbins, Apostol and Parke Robbins punched in at 1:34.88 in the 800, good for third. In the mile, it was Byron, Landauer, Crisofulli and Parke Robbins finishing fifth.
The girls finished fourth, powered by the 3,200 relay of McKenzie Stevens, Jamie Lee Roberts, Cecilia Garcia and Heidi Sorenson. The quartet won the with a season-best time of 10:35. Garcia also shattered her personal best in the open 3,2000 with a 12:52, finishing third.Roberts and Stevens finished fourth and sixth in the 800. Max VanDyke placed in both hurdles events, taking third in the 100 (17.51) and seventh in the 300 (51.35). Kayleigh Quintana fired the discus 95-8, good for fourth and a personal record.The girls’ 800 relay of Maddie Trtanj, Sorenson, VanDyke and Jenna Beairsto was fourth. The 400 relay of Beairsto, Trtanj, Kelsey Comerford and Caitlin Cerra as well as the mile with Marit Johnson, Erin Barker, Sorenson and Olivia Fauland were also in the points.
Next up for the Huskies is the Tiger Invitational in Grand Junction, which serves as a warmup for regionals.”It’s pre-regionals,” Parish said. “It’s fantastic competition. It’s usually, knock on wood, good weather. They’re ready to run quickly.”Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 748-2934 or email@example.com.