McGee, Glandorf qualify for Saints
GRAND JUNCTION – And now, for the latest developments in Vail Christian track and field at regionals.Coach Bob Isbell had coffee lover’s delight from Cold Stone Ice Cream after Day 1 of the meet. No word whether it was decaf or regular. We’ll update as events warrant.”I’m not letting any of the girls have any,” the coach said. “The girls still have to run.”Excellent strategy, Coach.
In non-related ice cream issues, the Saints had a good day Friday. Vail Christian qualified two for state in the 800 meters. Molly McGee finished second (2 minutes, 28.74 seconds), upsetting teammate Rachel Glandorf (2:29.29) in third.Those two will continue their friendly rivalry down in Pueblo next weekend.The Saints have a gaggle of runners advancing into today’s 400 finals. Leslie Peterson logged the best qualifying time, punching in at 61.2. Molly Brooks was third fastest in 63.74. Katie Russ is also in the final after a season-best 65.23.Peterson also qualified for the finals in the 100 (13.57) and the 200 (13.57).
The boys didn’t qualify anyone for state, but still logged some great performances. Kyle Bruntz is your new school-record holder in the discus with a throw of 108 feet, 6 inches. Jaryd Francis (105-8) and Jonathan Armstead (95-5) had personal bests in the disc. Caleb Pearson leapt 5-6 in the high jump to tie for seventh. In addition to the sprint finals, Glandorf goes in 1,600 today along with the relays.”I think the 4-by-4 has got a really good shot of winning,” Isbell said. “The 4-by-1 in the hunt for third as is the medley.”And, if these teams do qualify for state, ice cream will be in order. Preferably, coffee lover’s delight.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 614, or email@example.com.Vail, Colorado
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