More firsts for Saints track
At this point, we should not be surprised by anything Vail Christian’s Rachel Glandorf does, especially on the track.
But, to paraphrase former President Ronald Reagan, “There she goes again.”
Glandorf, who won bronze in the 800 meters at state last year, added the mile to her repertoire on Day 1 of the 2A Western Slope regional meet. She didn’t only qualify. She set the new school record and won the race in a time of 5 minutes, 33.1 seconds. In doing so, She becomes the first Saint to win an individual regional title.
“It was just the highlight of the meet,” Saints coach Bob Isbell said. “She just ran off and left everybody. She ran a great race.”
(For the trivia buffs in the audience, the Saints have won a team regional title. Last year’s mile relay of Glandorf, Nicole Parker, Amanda Larson and Leslie Peterson pulled the trick.)
Speaking of Peterson, the sophomore was in her usual fine form and may be joining Glandorf as a regional winner today. She will be in lane No. 1 today in the 400 and the 200. In the 400, she posted the best qualifying time in 58.99, which is about the upteenth-time she’s broken her own school record.
As for the 200?
“We just told her to coast,” Isbell said. “She ran a 27.1. She won by about 10 yards.”
Peterson didn’t run in 100 because she’s still nursing a bit of an Achilles injury, but she’s already prequalified there. As for prequalification, the same goes for Glandorf in the 800, though she’ll be running today.
Not to be lost in the glare of Glandorf and Peterson is Kyle Morris. The senior sprinter is in today’s finals in the 100, 200 and 400. Morris set a school record in the 400 with a time of 53.03. He posted the fourth best time in the 100 in a hand-timed 11.08, and he was sixth in the 200.
Brittany Wright moved onto Day 2. Her personal-best time of 1:06.34 in the 400 puts her in the today’s final. John McGee also had a great day, finishing sixth in the mile, breaking the 5-minute mark in 4:57. That’s a new school record for the senior.
“We’re in good shape,” Isbell said. “Obviously we’re very excited about Rachel’s race. Leslie’s running great. Brittany making the finals as a senior, that’s really exciting. Then, Kyle’s in the one, the two and the four. That’s a triple threat. That’s just awesome.”