More records fall for Saints at state
PUEBLO – Yes, Vail Christian is a new school, so the record book will be rewritten often.
But look at what has happened with Saints athletics in 2002-03. The football team had its first winning season. The girls basketball team had it best year ever.
And, now there’s the track team, which had a good, first day at the 2A State Track Meet Friday at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo.
Rachel Glandorf led the way. The sophomore became the first Saints athlete to make the state podium with a third-place finish in the 800.
Glandorf ran in 2 minutes, 21.51 seconds, which was four seconds better than her own previous school record.
“Not bad for a sophomore,” Saints track coach Bob Isbell chuckled. “She’s a little disappointed. She had her heart set on first. But, boy, she had a good race.
“I told her, “Remember last year you came (to state) as a spectator, not as a participant.’ That is a huge thing to go to the meet for the first time and step into third. Not too many people can do that.”
Glandorf will compete in the mile today at 12:15 p.m.
Leslie Peterson qualified for today’s finals (1:05 p.m.) in the 400. Her time of 59.71 was the third-fastest among the 2A field in qualifying heats.
Robbie Brgoch took ninth in the pole vault. His leap of 12 feet bested his previous school record. Vaulting coach Charlie Alexander was pleased with Brgoch’s finish, given the depth of the field. The 2A field had three vaulters go more than 14 feet.
The girls 1,600 relay team didn’t make the finals, but Glandorf, Peterson, Nicole Parker, Amanda Larson and alternate Brittany Wright can take consolation in the fact that their time of 4:18.68 is another new school record.
Will Guffey, a surprise qualifier for state in the 100, didn’t make the finals.
“It was a great day,” Isbell said. “Rachel placing third is the highest finish we’ve had so that’s really exciting. We’re continuing to improve and it’s a great experience.”
Chris Freud is the sports editor for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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