Saints look sharp at league meet
Apparently, that was child’s play compared to the gusts at Saturday’s 2A Western Slope League Track Meet.
But it didn’t stop the Vail Christian Saints from having a great day as a warmup for next weekend’s regional meet.
On the girls’ side, Leslie Peterson was third in the 100, second in the 200 and won gold in the 400. Her time of 1 minute, 1.61 seconds was a personal best and prequalified her for state.
“That was pretty incredible,” Saints coach Bob Isbell “You know how windy it was at Battle Mountain last weekend? Multiply that by two in Kremmling.”
Peterson wasn’t the only Saint on the podium in the 400. Nicole Parker put up a personal best of 1:08.69, good for third.
The wind wasn’t bothering Rachel Glandorf. She won both the 800 and the 1600. In the 800, Glandorf posted a 2:35.65 and, in the mile, she blazed to a 6:01.31, just two seconds off her personal best.
The big surprise came from the 1600 relay team of Glandorf, Peterson, Parker and Amanda Larson. They blew away the field by 10 seconds with a time of 4:25.21, just three seconds short of the state time.
“I knew they’d run really well at some point,” Isbell said. “But I’m surprised that they did this in that big wind.”
It all added up to a seventh-place finish for the girls team with 62 points.
Most of the boys team was taking SATs. So in the spirit of testing, we present the following:
What statements are true about Vail Christian track?
A) Will Guffey finished seventh in the 100 Saturday.
B) Richard Butters went 102 feet, 8 inches in the discus for ninth place on Saturday.
C) The Saints are next in action at regionals at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction next weekend.
D) All of the above.
Chris Freud is the sports editor for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.