Saints rewrite record book in Craig
CRAIG ” There is no school today at Vail Christian, but English teacher Corey Baden has to be proud of his pupils after Vail Christian track an field authored five new school records at Thursday’s meet in Moffat County.
On a somewhat breezy day ” OK, the wind is always blowing in Craig ” the Saints’ girls took seventh out of 14 teams with 51 points, while the boys’ two-man team of Caleb Pearson and Bjorn Bauer were 11th with 25.
“The girls were very excited with how they placed, and they celebrated with Caleb and Bjorn for scoring 25 points by themselves,” Saints coach Bob Isbell said.
The ladies started a record-setting day by posting the best 3,200-meter relay time in Saints’ history. Katie Russ, Allison Vossler, Jessica Linder and Molly McGee combined for a time of 11 minutes, 19.34 seconds, good for seventh.
Jill Shainholtz is your new record holder in the 300 hurdles with a 59.11, followed by Vossler (59.46) and Lettie Fickling (1:02.07).
All Pearson did was set three Saints’ marks in his four events. He was second in the high jump (5 feet, 10 inches) fourth in the discus (119) and ran a 46.46 in the 300 hurdles, all school records. Pearson was also fourth in the lung jump, but apparently slacked off by not setting another school best.
“He told me at the end of track season that he wanted to be all-league in three sports,” Isbell said. “He’s certainly putting himself in a place to do that after football and basketball. His discus throw was 20 feet further than his pervious best. He had some good attempts at 6 feet and just barely nicked (the bar) off. … And, he can drop his hurdles’ time.”
McGee had a big day for the girls’ team. She won the 800 in 2:42.22. In addition to being on the 3,200 squad, she and Jessica Linder, Jackie Parker and Russ were second in the mile relay. In the 400 relay, Russ, McGee, Parker and Molly Brooks captured bronze.
Linder has silver in her collection after posting a personal record in the 1,600 in 6:04.13. Russ finished fourth in the 400 with a 1:08.67. Brooks was fifth in the 400 and the long jump.
On the boys’ side, Bauer streaked to fourth in the 100 and sixth in the 200.
CARBONDALE ” Don’t look now, but Vail Mountain School girls’ soccer has ripped off four straight wins, capped by Thursday’s 6-1 win at CRMS.
The Gore Rangers are 6-2-1 in the 3A Slope and in contention for one of the league’s three postseason berths.
“We played really well as a team. We played a very unified game,” VMS coach Bob Bandoni said. “We made some changes due to some injuries. We moved Karlie Moore to center back, and Molly (Etters) and Lani (Bruntz) played in the middle. It was a really classy team effort.”
VMS blew open a 2-1 game at intermission with four second-half goals. Moore and Morgan Irons scored twice, while Mia Bandoni and Etters also found the back of the net.
VMS (6-3-1 overall) is at Basalt Wednesday.
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