Saints rewrite record books at regionals
Phrase: Vail Christian’s performance at the 2A Western Slope Regional Track Meet this weekend.
Isbell: “Personal record, school record, the works.”
“Personal record, school record, the works,” was the order of the day at regionals for the Saints, who are likely to become English majors in college the way they rewrote the record book this weekend.
Starting the PR/SR/TW parade was the girls’ mile relay team of Rachel Glandorf, Nicole Parker and Amanda Larson, who obliterated the old school mark by seven seconds with a time of 4 minutes, 18.04 seconds. And that, boys and girls, is the first regional title in the school’s history, thank you very much.
“Coming in, Mancos had run a 4:22 and we had run a 4:25, so one of our goals was to win the 4-by-4,” Isbell said. “So that was great.”
With state berths attached to top-three finishes, Glandorf had a good day with two silvers. In the 800, she ran a 2:25.13, her fastest time by five seconds this season. In the 1600, she posted a 5:37.24, a good 22 seconds faster than she’s run this season.
And yes, both were personal records, school records, the works.
Peterson took second in the 100 (12.98 seconds). In the 200, she was third with a time of 26.94, which, repeat after us, was PR/SR/TW. Peterson sat out the individual 400 since she is prequalified in the event and the team wanted to focus on winning the 1600 relay.
And, beating the PR/SR/TW motif into the ground, we give you Sam Shelton who went six feet in Tuesday’s pole-vault qualifier.
The big surprise on the boys side was Will Guffey. He had finished a respectable seventh in the 100 at last weekend’s league meet. Against a field double the size, Guffey nabbed the third and final berth for state with a time of 11.55. As Chris Berman always says, “That’s why we run the races,” or something to that effect.
The boys 400 team of Robbie Brgoch, Kyle Morris, Nathan Simon and Guffey had a bizarre day.
“It’s kind of ironic that last year’s (400) team finished eighth in the state and this year group ran a faster time, but finished fifth in the region,” Isbell said. “Third, fourth and fifth were only a few yards apart. I thought we had third until the last 10 yards. But they ran well. I’m real pleased.”
The team’s time was 46.10, which was, yes, PR/SR/TW.
Brgoch will still be going to state. In Tuesday’s pole-vault qualifier, he went 10-6 to take third.
In other Saints’ results, Morris was eighth in 100 and seventh in 400. Guffey was eighth in 200.
Next up for the Saints is the state meet in Pueblo, where the team hopes to continue the trend of PR/SR/TW.
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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