Saints soar at Kremmling
KREMMLING – If there were a high school decathlon, Vail Christian’s Caleb Pearson would probably win. Unfortunately for Pearson and the Saints, high school track and field athletes can only compete in four events.”Caleb Pearson – the one-man Vail Christian high school men’s track team,” said Vail Christian coach Bob Isbell. “If we had 10 more like him, we’d run away with it. Shoot, if we had six of him, we’d win.”Pearson along with two freshman girls – Jessica Linder and Lettie Fickling competed Saturday at the 2A Western Slope League Meet in Kremmling.”We had a small, but talented crew due to the school play (Friday) night and SAT testing (Saturday),” Isbell said. All Team Caleb did was place 11th out of 12 teams. Pearson was second in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 10 inches.In the long jump, Pearson broke his own school record by flying 18-10 1/4, good for fourth place.And on the track, Pearson came in fourth in the 300-meter hurdles (45.48 seconds).”He’s a great young man,” Isbell said. “He is extremely dedicated and determined.”Miles and milesLinder, who seems to set a new personal-best in every meet, shaved off a few seconds of her mile time Saturday (5:47.28) to take second place. In the 3,200, Linder also earned silver with a time of 13:16.66.And Fickling ran one of her best races of the year in the 300 hurdles (61.64).The Saints will bring a full squad to regionals Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction.Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 748-2935, or email@example.com.Vail, Colorado
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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.