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Track and field: The first look at the state 18

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The breaking news in track and field is that we have a new addition to the community — Logan William Parish, born on Tuesday. Kelli and Rob Parish are halfway to a relay team. Riley Walker Parish, be nice to your younger brother.

Congratulations to all.

With that noted, we break out our first edition of the state 18, a snapshot of where we are in the season. As always, very little is set in stone because we’ve got four weeks of meets before the state 18 becomes official.

Teams are still figuring out who goes in what events and who’s the missing link in a relay.

Here is who’s in, as of now or the top local in contention with the qualifying time or distance in parentheses.

Boys

100 — T53. Riley Rowles, Eagle Valley, 11.64 (11.36).

200 — T49. Cristian Aguilar, Eagle Valley, 23.61 (22.79).

400 — T12. Gino Giovagnoli, Eagle Valley, 50.89 (51.31).

800 — 9. Luis Chavez, Eagle Valley, 2:01.26; 18. Gino Giovagnoli, Eagle Valley, 2:02.91 (2:02.91).

1,600 — 10. Alexis Aguirre, Battle Mountain, 4:30.91; 11. Gino Giovagnoli, Eagle Valley, 4:32.78 (4:37.09).

3,200 — 33. Alexis Aguirre, Battle Mountain, 10:20.42 (10:05.63).

110 hurdles — 14. Riley Rowles, Eagle Valley, 15.85 (16.06).

300 hurdles — 19. Jay Neal, Eagle Valley, 41.52 (41.31).

400 relay — 36. Eagle Valley, 45.47 (44.65).

800 relay — 14. Eagle Valley, 1:32.0 (1:32.22).

1,600 relay — 24. Eagle Valley, 3:34.61 (3:33.02).

3,200 relay — 20. Battle Mountain, 8:35.76 (8:35.45)

High jump — T15. Owen Riley, Battle Mountain, 6-1 (6-1).

Long jump — 17. Riley Rowles, Eagle Valley, 21-11.25 (21-11).

Triple jump — 29. Joel Gardea, Battle Mountain, 41-2.75 (42).

Pole vault — 9. Miles Petterson, Eagle Valley, 12-4; 14. Kevin Rodriguez, Battle Mountain, 11-10; T16. Jordan Slick, Battle Mountain, 11-6 (11-6).

Discus — 12. David Casas, Battle Mountain, 137-9 (133-9).

Shot put — 9. Xavier Mendoza, Eagle Valley, 47-9.5 (45-3.5).

News and notes: And the cruelest number goes to Jay Neal — 19th in the 300 hurdles, just 0.21 seconds off the pace. Again, master Neal and others have four weekends of meets to find that time. … As a refresher course, it is the top 18 and ties to state. This is particularly applicable in field events with guys such as Owen Riley and Jordan Slick who are in multiple ties. Riley is one of five guys tied for 15th. Doesn’t matter. Right now, he’s in. … Impressive: Gino Giovagnoli is qualified in the 400, 800 and 1,600, a difficult spread, for the moment.

Girls

100 — T61. Carly Volkmer, Eagle Valley, 13.39 (12.92).

200 — 25. Carly Volkmer, Eagle Valley, 26.99 (26.60).

400 — 5. Carly Volkmer, Eagle Valley, 58.09; 18. Izze Calabrese, Battle Mountain, 60.32 (60.32).

800 — 17. Izze Calabrese, Battle Mountain, 2:23.71 (2:24.57).

1,600 — 41. Rychelle Denardo, Battle Mountain, 5:41.14 (5:25.41).

3,200 — 31. Hannah Gaylord, Battle Mountain, 12:16.95 (11:51.03).

100 hurdles — 6. Charisse Crabbe, Eagle Valley, 15.82 (16.66).

300 hurdles — 4. Lilly McMurrain, Battle Mountain, 46.87; 9. Izze Calabrese, Battle Mountain, 47.54; T10. Sofia Calabrese, Battle Mountain, 47.61; 14. Charisse Crabb, Eagle Valley, 47.76 (48.66).

400 relay — 43. Battle Mountain, 54.67 (51.08).

800 relay — 13. Eagle Valley, 1:48.06; 16. Battle Mountain, 1:48.64 (1:48.76).

1,600 relay — 5. Battle Mountain, 4:07.25; 13. Eagle Valley, 4:12.81 (4:16.17).

3,200 relay — 12. Eagle Valley, 10:17.13; 14. Battle Mountain, 10:28.15 (10:31.98).

Medley — 9. Eagle Valley, 1:52.22 (1:54.22).

High jump — T1. Sofia Calabrese, Battle Mountain, 5-5; T15. McKenzee Sisson, Eagle Valley, 5-1.

Long jump — 39. Taylor Anderson, Battle Mountain, 15-8 (16-4.5).

Triple jump — 54. Cody Osteen, Eagle Valley, 31-1 (33-8).

Pole vault — 4. Izze Calabrese, Battle Mountain, 11; 14. Cody Osteen, Eagle Valley, 9-4 (8-6).

Discus — 13. Jessica Cuomo, Battle Mountain, 108-6; 15. Taylor Martin, Eagle Valley, 108-3 (107).

Shot put — 14. Cassie Jaramillo, Eagle Valley, 34-5.5 (33-9).

News and notes: The 300 hurdles appear to be where the cool kids are, with the most local qualifiers. … While there is a lot of competition ahead, Sofia Calabrese’s definitely in the “safe” category for qualifying in high jump. … Carly Volkmer medaled in the 400 last year, and seems on pace to do so again.

Class 2A

Boys

800 — 8. Ethan Pence, Vail Christian, 2:05.49.

1,600 — 8. Ethan Pence, Vail Christian, 4:44.41.

3,200 — 10. Ethan Pence, Vail Christian, 10:39.21.

Pole vault — 1. Cooper Daniels, Vail Christian, 14.

Girls

Pole vault – 1. Taylor Alexander, 11.

News and notes: With Vail Christian moving up to 2A this year, it’s top 18 for qualification. … Taylor Alexander and Sofia Calabrese are tied for eighth in the state at 11 feet, regardless of classification.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, cfreud@vaildaily.com and @cfreud.


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