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Track report: Devils’ Carbajal busts out

Chris Freud

CEDAREDGE – State of Colorado, meet Eagle Valley’s Michelle Carbajal. Michelle, meet the state of Colorado.

Carbajal qualified for state last year in the triple jump, a tremendous accomplishment as a freshman, but Saturday’s Cedaredge Invitational was a coming out party of sorts. Carbajal flew 36 feet, 4 inches in the triple jump, and that, boys and girls, is the top distance recorded this season in that event in the state in 4A.

We are obliged to insert the traditional disclaimer that nothing is official until the top 18 comes out at the end of the regular season, but holy smokes.

“It was such a great set-up,” Devils track coach Jeff Shroll said. “Michelle won on her third jump. The Cedaredge girl took the lead with her third jump and then Michelle just went 2 feet past her. … Coach (Pat) Gabriel moved her steps and it paid off.”

That’s the new meet record up at Cedaredge. Interestingly, though, Carbajal need 4 more inches for the Eagle Valley school record. Stay tuned.

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The Devils boys ended up tied for fourth, while the girls were 0.5 points out of third themselves. The interesting subplot with the ladies is that Eagle Valley’s “A” 3,200-meter relay team of Roxy Trotter, Madeline Lounsberry, Kelly Cassidy and Carly Volkmer won, but was disqualified.

Shroll agreed that the disqualification was by the rules, but it wasn’t a handoff problem, so this quartet ended up running the race in 10 minutes, 13 seconds. This is significant because Eagle Valley’s 4-by-8 team ran a 10:10 at the season-ending league meet in May last season, and just missed state.

All of this means that it’s a good time for Eagle Valley to host its home meet next week. Field events begin at 9 a.m., followed by the running at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

“There’s going to be some great competition,” Shroll said. “On the boys side, Rifle, the defending 3A state champion, is coming, and the Glenwood and Battle Mountain girls re fun to watch.”

Eagle Valley results


Medley – 7. Eagle Valley, 1:48.67 (Sonam Lama, Ryan Werner, Aaron Kline, Rafael Gurule)

400 relay – 4. Eagle Valley, 48:03 (Sonam Lama, Christian Aguilar, Dominic Patterson, Juan Calvo)

800 relay – 4. Eagle Valley, 1:37.95 (Hunter Burnham, Nick Ross, Dominic Patterson, Juan Calvo)

1,600 relay – 3. Eagle Valley, 4:22.14 (Hunter Burnham, Zeke Sandoval, Luis Chavez, Christian Aguilar)

3,200 relay – 3. Eagle Valley, 8:45 (Hunter Burnham, Luis Chavez, Andre Eisenmann, Dominic Patterson)

100 – 1. Nick Ross, 11.78 (pr); 2. Zeke Sandoval, 11.82

200 – 3. Zeke Sandoval, 23.94; 8. Nick Ross, 24.88

800 – 3. Hunter Burnham, 2:08; 8. Luis Chavez, 2:13

3,200 – 6. Nathan Maddox

110 hurdles – 5. Aaron Kline, 17.04; 6. Ryan Werner, 17.14; 8. Riley Rowles, 17.43

300 hurdles – 5. Aaron Kline, 43.87

Shot put – 8. Roberto Cortes, 42-6

High jump – 5. Jeremy Sabo, 6-1; 7. Will Dutmer, 5-9

Triple jump – 5. Riley Rowles, 39-1


400 relay – 5. Eagle Valley, 53.32 (pr), (McKenzee Sisson, Michelle Carbajal, Casey Lammert, Kassi Gall)

800 relay – 7. Eagle Valley, 1:55.94 (Casey Lammert, Roxy Trotter, Kelly Cassidy, Kassi Gall)

1,600 relay – 3. Eagle Valley, 4:32.13 (pr) (Roxy Trotter, Casey Lammert, Madeline Lounsberry, Carly Volkmer)

3,200 relay – 4. Eagle Valley, 11:25.29 (Katie Hill, Tyler Beckham, Chantal Willoubey, Aracely Villalobos)

100 – 7. McKenzee Sisson, 14.01

400 – 6. Katie Hill, 1:08.25

800 – 3. Roxy Trotter, 2:24.34; 7. Kelley Cassidy, 2:44; 8. Katie Hill, 2:45

1,600 – 4. Nikki Cunning, 6:01; 7. Samantha Maddox, 6:10

3,200 – 6. Nikki Cunning, 13:38; 7. Samantha Maddox, 14:02

Triple Jump – 1. Michelle Carbajal, 36-4 (No. 1 in state)

Long jump – 7. Michelle Carbajal, 14-11

High jump – 2. McKenzee Sisson, 4-9; 3. Justine Bukovich, 4-9 (attempts)

Huskies’ Guida sets school record

FORT COLLINS – Battle Mountain fans know Zach Guida can run. No. 28 proved that during football season. As it turns out, Guida can also fly.

The senior went 14 feet, 2 inches to win the pole vault at the Foot of the Rockies Invitational at Fort Collins Saturday. That is a new school record, eclipsing Mark Churchill’s 1998 leap of 14-1. (We mention that because Churchill won the 3A state title that year.)

“According to our pole-vault coach, Zach has another foot in him, no problem,” Huskies head coach Jeff Krumlauf said. “But that was impressive.”

It was not a heavy week of results for the Huskies because the depth of the field at the Fort Collins meet. But Krumlauf is quietly pleased with how his team is holding its own with 5A and 4A squads.

“It gets the kids focused on the big picture,” Krumlauf said. “They understand that they can compete along side some of the big-name school in the state. There having good results and showing that they are truly in the upper echelon of the state.”

Battle Mountain results


400 relay – 6. Battle Mountain, 45.30 (Paton Lovett, Jake Engle, Ze Barbosa, Zach Guida)

800 – 2. David Suarez, 2:05.6

Pole vault – 1. Zach Guida, 14-2 (school record)


1,600 relay – 3. Battle Mountain, 4:15.20 (Isabelle Courtois, Brooke White, LaRose Currie, Val Constien)

3,200 relay – 2. Battle Mountain, 10:03.83 (Mandy Ortiz, Tesha Olsen, Val Constien, Christina Shearon)

100 – 6. Isabelle Courtois, 13.23

200 – 7. Isabelle Courtois, 27.04

400 – 7. LaRose Currie, 1:02.05

1,600 – 1. Mandy Ortiz, 5:24

High jump – 7. Logan Carlson, 4-10

Long jump – 6. LaRose Currie, 15-5

Triple jump – 6. Val Constien, 34-7.5

300 hurdles – 8. Lilly McMurrain, 51.27

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 or

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