LAKEWOOD — Four local high school track and field athletes won individual championships at the Colorado High School Activities Association meets this past weekend at Jefferson County Stadium.
Fowler's Garrett Gribble won the Class 2A boys' shot put, Crowley County's Rylee Haynes won the Class 2A girls' 100-meter hurdles, Crowley County's Lane Walter won the Class 2A boys' discus and McClave's Ian Beckett won the Class 1A boys' high jump.
La Junta High School did not place in the Class 3A boys’ meet. Only two Tigers qualified, with Vicente Ramirez taking 17th in the shot put at 39-4 1/2 and Carlos Rangel finishing 17th in the discus at 120-4.
Swink High School scored only one point in the Class 2A girls’ meet, which was good for 37th place. That point came from the 4x100-meter relay team of Toki Hirakata, Brooklyn Mueller, Brianna Denton and Skyler Jones, which finished ninth in 52.41 seconds.
Three Lady Lions competed as individuals. Denton was 11th in the long jump at 15-1 1/2, Hirakata, was 14th in the 200-meter dash in 28.10 and 14th in the 100 in 13.17, and Jones was 15th in the triple jump at 31-8 and 18th in the 100 in 13.49.
Rocky Ford High School tied for 27th place in the boys’ meet with 12 points and it tied for 28th in the girls’ meet with eight points.
Leading the Meloneers was Cody Danley, who placed sixth in three distance events. He had a time of 10:16.48 in the 3,200, 1:59.89 in the 800 and 4:35.37 in the 1,600.
Feliciti Jaramillo was third in the discus at 118-3 and ninth in the shot put at 33-3 1/4.
Other Meloneers competing as individuals included David Trujillo, who was 12th in the 200 in 23.53, 16th in the 100 in 11.78 and 16th in the long jump at 18-11 3/4, and Enriquez Romero, who was 14th in the shot put at 40-8. Nick Barela competed in the 110 hurdles, but he was disqualified for interference.
The Meloneers had two relay teams. The 4x800 team of Derrick Lucero, Joaquin Munoz, Noel Lopez and Danley was 11th in 8:53.89 and the 4x400 team of Trujillo, Seth Havens, Joaquin Munoz and Lucero was 17th in 3:40.77.
Fowler High School tied for 21st in the boys meet with 15 points. It did not score in the girls’ meet.
Scoring the Grizzlies’ points was Gribble who won the shot put at 52-9 1/2. He also took fifth place in the discus at 137-8.
Also competing for the Fowler boys were Brand sharp, who was 10th in the 110 hurdles in 17.20, Orin Carnes, who was 11th in the 110 hurdles in 17.45 and Ty Hershey, who was 14th in the 300 hurdles in 44.35.
Competing for the Lady Grizzlies were Teyah Schiffer, who was 12th in the 100 hurdles in 17.32 and Kassidy Lotrich, who was 15th in the discus at 100-3.
The Fowler girls’ 800 sprint medley team of Schiffer, Samantha Graham, Jacquelin Alvey and Lexi Van Sickle finished 16th in 1:59.80.
Crowley County High School was tied for 25th in the boys’ meet with 13 points and eighth in the girls’ meet with 32 points.
Crowley County had two individual champions in Walter who won the boys’ discus at 154-0 and Haynes, who won the girls’ 100 hurdles in 15.98. Haynes was also second in the high jump at 5-3 and eighth in the long jump at 15-7.
Also scoring for the Lady Chargers was Tessa Vaughan, who was third in the 300 hurdles in 46.71 and fifth in the 100 hurdles in 16.78.
The remaining points scored by the boys’ team came from the 4x100 team of Dylan Tuma, Walter, Brannon Harris and Tyler Schwartz, which was seventh in 45.54.
Other Chargers who competed included Hayden Carter, who was 12th in the high jump at 5-8 and Schwartz, who was 13th in the long jump at 19-2.
Tuma, Walter, Harris and Schwartz also competed in the 4x200 and finished 12th in 1:35.41.
The girls’ 800 sprint medley team of Evyn Meyer, Sadie Brewer, Haynes and Vaughan was 15th in 1:58.86.
Cheraw High School was 34th in the boys’ meet with two points. Those points came from Drew Yochum, who was eighth in the high jump at 5-6.
McClave High School was fourth in the boys’ meet with 49 points and it tied for 31st in the girls’ meet with seven points.
The Cardinals were led by Beckett, who won the high jump for the second straight year at 6-1.
Also scoring for the McClave boys were Darian Herrera, who was second in the 200 in 23.22 and fifth in the 100 in 11.52, and Jake Trujillo, who was fourth in the shot put at 41-8 and sixth in the discus at 119-11.
Three boys’ relay teams also placed. The 4x200 team of Brandon Kiniston, Dawson Roesch, Trujillo and Herrera was third in 1:34.03. The 4x100 team of Roesch, Beckett, Trujillo and Herrera was third in 45.87. The 4x800 team of Jonathan Burbank, Mavric Leighty, Marcus Perales and Brandon Kiniston was eighth in 9:07.52.
Lady Cardinal scorers included Katie Roesch, who was ninth in the 800 in 2:37.60, Ryely Smartt, who was ninth in the shot put at 32-1 3/4 and Jeanette Steerman, who was ninth in the 3,200 in 13:33.45.
The girls’ 4x800 team of Tatum Chase, Becca Steerman, Jeanette Steerman and Roesch was sixth in 11:14.46.
Tatum Chase was also 10th in the high jump at 4-8.
Kiniston was scheduled to compete in the 800 and Jeanette Steerman was scheduled to be in the 1,600. However, neither of them were able to run.
The Kim/Branson co-op team tied for 22nd place in the girls’ meet with 16 points. Zariah Mason was denied a shot at three straight wins in the 100 and 200, placing second in both events. She had a time of 26.89 in the 200 and 12.95 in the 100. Jentry Largent of DeBeque won both events.
Also competing for the Lady Mustangs was Tori Goode, who was 10th in the 800 in 2:45.54.