Five of the local high school track and field programs were in action this past week in meets in Pueblo and Limon.
John Tate Challenge Cup
PUEBLO — Four of the active local teams competed in the John Tate Challenge Cup Friday and Saturday at Dutch Clark Stadium.
The weather proved a problem as Friday’s action was called off early because of cold, windy conditions. The meet resumed on Saturday but was delayed as a fog was present on the field.
La Junta High School was fourth among Division II schools and ninth overall with 63 points.
Leading the Tigers was Vicente Ramirez, who was first in Division II in the shot put at 49-0. That mark was second best overall including the Division I competitors. Ramirez was also third in the discus at 141-10, and that mark was fifth overall.
Chris Wilkins was second in the high jump at 5-10, which was tied for the fourth best overall height.
The rest of the Tigers included Theo Dutt placing fourth in the 3,200-meter run in 11:36.33; Kaden Ramirez taking fourth in the shot put at 45-3 1/4; Carlos Rangel finishing fourth in the discus at 125-5; Chaz Stem taking fourth in the 1,600 in 4:56.96; Wyatt Buhr, placing fifth in the 200-meter dash in 23.79 seconds and fifth in the triple jump at 38-5 1/2; and Antonio Chavez was seventh in the 100 in 12.07 and seventh in the long jump at 17-6 1/2.
La Junta was fourth in the 4x200-meter relay in 1:38.43.
The Lady Tigers were 12th in Division II with 29 points and they had four individuals place. Janet Olaleye was third in the 100 in 14.03; Ilene Robledo was third in the discus at 99-2 and that mark was sixth overall; Myala Arellano was fourth in the 800 in 2:40.34; and January King was eighth in the 200 in 29.97 and eighth in the 400 in 1:10.30.
La Junta won the Division II 4x200 in 1:56.69, which was eighth overall.
Swink High School was 14th in the Division II girls’ meet with 18 points.
Only one Lady Lion placed as an individual as Skyler Jones was second in the triple jump at 32-3 and seventh in the 100 in 14.20.
The Swink girls placed in two relays. They were fourth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:08.34 and sixth in the 4x200 in 2:05.25.
The Swink boys’ did not place.
The Fowler High School boys’ team were 14th in the Division II standings with 11 points.
Placing for the Grizzlies were Orin Carnes, who was fifth in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.41 and sixth in the 300 hurdles in 48.45; Brand Sharp, who was sixth in the 110 hurdles in 18.51; and Thor Schiffer, who was eighth in the long jump at 17-5.
The Lady Grizzlies were third with 50 points and they were led by Lexi Van Sickle, who won the Division II 200 in 28.32 and the 400 in 1:02.52. Her 400 time was the second-best overall time.
Other Fowler girls’ placers included Jacquelin Alvey, who was third in the 800 in 2:35.99; Ryanna Pruet, who was fifth in the 200 in 29.29, fifth in the triple jump at 30-2 1/2 and sixth in the 100 in 14.19; Ashlyn Alvey, who was sixth in the 3,200 in 13:53.97; and Kaitlyn Smith, who was seventh in the long jump at 14-2 and seventh in the triple jump at 29-11.
The Lady Grizzlies took third in the 4x800 in 11:40.16.
The Crowley County boys finished eighth in the Division II team scoring with 46 points.
The Chargers were led by Lane Walter, who won the discus at 164-6. That mark not only won the Division II championship, it was also the best overall distance. Walter was also fifth in the shot put at 42-4 1/2 and sixth in the 200 in 23.90.
Tyler Schwartz won the Division II long jump at 20-0. That was also third overall. Schwartz was also fourth in the triple jump at 38-11.
Also placing for the Chargers was Jason Hernandez, who was sixth in the 3,200 in the 12:07.48.
Crowley County also placed in three relays. It was third in the 4x100 in 46.80, fifth in the 4x800 in 10:00.43, and sixth in the 4x400 in 4:01.35.
The Crowley county girls were tied for ninth in the Division II standings with 32 points,
Rylee Haynes led the Lady Chargers as she took second in the high jump at 5-2, a height that was second overall. She was also second in the long jump at 15-9 1/2, which was fifth overall, second in the 300 hurdles in 51.31, which was sixth overall, and third in the 100 hurdles in 17.11.
Another Crowley County girl placer was Shannon McLelland, who was seventh in the shot put at 30-2.
Boys’ Division II Team Scores
Bayfield 108, Gunnison 94, Hoehne 87, La Junta 63, Simla 60, Pueblo Central 55, Manitou Springs 47, Crowley County 46, St. Mary’s 40, Calhan 26, Sargent 20, Rye 19, Trinidad 12, Fowler 11, Swallows 2, Florence 0, Primero 0, Swink 0.
Girls’ Division II Team Scores
Bayfield 82, Hoehne 60, Fowler 50, Calhan 49, Rye 49, Simla 40, Manitou Springs 37, St. Mary’s 37, Crowley County 32, Pueblo Central 32, Trinidad 30, La Junta 29, Florence 28, Swink 18, Sargent 10, Primero 7, Swallows 3.
Warren Mitchell Invitational
LIMON — Rocky Ford High School participated in the Warren Mitchell Invitational, which took place Saturday at Lloyd Gaskill Stadium.
The Meloneers finished in third place in the boys’ meet with 96 points. They were led by Cody Danley, who took victories in the 800 in 2:04.73 and the 1,600 in 4:47.47.
Also placing for the Rocky boys were Nate Hancock, who was second in the discus at 119-6; Noel Lopez, who was second in the 1,600 in 5:00.87 and third in the 3,200 in 10:56.24; David Trujillo, who was second in the 200 in 24.04 and second in the long jump at 19-5; Nick Barela, who was third in the 110 hurdles in 18.49 and third in the 300 hurdles in 46.16; Chris Gonzales, who was third in the triple jump at 39-7 1/2 and sixth in the 800 in 2:16.84; Chance Finch, who was fifth in the 1,600 in 5:15.61; and Seth Havens, who was eighth in the 200 in 25.22.
The Meloneers placed in all four relays. They were fourth in the 4x800 in 9:38.51, fifth in the 4x100 in 47.26, sixth in the 4x200 in 1:39.15 and eighth in the 4x400 in 4:04.49.
The Lady Meloneers finished eighth with 41 points. Placing for the Rocky girls were Jacklynn Snyder, who won the 800 in 2:36.06; Kaysa Kurtz-Merwin, who was second in the 1,600 in 6:23.99; Abigail Snyder, who was third in the 300 hurdles in 53.53; and Maquela Huff, who tied for sixth in the high jump at 4-0.
The Lady Meloneers placed in three relay events. They were fourth in the 4x400 in 5:12.68, fourth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:08.15, and fifth in the 4x200 in 2:03.91.
Boys’ Team Scores
Burlington 104, Limon 100, Rocky Ford 96, Lamar 72, Ellicott 66, Peyton 50, Byers 48, Mitchell 43, Holly 42, Genoa-Hugo 28, Kiowa 27, Stratton 18, Deer Trail 15, Evangelical Christian 11, Miami-Yoder 5, Elbert 4, Harrison 4, Edison 2, Arickaree 0, Colorado Deaf and Blind 0, Flagler/Hi-Plains 0, Hanover 0, Plainview 0.
Girls’ Team Scores
Peyton 133, Burlington 97, Byers 97, Lamar 61, Limon 56, Genoa-Hugo 50, Ellicott 44, Rocky Ford 41, Holly 25, Mitchell 18, Stratton 17, Kiowa 12, Miami-Yoder 12, Evangelical Christian 10, Arickaree 9, Edison 8, Flagler/Hi-Plains 5, Plainview 5, Deer Trail 2, Harrison 1, Colorado Deaf and Blind 0, Elbert 0, Hanover 0.
Cheyenne Wells Invitational
Cheraw, Las Animas and McClave were all scheduled to compete in the Cheyenne Wells Invitational last Friday. However, the weather forced the meet to be postponed.
The meet has been rescheduled for this Friday, but it is not been determined whether any of these teams will participate.
Fowler will be in the San Luis Valley for the Sangre de Cristo Invitational on Friday.
Cheraw, Kim/Branson, Las Animas, McClave, Rocky Ford and Swink will be at the Rick Hartley Invitational, which will take place Saturday at Longhorn Stadium in Springfield.
La Junta and Crowley County are off this week.