John Tate Challenge Cup
PUEBLO, Colo. — Both of the active local track and field teams competed in the John Tate Challenge Cup April 7-8 at Dutch Clark Stadium.
The weather proved a problem as Friday’s action was called off early because of cold, windy conditions. The meet was delayed on Saturday as a fog was present on the field.
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 Charger 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.