On Thursday, the Coronado High School girls’ track and field team won the championship at the 44th Annual Lady Tiger Relays, which took place at Tiger Stadium.

On Friday, it was Coronado boys’ team’s turn as it walked away with the 70th Annual Tiger Relays championship also at Tiger Stadium. It was the fourth straight meet championship for the Cougars and their ninth out of the last 10 years.

The Cougars had only two individual champions in Conor Strizich, who won the 1,600-meter run in 4:52.10, and Charles Broomfield, who took the shot out at 50-8.

Coronado had 14 additional individual placers and it placed in all four relays.

Liberty was second and its champions included Andrew Doctor, who won both hurdles events. He won the 110-meter hurdles in 16.08 seconds and and the 300 hurdles in 41.41 seconds. Bryce Kizewski won the 800-meter run in 2:04.42.

Pueblo West placed third and it won three of the four relay events. The Cyclones won the 4x100 in 44.67 seconds, the 4x200 in 1:34.08, and the 4x800 in 9:04.30.

Individual champions for Pueblo West included Cisco Padilla, who won the high jump at 5-10, and Frank Nash, who won the long jump at 21-10.

Five local teams also competed at the Tiger Relays.

La Junta

La Junta finished seventh in the team standings and it had three competitors who placed in two events.

Vicente Ramirez was second in the shot put at 48-6 1/2 and fourth in the discus at 150-4. Wyatt Buhr was third in the triple jump at 38-6 1/2 and sixth in the 100-meter dash in 12.22 seconds. Antonio Chavez finished fourth in the 200 in 24.24 and he tied for eighth in the long jump at 17-7.

Also placing for the Tigers were Chris Wilkins, who was second in the high jump at 5-10, Noah Sedillo, who was fifth in the discus at 140-4, Shawn Moreno, who was seventh in the 400 in 59.92, Sergio Zubia, who was seventh in the 300 hurdles in 47.71 and Kaden Ramirez, who was eighth in the shot put at 41-4.

La Junta was also seventh in the 4x200 in 1:40.00.

Crowley County

Crowley County was 10th and it had two individual placers.

The Chargers were led by Lane Walter, who won the discus with a throw of 174-3.

Tyler Schwartz placed in two events as he tied for fourth in the long jump at 19-5 and he was eighth in the triple jump at 35-5.

Crowley County placed in two relays. The Chargers were fourth in the 4x200 in 1:39.63 and eighth in the 4x400 in 4:18.47.


McClave was 13th in the team standings and the Cardinals had three individual placers.

Marcus Perales was second in the 400 in 56.75 and Darian Herrera was seventh in the 100 in 12.38. Mavric Leighty placed in two events as he was seventh in the 1,600 in 5:13.97 and eighth in the 800 in 2:25.17.


Swink did not place in the meet. The Lions’ closest finish to placing was in the 4x100 relay as they were ninth in 51.07.

Las Animas

Las Animas also did not score in the relays. Gabe DeVargas came the closest to placing for the Trojans as he finished ninth in the 800 in 2:23.00.

Ray Headley Meet today

Swink will host the annual Ray Headley Invitational today. All of the local track programs will be at the meet which began at 9 a.m. at Gene Brown Field.

After that meet, La Junta and Rocky Ford will compete at the Coronado Cougar Classic at Garry Berry Stadium in Colorado Springs on Friday. Crowley County, Fowler, Kim/Branson, Las Animas, McClave, and Swink will be at the Springfield Longhorn Invitational on Saturday.

Cheraw is off for the rest of the week.

70th Annual Tiger Relays

Individual champions

100-meter dash Thomas Pannunzio Pueblo South 11.49

200-meter dash Jacob Yates Hoehne; 23.45

400-meter dash Isaiah Aragon Pueblo Central 56.54

800-meter run Bryce Kizewski Liberty 2:04.42

1,600-meter run Conor Strizich Coronado 4:52.10

3,200-meter run Blake Davis Lamar 10:17.51

110-meter hurdles Andrew Doctor Liberty 16.08

300-meter hurdles Andrew Doctor Liberty 41.41

4x100-meter relay Pueblo West 44.67

4x200-meter relay Pueblo West 1:34.08

4x400-meter relay Pueblo Centennial 3:39.79

4x800-meter relay Pueblo West 9:04.30

High Jump Cisco Padilla Pueblo West 5-10

Pole vault Dylan Chamberlin Pueblo South 12-7***

Long Jump Frank Nash Pueblo West 21-10

Triple Jump Andrew Smith Pueblo South 41-10

Shot Put Charles Broomfield Coronado 50-8

Discus Lane Walter Crowley County 174-3

*** Took place Wednesday at Dutch Clark Stadium

Team Scores

Coronado 109, Liberty 91 1/2, Pueblo West 86, Hoehne 77 1/2, Lamar 59, Pueblo South 54 1/2, La Junta 46 1/2, Pueblo Centennial 32 1/2, Pueblo Central 32; Crowley County 24 1/2, Rye 20, Del Norte 17, McClave 16, John Mall 7, Pueblo County 5, Trinidad 5, Cheyenne Wells 0, Las Animas 0, Swink 0.