Meeker athletes set personal bests, qualify for state

MEEKER — This past weekend, Meeker track and field athletes traveled to Grand Junction for a two-day meet for their last chance to qualify for state. We finally had great weather, which led to several personal records and state qualifiers. Going into the meet we felt we may have several possibilities to making it to state. Although there were many heartbreaks, we also were quite pleased with all our athletes. Both the boys and girls placed fifth.
Senior Marki Cook tried to run the open 100. She pulled her hamstring about two weeks ago and wanted to try and run again. She was doing really well and was out in the lead when it pulled again, she was real classy though and finished the race instead of walking off the track.
The boys’ 4×800-meter relay was an incredible race. Every runner ran a personal best and had incredible splits.
Girls’ results:
100 — Kathryn Doll 1st 13.20 (qualified)
800 — Annie Cook 15th 3.02 (PR)
100 hurdles — Randia Rule 10th 19.33 (PR), Mandi Cornelius 14th 20.11 (PR)
300 hurdles — Mandi Cornelius 11th 55.90 (PR)
4×100 — Adrienne, Timbre, Janae, Kathryn 1st 53.00 (qualified)
4×200 — Adrienne, Randi, Janae, Timbre 4th 1:55.21
High jump — Meg Nieslanik 5th 4-08
Long jump — Kathryn Doll 2nd 15-10 (qualified), Janae Kindall 5th 15-02.5
Triple jump — Kathryn Doll 1st 34-11 (qualified and PR), Meg Nieslanik 5th 31-06.25
Boys’ results:
100 — Toby Casias 5th 11.81
200 — Toby Casias 3rd 24.30 (qualified)
800 — Brock Cambell 3rd 2:04.06 (qualified and PR), Terrence Casias 7th 2:07.99
1600 — Cameron Glasscock (PR)
4×100 — Terrence, Bubba, Jake N, Toby 3rd 45.92 (qualified)
4×400 — Terrence, Jared, Brock, Jake 6th 3:41.43 (awesome race)
4×800 — Terrence, Pat, Jared, Brock 2nd 8:35.34 (qualified and PR)
High jump — Colton Brown 4th 6-01 (pre-qualified last week)
Long jump — Brian Crowe 4th 19-09.75 (PR, great jumping, was sitting third until VanVleet of Paonia out jumped him on last jump)
Shot put — Johnny Wix 4th 45-11.75
Discus — Johnny Wix 6th 120-10 (pre-qualified at an earlier meet)