Rangely opens season

RANGELY I The track season is off and, well, running.
Rangely’s boys’ and girls’ track teams competed in their first meet of the season Saturday at Cedaredge.
“For many of the athletes, this meet was confirmation that we have a lot of work to do,” said first-year coach Stephanie Kahler. “All athletes that are dedicated to improve only see this track meet as a stepping stone to future placing opportunities at meets and broken personal records. I think with a lot of hard work, many athletes on this team are capable of qualifying for state. I am happy to get the first meet out of the way and look forward to future successes at meets.”
Of Rangely’s 14 participants, three placed in the top eight.
For the Lady Panthers, Audrey Hogan placed fourth in both the 800 (2:43.39) and the 1,600 (6:08.06) runs. Victoria Phelan placed eighth in the long jump with a distance of 13-11. First-time track freshman Holly Lepro took fifth in the shot put with a distance of 29-6. She then took a personal record in the discus with a distance of 83-4 1/4.
The girls’ track team scored 15 points and took 15th out of about 20 teams, while the boys’ team did not place.
William Scoggins placed 13th in the 3,200 run with a time of 12:22.60. Logan Osborne took 11th placed in the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.05. Ethan Peacock was right behind Logan, placing 13th with a time of 46.64. The boys 4×800 relay team of William Scoggins, Mark Perzinski, Justin Prosser and Devin Williams took 13th place with a time of 10:04.40. Perzinski also placed 13th in the long jump with a distance of 16-6 3/4. Senior Chase Kinney broke his personal record in the shot put with a distance of 31-4.