RANGELY I The Rangely High School track and field teams were busy last week, venturing to a junior varsity meet in Glenwood Springs Monday then to Cedaredge on Saturday. The team took 17 athletes to the junior varsity meet, where the athletes were able to complete in different events as well as on their regular events. At Cedaredge the boys and girls were represented by 27 different athletes.
At the JV meet, freshman Kassidee Brown ran the 800-meter with a time of 3:06, placing fifth, then triple jumped for third place with a leap of 27 feet 8 inches.
Raelynn Norman also ran the 800, in a time of 3:04, placing fourth. She high jumped 4-0, placing sixth. Makenze Cochrane, usually a discus and shot put thrower, tried new events. In the 100-meter dash she ran a 15.27 and long jumped for 9-11.
Thrower Breanna Davies also tried the 100-meter with a time of 17.81, Anna Forbes was able to throw the shot put for a distance of 20-2.5 and discus for 54 while Elena Forbes also threw the shot 18-4.25 and discus for 53-3.
Talyn Peck was able to throw both the shot 21-5 and discus 48-10, Alexis Wiley threw the shot for 48-2.5, Phalon Osborn ran the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.78 and the 200-meter dash with a time of 31.06.
Aspen Rhea ran the 200 dash in 30.42, placing her in fifth while four of the freshman girls made up a 4×400-meter relay: Rhea, Norman, Brown and Osborn plaed third in a time of 5:13.27.
The sophomore class was represented by Sarah Connor, who ran the 100 for second place with a time of 14.00 and the 200 dash placing third with a time of 30.22.
Kaylee Mecham threw the shot for 19-8.75, Miekka Peck ran the 100 dash with a time of 15.11, the 200 dash in 33.92 and long jumped for 11-1.5, placing ninth.
Austin Ficken captured first place in the shot with a 36-7.75 toss and second in the discus with a 95-7 throw.
Junior David Fox ran the 1,600- meter with a time of 5:49.01, placing fifth, then ran the 800 in 2:30 for eighth place. Senior Daniel Connor ran the 200 for a time of 27.55 and the 400 in 1:04.83. Chance Sheppard ran the 100 dash in 13.67 and the 1,600 in 6:21.
“The weather was nice for a change this year for track meets,” RHS Head Track Coach Beth Scoggions said of the overall weekend. “The athletes placed well for the meet, with the boys placing sixth out of 15 teams, and the girls placed 10th.”
Phalon Osborn started the Cedaredge meet with the 100 hurdles, placing ninth with a time of 20.03. Makenze Cochrane ran the 100 dash for a time of 16.05, then threw the discus for 72-2 and the shot for 27-10, which was a personal best.
Miekka Peck also ran the 100 in 15.97, then threw a personal best in the shot put with 26-11 inches. In the discus, she threw a season’s best of 74-11.
Aspen Rhea competed in the 100 dash with a time of 14.73, the 200 dash in a time of 30.89 and long jumped for 10-9.
Lindzey Thacker proved to be the fastest and claimed first in the 100 dash for Rangely with a time of 14.37, then she was able to clear 4-9, a personal best in the high jump and good enough for fifth place, and she long jumped 13-0.
Katelyn Brown was able to place first in triple jump for a jump of 34-0.75, she also long jumped for 13-1.
Savannah Nielsen was able to run the 3,200 (2 miles) in 14:39.62. Raelynn Norman improved in both the 1,600 with a time of 6:31.30 and the 800 with a time of 3:01.01.
Kassidee Brown ran the 800 for a time of 3:02.04 and the triple jump for a distance of 27-10.25.
Field events only girls were Kaylee Mecham, who threw a distance of 21-4 in the shot put for a personal best, and Mikayla Filfred threw for a season’s best of 24-5.
The girls put together a 4×200-meter relay team with Rhea, Osborn, Thacker and Brown running a 1:58.47 for sixth place.
On the boys’ side, Rangely had Kaulan Brady running the 100 dash with a time of 12.20, long jumping for a season’s best of 18-6, placing sixth, and she cleared 5-5 for fifth place in the high jump.
David Fox ran a personal best in the 1,600 with a time of 5:30.49.
Troy Allred competed in the long jump, reaching a personal best of 17-9.25 and placing eighth, then triple jumped for 38-0, which is a season best and placing sixth, then he ran the 200 dash for a time of 25.73, also a personal best.
Patrick Scoggins ran the 400 dash for a time of 51.73 taking second, and then ran the 800 dash for a time of 2:18.79, placing fourth.
Brenann Noyes was able to take first in the high jump with a jump of 5-10 and took fourth in the triple jump for 38-9. Allred, Noyes, Fox and Scoggins put a 4×400-meter relay together for a time of 3:53.12, taking sixth overall.
Boys only competing in field events were Chance Sheppard, who was able to place sixth in the discus with a personal best of 117-1, and for shot put, he threw 33-7. Austin Ficken, threw for 102-3 in discus, a personal best, and 34-8 in shot.
The track and field team will be competing in Grand Junction at the Frank Woodburn Invitational on Saturday.