Meeker runners fare well at state

Three members of the Meeker High School cross-country team competed in the 2A boys’ and girls’ Colorado State Cross Country Meet in Colorado Springs on Saturday. Finishing for the Cowboys in their respective classes were, from left: Marshal Pool, 19th out of 112 runners; Austin Russell, 13th out of 112 runners; and Julia Eskelson, 24th out of 81 runners.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School cross-country teams had three representatives at the Colorado State Cross-Country Meet in Colorado Springs on Saturday with good performances by most team members.

Russell, Pool, Eskelson qualify for state’s cross-country meet

Four cross-country distance runners from Rio Blanco County qualified on Saturday to compete in this weekend’s Colorado State Cross Country Meet on Saturday in Colorado Springs. From left to right are Meeker Cowboy distance runners Marshall Pool, Austin Russell, Julia Eskelson and Rangely Panther Patrick Scoggins, who took third overall.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School cross-country team traveled to Delta’s Confluence Park for the 2A Regional cross country meet on Friday, when the Cowboy squad posted some excellent times and qualified three of the team’s runners for the Colorado State Cross Country Meet this weekend.



The Meeker Cowboys cross-country team took the short trip to Rifle for its last regular season meet. The girls ran first, and Meeker’s Julia Eskelson finished in 16th place with a time of 21:48. Briar Meszaros, left, was the second Cowboy to compete the course, and she did so in 23:19 for 39th place. The […]

Meeker harriers do well on Aspen’s high-altitude course

MEEKER I Cowboy Cross Country made the journey to Aspen for the Chris Severy Invitational on Saturday where beautiful views and weather made for a great day of racing. 

MHS cross country turns in good times at two meets

MEEKER I The Meeker High School cross country team had double the competition this past weekend with a meet at Sweitzer Lake State Park in Delta on Friday, followed by the Moffat County Invitational on Saturday, held at Loudy Simpson Park in Craig.

Meeker cross-country team ends up 10th at Eagle Valley meet

Meeker High School runner Julia Eskelson posted a 22:13 time in the Eagle Valley Cross Country Invitational at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course on Saturday, good enough for 32nd place overall among 178 runners. Eskelson was the top Cowboy runner for the girls while Briar Meszaros crossed the line in 24 minutes flat for a 70th place finish out of the large field.

MEEKER I The Gypsum Creek Golf Course hosted the Eagle Valley Cross-County Invitational on Saturday with 18 teams in attendance, including the Meeker High School distance-running boys team, which captured 10th place overall.

Side by side…

Meeker High School’s Austin Russell, left, and Rangely High School’s Patrick Scoggins, right, run side by side during the weekend cross-country meet in Delta. Russell and Scoggins finished in 11th and 12th places, respectively.

Eskelson, Russell lead MHS runners

MEEKER I The Meeker High School cross country team opened up its distance running season this past weekend at Crown Mountain Park in Basalt, competing in Basalt High School’s Longhorn Invitational.

Rangely and Meeker fall sports teams open play this weekend

RBC I The Rangely High School golf team already has two tournaments under its belt and the rest of the athletes from Rio Blanco County will see live action this week, starting today.

Cross country runners at state championships…


Julia Eskelson and Austin Russell represented Meeker High School at the Colorado State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Colorado Springs.

Cross country athletes…


From left to right are: Julia Eskelson of Meeker High School, Austin Russell of Meeker High School and Patrick Scoggins of Rangely High School. All three athletes competed Friday in Delta at the 2A Regional Cross Country meet and all three qualified for the state meet.

MHS distance runners find difficult competition on steep slopes in Aspen

MEEKER I Aspen High School hosted the Meeker High School cross country team at the Chris Severy Invitational on Saturday with a tough course and some tough competition.