Cowboys break school records at state track and field

Meeker’s TJ Shelton (above) broke the MHS 100-meter dash record, sprinting to a 11.1 finish in the prelims and a second place finish in the finals.

MEEKER I “Overall, we had a great season and a solid state meet,” Meeker High School track coach John Strate said. “We saw four school records broken this season and three of them were at the state meet.

Team effort…

Meeker track team members Taylor Ahrens, Aly Ridings, Cinda Olivas, Jordan Brown and Ohana Mataia are pictured supporting teammate Bailey Atwood, who was throwing the discus at the Colorado State Track and Field Championships in Denver on Saturday. Atwood just missed the finals in the shotput and earned an eighth-place

2013 Colorado State Track and Field Championships

William Scoggins finished 11th in the 3,200-meter run and ran the 1,600 in 4:41.41, a personal best this season for the Panther senior.

RBC sends 20 to state championship

While the runners on each side of him lean, Meeker’s T.J. Shelton flew across the finish line to win the 100-meter dash Saturday in Denver at the 2013 Colorado State Track and Field Championships held in Jefferson County Stadium. Rangely senior Colton Coombs (second from right), who ran against Shelton all season, finished fourth. Shelton finished second at the state meet in the 200 and anchored the 4x100 relay, which earned a bronze medal.

RBC I Twenty Rio Blanco County track and field athletes (13 from Meeker and seven from Rangely) competed at the 2013 Colorado State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Denver, and nine received medals on the podium, including one champion.

13 Cowboys qualify for state track meet

Meeker freshman T.J. Shelton lengthened his lead as the anchor in the 4x100-meter relay, an event they easily won. Shelton won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and also qualified for the state meet, anchoring the 4x200-meter regional championship relay team.

MEEKER I “The regional meet could not have gone any better for us,” Meeker High School head track coach John Strate said of team members qualifying for the 2013 Colorado State Track and Field Championships, starting today at Jefferson County Stadium in Denver.

MHS to compete at regionals

RBC I Saturday’s track meet at Battle Mountain High School proved to be a success for the Meeker High School Track and Field Team. The girls’ team had numerous athletes who moved into the top 18, putting themselves in position to make the trip to state in two weeks.

Meeker girls finish second in MoCo, boys finish third

Sydney Hughes won the triple jump and was on the winning 800-meter medley relay team. The Cowboys will be in Battle Mountain on Saturday.

MEEKER I “We had some great performances in the warm weather at Moffat County,” Meeker head track coach John Strate said of his team’s most recent competition.

MHS tracksters continue to improve

Anthony Watt, Jeff Wagner, Tala Atoafa and TJ Shelton won the 4x100 relay. Shelton also won the 100 dash and the 200 dash and Atoafa won the 300-meter hurdles.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Track and Field team traveled down the river to Rangely to compete against five other teams.

Cowboys run, jump and throw in two track meets

Linda Olivas had two good meets, turning in personal bests in the 100 (13.71) and the 400 (65.98). She also recorded her first-ever team points with a sixth-place finish in Coal Ridge, then earned team points in both events the following day in Glenwood Springs.

MEEKER I With a “somewhat shorthanded” team the Meeker High School track team competed in two meets last weekend and several of the athletes attending did well.