Meeker track, field OK’d; work set for spring

MEEKER I The Meeker Board of Education gave its approval Tuesday night to Hellas Construction Inc. of Austin, Texas, as general contractor for the district’s track and field project.

12 MHS tracksters headed to state championships

MEEKER I A dozen Meeker athletes will compete in the 2015 Colorado Track and Field Championships starting today in Denver at Jefferson County Stadium.

Meeker track team continues its efforts to qualify for state

MEEKER I The regular track season is winding down, and the Meeker track team continues to improve, with the goal of qualifying as many athletes as possible for the 2015 Colorado State Track and Field Championships in Denver in less than three weeks.

Meeker girls first while boys are third at track meet held in Rangely

Meeker High School senior, 2014 Homecoming King and Special Olympian Marcus Archuleta, center, runs the 100-yard dash against his teammates in preparation for the Special Olympics 100-meter dash, which will be run at the 2015 Colorado State Track and Field Championships.

MEEKER I Despite snow, wind and rain in Meeker on Saturday, Meeker High School Cowboy track coach John Strate said, “Both teams had a great day in Rangely,” where the girls won the team title and the boys finished third in a field of eight teams.

Meeker tracksters have busy week

According to Meeker High School track coach John Strate, Jacob Henderson continues to improve his time in the 110-meter hurdles and impressed him after clearing 5-6 in the high jump. “Jake’s high jump was impressive considering it was his first time competing in the event,” Strate said. The Cowboys will compete in Rangely on Saturday.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Cowboys boys’ and girls’ track teams faced tough competition on Friday at the Coal Ridge Invitational meet, then improved many of their performances the next day in Glenwood Springs.

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 finish in the discus.

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.