Rio Blanco County high schools well represented at state meet

Several Meeker tracksters place at what coach calls ‘good state meet’

MEEKER I “We had a great state meet this year, both the boys’ and girls’ teams had numerous personal bests and every girls’ relay made the finals,” Meeker track coach John Strate said.

17 Cowboy tracksters headed to state track championship

MEEKER I The Cowboys qualified 17 athletes for the 2016 Colorado State Track and Field Championships, which start today at Jefferson County Stadium in Denver.

Cowboy tracksters shine in league meet; one left to qualify for state

MEEKER I “The competition in our league on the girls side is undoubtedly the toughest in the state,” Meeker track coach John Strate said after the MHS Cowboys competed in the annual 2A Western Slope League meet in Stocker Stadium on Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction.

Russell wins 800-meter run at Craig meet

MEEKER I The Cowboys’ track and field teams traveled to Craig last Friday to competed in the annual Clint Wells Invitational meet and both the boys’ and girls’ teams did well, as did several individuals, including junior Austin Russell. With two weeks left before the 2016 Colorado State Track and Field Championships, several relay teams, […]

Meeker’s track team performs well at GWS

MEEKER I Although the recent weather has not been ideal for track meets, it won’t keep the Cowboys off the track, as they competed in Glenwood Springs on Saturday and will compete in Coal Ridge on Friday, then Rangely on Saturday.

Meeker tracksters shine bright at Woodburn meet

MEEKER I The weather for the Frank Woodburn Invitational track meet, held in Stocker Stadium on Saturday was not so good, but, according to Meeker head coach John Strate, the competition was, which included 17 schools from all five size classifications.

MHS tracksters do well at Cedaredge, prepare for meet at G.J.

At Cedaredge on Saturday, Meeker runners, from left, Sierra Williams, Maggie Phelan and Peyton Burke are seen running the 200-meter dash. Williams was part of the 4x100-meter relay team, which took fourth place; Phelan had a personal best in the 400 meters, where she finished fourth overall; and Burke was part of the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays, finishing fourth.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School track team performed well in Cedaredge last Saturday and is preparing to compete in the Frank Woodburn Invitational this Saturday at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.

MHS track team opens its season at Rifle meet

MEEKER I According to Meeker High School track coach John Strate, the first track meet of the season was held on a cold and windy day in Rifle, but, “We got some pretty solid performances from both of our returning athletes and our freshman.”

Walkathon raises $25,000 for new MHS track

Leota Cook, at 90 years of life, was the oldest supporter on the track for the Save Our Track Walk-a-thon on July 5. She was sponsored by all 11 of her great-grandkids, including McKelivie Cook Lay, the youngest walker at just 1 year old.

MEEKER I The “Save Our Track Walk-A-Thon, held July 5 in Meeker in an effort to raise funds to repair the running track at Meeker High School “Was very successful,” according to Meeker organizer Debbie Cook.

Relay teams move into top 5

MEEKER I The Cowboys track team entered two meets last week, competing at Coal Ridge High School on Friday and in Glenwood Springs on Saturday. Meeker will run, jump and throw in Rangely on Saturday.

MHS Cowboys open track season in Rifle

Meeker’s defending Class 2A 100-meter dash state champion T.J. Shelton, right, is pictured running the 100 in the first track meet of the season in Rifle. Shelton won the race, then traveled to Denver to wrestle in the Rocky Mountain Nationals, where he finished seventh in the 18-and-under division. Sheridan Harvey was a runner-up in the 15-under division and Casey Turner placed fifth at Rocky Mountain Nationals.

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys Track and Field team had a solid start to their season at the Rifle Invitational on Friday. The team was fortunate enough to take 45 hard-working athletes to the meet despite the fact that many team members were still playing basketball at the state tournament in Pueblo.