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.

Meeker tracksters advance to state competition

Meeker seniors Toby Casias and Kathryn Doll sit in front of teammates Sebastian Clarke, Bailey Atwood, Tala Atoafa, Aly Ridings, Lathrop and Sydney Huges, Jake Phelan and Linda Olivas, all qualified for the state meet starting today in Jefferson Stadium in Lakewood.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Track and Field team competed at the new and improved Stoker Stadium in Grand Junction last Thursday and Friday at the Western Slope League Meet. Warm weather and stiff competition in the girl’s field led to numerous new league records.

MHS team performs well at event

The Husky Invitational at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards, Colo., resulted in another impressive team finish for the Cowboys track and field team.

Girls’ team earns fourth, boys’ take sixth at meet

MEEKER I Chilly temperatures and strong winds at the Clint Wells Invitational at Moffat County High School Friday, April 27 did not stop the Meeker High School track and field team from having a solid day against most of the big schools from Northwestern Colorado.

MHS battles Titans, Demons

Meeker High School freshman Jake Phelan was awarded the Colter Gavito Memorial award for having the best triple jump mark among freshmen and sophomores last week at Coal Ridge.

MEEKER I Two meets in two days ended up being no small task for the Meeker Cowboy runners, jumpers and throwers. Friday night the team traveled to Coal Ridge High School in New Castle and Saturday they competed in the Demon Invitational in Glenwood Springs. Both days the team was short-handed, due to many team […]

MHS Cowboys competitive

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MEEKER I On Saturday April 7, the Meeker High School track and field team returned to competition for the first time after spring break. While some teammates showed a little rust, others were able start where they left off. Once again, the scoring of Toby Casias led the boys’ team.

Atwood, Atoafa stand out at MHS track meet

Juniors Tala Atoafa and Bailey Atwood both improved their career bests and won events in the track meet held in Hotchkiss. Atoafa hopped, skipped and jumped more than three feet better than he ever has to win the triple jump. Atwood improved in both the shot put and discuss to win each event.

MEEKER I Most of the Meeker High School track and field team started their spring break just a little later than the rest of the school, but their sacrifice was well worth it. Members from both the boys’ and girls’ teams had career days.

MHS tracksters start in Delta

RBC I The Meeker High School Track and Field team traveled to Delta for their first meet of the season. All involved were excited to start the season.

Signing on…

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Meeker High School track coach John Strate was pleased to announce senior Toby Casias has signed a letter of intent to run track for Strate’s alma mater, Western State College in Gunnison.

MHS track season begins …


More than 35 Meeker High School boys and girls listen to head track coach John Strate Monday last (far left), before running down to Market Street and back.