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.

Cowboys send 10 to state track

Ellen nieslanik Toby Casias won the 100 and 200 at the regional meet and also qualified for the state tournament on two relay teams.

The Cowboy track and field team will send seven boys and three girls to compete in the 2011 Colorado State Track and Field State Championships, starting today in JeffCo Stadium in Denver.

Final chance to qualify for state track

This year, in order to qualify for the Colorado State Track and Field Championships, an athlete must post a time or distance in the top 18 in the state as there is no longer a regional meet where the top three times/distances qualify.

RBC track teams run, jump in rain

Rangely senior Cole Barlow’s determination shows during a race in Rifle last Saturday.

Saturday, April 23, Rangely High School track and field traveled to Rifle for their invitational track meet.

Boesch breaks five-minute mile

Meeker High School freshman Jake Boesch broke the five-minute-mile time barrier last Saturday during a cold and rainy day in Rifle. Several other members of the Meeker track team set personal records (PR). The Meeker boys’ team finished second behind the host team and the girls placed sixth.

Cowboys compete in two meets

Meeker senior Jared Frantz hands off the baton to freshman Kevin Ely in the 4x200-meter relay, last Saturday in Glenwood Springs. The team, which also included speedster Toby Casias and Sebatian Clarke, finished fourth in the relay. Photo by Joan Overton

The Cowboy track team continues to improve, qualifying more members for the state meet and several marking personal records in their events.

Cowboy junior Toby Casias had the fastest time in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, against runners from, Grand Junction, Fruita, Montrose, Glenwood Springs, Palisade, Delta, Olathe, Grand Valley, Rangely and other western slope teams, in the Frank Woodburn Invitational meet. Casias’ time in the 100, pre-qualified him for the state meet in Pueblo. Courtesy Photo.

Toby Casias won the 100- and 200-meter dashes last Saturday in Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction at the annual Frank Woodburn Invitational track meet. Casias’ top placing helped his team finish seventh in a field of 15 teams, featuring mostly 3A, 4A and 5A schools.

Track teams open season in Delta

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More than 40 boys and girls from Meeker High School are on the track team this year and most of them competed in Delta last Saturday to open the season.

MHS track qualifies nine for state meet

Members of the Meeker High School boys’ and girls’ track teams. Qualifiers for the state meet will compete this week.

MEEKER I Nineteen Western Slope 2A schools converged at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction last Thursday and Friday to compete in the Regional Track Meet.