RHS Panthers bring home state track medals

Rangely seniors Andrew Morton, Aimee Hogan, Connor Phelan and Colt Allred all qualified for the state tournament.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panthers qualified three seniors and a junior for the 2014 Colorado State Track and Field Championships in Denver and returned home with several medals, personal bests, two new school records and a seventh-place team finish for the boys.

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.

Good times…

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Rangely track coaches James Kurrasch (behind Brunton in hat and glasses), Cody Brunton, Stephanie Kahler and Beth Scoggins share a laugh with athletes Andrew Morton and Connor Phelan while watching teammate Holly Lepro throw the discus at the state track meet Saturday in Jefferson County Stadium.

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.

Panthers qualify seven

Colton Coombs qualified for the state meet in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

RANGELY I Seven Rangely High School track team members are in Denver competing at the 2013 Colorado State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium.

Panthers ready for regional meet in Battle Mtn.

RANGELY I The Panther track team traveled to Battle Mountain on Saturday for the final meet of the regular season, returning with several top placers and personal bests, in preparation for the state qualifying regional meet Saturday at Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium.

Rangely tracksters compete in Montrose

RHS senior William Scoggins finished second in the mile (1,600-meter) and fifth in the two mile (3,200-meter) in Montrose on Saturday. The Panthers will compete in Battle Mountain on Saturday.

RANGELY I The Panther track team traveled south to test its track skills against larger schools in the Montrose Invitational, returning home with several place winners and personal bests.

Rangely boys win Panther Invitational

The Rangely High School boys’ track team will add a team championship to the school’s trophy case after winning the Panther Invitational at Yeager Field on Saturday. The Lady Panthers finished second. Competing on their home track were Daniel Conor, Holly Lepro, Andrew Morton, Chance Sheppard, Mitchell Webber, Colton Coombs, William Scoggins, Connor Phelan, Marshal Way, Ethan Allred, Tanner Nielsen, Kaycee Freeman, Dale Nielsen, Brittany Babaneaux, Leslie Hernandez, Chelsea Ficken and Tessa Slagle.

RANGELY I For the second year after a several-year hiatus, Yeager Field in Rangely was the site for the Panther Invitational track meet Saturday, where the boys’ home team won the meet and the girls’ team, comprised of just five girls, finished second.

RHS to host invite Saturday

RANGELY I “Even though we are dealing with injuries and illnesses, the athletes who are healthy are really stepping it up, which makes me proud,” Panthers head track coach Stephanie Kahler said of her team’s performances over the weekend in Coal Ridge and Glenwood Springs.