MEEKER | The Meeker Cowboys attended the biggest meet of the year so far last Saturday, the Demon Invitational in Glenwood Springs.
In the field events, “Bella Blazon had a good performance to make the finals at a little bit larger meet,” said head coach John Strate. “She has a bright future in the shot.”
“On the track the girls showed their inexperience a little bit competing against more schools, but still showed a lot of promise,” said Strate. “It was nice to have Emma Luce this week, she cleared 4 feet 10 inches in the high jump and ran a leg of the 4×100 meter relay with Shyann Dilley, Sarah Kracht and Jadye Turner.”
The freshmen made progress this week as well. Ainsley Selle improved in the triple jump, and Ellie Hossack “really showed some promise in the 400,” commented Strate.
“It is going to be really fun to watch our young girls team improve each week,” said Strate, “Many of them are fighting some soreness and muscle fatigue due the transition from volleyball to track. It is good for a young group to learn how to work through getting into shape.”
The boys team was second overall behind Steamboat.
“Second was good considering we did not load kids up with four events as we wanted to get them back for prom,” commented Strate.
Highlights were Cooper Main cleared 12 feet in the vault and Colby Clatterbaugh was close behind with 11’8″.
“Twelve feet is a great height for this early in the season,” said Strate, “and Colby had a great day on the track winning the 400-meter run; this is the perfect race for him with his combination of grit and speed.”
Jeremy Woodward hit 41 feet in the triple jump.
“We really felt like Jeremy would hit this last week, but hitting a jump over 40′ this early should put him near the top of the rankings state wide.”
Girls results Demon Invitational
200 METER DASH
29.28 seconds, Aspen Merrifield placing ninth
29.88, Turner, tenth place
4X100 METER RELAY
54.79 seconds, placing third
4X200 METER RELAY
1 minute 59.90 seconds, placing fifth
4 feet, 10 inches, Luce, second place
4-6 Ruby Holliday, fourth place
27 feet, 10 inches, Kracht, ninth place
27-3.5, Selle, tenth place
7 feet 2 inches, Merrifield, fourth place
6-8, Allison Kobald, seventh place
96 feet, Hailey Knowles, second place
25 feet, 4 inches Blazon, sixth place
Boys results Demon Invitational
100 METER DASH
11.53 seconds, Jeremy Woodward, third place
12.28, Porter Hossack, seventh place
400 METER RUN
52.56 seconds, Colby Clatterbaugh, first place
300 METER HURDLES
45.31 seconds, Brendan Clatterbaugh, third place
53.99, Owen Hannemann, eighth place
1:45.77, ninth place
5 feet, 10 inches, Cooper Main, third place
5-8, C. Clatterbaugh, fifth place
5-6, Hannemann, sixth place
20 feet, 2.7 inches, Woodward, first place
17-5.2, Austin Lopez, eighth place
41 feet, 1.2 inches, Woodward, first place
38-8.2, Ryan Phelan, third place
34-7.5, Connor Blunt, seventh place
12 feet, 2 inches, Main, first place
11-8, C. Clatterbaugh, second plade
9-2, B. Clatterbaugh, eighth place
41 feet, 5 inches -1.5 Zach Eskelson, second placeLast week, we missed that at the Clint Wells Invitational, Eskelson threw 44 feet and took first place.
35-1.5, Grant Cravens, ninth place
By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to the Herald Times