Glenwood, Fruita win Panther meet

RANGELY — One day after having to clear snow off the track, Rangely High School hosted its annual invitational track meet last Saturday.
phsptrgtrack1“We hit the perfect day,” said RHS Coach Mark Jansen. “The day before, the track was a frozen tundra. But it was nice on Saturday.”
The host teams finished seventh and ninth, respectively, during last week’s 12-team Rangely Invitational track meet.
The Lady Panthers placed seventh in the team scoring with 30 points, while the Rangely boys were ninth with 27 points.
Glenwood won the girls’ division with 176 points, and Fruita Monument was the top boys’ team with 143 points.
“It’s a lot of 4A and 5A schools,” Jansen said of the Rangely Invitational. “We traditionally have good weather, so they like to come here.”
On the girls’ side, Rangely’s Audrey Hogan placed fourth in the 800-meter run (2:37.40), 1,600-meter run (5:52.49), and 3,200-meter run (13:52.33).
phsptrgtrack2“Audrey did well in all of her races,” Jansen said.
Victoria Phelan of the Lady Panthers placed third in the triple jump (30-8 1/4) and sixth in the long jump (15-2 1/2), while teammate Marie Morton was fifth in the discus (85-9) and seventh in the high jump (4-4).
For the Rangely boys, Michael Morton placed third in the triple jump with a distance of 38-3 1/2. Teammates Patrick Phelan and Ethan Peacock finished fifth and sixth, respectively, with jumps of 35-8 and 35-6 1/4.
Morton also finished sixth in the 400-meter dash (55.57), and Logan Osborne was fifth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (44.82) and eighth in the 110-meter high hurdles (17.30).
phsptrgtrack3“He (Osborne) ran his best times in both hurdle races,” Jansen said. “And Michael Morton ran a real good 400, for this early in the season.”
In the long jump, the Panthers’ Kanden Brady was seventh in the long jump (19-11 1/2), and Nathan Pearce was sixth in the shot put (42-1).
“He (Pearce) got his best in both throws (shot put and discus), over the two track meets,” Jansen said.