Meeker High School boys track team wins league championship

MEEKER | In the second to last track meet of the year, the Cowboys traveled to Grand Junction for two days full of competition.

“The league meet went well for the kids,” began head coach John Strate.

The boys’ team won the League Championship, and “the girls team really surprised a lot of people with our quality relay teams,” Strate said.

“Zagar Brown really came on in the shot this week, improving his best throw by two feet,” commented Strate.

Brown’s throw put him in the mix to qualify for state and earned valuable team points to secure the league win against second place Cedaredge. The Bruins, who just came down from being a 3A team, were expected to sweep the boys and girls.

“Our boys team went into the week really focused on everyone chipping in and doing their part to get the win,” said Strate. “I am really proud of how our kids have stuck with it through the summer and all of the distractions that summer brings.”

Anyone that won an event at the league meet earns all conference honors. All Conference winners include:

n Jeremy Woodward: 100-meter dash with a time of 11.49 seconds
n Cooper Main: Pole vault, with a height of 11 feet 10.5 inches
n Ryan Phelan: Triple jump, with a distance of 38 feet 4.25 inches
n Boys 4×100: Woodward, Porter Hossack, Zach Eskeslon, and Kelton Turner, with a time of 45.21 seconds

In the final meet of the year, the Rangely Panther Dusk Meet, the Meeker Cowboys boys’ team took fifth place and the girls second place.

This was the Cowboys last chance to get into the top 18 and qualify for the state meet, final results on who will be attending state will be released this weekend.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to The Herald Times

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