Panthers off to state

RANGELY | The Rangely Panthers had two meets this last week before heading into state competition. On Tuesday, June 15 the Panthers hosted their second meet of the year and then a few went to West Grand for a last chance meet.

The Panthers at Dusk meet had 10 teams competing, so there was plenty of competition. For many this was their last chance to compete at a meet so they laid it on the line. Leading the boys’ team was Andrew Dorris who took first place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 6.95 seconds, securing him a trip to the state meet. Kenyon Cochrane took second in the discus with a throw of 131 feet 11 inches, then threw the shot (34-05) and high jumped (5-03.5). Colton Noel went out to see what he could do in the 3,200; he took second (11:59.29). Timothy Scoggins high jumped (5-05.5) and shot put (35-10) for eighth place. Brent Cantrell had his second meet of the year and saw some improvement in the shot (23-06) and discus (66-11). Kevin Wren also improved for only his second meet of the season in triple jump (30-10) and long jump (15-02). He also ran the 800 for the first time with a time of (2:36.24). Anthony Dorris ran the 400-meter (1:03.41). The boys put together two relays: 4×800 made up of Timothy Scoggins, Anthony Dorris, Colton Noel and Andrew Dorris. They took second place against Cedaredge with a new personal record of (9:25.13). The 4×400 had no competition so the boys ran with sunglasses on and had a good time. The team was made up of Kevin Wren, Colton Noel, Timothy Scoggins and Andrew Dorris.

For the girls, Mary Scoggins led the team in points. She was able to take first place in the 800 (2:29.73), 200-meter dash (29.20), and the long jump (16.02). Hayley Burr was able to take fifth in the 100 hurdles (18.09) and third in the 300 hurdles (50.79). MacKenzie Manchester competed in the 100 dash (15.20), discus (70-03) and the shot (24-07). Brooke Filfred threw the shot (25-04) and discus (71-07). Kyrah Phelps took fourth in discus with (86-08) and sixth in shot (26-01). Rylee Allred took seventh in discus (83-01) and shot (22-05). Macy Morgan decided to put some miles on her legs as she ran the 1,600 (9:13.55) and the 3,200 for first place (20:43). Emma Smith ran the 200 (31.54) and long jumped (14-02). Annika Cantrell high jumped (4-07.05) and ran the 200 (34.55). The girls also put together a 4×200 made up of Hayley Burr, Emma Smith, Mary Scoggins and Annika Cantrell. They took fifth place with a time of 2:00.54.

At the Joe Shield meet in West Grand on Friday, Andrew Dorris secured a place in high jump, and Hayley Burr moved up in rankings for the 100 hurdles.

Rangely will be sending eight girls and three boys to the state meet June 24-26. Dixie Rhea and Maya Mercado will be the two seniors heading to state. Rhea will be competing in the 100 dash and 200 dash, Mercado will compete in the high jump, and they both will be helping the sprint medley relay. Mary Scoggins and Hayley Burr will be the other two on the sprint medley relay. Mary Scoggins will also be competing in the 800 run as well as the long and triple jump. Burr will be running both hurdle races, 100 and 300. Rylee Allred was able to slip in for the discus. Timothy Scoggins will be high jumping as well as Andrew Dorris. Dorris will also be running the 800 run. Kenyon Cochrane will be throwing the discus as well.

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