Listen to this post
RANGELY — The Rangely Middle School Panthers started the 2008 track season with a bang in Craig Saturday.
All 13 athletes competed in very frigid weather. The shot put and disc throws were canceled due to a wet and soggy field.
After mid-morning the sun warmed the long jump and triple jump pits, and, with the help of a rototiller, the games were on.
Eighth-grader Ethan Peacock set a new RMS triple jump record of 32-7. Peacock also placed second in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:58:17. He also placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17:57.
The boys relay team in the 400-meter took first place with a time of 59:47. The team was comprised of Chas Byerly, Tobie Gasper, JoD Shults and Gage Garciea.
The girls relay team of Alexis Silva, Heather Turner, Quincy Thacker and Healey Enterline ran the 400-meter in a a time of 1:05.
Tobie Gasper placed first in the 100-meter dash in a time of 14:49 and first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29:07.
Chas Byerly placed second in the 100 dash with a time of 14:53 and second in the 200 dash with a time of 30:16.
Seventh-grader J.D. Shults placed third in the 100-meter with a time of 15:69 and third in the 400-meter with a time of 1:12.
Eighth-grader Kody Denny ran away with the 800-meter in a time of 2:34, placing first and leaving the field behind.
Quincy Thacker placed second in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 21:41 and second in the long jump with a jump of 10-5 1/2 inches.
The team is competing in Meeker on April 19, back in Rangely April 26 and traveling to Steamboat May 3. Come out and show your support for the Panthers.