RANGELY I The Clint Wells Invitational in Craig was held on Friday, a cold, windy and rainy day, but the Rangely Panther tracksters didn’t let that bother them as there were many personal records broken as well as some class records.
The Rangely boys were able to pull off a win by beating Rifle by a single point, and the girls finished seventh out of 13 teams.
In the throwing events, the boys were led by Colt Allred, who placed first in the shot and discus. He also had a personal best in both events: in discus he threw 148-11 and shot a 46-2.
Ethan Allred was able to score a few points in the shot as well, with a fifth-place finish on a throw of 38-7, which was a personal best.
Chance Sheppard wasn’t too far behind with a throw of 33-11 in shot put and a throw of 104-4.5 in the discus.
Austin Ficken threw the discus for 83-11.
For the girls, Meikka Peck was able to get a personal best in the shot put and discus with throws of 75-7 in discus and 24-7 in shot, respectively. Jessica Tolley threw the discus for 60-4.5 and the shot for 20-6.
In the jumping events, Katelyn Brown led the girls with a first in the triple jump and a fourth place in the long jump, both being personal bests—her long jump being 14-5 while the triple jump was an impressive 33-5.
Lindzey Thacker also participated in the long jump with a jump of 11-2 and Sidney Shaffer long jumped for 12-2.
Antoinette Dorris triple jumped for 28-1 and took eighth place in the event.
On the boys’ side, Brennan Noyes was lead scorer with a third-place finish in high jump and fourth place the triple jump, the triple jump being another personal best.
He was able to clear 5-11 in the high jump and 39-6.5 in the triple jump
Troy Allred wasn’t far behind him in points, scoring a fourth in the long jump and a seventh the triple. He jumped 17-01.5 in long jump, which was a personal best and he jumped 37.7 in triple.
Kaulan Brady helped in points by scoring a fifth in high jump, clearing 5-7 and a sixth in long jump with a leap of 16-5.
Colt Allred also helped point-wise with an eighth place jump of 37-1.
In running events, Mitchell Webber was one of the lead scorers with a first place in the 300 hurdles and a third in the 110 high hurdles. Webber was able to set a new personal record in the 110 with a time of 16.59 and had a time of 43.36 in the 300.
Patrick Scoggins was also a lead scorer with a second in the 100-meter dash and a second in the 800-meter run. His time for the 100 was 11.80 and 2:06.64 in the 800. Lindzey Thacker was the lead scorer for girls in the running events with a 2nd in the 400-meter dash, with a time of 1:05.95.
Ethan Allred scored seventh in the 400-meter with a time of 55.82. In the 200-meter, Nych Deleon had a personal record of 25.35 and in the 100 meters a time of 12.72, also a personal best.
Kiki Ruiz came in right behind Nych with a time of 25.36 in the 200 but he scored a point in the 100 with a 12.37.
Bridgette Rhea also ran the 200 for a personal best of 29.93 and a personal best in the 100 with a time of 14.13 for eighth place. Troy Allred also ran the 800-meter with a time of 2:19.05 and fifth place. Ryan Barlow was also in that mix for 800 runners with a time of 2:57.13 and also ran the 1600-meter for a time of 6:13.95.
Sidney Shaffer, along with long jump, also ran the 100 dash for a personal best of 15.23. Meikka Peck along with her throwing, also found time to do the 100 dash in 15.50.
For relays, the girls had a 4×400-meter team that placed third with a time of 4:46.71. The team was made up of Lindzey Thacker, Sidney Shaffer, Antoinette Dorris and Katelyn Brown.
The boys also had a 4×400 relay team made up of Mitchell Webber, Ethan Allred, Troy Allred and Patrick Scoggins, who were able to place second with a time of 3:42.41.
There was a 4×200-meter relay team that set a personal best for this year with a time of 1:37.27. The team is Kaulan Brady, Colt Allred, Kiki Ruiz and Patrick Scoggins.
The Rangely Panthers will be home this weekend as they host the Western Slope 2A League against 12 other teams.