RANGELY I Rangely hosted the Western Slope 2A League Track and Field Championships on Saturday with 12 teams participating from West Grand to Cedaredge and close to 300 athletes participating in six field events, 8 individual running events and five relays.
On the girl’s side, Paonia won the meet with 242 points, Cedaredge came in second and Soroco was third. The Rangely girls finished eighth.
“Rangely is a young team, and there has been strong improvement from all the girls throughout the season,” Coach Beth Scoggins said.
Cedaredge took first for the boys with 180 points. Rangely came in second with a distant 103 points.
Coach Scoggins entered several athletes that usually don’t participate in some of the events to increase score, and it worked in some of the events.
“The meet started with field events for the girls with triple jump, boy’s long jump, boy’s high jump, girl’s shot put and boys’ discus. Katelyn Brown scored a third in the triple jump with a leap of 33-02.25 while Dawn Stephens scored a seventh in the shot with a throw of 27-09.50. Colt Allred was second in the discus with a throw of 143-03. Kaulan Brady was able to finish seventh in the long with a jump of 18-00.05 then placed fifth in the high jump with a personal best of 5-09. Brennan Noyes was able to take the gold in the high jump with a personal best of 6-01.
Shortly after the field events started, the Rangely running events started with a girls’ medley relay. The girls were able to place sixth with Rebecca Gillard, Dawn Stephens, Meikka Peck and Savannah Nielsen posting a time of 2:21.49.The boys pulled together a 4×800-meter relay with James Scoggins, Ryan Barlow, Troy Allred and Zach Glasgow, placing fourth overall with a time of 9:38.66. After the relays, it was time for the hurdles. Sarah Connor was able to run an 18.11 in the 100-meter hurdles, placing fifth while Mitchell Webber placed sixth with 16.40.
The next running events were the 4×200-meter relays. The girls placed seventh with a time of 1:59.66 with Bridgette Rhea, Antoinette Dorris, Sidney Shaffer and Sarah Connor.
The boys’ 4×200-meter relay team was fourth with a time 1:36.59. The team was made up of Kaulan Brady, Colt Allred, Kiki Ruiz and Patrick Scoggins. Savannah Nielsen was able to get a personal best in the 1600 meters, where she placed fourth.
The boys pulled together a 4×100-meter relay team of Kiki Ruiz, Nych Deleon, Marshal Way and Ethan Allred, who placed fourth with a time of 47.82. Lindzey Thacker was able to score a couple of points in the 400 meter dash with a fifth-place time of 1:06.74. Patrick Scoggins was able to take third in the 400 meters, posting a time of 52.22.
Mitchell Webber took second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.98.
The boys were able rack up some points in the 800-meter with Patrick Scoggins taking third in 2:09.32, Ethan Allred was fourth in 2:09.41 and Troy Allred was sixth with 2:18.33.
The girls ran the 3200 meters with Savannah taking second with a time of 13:33.53.
Before boys started the 3200 the meet was delayed due to lightning.
After about an hour they resumed the running and rest of the field events.
The 4×400-meter relay for the girls took eighth place with Bridgette Rhea, Sidney Shaffer, Antoinette Dorris and Sarah Connor. The boys took third in a time of 3:39.15 with Mitchell Webber, Ethan Allred, Troy Allred and Patrick Scoggins.
Continuing with the field events, Katelyn Brown finished seventh in the long jump with a jump of 14-04.25, and Lindzey Thacker took fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4-05.
The boys were able to score a second in the triple jump with Troy Allred turning in a 39-01, a third from Colt Allred at 38-10 and Brennan Noyes a fifth place with a 38-03. Colt Allred was also able to score a second in the shot with a throw of 45-09.75.
Rangely will finish up the regular season this weekend on Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction. Coach Scoggins is hoping to get a couple more athletes to state next weekend.
The Rangely track team would like to thank all of the volunteers who made the meet possible.