Rangely track runs in Rifle

Twenty athletes are out for the Rangely track team this year, with seven returning. Head coach Beth Scoggins sees a lot of potential in the group and was impressed with their performance at the inaugural meet in Rifle Friday.
Matt Scoggins Photo

RANGELY | The Rangely High School track and field team took to their first meet on Friday, March 15 in Rifle. With all the snow and cold weather lately this was the first time many of the athletes had touched the track this season.  

“I was impressed with how well all the athletes performed and how relaxed they were before each event,” said head coach Beth Scoggins.

Seniors scoring were Riley Boydstun, Breanna Davis and Marshall Webber. Boydstun took seventh in the discus with a throw of 119-1. Davis took sixth in the shot with a throw of 30-5.25. Webber ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 18.62 seconds for a 10th place finish. 

New to the team this year is junior Hannah Wilkie who gave the 1,600-meter a try and was able to take 10th place with a time of 5:51.33.  Sophomore Dixie Rhea took eighth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.71. Freshman Mary Scoggins took sixth in long jump with a jump of 14 feet 8 inches, while Timothy Scoggins took 10th in high jump with a jump of 5-2. The girls put together an 800-meter sprint medley relay with freshmen Chloe Goshe, Rhea, Scoggins and Wilkie ending up in second place with a time of 2:00.04. 

The team isn’t very big this year with only 20 athletes, seven of whom are returning athletes.  Scoggins feels that even though they are young there is a lot of potential in the group and they are willing to work hard. The team will head to Hotchkiss this Saturday, March 23 for the next meet.  

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