Rangely track team attends first meet of the ’17 season

The Panthers had a good showing at their first track meet of the season in Rifle. They’ll attend the Hotchkiss meet in Delta Saturday. Matt Scoggins photo

RANGELY | The Rangely track and field team had their first meet March 17 in Rifle. It was a great meet. The weather was warm and there was a lot of good competition. The team is going to be small this year but will be mighty; they didn’t back down in this meet even though there were schools that were 3A, 4A and 5A.
“I feel that all the athletes competed well and were ready to perform to the best of their ability,” said head coach Beth Scoggins.
For the boys, senior Troy Allred competed in the 800-meter run, triple jump and long jump. He placed 11th in the long jump with 18 feet 5 ¼ inches, ninth in triple jump 37-5 1/2 and 21st in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes 25.60 seconds. Freshman Brady Bertoch at his first track meet ever performed well in both the shot and discus. For shot he threw 23 feet and the discus was thrown 59-1. Sophomore Riley Boydstun is also a thrower and showed his potential in the discus with a throw of 81-11 and in shot 30-7.5. Freshman Tytus Coombs gave high jump a try at the meet but wasn’t able to make starting height, then went to long jump and ran the 100-meter dash. In long jump he jumped 15-11 and sprinted a 13.15 in the 100 dash. Junior Austin Ficken made the finals in both the shot and discus. He got a PR (personal record) in the discus by more than 6 feet with a throw of 111-7 placing seventh overall, and was just short of a PR in the shot with a throw of 37-8.75 placing eighth overall. Senior David Fox gave the long jump a try and was able to jump 17-1, then ran the mile with a time of 5:34.18. Patrick Scoggins, junior, gave the mile a try as well as ran the 800. He placed third in both events with a time of 4:46.89 in the mile and 2:03.34 in the 800. Marshall Webber, sophomore hurdler, placed 10th in the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.33 and ran the 110 high hurdles with a time of 20.74.
For the girls sophomore Makenzie Cochrane was able to throw both the shot and discus and make finals in both events. She placed third in the discus with a throw of 93-3 and sixth in the shot 30-10.5. Breanna Davis was able make finals in the shot with a throw of 29-3.5 allowing her to place seventh overall. She threw 62-5 in the discus. Freshman Jayleen Kenny competed in the 1600-meter with a time of 7:03.20 and the 800 with a time of 3:24.19. Kaylee Mecham, junior, was able to get a PR in the shot with a throw of 22-5 and threw the discus 38-5. ReaLynn Norman ran the 1,600 with a time of 6:54.72. Miekka Peck, junior, threw the shot for a distance of 25-5 and the discus for 88. Freshman Zoey Peck long and triple jumped but wasn’t able to get a mark in either. She also ran the 100 dash in 14.88.
Rangely was able to put two relays together: the boys with a 4×400-meter and a sprint medley for the girls. The boys’ 4×400, made up of Troy Allred, Tytus Coombs, David Fox and Patrick Scoggins, took sixth with a time of 3:47.84. The girls’ sprint medley with Miekka Peck, Makenzie Cochrane, Zoey Peck and Raelynn Norman was able to run a time of 2:18.47.
The team will be attending the Hotchkiss meet on Saturday, March 25 in Delta. The school is on spring break so we will be missing some of the athletes.