RANGELY I Rangely tracksters woke up early Friday to compete in Montrose for their meet this week.
Bleary eyed that morning, few could’ve guessed what was in store for the day. Some records were broken, some medals were earned and some bus problems appeared.
After the long day of running, the athletes were in for a surprise when their bus started beeping on their way home. Thankfully, the team was right outside of the Loma gas station, where they pulled off the road and checked out what was going on.
Bus driver Tami Dorris ended up having to call back to Rangely to have another bus drive down and pick up the athletes. An hour and a half later, Paulene Brady came to save the day.
The team, which had left at 4:45 a.m., ran, jumped and threw their best, finally got home safe and sound just after midnight, thanks to the great transportation and patience of Tami Dorris and Paulene Brady.
Two school records were broken, between two young sophomores: Brennan Noyes in the high jump with a height of 6-5, and Patrick Scoggins in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:01.27.
Noyes flew over the high jump bar at 6-2 to win the meet, but instead of gradually working his way up, he told the track officials to set the bar at 6-5. Without any hesitation, Noyes went for the school record clearing 6-5 on his first attempt.
Scoggins ran stride for stride with another runner from Delta, but in the last 150 meters of the race, he took a small advantage, barely winning the race by 0.23 seconds.
In addition to the two school records, the day was full of personal records. Kaulan Brady ran a personal best in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.90 seconds, taking seventh overall.
Troy Allred also set personal records in the 400-meter dash and long jump, with a time of 56.74 and distance of 19-5. The two also led the 4×100-meter relay to take sixth with their best time of the year; 47.19. The relay team also included Daniel Connor and Patrick Scoggins.
Cameron Filfred also set a new personal best in shot put with a throw of 27-11. Mackenze Cochrane threw the discus 80-5 to finish 22nd and set a personal record.
Phalon Osborn also took 22nd, running the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.54 seconds. Aspen Rhea ran a great 200-meter dash with a time of 29.55 seconds.
Aspen helped the 800-meter sprint medley relay run a 2:10, which is a new best for the team made up of Katelyn Brown, Phalon Osborn and Kassidee Brown.
The girls 4×400-meter relay also took off some time, working together to get a time 4:56.75, which was run by a young group made up of Aspen Rhea, Kassidee Brown, RaeLynn Norman and Phalon Osborn.
Even though not everyone set personal records in every event, coach Scoggins was very proud of how well everyone competed in every event.
Kassidee Brown ran the 800 with a time of 2:59.56 and Katelyn Brown triple jumped a distance of 30-5.75. Mackenze Cochrane threw the shot put 27-3.5, while Breana Davis threw the discus 64-9 and shot put 26-11.
Mikayla Filfred also helped the girl’s throwers with distances of 63-3 in the discus and 22-7.25 in the shot put.
Miekka Peck also threw both shot put and discus with throws of 26-9 and 76-5.
RaeLynn Norman ran the 1600-meter with a time of 6:20.22. Kaulan Brady took fourth in long jump with a distance of 19-2.5, while Daniel Connor ran the 800 in a time of 2:38.52.
Austin Ficken threw the discus 100 and heaved the shot put another 37-0.25.
Chance Sheppard led the way in the discus for the Panthers with a throw of 118-7, then threw the shot put 36-6.
Cameron Filfred helped the throwerss as well with his discus throw of 73-3 along with his PR in the shot put.
Along with high jump, Noyes triple jumped a distance of 39-3.5. Marshall Webber hurdled his way to some good times, running a 21.32 in the 110-meter high hurdles and a 49.98 in the 300-meter hurdles.