Rangely track teams continue to improve times, distances

RANGELY I Rangely High School’s track teams competed in the Frank Woodburn meet at Stoker Stadium in Grand Junction on Saturday.
Many of the athlete’s times are dropping in the running events and distances are increasing in the field events. With considerations to weather, practice arrangements, and running against the bigger schools, the coaches are pleased to see improvements that are being made weekly.
Here are some individual highlights: The boys 4×100 relay took seventh place after Ethan Peacock stepped in to run for injured Patrick Phelan. The team consisted of Cole Barlow, Colton Coombs, Logan Osborn, and Ethan Peacock.
For the Lady Panthers, Audrey Hogan placed fourth in the 800 and fifth in the 1,600 runs. Her times are dropping consistently throughout the season.
On April 12, the Rangely Panthers took the younger group of eight freshmen and sophomores to compete against 15 other teams in the GJHS JV Meet, placing in five events.
Freshman Holly Lepro placed second in the shot put with a throw of 29 feet. She also placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 84 feet. Others placing in the meet were freshman William Scoggins, who was sixth in the 3,200 with a time of 11:55.85 and just missed out in placing in the 1,600 with a time of 5:26.65. Sophomore Ethan Peacock keeps improving on his times every week in the 300 hurdles. He placed second with a time of 44.93, which broke his personal best, and placed seventh in the triple jump with a distance of 36-7. Colton Coombs ran the 100 dash in a time of 11.89, just barely out of the ribbon chase. He also threw 31-0 in the shot put.
The rest of the squad, consisting of Brittany Babineaux, Kelsey Prosser, Myriah Marino and Heather Turner, all running the sprints and relays and field events keep getting personal bests on a weekly basis.