Rangely tracksters finish 12th among 40 teams at state track meet

RANGELY I Five Rangely High School track and field athletes competed at the Colorado State Track Meet on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood and a number of Panther thinclads scored points for RHS.

Panther senior Kaulan Brady started the meet off on Thursday with the long jump competition. Brady turned in a leap of 19-11.5. He was able to make it into finals and placed eighth overall. While he was jumping, he was also running the 100-meter dash. In the 100, he ran an 11.92, placing 14th. On Saturday, in the high jump, Brady placed fourth with a height of 6-0.
Junior Troy Allred also long jumped. He was able to turn in a personal best with a jump of 19-6, which placed him 13th overall. Then on Friday, he was in the triple jump, in which he turned in a leap of 37-10.75, good enough for 16th place.
For Rangely’s girls, sophomore Katelyn Brown was the lone contender at state and she competed well in the triple jump. She was able to make the finals and able to get a good jump of 34-2, enough for sixth place.
Sophomore Brennan Noyes triple jumped as well as high jumped. In the triple jump, he was able to soar a distance of 39-1.25, finishing in 11th place. His high jump tied his personal best of 6-5, which put him in an impressive and lofty second place.
“Our jumpers all did a great job; it is fun to see them compete at this level and raise to the occasion,” Panther head track coach Beth Scoggins said.
Patrick Scoggins, a sophomore at RHS, competed in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash as well as the 800-meter run. He just missed finals in the 200 dash, running a 23.67 and placing 13th overall. He was able to make finals in the 400 dash with a new personal best of 50.49; and in the state finals on Saturday he placed fifth with a time of 50.81.
On Friday, Scoggins ran the 800, placing sixth and recording a new personal best of 2:00.89.
The four boys competing for the Rangely squad were able to place 12th as a team out of 40 teams at the state competition.
“I am proud of each and every one of the athletes; they worked hard during the season and it paid off,” coach Scoggins said.