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RANGELY | The Rangely track and field team sent eight athletes and two alternates to the Colorado CHSAA State Track and Field meet this past weekend. The Panthers had some amazing performances along with disappointments. Of the eight athletes four were seniors with two of these making their first trip to the state meet.
Riley Boydstun, senior, was the first to perform on Thursday with in the discus. He didn’t throw as well as he was hoping, but came in 14th with a throw of 114 feet.
Next was the 800-meter sprint medley relay with freshman Chloe Goshe, senior Makenze Cochrane, freshman Mary Scoggins and junior Hannah Wilkie. Unfortunately, there was a bad hand off and they were disqualified.
Following the relay sophomore Dixie Rhea ran the preliminaries for the 100-meter dash. She placed fourth in her heat and move on to Saturday’s finals. She then ran the preliminaries for the 200-meter dash but wasn’t able to make the finals. She placed 11th overall with a time of 27.15 seconds.
Senior Marshall Webber ran the prelims for the 110 high hurdles made the Saturday finals.
On Friday Boydstun was once again first on the schedule, this time throwing the shot put. He placed 13th with a throw of 39-10.25.
Scoggins was the next up in triple jump, making the finals and finishing 10th overall with a jump of 32-08.
Cochrane had several good discus throws that placed her in the finals. After it was all over and done she brought home the eighth place medal and a new personal record of 107-06.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Webber barely missed making finals by 0.17 seconds. He placed 10th overall with a time of 43.47.
Next on the schedule was Wilkie in the 800-meter run hoping to repeat her freshman year first place. She took off with the pack, holding back until the last 250 meters in the race where she opened up and left the pack behind. She took first with a time of 2:19.71 and had one more race for the day: the 4×400. The relay team was made up of Rhea, Goshe, Scoggins and Wilkie anchoring. The team just missed finals but had a new personal best of more than two seconds for a time of 4:25.70.
Saturday was a busy day with throws, finals and the 1,600-meter run. Webber started the day with the 110 hurdles, earning a new personal best of 16.32 and a fourth place medal.
In the 100 dash, Rhea brought home an eighth place medal and a new personal best of 13.21.
Seniors Breanna Davis and Cochrane were to throw the shot put. Davis gave her best which placed her 17th with a throw of 31-07. Cochrane was able to podium again taking seventh with a new personal best of 34-06.5. Wilkie was the last one to perform in the 1,600-meter run. Once again she went out with the pack, then waited until the last 400 to see if she could outrun them. She gave it her all and came out second with a new personal best of 5:21.95.
“It was an amazing meet and I couldn’t be more proud of the team. The group of seniors that I had this year were great leaders and they will be greatly missed,” said head coach Beth Scoggins.
2019 COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS – RHS 2A RESULTS FOR TOP 10 PLACERS
110-meter hurdles—4th, Marshall Webber, RHS, 16.32
100 dash—8th, Dixie Rhea, RHS, 13.21
800 run—1st, Hannah Wilkie, RHS, 2:19.71
1600 run—2nd, Hannah Wilkie, RHS, 5:21.95
Discus—8th, Makenze Cochrane, RHS, 107-06.00.
Shot Put—7th, Makenze Cochrane, RHS, 34-06.50.
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