RANGELY I Four Rangely High School track and field athletes headed to Brighton on May 31 to compete in a pentathlon.
The pentathlon is made up of five different track and field events. The boys had to run a 200-meter dash, a 1,500-meter run, discus throw, long jump and high jump.
The girls had the 100-meter hurdles, the 800-meter run, the shot put, the long jump and the high jump.
The athletes receive points depending on how well they do in each event, not where they place in the event.
The four Rangely athletes who took part were Chance Sheppard, Troy Allred and Patrick Scoggins for the boys and Realynn Norman for the girls.
Patrick Scoggins scored an impressive 2,732 points and placed fourth overall. In the 200 dash, he ran a 23.66, long jumped 16 feet, high jumped 5-6, threw the discus 95 feet and ran the 1,500 meter in 4:42.66.
Troy Allred scored a total of 2,539 points, placing him ninth overall. He ran the 200 in 25.76, long jumped 19-2, high jumped 5 feet, threw the discus 92 feet and ran the 1,500 in 4:59.31.
Chance Sheppard won the discus with a throw of 127-6, then he ran a time of 28.5 in the 200 dash, high jumped 4-10, long jumped 12-8 and ran the 1,500 in 5:54.71.
Sheppard was able to score a total of 1,841 points in the pentathlon, which placed him 25th overall.
For the girls, Raelynn Norman placed 17th overall with a score of 1,300 points. In the 100 hurdles, she was able to run a 22.75, she jumped 3-10 in the high jump, jumped 10-4, she threw 21 feet in the shot put and in her best event, the 800 run, she was able to run a 2:50.76.
“It was a lot of fun seeing the athletes compete in different areas then what they normally compete in,” coach Beth Scoggins said. “I think it gives them a new perspective in the areas that they don’t compete in.”