MEEKER I It was the first Saturday of spring break for Meeker High School, but many of the student athletes still competed in a track and field meet in Hotchkiss, allowing some the opportunity to enter more events than normal.
The Cowboy runners will be off this weekend and return to race in Grand Junction on April 4.
“We were again lucky to have great weather for our meet in Hotchkiss, and although we were short-handed, we were able to get a lot of kids into four events, getting the most out of them and the good weather,” head coach John Strate said.
Coach Strate said Maggie Phelan had a “great day,” earning a career best in the long jump on her very first jump of the season, and Peyton Burke finished fourth in the hurdles in her “first outing” in the event.
Madi Russell finished sixth in the 800-meter run and Julia Eskelson earned team points in the mile and the 800 run. Meeker freshman Sierra Williams also scored team points with a sixth place finish in the 200-meter dash.
“Our girls’ team had a pretty solid day as a team, considering how short handed we were,” Strate said.
According to Strate, junior Marshal Pool “worked incredibly hard,” earning team points with a sixth place finish in the 800 run, fourth in the mile run and sixth in the 3,200-meter run.
“Being able to put together quality races in all three of the distance events shows how much hard work Marshal put in over the winter,” Strate said.
The Cowboys will take the weekend off, then compete at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction on April 4.