Cedaredge's 4x200 relay team has the boys holding the edge in most races they run in. The team of Isaac Swoffer, Drew Markley, Brendon Klaseen and Ty Grant are unbeaten so far in the three meets they have competed in.
In the first meet (Delta Invitational) of the season the Bruins turned in a time of 1:33.67. At their own Cedaredge Invitational they were slightly faster with a winning time of 1:33.43. This past week, at the Frank Woodburn, Cedaredge clocked its best time of the season, 1:32.65.
Cedaredge competed in two meets this past week, one in Parachute and the other at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. The meet in Parachute did not have the foursome noted above and a time of 1:51-plus was recorded.
Competition will continue to increase as teams hone skills for hopes of post-season accolades at the state track meet.
Cedaredge competed well in Parachute and won that meet with a total of 147.5 points scored. The Bruins competed against 4A and 5A schools on Saturday and finished fifth, making them the highest placing smaller school in the meet.
The Bruins scored high in many areas of competition in Parachute.
Cedaredge won four events at the Cardinal Open, including the 100m dash (Swoffer - 11.44), 400m dash (Klaseen - 53.11), 4x400 relay - 3:38.40 and discus (Patrick Walker - 135-7).
Second places, in Parachute, went to Danny Mendoza (300 hurdles - 44.57), Grant (long jump - 18-11), Xander Purcell (shot put - 44-0.75) and triple jump with Josh Jenkins' 37-7.5.
Jordan McMillan (400m dash - 55.45), Markley (300 hurdles - 45.06), the 4x100m relay - 47.24, the 4x800m relay - 9:26.47) and Purcell (discus - 127-8) all finished with third-place points.
Mendoza (110 high hurdles - 17-8) and Austin Meyers (shot put - 38-8.75) were fourth-place finishers.
Josh Deal was a fifth place finisher in high jump with Wyatt Camp (100m) and Gus Sandels (300 hurdles) earning sixth place points for the Bruins.
Seventh place finishes were earned by Tevin Keller (400m) and the 4x200 relay team.
Zach Ketelsen had an eighth place finish in the 1600m run to bring Cedaredge's totals to 147.5 points and first place.
The number of first place finishes were not as plentiful in Saturday's meet with the addition of bigger schools and stiffer competition. Nonetheless, the Bruins amassed 61 points to place fifth.
The Bruins' 4x200 relay team (1:32.65) was the lone first place finish for the Bruin boys.
Swoffer (100m - 11.27) and the 4x800 relay team's 8:33.40 scored second place points.
Cedaredge's two third-place finishes belonged to Grant (100m - 11.44) and Mendoza (110 high hurdles - 17.66).
Mendoza's (43.84) in the 300 hurdles was good for fourth place with Markley (300 hurdles) and Josh Jenkins (triple jump) placing fifth.
Purcell (shot put) and the 4x100 relay team finished the day with seventh place points. A lone eighth-place point was scored by Jenkins in long jump.
Cedaredge thinclads will join Delta and Paonia at Saturday's Glenwood Springs meet.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.