The Delta Panthers had a split team for last weekend's track competitions.
Delta's varsity team traveled to Grand Junction for the Mickey Dunn Invitational at Stocker Stadium while its junior varsity squad was at Cedaredge's Invitational track meet on Saturday.
Competition was keen for both squads (boys and girls) at each venue. In Grand Junction, Delta's girls finished ninth with 29.40 points while the boys tallied 17 points.
In Cedaredge, the girls scored 19 points to finish ninth in a field of 14 and the boys finished 11th with 19 points in a field of 15.
In Grand Junction, top eight places were hard to come by with competition coming from 1A-5A schools.
The top finish for Delta came in the 400m relay. Senior Katalina Rodriguez, sophomore Remi Baldwin, junior Kaley St. Peter and freshman Marcy Schaal turned in a time of 55.05 to place third.
Baldwin's fifth-place finish in the 300m hurdles (50.42) was the next highest finish for an individual.
Delta's 800m relay team also finished fifth with a time of 1:54.47. The team consisted of senior Beki Atchley, Schaal, freshman Tayler Huntley and sophomore Kendall Somers.
The Panthers also picked up a sixth and seventh place in the 100 hurdles (Baldwin and Kaley St. Peter, respectively).
Delta picked up team points in the 800m spring medley relay (seventh), 3200m relay (seventh), Kaley St. Peter in long jump (seventh), Keely Porter in shot put (seventh), Reagan Clay in shot put (eighth), Rodriguez and Hannah Sterns in high jump (tied for eighth) and the 1600m relay (eighth).
The top placer in Cedaredge was Ylissa Gilliam's 4-7 leap in high jump for second place. Kaitlyn Branson finished third in long jump (13-11) and Haylin Chamblin ran a 1:07.21 for the 400m to place fourth.
Sami Wollert picked up a point in discus to finish Delta scoring.
Delta's top finish in Grand Junction was from the Panthers 1600m relay team (Logan Freed, Jacob Wear, Jarret Hernandez and Hezekiah Huff) with a time of 3:36.70.
Discus thrower Cameron Schaal had the next best finish with a fourth-place throw of 130-11.
John Ames took on a big and talented field in the 3200m run. His sixth-place time of 10:18.70 was nearly 12 seconds better than his previous best effort.
Ames, Freed, Wear and Shad Lewis shaved over 11 seconds off their previous best effort in the 3200m relay with a sixth-place time of 8:42.81.
In Cedaredge, sophomore Ed doh Htoo placed second in the 200m dash with a time of 24.67 and ran a 54.32 in the 400m dash to place fourth and record Delta's best finishes of the day.
The Panthers were sixth in the 3200m relay and eighth in the 800m relay.
Freshman Mason Hollowwa finished seventh in 110 high hurdles.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.