The Hotchkiss boys team won four individual events and one relay and scored 127 points to win the 2A Western Slope League track meet.
Senior Cody Bartlett scored 30 points by winning three individual events, including the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 1.28 seconds), the 1600m (4:31.41) and the 3200m with a new WSL meet record of 9:56.69.
Teammate Andrew Tiedeman was on Bartlett's heels at the finish line, placing second in both the 800m (2:02.72) and the 1600m (4:31.79). Tiedeman's 1600m time also topped the old meet record.
The 1600m team of River Panish, Alex Smith, Keegan Palmer and Bartlett also took gold, topping Paonia by more than six seconds with a time of 3:32.14.
Palmer, one of four senior Bulldog competitors, placed first in the triple jump with a distance of 43 feet, 3 inches. The distance reset the school record of 42 feet, 11.75 inches, held by Brian Bostwick. The record, set in 1986, was one of the oldest existing boys track records remaining. The 1986 school record in the shot put still stands.
Palmer also placed fourth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 17.10.
Smith had a fourth-place time of 24.13 in the 200m. Smith, a sophomore, also set a new personal record to place second in the 400m with a time of 51.67 seconds.
Hotchkiss scored points in all four relays. The 400m relay team of Earl Gaub, Jacob Schreiner, Kaan Uygur and Mason Oxford placed second (46.72); the 800m team of Gaub, Smith, Schreiner and Keegan Palmer placed second with a time of 1:36.15; the 1600m team of River Panish, Smith, Palmer and Bartlett finished in 3:32.14 for the win; and the 3200m team of Tiedeman, Tyrell Clock, Bryce Homme and Kurt Katzdorn placed fourth in 9:08.84.
Gaub, a junior, set a new personal-best time in the 100m dash with a preliminary time of 11.90 seconds. In the finals, Gaub ran an 11.98 race to place third.
Mason Oxford threw the discus 129 feet, 7 inches to place second, and freshman Clayton Oxford threw 118-05 to place fifth.
In the triple jump, Panish placed fourth with a distance of 39-0.75.
Distance runner Kurt Katzdorn ran a personal-best and state-qualifying time of 10:30.61 to place fourth in the 3200m run.Katzdorn also placed seventh in the 1600m.
The boys team is qualified to compete in 12 events, including all four relays, at the 2A state track meet, which opens tomorrow at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood.
The Hotchkiss girls had a strong showing at the district meet. Led by first-place finishes by Kelli Buhrdorf, Jennifer Celis and Natalie Anderson, the girls team earned six golds and six silvers and scored 111 points to finish second at the 16-team meet.
Celis set either a school or meet record at every meet this season, and the league meet was no exception.
Celis, a junior, won two individual events, completing the 800-meter run in two minutes, 13.10 seconds for the win and new state and meet records, and resetting her own school record of 2:14.24 in the event.
Celis also won the 400m in 56.80 seconds, again breaking her own school record in the event.
Anderson also claimed two wins, finishing the 1600m in 5:20.55 and the 3200m in 11:50.18. Freshman Mae Anderson placed second in both events.
The Andersons are qualified to run both events at this year's state 2A Track and Field Championships, which open Thursday at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood.
Buhrdorf claimed the league title in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.03 seconds. Buhrdorf finished second in the 200m with a time of 27.23. She was seeded first heading into Saturday's finals after running a personal-best time of 26.86 in Friday's preliminaries.
Hotchkiss earned points in all five relays. The 800m team of Katie Parsons, Celis, Sophia Schelle and Buhrdorf set a school and meet record with a time of 1:45.79.
The 1600m team of Daryl Batt, Alondra Gallegos, Kenley Derby and Nilam Hypio placed third (4:56.34); the 800m sprint medley team of Buhrdorf, Arial Duncan, Schelle and Parsons placed second (1:54.60); and the 3200m team of Parsons, Schelle, Mae Anderson and Natalie Anderson placed second. Their time of 9:57.64 was one of two times to break the existing meet record.
The 400m relay team of Brielle Palmer, Kenley Derby, Alondra Gallegos and Duncan placed sixth.
Hotchkiss will be represented in all five relays at this year's state meet. They include the 400m team of Palmer, Derby, Gallegos and Duncan; the 800m team of Parsons, Celis, Schelle and Buhrdorf; the 1600m team of Parsons, Schelle, Natalie Anderson and Celis; the 3200m team of Parsons, Schelle, Mae and Natalie Anderson; and the medley team of Buhrdorf, Duncan, Schelle and Parsons, which is ranked fifth in state following its league performance.
In throwing, Kylie Hodges placed the shot put at the 34 feet, 6.5 inch mark to place third. Katie Richards threw 31-0.25 to place sixth.
Hodges placed second in the discus with a throw of 108-10. This is the first year for the junior to qualify for state in both throwing events. In 2011, Hodges qualified in the shot put, and in 2012 she qualified in discus.
Hotchkiss will send two throwers to state. Daryl Batt broke into the top 18 to qualify for state in the discus with a fourth-place throw of 106-09.blog comments powered by Disqus