The Cedaredge Bruins' track team recorded several new school records over the course of this past track and field season. Combined, the boys' and girls' track teams established eight new standards for future athletes to work toward.
For the boys, Reid Gates, Dante Markley and Austin Williams rewrote the record books in individual events. Cedaredge's 400m relay team also set a new mark.
Gates had a stellar track season in 2013 that culminated with a state championship in high jump. And though that gold medal award did not come with a new record for the meet, Gates' 6-8 leap this past season erased his own Cedaredge High School record mark of 6-7.25.
Dante Markley broke a five-year-old mark in 300m hurdles competition. Bruce Barker held the Bruins' old record of 40.00 which was set back in 2008. Markley set the new standard at 39.35 this season.
A 13-year-old record in shot put fell this year when sophomore Austin Williams heaved the shot 51-2 to break Art Clark's old mark of 50-4 set in 1970.
Cedaredge's 400m relay team (Xander Camp, Gates, Steton Brewer and Markley) raced past the old record of 44.62 (Matt Truitt, Markley, Colton Nichols and Blake Bollig) which was set in 2010. The new record will be 44.24.
The Lady Bruins established new marks in a pair of relay races (1600m and 3200m) and two individual records by freshman Nellie Freeman (800m and 1600m).
Freeman knocked a little more than seven seconds off Haley Carlton's 800m record of 2:30.67 when she circled the track twice in a time of 2:23.52.
A second school record went to Freeman when she ran a 5:28.16 in the 1600m to break Sara Lewis' mark of 5:42.55 that was set in 1993. Sandy Schuster ran a 5:29.30 mile in 1976, officially establishing Freeman as the fastest 1600m/mile-runner in Cedaredge's history.
Freshmen Kenzie Henderson, Freeman and Kendall McHugh combined with sophomore Mackenzie Kehmeier to post Cedaredge's fastest time ever in the 1600m relay. Their time of 4:04.99 shaved more than three seconds off the old time of 4:07.59 set by Rebecca Deal, Leah Burnett, Savannah McIntire and Sierra Williams in 2011.
The Lady Bruins' 3200m relay team clipped nearly 19 seconds off the old record of 10:21.20 set by Christina Busch, Amanda Sena, J.J. Mote and Rachel Barwick in 2002. The team of Ashley Diaz (Sr), Jessica Sullivan (Jr), and freshmen McHugh and Freeman ran a 10:02.26 to post a new 3200m relay mark.blog comments powered by Disqus