The Hotchkiss girls' track team had four first-place showings and scored 77 points to place fourth at the 13-team Phil Wertman Invitational, held Friday at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. The girls also broke meet records in two events.
Freshmen Mae Anderson and Katie Parsons and juniors Natalie Anderson and Jennifer Celis dominated the track, breaking the meet record to win the 3200-meter relay in nine minutes, 52.21 seconds — a full 27 seconds ahead of second-place Glenwood Springs.
The 800-meter team of Parsons, Celis, Sophia Schelle and Kelli Buhrdorf outpaced Coal Ridge by less than a half a second for the win.
In individual events, Celis broke the meet record in the 400m dash with a winning time of 57.99 seconds.
Natalie Anderson was pushed by Lindi Cougour of Montrose for the first three laps of the 1600m before pulling away in the final lap to claim the win with a time of 5:22.65. It became a family affair as Mae Anderson finished fourth in 5:45.95.
Buhrdorf finished seventh in the 100m and sixth in the 200m.
Kylie Hodges finished sixth in the shot (34-08), and fourth in the discus (104-07); Daryl Batt placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 104 feet.
In boys' results, Keegan Palmer claimed his second gold of the season in the triple jump, hitting a new personal best of 41 feet, 8.75 inches. The jump also set a new meet record. Palmer, a senior, is now ranked third in state in the event.
Bulldog teammates Cody Bartlett and Andrew Tiedeman finished one and two respectively in the 1600m run. Both set a new personal record, with Bartlett finishing in 4:36.97, and Tiedeman shaving nine seconds off of his prior best with a time of 4:39.59.
With just three meets remaining until regional competition, Bartlett and Tiedeman are ranked one and two in the event in the 2A Western Slope League.
The 1600m team of Bartlett, Kurt Katzdorn, Palmer and Alex Smith placed second.
The boys' team scored 42 points to place seventh at the 13-team meet.blog comments powered by Disqus