Vigil inducted into hall of fame

Former Bulldog standout honored


It's been quite a few years since Pablo 'Charley' Vigil was a Moffat County Bulldog, but his mark has left a legacy.

Vigil was inducted into the Adams State College hall of fame during a Sept. 22 awards banquet in Alamosa.

He graduated from Moffat County High School in 1971, after winning a state title in cross country in 1970.

He moved on to Adams State College, an NAIA school, and as a freshmen helped lead the Grizzlies to their first cross country national championship in 1971.

During his time at ASC, Vigil received four All-America honors and is the only man to win three individual Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference cross country titles, which he did from 1972-1974.

From there, he went on to become an avid marathoner and mountain runner. Vigil claimed victory in the Cleveland Marathon three times and is the only man to win four straight 32-kilometer Sierre-Zinal Mountain race titles.

He is widely considered the greatest mountain runner in the world. Vigil, 54, now resides in Loveland, and teaches at Harris Bilingual Elementary School.

Lake also inducted into ASC hall of fame

Along with Vigil, former Moffat County state champion wrestler Kortney Lake, was inducted posthumously into ASC's hall of fame.

Lake graduated from Moffat County High school in 1999, and was on record to become one of the best wrestlers in ASC history. He won the Colorado Collegiate title in 2000 and then departed for a two-year hiatus to pursue other interests.

Back in 2003-2004 as a sophomore, Lake continued his dominance on the mat, winning the Colorado Collegiate title, the RMAC title and taking sixth at the NCAA Division II Championships.

Towards the end of the 2004-2005 season, Lake was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and battled the disease until his death in June 2006.

Because of Lake's contributions to the ASC wrestling program and his involvement with youth wrestling, he was chosen as an inductee into the 2006 hall of fame.

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