MCHS places 2nd at Clint Wells Invite


Performing in front of friends and family at home for the first time this season, the Moffat County High School boys and girls track and field teams placed second Friday afternoon at the Clint Wells Invitational.

The girls tallied 114 points and the boys 107 points among 16 schools.


Girls coach Todd Trapp said overall, the meet went smoothly.

"I think the kids did really good and performed well," he said. "We didn't have a ton of state qualifiers, but there were some good performers."

Sophomore Erin Urbanoski led the girls with two first-place performances in the 100-meter dash (13.04 seconds), and 16 feet, 4 inches in the long jump.

"It was my best time of the year. I think it definitely makes a difference to be at home," Urbanoski said.

Urbanoski also ran the third leg in the second-place 800-meter sprint medley, joining Kylie Bauman, Melissa Blackstun and Alicia Nelson to clock a 1:54.17.

Junior Markie Workman cleared the competition in the high jump with 4-10, and leaped 30-4 3/4 in the triple jump for third place.

Sophomore Myiah Bengston came in second in the discus (102-6 1/4), and third-place in the shot put with a throw of 34-7.

Trapp said Workman and Bengston had "great performances" and the two are starting to come on at the right time of the year.

Freshman Lindsey Yoast placed third in the discus with a throw of 99-4.

"She threw very well in the beginning of the season, and I am quite certain that she exceeded her best by 10 feet today," Trapp said.

The 400 relay team of Millie Blackstun, Tara Montoya, Bauman and Urbanoski finished second in 53.02.

Individually, Bauman finished fourth place in the 100 (13.6) and the 200 (28.32).

Alicia Nelson (second place, 5:25.75) and Jeacey Robinson (fifth-place, 5:48.07) represented MCHS in the 1,600.

Amber Suits came in fourth in the 3,200 in 13:04.17.

Gary Tague, the 2006 Colorado High School boys track coach of the year, received positive feedback from visiting coaches on the annual meet.

"We have come to expect excellence in this meet," Tague said. "I sure would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped out."

Junior J.T. Haddan led the Bulldogs with two individual first-place finishes -- 49-1 in the shot put and 139-7 in the discus.

Cory Pike was right behind him with a second-place shot put of 46-6, and a third-place discus throw of 131-3.

Andrew Drake placed fourth in the 200 in 23.77.

Josh Classen clocked a 52.94 in the 400 for third place.

In the 3,200, Jacob Miller beat all of his competitors in a time of 10:22.74.

"It wasn't a super time for him, but he wasn't getting pushed much either," Tague said.

The second-place finisher was 22 seconds behind.

MCHS takes its top two in each race to the Tiger Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction. The two-day meet begins at 4 p.m. each day.

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