Regular season comes to a close for MCHS teams

Boys and girls track and field place in top-10 at Tiger Invite

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The Moffat County High School boys and girls track and field teams finished the regular season with top-10 finishes Friday and Saturday at the Tiger Invitational in Grand Junction.

The first-place 3,200-meter relay team of Tucker Bilodeau, Jeremy Bird, Mike McNicol and Jacob Miller finished in 8 minutes, 10.74 seconds to pace the boys to a sixth-place finish.

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With the exception of rival Rifle, all teams ahead of MCHS are larger 5A schools.

J.T. Haddan (47 feet, 3 inches) and Cory Pike (45 feet, 8.5 inches) finished third and seventh, respectively, in the shot put.

McNicol (2:00.40) and Bilodeau (2:04.90) came in second and eighth, respectively, in the 800.

In the 1,600, Bird clocked a fourth-place time of 4:31.17.

The 1,600 relay squad of Bird, Josh Classen, Sam Weeldreyer and McNicol came in fourth in 3:31.24.

The quartet of Classen, Colton Conrad, Andrew Drake and Weeldreyer finished sixth in 1:33.61 in the 800 relay.

Brian Ivy triple jumped his way to a sixth-place finish of 39 feet, 11.50 inches.

Classen came in seventh-place in the 400 in 52.97 seconds.

As a team, MCHS came in ninth place out of 22 teams with 39.50 points.

Alicia Nelson led the Bulldogs with a first-place finish in the 800 (2:23.54) and came in third in the 1,600 in 5:13.56.

The 3,200 relay team of Jeacey Robinson, Nelson, Katy Nottingham and Megan Knez ran a 10:32.65 for fourth-place.

Erin Urbanoski came in first-place in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 5.25 inches. She also claimed a fourth-place finish in the 100 in 12.94 seconds.

The 400 relay squad of Kylie Bauman, Melissa Blackstun, Tara Montoya and Urbanoski came in seventh-place in 52.79.

In the high jump, Danielle Brockman finished eighth by clearing 4 feet, 8 inches.

Myiah Bengston also came in eighth in the shot put, with a throw of 34 feet, 7 inches.

MCHS returns to Grand Junction May 11 and 12 for regional competition.

"We are looking pretty good right now," Tague said. "We just have to have them stay healthy, and wait to see how they fall."

Drew Turner can be contacted at 824-7031, ext 211, or aturner@craigdailypress.com

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