MCHS's Pinnt leads track teams at Phil Wertman Invitational


Moffat County results from the Phil Wertman Invite

Girls 100

Kayla Pinnt 1

Leah Kalik 15


Kayla Pinnt 1

Lauren Samuelson 12

Leah Kalik 14


Leah Kalik 6

Lauren Samuelson 7

Maddy Olinger 18


Ary Shaffer 12

Makayla Johnson 13

Allie Dilldine 18


Makayla Johnson 9

Allie Dilldine 16


Aubrey Campbell 8

100 hurdles

Ashlee Griffiths 15

Jessie Suits 20

300 hurdles

Ashlee Griffiths 13

Jessie Suits 20

4x100 team 3

Sprint medley team 3

Long Jump

Ary Shaffer 8

Shot put

Nicole Sollenberger 17

Emily White 24

Katlyn Sollenberger 30


Nicole Sollenberger 10

Boys 100

Kelley Campbell 8

Alan Flores 12


Kelley Campbell 5

Ryder Seely 28


Erik Silva 8

Bryant Cox 14

Garrett Ferguson 21


Ashley Suits 21

Remmy Kohpay 24

Diego Quezada 25


Jarrett Johnson 11

Ashley Suits 25

Diego Quezada 29


Isaac Chacon 21

Andrew Keiss 22

110 hurdles

Ryder Seely 13

300 hurdles

Ryder Seely 11

4x100 team 4

4x400 team 6

4x800 team 8

High Jump

Miguel Cruz 3

Long Jump

Miguel Cruz 8

Shot Put

Dylan Villa 17

Axel Mina 25


Dylan Villa 19

Axel Mina 23

— It was a difficult day for several of Moffat County’s younger track athletes.

Kayla Pinnt wasn’t one of them.

The freshman sprinter posted her best times of the year in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Phil Wertman Invitational in Grand Junction, taking first place in both and exacting revenge on Grand Junction High School’s Whitney Jackson, who had beaten Pinnt at a meet in Rifle earlier in the season.

Pinnt ran the 100 in 12.84 seconds, winning by more than one-tenth of a second. Later, she finished the 200 in 26.14. Both times are the second-fastest in Colorado 3A this season.

With her wins, Pinnt scored 20 of Moffat County’s 39 points in the meet, where the team took eighth out of 12 teams.

Other Moffat County track and field members didn’t fare as well Friday. Several of the Bulldogs’ top field participants had tough days, not recording a distance in their events.

But those who did, had strong days. Miguel Cruz took third in the boys high jump, clearing 5 feet, 6 inches, and Nicole Sollenberger had one of her best throws of the season in discus at 87-10.

Kelly Campbell had a good day sprinting for the boys team, recording two top-eight finishes in the 100 and 200, both his best times of the season. Campbell sits just outside the state-qualifying times in 3A in both events.

Leah Kalik and Lauren Samuelson were sixth and seventh in the individual 400, and both girls are not far from state-qualifying times.

The Bulldogs will look to improve on their times, heights and distances when track comes to Craig on April 26 for the Clint Wells Invitational.

Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 875-1795 or


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