CMS sprinters have big day in Craig
April 19, 2014
With weather cooperating just well enough to hold a meet, Craig Middle School's track athletes showed they are capable under any conditions.
The Bulldogs hosted several other schools Saturday from Northwest Colorado and southwest Wyoming at the Moffat County High School track for a midseason meet. Amid increasing wind and occasional rain, the runners, jumpers and throwers still came up big.
Dylan Chalmers had an impressive day for CMS. The seventh-grader took first place in his division in the 200 and 400 meters, blowing away the field by 50 meters in the latter event. He also was second in the high jump to teammate Connor Murphy and second in the 100, just minutes after leaving the high jump pit.
Several other Bulldogs had a good day sprinting, as well. In the seventh-grade girls division, Quinn Pinnt was first in the 100 and 200 meters and helped a couple Bulldogs relays (400 and 1,600 meters) to top-five finishes.
Cale Scranton was third in the boys seventh grade 100 in 13.9 seconds and anchored the seventh grade 400-meter relay team to a win in just more than 57 seconds. Kaden Hafey took fourth in the eighth grade 100 with a 12.82. Cole White battled a strong head wind on the back straightaway of the track and finished his 400 in 58.11 to take second. White broke the CMS record with a 57.6 last week but couldn't quite replicate the effort Saturday.
Along with the boys' success in the high jump, Brayden Anderson cleared 3-10 on the girls side to tie for fourth.
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In the throwing events, a couple of eighth-graders had high finishes for the Bulldogs. Kayla Nash tossed the shotput 25 feet, 11 inches and was fifth overall, while Zane Shipman's throw of 33-3.5 was good enough for fourth in the eighth grade boys.
In a short season the Bulldogs have two busy weeks left. Next week, they'll compete at meets in Hayden, Baggs, Wyo., and Rangely before going back to Baggs and Steamboat consecutive days at the beginning of May.
Contact Nate Waggenspack at 970-875-1795 or nwaggenspack@CraigDailyPress.com. Follow him on Twitter at @CDP_Sports .