Craig Sports Briefs for April 17, 2015: Craig Middle School track excels in home meet |

Craig Sports Briefs for April 17, 2015: Craig Middle School track excels in home meet

Craig Middle School runners get in stride during a Wednesday afternoon practice. The CMS track and field teams recently hosted the Bulldog Invitational, winning three of the four subsets of seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls. CMS will compete in a meet hosted by Soroco Middle School Saturday morning at the Moffat County High School track.
Andy Bockelman

The Craig Middle School track and field teams recently hosted the Bulldog Invitational this past Saturday at Moffat County High School, hosting Rangely, Little Snake River Valley School and Hanna Elk Mountain.

With 85 total athletes, CMS won the overall meet, with seventh- and eighth-grade girls and eighth-grade boys each winning on points and seventh-grade boys placing second.

Coach Sara Linsacum expects the group to do just as well, if not better, as Soroco hosts its meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, also at the MCHS facilities.

“My distance kids are performing end-of-season from I’ve seen in the past, which is amazing,” she said. “I’ve got a lot of eighth-graders who are really starting to get it, and I hope they keep it up.”

Linsacum added that eighth-grader Quinn Pinnt breaking the school record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.80 seconds will probably be the first of many new standards set as the season progresses with road events in Rangely and Baggs, Wyoming.

A midweek event, the Moffat County Night Relays, will take place at 5 p.m. April 30.

“That’s a new thing, which is super cool and different and fun for the kids,” Linsacum said. “It brings back some of the teamwork since track is so individual.”

Coaches are seeking volunteers to aid with the relay event. High school ages, parents or other community members can help by just running a stopwatch or raking a sand pit.

For more information, email Linsacum at

Dude Dent awards night scheduled for May

Moffat County High School will host its annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner at 6 p.m. May 21 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

The event honors the top male and female athletes senior athletes for their prowess in both sports and academics. The Dude Dent is named in honor of Dent, who was a scholar athlete in Moffat County in the 1930s before being killed in action during World War II.

The evening is $15 per plate.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

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