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Home track invitational gets new name

Runner and role model Clint Wells gets recognition

Elwood Shelton

Clint Wells has quite a resumhen it comes to track and running.

He was a five-time state champion with one championship earned in cross country, two in the mile run and two in the two-mile run. He is the state record holder in 3,200-meter run and earned a full ride scholarship to University of Colorado.

In college he was a four-time All-American and was the three-time U.S. runner for the World Cross Country Championships.

And finally, he’s ranked as the No. 2 road racer in the U.S. and has been the No. 1 American finisher in a slew of elite races around the world.

So it’s no wonder Moffat County High School decided to rename their invitational the Clint Wells Invitational track meet.

“Clint is just a great kid, who has reflected well on his community and his high school,” coach Gary Tague said. “He is someone we hope our kids around the community can maybe look up to.”

This is the first year the home invitational will be known as the Clint Wells. Even though the invite may have a new name, it will be business as usual for the Bulldogs and Lady ‘Dogs who will mark Saturday as the last day of regular season competition.

The meet will be the last early qualifier meet of the season as well, though it almost didn’t turn out that way.

The timing equipment used in this region is on the fritz, making the past few qualifier meets nothing more than meets. The same equipment is still on the fritz but Moffat County has arranged for timing equipment to be brought down from Rawlings, Wyo. The coach doesn’t believe that they will see too many early entries to state because the weekend is slated to be a stormy one.

“Really we’re looking towards regionals,” coach Mike Gleason said. “We’ll still run hard. It’s just we’ll aim to have the kids running their best at next weekend.”

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