MCHS track team has strong showing in Ralston Valley Relays |

MCHS track team has strong showing in Ralston Valley Relays

Joshua Gordon

In the first track meet of the 2011 season, Moffat County High School varsity track and field team head coach Todd Trapp said his athletes performed as well as expected.

The Ralston Valley Relays in Lakewood is an event in which every running and field event is a relay.

"We competed against pretty big schools that were double our size," Trapp said. "Everyone competed very well and finished their performances."

The boys discus relay and sprint medley relay each took home first place.

The sprint medley relay is comprised of two 200-meter runners, a 400-meter runner and an 800-meter runner.

Garrett Spears, Gavin Spears, Paige Spears and Zach Beau-

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champ made up the discus relay.

The boys distance medley relay also took second.

The girls triple jump relay, made up of seniors Lauren Roberts and Britteny Ivers, took fifth place.

Trapp said other teams counted three or four jumpers, so for Roberts and Ivers to take fifth was a big accomplishment.

Early in the season, Trapp said his team has been lucky to get to practice outside for the first two weeks.

"A majority of the past two weeks we have been outside, which is good for the early season," he said. "The team is willing to work hard and put out a strong performance in the first meet."

With not a lot of time to evaluate his athletes, Trapp said the next couple of weeks should shape how the season will go.

"Our throwers haven't been able to get in the pit and our jumpers haven't been on a runway or in a pit," he said. "For the amount of practice we have had, everyone is doing well at this point."

Still, Trapp said there are areas that could use work.

"We can still work on starts in our sprints and on our overall conditioning," he said. "Both will help to build a successful runner."

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Top results from the Moffat County High School varsity track team’s performance at the Ralston Valley Relays:

(Relay — place)

Boys discus relay — 1

Boys sprint medley relay — 1

Boys distance medley relay — 2

Girls triple jump relay — 5