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Moffat County girls race to All-State honors

Kayla Pinnt repeats as 3A Athlete of the Year

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

From left, Moffat County High School's Ary Shaffer, Emma Samuelson, Quinn Pinnt and Kayla Pinnt display their hardware after winning the state championship title for the 3A girls 4x100-meter relay. All four were included as All-State First Team athletes this week, with Kayla Pinnt also recognized as 3A Female Athlete of the Year for winning the 100, 200 and 400 dash.

Colorado High School Activities AssociationColorado High School Activities Association recently named its All-State teams for track and field, and four of Moffat County High School’s fastest made the cut. recently named its All-State teams for track and field, and four of Moffat County High School's fastest made the cut.

Colorado High School Activities Association recently named its All-State teams for track and field, and four of Moffat County High School's fastest made the cut.

Recent MCHS graduates Kayla Pinnt and Ary Shaffer, as well as soon-to-be-senior Emma Samuleson and incoming sophomore Quinn Pinnt were named 3A girls All-State First Team.

All-State honors go to the champions of each event, with the foursome of Moffat County ladies winning the 4×100-meter relay as part of the Bulldogs' second place team finish.

This is the second consecutive year Samuelson and Shaffer have been named All-State relay runnersSamuelson and Shaffer have been named All-State relay runners, both taking the title in 2015 for the 4×200, with Samuelson also on the 4×100 team that season., both taking the title in 2015 for the 4×200, with Samuelson also on the 4×100 team that season.

Samuelson and Shaffer have been named All-State relay runners, both taking the title in 2015 for the 4×200, with Samuelson also on the 4×100 team that season.

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While the experience is entirely new for Quinn Pinnt, older sister Kayla has been All-State three years running, part of both championship relays last year, as well as winning the 100 and 200 dash in both 2014 and 2015, a feat she accomplished again this Maya feat she accomplished again this May..

a feat she accomplished again this May.

Additionally, she took the gold in the 400 dash for the first time at the finals this season, setting a new state meet record of 55.01 seconds in the process.

As the only girl in the divisionAs the only girl in the division and and one of seven male and female competitors in the entire stateone of seven male and female competitors in the entire state to win four separate events, Kayla was named 3A Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row. to win four separate events, Kayla was named 3A Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row.

As the only girl in the division and one of seven male and female competitors in the entire state to win four separate events, Kayla was named 3A Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row.

This state championships saw multiple Bulldogs finish in the top nine to medal this season.

Girls medalists included Shaffer, Madysen Cramer, Allie Dilldine and Mattie Jo Duzik second in the 4×800 relay; Selena Hernandez third in 100 dash, fifth in the 100 hurdles and sixth in 200 dash; Shaffer fifth in 400 dash; Samuelson, Quinn Pinnt, Josie Timmer and Selena Hernandez fifth in 4×200; Charli Earle sixth in discus; Samuelson, Duzik, Timmer and Cramer seventh in 4×400; Duzik seventh in the 800 and eighth in the 1,600 run; and Emily Womble eighth in 3,200 run.

Keenan Hildebrandt was third in the discus for the highest placement for MCHS boys in their 25th place team finish. Shandon Hadley was eighth in the 200 dash; Mikinzie Klimper ninth in 300 hurdles; and the team of Riley Allen, Carter Severson, Klimper and Connor Scranton were also ninth in the 4×800 relay.

Additional state competitors included Morgan Lawton, Eddie Smercina, Victor Silva, Elias Peroulis and Kaden Hafey.