Moffat County track has another big day in Junction |

Moffat County track has another big day in Junction

Nate Waggenspack
Eddie Smercina hands off to Kody Fief in the boys 4x100 meter relay Wednesday at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. The boys relay took second place at Grand Junction Central's Warrior Wild West Invitational, one of many high finishes for Moffat County.
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Heading into spring break, Moffat County’s track team wasn’t at full strength but once again looked tough in Grand Junction.

The Bulldogs were missing some members due to illness and the impending vacation, but Wednesday at the Warrior Wild West Invitational hosted by Grand Junction Central, they performed well individually and in relays.

The Warrior meet was smaller than others in which Moffat County has competed this season, but it included tough competition, with MCHS the only 3A school there.

In the boys 100-meter dash Kelly Campbell took fifth overall with a time of 11.72 seconds. It was Campbell’s second 100 of the season, and he dropped big time from just four days before, at the Mickey Dunn invitational, when he ran a 12.04.

Joe Camilletti dropped four-tenths of a second in the 100 from last Saturday, finishing in 12.47 on Wednesday. He had a breakout performance in long jump, where his leap of 18 feet, 11.75 inches was good for fourth at the meet and is the fifth best leap in class 3A so far.

Tyler Davis tied for fifth in the high jump, clearing 5-4 on the day. He also made it 17-10 in the long jump.

Freshman Connor Scranton was fifth in the mile with a time of 5:11.33, just ahead of teammate Garret Ferguson (5:11.58), who took sixth.

The boys 4×100 relay team took second overall behind Fruita Monument in 46.96 seconds, and Isaac Chacon ran his best 800-meter time of the season, finishing in 2:28.59 to take sixth.

For the girls team, Cheianne Pinnt and Maddy Olinger were second and fifth in the 100, respectively, with times of 13.70 and 14.17 seconds. The girls scored big points in the 1600, with Emily Womble finishing second, Aubrey Campbell third and Allie Dilldine seventh, all with times faster than six minutes, 20 seconds.

Karmen Christopher took on the 300-meter hurdles for the first time this season and was third at the meet with a time of 55.63. Jazzmine Piatt also was third in the 400, clocking in at 1:08.04.

The girls team had an excellent day in the team events, taking second place in the 400 and 800 relays and winning the 1600 and 3200 relays.

Emily White kept up her strong throwing, tossing the discus 94 feet and breaking 30 feet in the shot put to take fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Bulldogs have almost two weeks off before their next competition. Junior varsity athletes will go to Junction for a meet April 7, and the varsity team will be at Central High School’s next meet on April 11.

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