Moffat County girls track runners-up at Frank Woodburn Invite
The numbers continue to look good for Moffat County High School track and field with another week in the books.
MCHS picked up several wins during this weekend’s Frank Woodburn Invitational hosted by Palisade at Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium.
With 80.5 points, the MoCo girls finished behind only Cedaredge, while the boys took eighth among 17 teams.
Lady Bulldogs again finished as the fastest bunch in the girls 4×200-meter relay event with Emma Jones, Mikah Vasquez, Antonia Vasquez and Halle Hamilton winning handily at 1:48.72.
Elsewhere, Hamilton entered the 800-meter run for the first time this season and was five seconds ahead of the nearest competitor in the half-mile event, gaining the gold at 2:28.61.
Cousins Emma and Alexis Jones were part of a three-way tie in the girls high jump at 5 feet even with 10 points ultimately going to Alexis and eight points for Emma.
As for the Bulldog boys, Logan Hafey kept his streak going in the 300-meter hurdles with his third straight win, this time clocking in at 40.75 seconds.
Hafey also served as the anchor for the boys 4×200 team that took the silver, with the combination of Andrew Duran, Evan Atkin and Jimi Jimenez bringing the season best in the race down to 1:33.52, down nearly five seconds from the prior week.
Easing back into the track season after a football injury in the fall, Atkin placed third in the boys 200 dash with a time of 23.51, while Hafey collected the bronze in the 110 hurdles at 16.41.
In the girls 300, Lizzy LeWarne set a new personal record at 52.21, placing second in the process, while Hamilton’s effort in the 100 dash put her at third for the day at 13.18.
Emma Jones took fourth in the girls 200 (27.89), Mikah Vasquez fifth in the 400 (1:04.15), Sadie Dunckley eighth in the 100 hurdles (19.89), and Teya Miller earning a personal record at 2:40.33 in the 800, placing sixth.
The 800 sprint medley relay team of Quincy Lowe, Miller and the Vasquez duo took fourth while also bringing their season best down to 2:01.41.
Likewise, the girls 4×100 relay team shaved off a little more time, clocking in at 54.53 as Lowe, Alexis Jones, Ruby Short and Antonia Vasquez placed fourth.
In the girls 4×800 relay, Bree Meats, Brook Wheeler, Emma Tucker and LeWarne placed fourth at 11:29.69.
The boys 4×100 team also brought down their time, with Duran, Kenny Frederickson, Zeke Alcantar and Jimenez placing sixth at 46.14, while Boden Reidhead was the first distance athlete to crack five minutes this season in the 1600 run, placing seventh at 4:59.99.
Amid an up-and-down day in field events for the Bulldogs at the meet, Caitlyn Adams tied for eighth in the girls long jump at 14 feet, 7.5 inches, while thrower Caleb Squires also earned eighth at 37-8 in the boys shot put, each of them adding more than a half-foot to their results from a week earlier.
In the boys high jump, Ian Trevenen was also No. 8 at 5 feet, 8 inches, 2 inches above his hop from the past week.
MCHS teams will be back in Grand Junction this weekend at the Phil Wertman Invite hosted by Fruita Monument.
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