Next track meet a hop, skip and jump away

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— The all-weather track at Meeker High School will be the next stop for the members of the Steamboat Springs High School track team.

The runners, jumpers and hurlers will travel to Meeker this weekend for the third meet of the season. It's a much shorter trip than last week's stint to Hotchkiss.

Rachel Starr's two second-place finishes highlighted the trip. Starr was second in the 400-meter dash and second in the 800-meter dash as well.

In the 400, Starr finished the race in a time of 1 minute, 1.84 seconds. Jessica Brown of West Grand won the race with a time of 58.78.

Starr came up just short in the 800 as well. This time she was edged by Moffat County's Charlotte Steele, who finished the race with a time of 2:29.38. Starr was second at 2:32.98.

But Sailors head coach Andy Reust said the results were not bad in a meet with more than 20 schools.

"It was a huge meet," he said. "There was plenty of competition. We just didn't have enough athletes to really compete as a team."

The Sailors had only 11 athletes compete. The team, however, did record a few top finishes.

Among the leaders on the boys team was Kyle Svendsen, who placed second in the triple jump with an effort of 41 feet, 1 inch. Derek Haverley was seventh in the 100-meter dash a big improvement from the week before, when the runner failed to qualify for the finals.

Ryan Wattles also placed seventh in the 200-meter dash, and Ian Ramsay was eighth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:03.

This weekend in Meeker, Reust said he is expecting to see 15 teams from around the region, including Moffat County, Rifle, Fruita, Grand Junction, Rangely, Aspen, Paonia, Soroco and Grand Valley.

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