Oak Creek Three athletes from the Soroco High School track team will make the trip to the 1A/2A state track meet in Pueblo Friday and Saturday, and coaches believe they will do well.
League champion discus thrower Kristie Glawe threw the discus 108 feet for a new school record at the district tournament, which prequalified her for the state track meet. That toss was a little more than four feet past her previous best.
"I think she can throw farther," track coach Kate Hayne said of Glawe's chances at state.
Jessie DeGanahl also is making the trip to state after being second in the league at the 300-meter hurdles. She jumped and ran her way at the regional track meet in Craig last weekend to a 50.19-second personal best, dropping two seconds from her previous time.
"It's been hard for her but she should run well at state," Hayne said.
Matt Hayne, the lone boy runner, is traveling to state for two events. The long-distance specialist is running the 1600- and 3200-meter runs.
"He's very pleased to hear about the cool temperature (expected this weekend)," coach Hayne said.
For regionals, the hot weather made for tough running in Craig. But cool temperatures in the forecast should allow for Matt Hayne to have a shot at getting a personal best and competing for a top spot in the state.
"We only have three kids going out of the eight that went out for track this year, but we should do pretty well," coach Hayne said.