Wednesday, April 13, 2005
One week after breaking school records, Hayden juniors Tyson Sweetser and Keenan Bruchez repeated their feats Saturday.
Sweetser threw the discus 139 feet, 8 inches to take second at the Eagle Valley Invitational, breaking a school record of 138-8 that he'd set the previous week.
Bruchez placed second in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 16.61 seconds, an impressive 0.42 seconds faster than his previous record.
Sweetser also placed second in the shot put, throwing 42-4. Bruchez was eighth in the discus with a throw of 121-5.
The Tigers did not run any sprint relays on the boys' side, so senior Evan Hilling had a chance to compete in more field events. He took third in the high jump, clearing 5-8, and was fifth in the triple jump, leaping 37-10.
Hilling also took second in the 100 with a time of 11.26 and third in the 200 with a time of 24.55. Teammate Kenny Gehrman was seventh in the 200.
Many athletes' times were slower Saturday than in previous meets because of the cold, windy conditions at Eagle Valley High School.
Senior Lauren Branstetter also placed in three of the four events she entered Saturday. Four events is the maximum per meet.
She took third in the 400 meters in 63.95 and was fifth in the 200 in 29.63.
Branstetter teamed up with Jessica Martin, Mariah Doolin and Kaitlyn Corriveau to place seventh in the 800-meter relay.
Amber Suits was third in the 1,600 meters in 6:08.01, a personal best time this season.
Emily Whiteman placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 87 feet, which was 12 feet better than her previous best throw of the season.
Doolin was seventh in the high jump, clearing 4-4, and Martin was seventh in the long jump with a leap of 13-0 1/4.
As a team, the Hayden boys placed fifth and the girls placed ninth. Eagle Valley won the boys and girls team titles easily.
Up next for Hayden is the North Park Invitational today in Craigand the Meeker Invitational on Saturday in Meeker.