Small Steamboat team fares well


The Steamboat Springs track and field team wasn't much of a team Saturday, but the few athletes who traveled to Glenwood Springs performed well.

The school district's spring break runs through this week, but many families got an early start, leaving before Saturday's Demon Invitational.

Consequently, Steamboat didn't have teams in any relay events in Glenwood, but the individuals who competed Saturday had good results going into an extended break.

Steamboat doesn't resume competition until the Clint Wells Invitational, which will be held April 30 at Moffat County High School.

The girls finished sixth out of 15 teams, with Kayla Kostur and Missy Chotvacs doing all the scoring in the field events.

Kostur won the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 4 inches, and Chotvacs won the triple jump, leaping 34-2 1/4. Kostur took second in the triple jump (33-9 3/4) and the long jump (14-11 3/4).

Chotvacs also was fourth in the long jump (14-5 1/4) and seventh in the high jump (4-8).

The boys took several runners to Glenwood. Andy Garber was third in the 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 59.41 seconds and placed sixth in the 800 in 2:11.41. Jay Hanley finished fourth in the 100 in 11.63 seconds and seventh in the 200 in 24.54. Justin Krause was fifth in the 400 meters in 55.85.

The boys also scored several points in field events. Jake Stanford finished fourth in the triple jump (38-1) and seventh in the long jump (18-0 1/4). Darren Burke was fifth in the high jump, clearing 5-6, and Westin Cofer was sixth in the discus with a throw of 115-8 1/2.

The boys placed 10th out of 16 teams with just six athletes scoring points.


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