Hayden’s Aubree Haskins tosses the shotput Saturday in Rifle. She finished fifth in the event and was seventh in discus. The next meet for the Tigers is Friday in Moffat County.

Jeff Caspersen / Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Hayden’s Aubree Haskins tosses the shotput Saturday in Rifle. She finished fifth in the event and was seventh in discus. The next meet for the Tigers is Friday in Moffat County.

Hayden track athletes show well in Rifle

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— The Hayden High School track and field squad came away with a number of high marks Saturday while competing against some of the region’s best competition at the Rifle Invitational.

The team was again led by veteran Aubree Haskins.

Haskins landed her best discus distance of the season, finishing seventh with a throw of 99 feet. She was also fifth in the shotput, reaching 32-4.

“Her dis cus throw as 12 feet further than she’s ever thrown, so we were all really excited,” Hayden coach Richard Bush said. “She didn’t get a PR in the shot, but sometimes you have it and sometimes you don’t.”

Savannah Williams was on the leading edge of a good day for Hayden’s distance running crew. She was fifth in the 3,200-meter run, finishing in 13 minutes, 18.29 seconds. Liam Delaney placed fifth in the boys 3,200-meter run, in 11:21.07.

Jorge Valdez has his best mark of the season in the high jump, earning state pre-qualification honors with a leap of 5 feet, 10 inches. That also was good for fifth place.

The boys 1,600 relay team, with Brentt Gabel, Jordan Ferrier, Ian Cadenhead and Jack Redmond, was sixth, while the girls 800 medley relay team with Becca Hoza, Laura Johnson, Heather Nereson and Millie Delaney was 11th.

The boys 800 relay team, with Ferrier, Redmond, Hunter Johnston and Dakota Zehner, was 11th.

Heather Nereson was 11th and Millie Delaney was 19th in the girls 800-meter run, and Ian Cadenhead was 15th in the boys 800-meter run. Gabel was 11th in the long jump, Thomas Rauch was 19th in the 300 hurdles and Laura Johnson was 20th in the 1,600-meter run.

The Tigers will now set their sites on a Friday meet in Moffat County, the closest they’ll come to competing at home this season.

“That will be nice, not to have to take that three hour hike down somewhere else,” Bush said. “It will be great for everyone.”

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253 or email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com

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