Steamboat track scores high at Battle Mountain

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— Routt County track athletes are running out of time to put forth performances that will land them in the state track meet. The Steamboat Springs squad didn’t do itself any favors in that regard at a Saturday meet at Battle Mountain, but the small troupe of Sailors did show pretty well for itself.

Steamboat didn’t have anyone push into the state’s top 18 times or distances in any events, but it racked up a ton of points.

As he has all season, senior distance standout Asher Rohde led the way, winning the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 53.84 seconds, finishing with a 20-second gap on his nearest opponent. Rohde was fourth in the 1,600-meter run, then joined Scott Powers, Colton Lewer and Tanner Morrison for the 3,200-meter relay, where the team was third.

Steamboat had no shortage of point-scoring athletes Saturday. Kodie Hoyt placed third in the shotput with a toss of 40 feet, 7 1/4 inches and third in the discus, reaching 124-2. The 400-meter relay with Lewer, Dylan Wilkinson, Morrison and Charles Tisch was fourth, and the same group place sixth in the 800-meter relay. Wilkinson also was sixth in the 100-meter run. Powers was seventh in the 1,600-meter run, and Morrison was eighth in the 200-meter run.

Alexandrea Bryant, meanwhile, was seventh in the discus with a toss of 91-11, scoring in a meet for the first time this season.

Steamboat finished with 47 points and in fifth place.

“We had a bunch of kids, Dylan and Tanner, Colton and Asher, those guys placed in every race they were in, so points wise, we did much better than we have before,” Long said. “Now, this week they’re done with their hard training. We’ll have some fun at workouts and do the best we can with the regional meet coming up.”

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

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