Routt County track athletes log high finishes in Glenwood

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Meg O’Connell continued to help lead the way for the Steamboat Springs High School track and field team Saturday at Glenwood Springs, placing second in the 3,200-meter run. She finished in 12 minutes, 50.47, only three seconds behind the race’s winner.

O’Connell was only one of a heap of local athletes to notch top 10 finishes at the Glenwood meet.

Gabrielle Anderson was fifth for Steamboat in the 400, Alexandra Tumminello was seventh in the 800 and Temsup Techarukpong was seventh in the long jump. That foursome teamed up to place fourth in the 3,200-meter relay, and Carissa Anderson subbed in for O’Connell to place fifth in the 1,600-meter relay.

Colton Lewer was third in the boys 800, Joshua Held was fifth in the discus and Finn O’Connell was seventh in the 3,200. Joshua Corbin, Samuel Scully, Charles Tisch and Lewer were seventh together in the 800-meter relay. Dylan Wallace joined in place of Cobrin as the team placed seventh in the 1,600 relay. Meanwhile, Lewer, Koby Vargas, Tisch and Ben Lingle were sixth in the 3,200 relay.

Jorge Valdez led the way for Hayden, leaping to 5 feet, 10 inches to win the high jump. Jack Redmond was fifth in the long jump and Jordan Ferrier was eighth in the discus. Caldez, Errol Ormesher, Redmond and Dan Engle finished sixth in their first 400-meter relay while Thomas Rauch, Koa Cash, Liam Delaney and Taylor Colding were seventh in the 3,200 relay.

Savannah Williams was sixth in the 1,600, Becca Hoza was seventh in the triple jump, and Jewel Vreeman was eighth in the 100. Kara Kozzens, Hoza, Vreeman and Williams were fourth in the sprint medley while Cozzens, Vreeman, Laura Johnson and Emma Johnson were fifth in the 400.

“I am really happy with how our athletes have been constantly improving from week to week,” Hayden coach Patrick Moore said about his team, which had 10 personal bests. “Many of our athletes are inching their way closer to state qualifiers each week. A lot of those athletes are young and are showing a lot of potential.”

Josie Rossi was one of Soroco’s top athletes at the meet. She placed sixth in the high jump. Hayley Johnson was seventh in the 100 and 10th in the 200 while Jaelyn Whaley was sixth in the 800 and eighth in the 400.

The girls also got top finishes from the 800 and 1,600 relays, both of which finished fourth.

Nic Paxton was the team’s top performing boy. He placed seventh in triple jump. Bjorn Carlson was eighth in high jump. The team also got fifth place in both the 800 and 1,600 relays and seventh in the 400 relay.

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

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