Routt County track teams stretch legs through weekend

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— The Soroco High School track team came away with a few top results and plenty of strong finishes Friday at the Phil Wertman Invitational Track Meet in Grand Junction.

The team was led, as is often the case, by strong performances from relay teams.

On the boys side, that meant a sixth-place finish from the group of Chance Beaty, Micah Gibbons, Bjorn Carlson and Andrew Herzog in the boys 3,200 relay. Ryan Jeep then replaced Beaty in Soroco’s eighth-place finish in the 400 relay.

Carlson was second in the high jump, and Jeep was third. Jeep also placed 11th in the shot put.

On the girls side, Kali Constine was fifth in the high jump. Leah Walorski was eighth in triple jump as Cassie Constine placed 15th and Alexendrea Bryant was 19th. Walorski added to her strong day with a 10th-place finish in the long jump, ahead of DaKota Bruner, in 17th.

Hayley Johnson was 12th in the 200, Kali Constine 16th and DaKota Bruner 19th. Johnson was also 19th in the 100. Lenexa Cole was 15th in the 3,200 and 19th in the 1,600 while Bruner finished 20th in the 400.

Bruner, Johnson, Cassie Constine and Walorski teamed up to place eighth in the 800 relay while Kali Constine switched in for Bruner for an eighth-place finish in the 1,600 relay.

Tigers strong at Rangely

Hayden traveled to Rangely for a meet and landed plenty of medal-worthy finishes.

Jordan Temple was second in the 200 dash, earning the girls team’s top result, and Laura Johnson was third in the 1,600, then seventh in the 400. Abby Cadenhead was fourth in the 1,600 and 10th in the 400.

Jewell Vreeman placed sixth in the 100, and Chancey Graham was eighth.

Thomas Rauch had the top results on the boys side. He won the high jump, then placed third in the 110 hurdles. Jack Redmond was third in both the long jump and the triple jump, then fifth in the 200. Liam Delaney was seventh in the 400 and Koa Cash 13th. Cash was 15th in the long jump. Delaney was fourth in the triple jump and Christian Carson ninth. Carson was also ninth in the shot put.

Both schools next compete Friday at Moffat County High School.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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