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West Grand finishes well at Joe Shields Invitational

Larry Banman
Sky-Hi New Sports Correspondent

KREMMLING – West Grand High School tracksters set 31 personal records in track and field last week and did well as a team in the Joe Shields Invitational Track Meet on Saturday.

The boys finished in second place at the Joe Shields Invitational with 111 points. Middle Park High School earned first place in the nine-team field. The girls garnered 101 points and finished .5 point behind Middle Park High School. Eagle Valley High School won the girls portion of the track meet.

Freshman Tabor Scholl continues to shine for the Mustangs as she won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.47 and finished in second place in the 400-meter dash with a personal record time of 1:00.26. In addition, Scholl competed in the Liberty Bell Invitational on Friday night and finished in third place with a time of 11:09.43. That time established a new school record for West Grand.

A team highlight for the Mustangs was the performance of the 4 x 100-meter teams for both the boys and girls. Each team had season-best times and won first place at the Joe Shields track meet. The girls team of Chyenne Sims, Carly Reynolds, Bailey Palmer and Erica Lucas recorded a time of 54.75 while the boys team of Nick Ritschard, Hunter Gasvoda, Casey Gore and Travis Gore finished in 46.32.

In the hurdling events, Sims, Lucas, Kristina Ekren and Laura Billington all finished in the top eight in the 110-meter hurdles. Sim’s second-place time of 17.64 was a personal record. Sims also finished second in the 300-meter event.

Travis Gore, Ritschard and Nehemiah Seltzer all placed in the 110-meter hurdles with Travis taking second place with a time of 16.64. Reno Davidson was second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.08 while Seltzer finished fifth with a time of 50.37.

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In addition to the 300-meter hurdles, Davidson placed in two other events on Saturday. He was second in the high jump with a leap of 5′ 10″ and fourth in the triple jump with a hop, skip and jump of 36 feet.

At the two meets held last week, nine different vaulters established personal records. For the girls, Lucas cleared 8 ft., Anna Cunico went over 7′ 6″ and Billington went over the bar at 6′ 9″. In competition for the boys, Casey Gore was successful at 11′ 3″, Ritschard cleared 10′ 9″, Luke Roderick went over 10′ 3″, Coleman Springer cleared 9′ 0″, Jeremiah Elliott went over 8′ 9″ and Dillon Willson set a personal record of 7′ 6″.

The throwers for West Grand also continue to improve in meets held last week. On Saturday, Gasvoda established personal records in the discus (106′ 1″) and shot put (37′ 3 3⁄4″). In the events, he finished second and third, respectively. Dylan Rohr was fourth in the shot put with a personal record throw of 36′ 7 3⁄4″. Colton Bodemann had a personal record throw of 31′ 8″ in the shot put, while Willson set personal records in both the discus (88′ 5″) and the shot put (29′ 4″). Landon Sneider threw the shot 30′ 8″ to establish his personal record.

For the girls, Katie Gregory had a personal record in the shot with a throw of 22′ 11 1⁄2″ while Carley Reynolds finished second in the discus on Saturday with a personal best throw of 92′ 4″. Kira Stone also set a personal record in the discus with a throw of 81 feet. Shannon Roller won the discus competition in Granby on Tuesday with a personal best throw of 80′ 6″.

In other results, Sky LePage had a second place finish in the high jump on Tuesday with a leap of 4′ 2″ and she recorded a personal record in the triple jump on Saturday with a jump of 24′ 7 1⁄2″.

Also recording personal bests last week were Willson (long jump), Bibiana Stubbs (triple jump), Austin Faeth (100-meter dash), Zach Johnson (triple jump) and Michael Lengel (1600-meter run).

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