Granby " East Grand Middle Shcool track team finishes season with a flourish |

Granby " East Grand Middle Shcool track team finishes season with a flourish

Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News

In their final meet of the season, East Grand Middle School’s track and field team scored a couple of team victories at the Platte Canyon Invitational on Saturday, May 10.

Both the seventh grade boys and girls teams won first places with perfect scores of 100 points. Sixteen teams, mostly from the Front Range, competed in the all-day competition.

“Once again, we made a great showing,” said coach Jim Karas. “This was some of our best competition of the year.”

At the end of Saturday’s competition, East Grand eighth-grader Sam Little was recognized as one of the best athletes of the day by a vote of the coaches. He was awarded a T-shirt.

Eighth grade boys

East Grand’s eighth grade boys placed fourth with 48 points in the 16-team competition. Buena Vista won with 90 points, followed by Bear Creek with 77 and Faith Christian with 54.

The results in the events for the Cubs’s eighth graders are:

100-meter hurdles ” first place, Sam Little, 17.07 seconds

100-meter dash ” second place, Dallas McCloskey, 13.62 seconds

200-meter dash ” second place, Adam Weaver, 29.7 seconds

400-meter relay ” second place, team of Sam Little, Adam Weaver, Dallas

McCloskey and Justin Coucke, 53.42 seconds

1600-meter relay ” third place, team of Cort Brennan, Dane McClenathan, Matt Risley and Sam Little, 4:40

Discus ” third place, Adam Weaver, 91 feet, 3 inches

Shot put ” fourth place, Brian Macchione, 33 feet, 5 inches

400-meter run ” sixth place, Justin Bondi, 1:07.5

Triple jump ” sixth place, Matt Risley

Seventh grade boys

East Grands’ seventh grade boys swept to victory, scoring an incredible 100 points. Buena Vista finished second with 60 points, followed by Faith Christian in third with 42.

The Cubs’ results in the events were:

1600-meter relay ” first place, team of Colby Zink, Robert Fenton, Ben Eaton and Tyler Franek, 4:50

100-meter hurdles ” first place, Johnny Stensvad, 18.88 seconds; third place, Tyler Franek, 19.4; sixth place, Robert Fenton, 20.9 seconds

Long jump ” first place, Johnny Stensvad, fourth place, Henry Southway

High jump ” first place, Tyler Franek; second place, Johnny Stensvad

400-meter relay ” second place, team of Ben Eaton, Johnny Stensvad, Tyler Franek and Henry Southway, 56.07 seconds

800-meter run ” third place, Colby Zink, 2:59; fourth place, Joe Rupp, 3:01

200-meter dash ” fourth place, Henry Southway, 30.28 seconds

Discus ” third place, Steven Kentfield, 76 feet, 3 inches; fifth place, Joe Rupp, 72 feet, 9 inches

Triple jump ” fifth place, Sage Wall

Shot put ” fifth place, Joe Rupp, 23 feet, 3 inches

400-meter run ” fifth place, Sage Wall, 1:12:56

100-meter dash ” sixth place, Henry Southway, 14.7 seconds

Eighth grade girls

The Cubs eighth grade girls battled it out with Silverheels, but came up a little short. Silverheels won with 86 points while East Grand finished second with 80. Third place went to Bear Creek with 37 points.

The results by events for the Cub girls are:

High jump ” first place, Katy Mulligan; second place, Meaghan Allen

100-meter dash ” second place, Katy Mulligan

Triple jump ” second place, Katy Mulligan; sixth place, Randi Strandberg

200-meter dash ” second place, Allaura Cox, 28.22 seconds

Shot put ” second place, Laurel Snow, 28 feet, 8 inches

1660-meter medley ” second place, team of Madeline Clancy, Savannah Hickox, Laurel Snow and Justine Bickler, 2:16

400-meter relay ” third place, team of Madeline Clancy, Savannah Hickox, Justine Bickler and Meaghan Allen, 1:00.93

Discus ” third place, Laurel Snow, 61 feet

Long jump ” third place, Meaghan Allen; fifth place, Savannah Hickox

100-meter hurdles ” sixth place, Katy Mulligan, 19.9 seconds

Seventh grade girls

Similar to the seventh grade boys, East Grands’ seventh grade girls won their 16-team competition with a score of 100-points. Faith Christian trailed in for second place with 69 points, followed by Bear Creek for third with 30.

The Cub girls results in the events were:

200-meter dash ” first place, Joanna Eaton, 30.98 seconds; sixth place, Emily Dee, 32.83

400-meter relay ” first place, team of Kelly Allen, Kayleigh

Busse, Quincee Chase and Joanna Eaton, 59.08 seconds

100-meter hurdles ” first place, Joanna Eaton, 21.1 seconds

Long jump ” first place, Kayleigh Busse, 12 feet, 8 inches: second place, Kelly Allen

Triple jump ” first place, Kayleigh Busse; second place, Allison Freeman; third place, Mikey Cross

400-meter dash ” third place, Emily Dee, 1:12.09

100-meter dash ” third place, Logan Neiberger, 16.5 seconds; fifth place, Mikey Cross, 16.9

1660-meter medley ” third place, team of Logan Neiberger, Quincee Chase, Amber McCann and Abbie Little, 2:29

Shot put ” fourth place, Amber McCann, 23 feet

800-meter run ” fifth place, Amelia Clancy, 3:07

Discus ” sixth place, Emily Dee.

End of the season

With its final meet now history, the East Grand Middle School track and field team has ended its season. Coach Karas commended all his athletes and others who supported the team.

“The coaches would like to thank the parents and athletes,” he said. “We would also like to thank the Middle Park High School Booster Club for their support. Again, it was a great season with a great team effort for our last meet of the season.”