Coal Ridge boys win handily at Frank Woodburn Invite
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Coal Ridge High School’s track and field team made a mark at the Frank Woodburn Invitational on Saturday.
And the Titans did it in a big way, getting big performances in the relay, hurdle and sprint events on their way the boys team championship.
Class 3A Coal Ridge won the 18-team meet with 121 points, with Class 5A Grand Junction (85), 3A Cedaredge (76.5) and 5A Fruita Monument (75) following. On the girls side, Coal Ridge finished ninth in the team standings, with Class 2A Paonia winning the team title.
Andy Bowles set the pace in a big 110-meter hurdles event for the Titans. He won in 15.31 seconds, and was followed by teammate Trevor Kelly (16.05). Also finishing 1-2 for Coal Ridge was Jorge Hernandez and Chris Contreras in the 100 meters. Hernandez won in 11.41 seconds, and Contreras was second in 11.51. And in the 400, Raul Oyarzabal won in 51.32, nipping Fruita’s Josh Schweigart (51.35). Hernandez prevailed in the 200, winning in 23.03.
Bowles hit a season-best height of 6 feet, 6 inches in the high jump, but it was second to the winning leap of 6-8 by Reid Gates of Cedaredge.
Coal Ridge’s 4×200 relay team of Michael Shaw, Hernandez, Oyarzabal and Contreras won the event in a fast 1:31.15. The Titans’ 4×100 relay team of Oyarzabal, Contreras, Shaw and Hernandez won that event, also, prevailing in 44.17 over second-place Fruita (44.32).
In the girls’ meet, Coal Ridge’s Paige Ryan, Amanda Wentzel, Kelsey Fauser and Becca Mitchell won the 4×200 in 1:50.18. Alicia Hampton was third in the 400 in 1:02.05, Britini Allen of Coal Ridge was third in the shot put with a mark of 37-61⁄2.
The top finisher for Grand Valley at the Grand Junction meet was Rocio Roman, who won the 300 hurdles in 48.30.
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