Rifle boys dominate the track (and field) at Eagle Valley Invitational
Rifle’s boys track and field team did little wrong at Saturday’s Eagle Valley Invitational.
Finishing well ahead of second-place Glenwood Springs, the Bears coasted to a team title in Gypsum.
Event wins came in droves for Rifle.
Andrew Proebstle won both the 200-meter dash (22.96) and the 400 (49.93).
Taylor Webb won the 110 hurdles (15.93), the 300 hurdles (41.61) and the high jump (6-3).
Ryan Moeller was first in both the long jump (22 feet) and the triple jump (45-0 1/4).
Brandon Kittle won the 100 (11.34) and Aaron Wagler the 800 (2:07.66).
Elsewhere in individual events, John Coombs took third in the 3,200 (11:10.74), and Kittle was second in the pole vault (12-1).
The relays belonged to the Bears.
Behind Kittle, Moeller, Kellin Leigh and Lee Harrison, they won the 4×100 in 44.02.
Proebstle, Kittle, Moeller and Leigh teamed up to win the 4×200 relay in 1:30.22.
Proebstle, Webb, Tanner Rust and Brendan Wagler won the 4×400 (3:27.27) and Adam Rice, Jake Statler, Aaron Wagler and Rust won the 4×800 in 8:41.42.
Rifle finished fourth in the girls team standings.
Joey Kuheim enjoyed a dominant run in the throwing events, winning both the discus (111-2) and the shot put (38-6 1/4).
Teammate Brittany Neuroth took third in the discus (102-4).
Elsewhere in the field events, Carsyn Copeland won the high jump (5-1).
On the track, Carly Bare, Copeland, Antonia Booth and Allie Magee teamed up to place third in the 4×100 relay (54.64).
Glenwood Springs secured a pair of second-place team finishes at Saturday’s Eagle Valley Invitational.
The girls finished second behind only Battle Mountain.
Madi Goodstein dominated the hurdles, winning both the 100 and 300. She zipped to a time of 15.33 seconds in the 100 and to a 46.43 clocking in the 300.
Goodstein also finished second in the 100 dash (13.17).
Also placing second for Glenwood in individual events were Delaney Gaddis (triple jump, 32-7 1/2) and Kenzie Nelson-Buehler (shot put, 35-10 1/4; discus, 106-7).
Ally Tapp nabbed third in the 200 (28.25). Gaddis placed third in the 400 (1:03.17).
Goodstein, Tapp, Gaddis and Jaime Crowley combined to take third in the 4×400 relay (4:20.63).
The Demons were second in the boys team standings behind Rifle.
Vinson Marr outpaced the field in the 3,200, gutting out a time of 10:46.32. He added a silver showing in the 1,600 (4:46.56). Teammate Andrew Mansfield was right behind him, placing third in the 1,600 (4:50.96).
Mansfield was also second in the 800 (2:08.62).
Auston Tribble placed second in both the 300 hurdles (42.13) and the 100 dash (11.56).
Christian Leverson ran to second in the 400 (51.19).
Travis Alderson logged a leap of 40-7 1/4 to take second in the triple jump. Mike McGraw cleared 5-11 to place third in the high jump.
Leverson, Mike Mills, Tribble and McGraw linked up to take third in the 4×400 relay (3:32.51).
Coal Ridge’s boys and girls both placed fifth in the team standings at Eagle Valley.
Kelsey Gasaway, Kayla Hinkley, Alicia Hampton and Becca Mitchell combined on a win in the 4×100 relay (53.2). Hinkley, Hampton, Mariela Martinez and Mitchell ran to second in the 4×200 relay (1:50.91) and Hinkley, Hampton, Martinez and Mitchell linked up for third in the 4×400 relay (4:23.75).
Britni Allen took third in the shot put (33-5 1/2).
For the boys, Cody Walls placed third in the 200 (23.46). Tyler Guettler was third in both the long jump (20-4 1/4) and the triple jump (39-8).
Chris Contreras, Raul Oyarzabal, Walls and Samuel Diedrich teamed up on a second-place finish in the 4×200 relay (1:31.5). The same quartet took second in the 4×400 (3:28.97).
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