Springers track club sending several to regional meet
Twenty-two Glenwood Springers track and field athletes competed at the Colorado State Junior Olympics Championship in Parker this past weekend.
By virtue of their performances in Parker, a handful of Springers qualified for the regional meet in Albuquerque, N.M. A top-four finish is required to qualify.
Gavin Olson, Dalton Cherry, Bryce Risner, Burly Quoetone, Carly Setterberg, Alex Cerise, Evelina Sutro, Justin Thompson, Jenna Golden, Kajsa Sutro, Kaden Weller, Alex Cutright and Brittany Bruder are all bound for northern New Mexico.
“All of the Springers that went to state represented themselves well and competed to their full ability,” coach Crystal Garrison said with enthusiasm. “This track meet was an awesome, eye-opening experience for our athletes to experience the kind of competition the Front Range athletes bring.”
Highlights for the Springers included:
• Cherry placed 11th in the 200-meter dash, sixth in the 800 and second as part of the 4×400 relay team.
• Olson placed sixth in the 400, 12th in the 200 and second in the 4×400 relay.
• Bruder placed second in the 4×400 relay.
• Cerise placed second in the 400, seventh the 100, sixth in the 100 hurdles and second in the 4×400 relay.
• Evelina Sutro placed fourth in the heptathlon, sixth in the high jump and second in the 4×400 relay.
• Quoetone and Kajsa Sutro each placed first in the javelin.
• Weller placed fourth in the 110 high hurdles.
• Thompson placed third in the 80 hurdles, third in the long jump and second in the 4×400 relay.
• Cutright placed fourth in the high jump, 12th in the 800 and fifth in the 80 hurdles.
• Setterberg placed second in the 4×400 relay.
• Golden placed fourth in the shot put.
• Issac Toro placed fifth in the long jump.
• A.J. Crowley placed fifth in the long jump and 13th in the 200.
• Mathew Simonton placed fifth in the shot put.
• Victoria Madden (eighth) and Nyah Beuter (12th) placed in the long jump.
• Trevor Stroud ran the 3,000, 1,500 and 800.
• Maite Nieblas ran the 3,000 and 400.
• Emily Worline ran the 800 and 200.
“I am so proud of each one of my kids that went,” Garrison said. “I am very pleased that we qualified over half of the kids who went for regionals. I heard many great things about our kids from the officials and the other coaches at the meet. I am a proud coach. Way to represent Springers Track!”
The next Springer track meet will be the Glenwood Springers Community Track Meet, an all-comers meet that serves as a team fundraiser. The meet is June 30 at 5 p.m. Anybody is welcome to compete, regardless of age.
Adults are encouraged to run the 5K and 4×100 and 4×400 relays. The cost to register is $10 for individuals and $50 for corporate-sponsored relay teams.
“We would love for local businesses to put together a relay team and come out and compete against other businesses for a trophy,” Garrison said.
Events include: the 100 hurdles, the 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,600 and 5,000 runs, the 4×100, 4×400 and sprint relays, the long jump and the shot put.
For more information, contact Mike Kishimoto at 379-3365 or email@example.com.
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