Rifle Middle School 7th, 8th graders claim PEG League track titles | PostIndependent.com

Rifle Middle School 7th, 8th graders claim PEG League track titles

Ramon Salvidrez
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Terry Dion took first place in four individual events and Ramon Salvidrez broke a school record in the discus throw for Rifle Middle School, which took a pair of team titles in the seven-school PEG League Championships track and field meet at Rifle High School this past weekend at Bears Stadium in Rifle.

Salvidrez, who also took first in the 400 meters, won the discus with a throw of 108 feet, 7 inches. His throw broke the previous school record of 107-11 set by Jose Valadez back in 1991.

Dion won the 50-, 100- and 200-meters, and he was part of the winning 4×100 relay that included Eugene Rodriguez, Eliseo Pando and Salvidrez, which won the event in 52.14 seconds.

The Cubs earned the eighth-grade team championship as well as the seventh-grade girls team title, with Glenwood Springs winning the seventh-grade boys title and the Basalt girls winning the eighth-grade team championship.

In the eighth-grade boys standings, Rifle won with 124 points, followed by Glenwood (110) and Basalt (64). For eighth-grade girls, Basalt’s 133 points earned first place and was followed by Glenwood Springs (94) and Riverside Middle School (84) out of New Castle.

The 159 points Rifle’s seventh graders scored earned the Cubs the girls team title in that grade, with Glenwood (136) and Grand Valley (53) following. The Glenwood Cougars won the seventh-grade boys title with 128 points, followed by Grand Valley Middle School (98), Basalt (56) and Rifle (54).

Rifle’s seventh-grade girls had a pair of stellar individual performances. One came from Kyla Gray, whose put of 24-10 in the shot put netted her a first-place finish. Another came from Ashley Manera, who earned second-place finishes in the 1,600 and 400.

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