Adkins, Bryan shine for Cardinals
It’s not too common to race to three individual titles at one track meet. It is even less common for two athletes to do it.But that’s what happened in Tuesday’s Rangely Twilight Invitational when Grand Valley runners Emily Adkins and Katie Bryan each recorded three first-place finishes.Adkins proved she was the fastest sprinter in the meet, winning the 100-meter dash in 13.14 seconds, the 200 in 27.06 and the 400 in 1:03.59. Bryan showed she was the best long-distance runner, taking first in the 800 with a time of 2:36.31, the 1,600 in 5:52.69 and the 3,200 in the 12:47.89.The Cardinals’ No. 1 finishes helped the Grand Valley girls finish fifth out of seven teams with 80 points. Hayden took first with 102 points.The Cardinal boys recorded 62 points and also finished fifth in the meet. Rangely won the boys’ meet after scoring 133 points.Grand Valley’s Adam Johnson raced to two first-place marks after winning both hurdle events. He won the 110 with a time of 18.20 and the 300 with a time of 46.61.Sam McKinley chalked up the final Grand Valley title, winning the 100 in 11.25.Jonathan Thompson picked up three second-place finishes in the meet, running a 11:36 in the 3,200, a 5:04 in the 1,600 and a 2:13 in the 800.The 4X200 girls relay team of Kylee Duiett, Adkins, Natasha Segreto and Samantha Young also recorded a second-place finish with a time of 2:00.66.Grand Valley travels to its final regular-season meet at Moffat County on Friday.
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