Coal Ridge High boys track team takes 1st; girls second
HOTCHKISS — Coal Ridge High School’s boys track and field team finished first in each of the relay events at the annual Hotchkiss Invitational track meet, helping the Titans win the team title of the 14-team meet held Saturday afternoon at Hotchkiss High School.
The Titans’ 4×100-, 4×200-, 4×400- and 4×800-meter relay teams each finished first, helping lead to a point total of 130 for the Titans. That beat second-place Delta and Rangely (81) by wide margins. Coal Ridge’s 4×100 team of Sergio Valentin, Lane Nelson, Jared Duran and Stosh Kutnicki earned the most convincing victory, winning the event in 45.89. The meet also had a nontraditional boys 800 sprint medley relay, which was won by Olathe.
Individually, Coal Ridge earned wins in the 100 (Valentin, 11.61 seconds), 200 (Kutnicki, 24.05), and 1,600 (Noah Crisler, 4:57.66). Roman Plano finished second in the triple jump (38 feet, 8 1/2 inches).
Coal Ridge’s girls track team took second in the girls meet behind team-champion Paonia. The Titans managed relay victories in the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 relays but finished second to Paonia in the 4×800. Individually, the Titans got a first-place finish from junior Amber Bowles, who won the 100 hurdles in 17.12 seconds in front of teammates Kourtney Gasaway (17.53) and Kaitlyn Detlefsen (18.85).
Individuals fare well at Micky Dunn Invitational
GRAND JUNCTION — Garrett Goodstein of Glenwood Springs finished first in the 400 meters and Rifle’s Joe Kosht won the discus to highlight local performer in the Micky Dunn Invitational.
Also netting a victory was Glenwood’s Makena Warren, who won the girls triple jump with a mark of 33 feet, 3 inches.
Kosht, who was fourth in the discus at last week’s Rifle Invitational, won Saturday’s event at Stoker Stadium with a throw of 133-2. Goodstein won the 400 in 50.87, with teammate Evrett Marr finishing third in 51.97.
Also netting strong finishes was Rifle’s Brenden Wagler (third in the 1,600, second in the 3,200) and Roaring Fork’s Jose Lopez third in the 110 hurdles), with Glenwood’s 800 medley relay team also finishing second.
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Coal Ridge could just pull off a 3A league championship if the Titans take care of their own business and get a little help from afar.