Coal Ridge sets pace in regional track |

Coal Ridge sets pace in regional track

GRAND JUNCTION — Coal Ridge High School’s boys track and field team got off to a great start at the Class 3A Western Slope League Regional track and field meet, taking a one-point lead in the team standings after the first day of competition.

Edgar Enriquez won the 800 meters in 1 minute, 59.47 seconds, and a second-place finish from Cole Zywic in the shot put (40 feet, 3 1/4 inches) helped set the pace for the Titans, whose 52 points are narrowly ahead of second-place Gunnison (51).

Taila Howe had the top performance of the day for Roaring Fork, winning the 3A long jump with a leap of 17-1. Another Coal Ridge athlete, Britini Allen, won the girls shot put with a mark of 39-2.

Trevor Kelly (41-3) and Kade Nimori (41-2) finished first and second, respectively, in the triple jump.

In the 4A regional, Aaron Wagler of Rifle finished second in the 800 by the slimmist of margins, as his time of 1:58.48 was runner-up to the winning tim of 1:58.47 by Battle Mountain’s David Suarez.

Rifle’s Joey Kuheim win the shot put with a put of 41-4 1/4, with Glenwood’s Kenzie Nelson-Buehler (37-3 3/4) finishing third and Rachel Orosz taking fourth (35-9 1/2). Rifle’s Brayden Smith managed a second-place finish in the discus with a throw of 129-9.

Glenwood’s Travis Alderson took fourth place in the long jump with a leap of 20-4 1/4.

Eagle Valley holds a comfortable lead in the 4A boys meet. Battle Mountain is setting the pace in the girls’ team race.

The 3A and 4A regionals, which are also combined with the 2A regional meet at Stoker Stadium, will continue through today.

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