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‘Horns Kindell takes third, Rams solid in jumps

Post Independent Writer

Staff Report

PUEBLO – Basalt’s Hank Kindell brought home bronze and Roaring Fork’s Tommy Joiner leaped to a fourth-place finish to lead area athletes at the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships Saturday.

Kindell improved more than eight feet on his regional meet-winning discus throw and set a new school record with a toss of 152 feet, 10 inches to earn third place. La Junta’s Patrick Berg won the event with a toss of 154-7, while Chadd Dykhoff of Manitou Springs was second at 153-2.

Roaring Fork had an exceptional meet in the jumps, racking up five top-six finishes in the triple, long and high jumps split between three athletes.

Joiner had the highest finish with his fourth place in the long jump with a mark of 20-31Ú4. He was joined in the top six by teammate James Leonard, who finished sixth at 19-101Ú2. Eagle Valley’s Brad Gamble won the event with a mark of 21-01Ú2. Leonard also took sixth place in the triple jump with a leap of 40-21Ú2.

In the high jump, Joiner and teammate Lloyd Tucker shared sixth place as both jumpers cleared 5-10. Buena Vista’s Jeremy Tidwell took top honors in the event, clearing 6-6.

In 2A meet action, Sam McKinley was the only qualifier for Grand Valley and he made sure the Cardinals didn’t get blanked. McKinley placed ninth in the 100 meters.

For more results see Scoreboard on this page.

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