Rams survive, thrive on hot Pueblo track
GSPI Sports Editor
There’s no doubt the Roaring Fork Rams would have liked some higher finishes at the Class 3A state track meet. Still, the Rams turned in a couple of season-best times and certainly get high marks for consistency during a scorching weekend in Pueblo.
With athletes in four events, Roaring Fork netted four seventh-place finishes, including season-best times in the boys 4×800-meter relay and girls 100 hurdles.
Roaring Fork’s only qualifier on the girls side, Mollie Honan, advanced to the finals in both hurdles events and tallied two seventh-place finishes. She had her best time of the spring in the 100 hurdles, coming in at 16.96 seconds, and clocked a 49.53 in the 300 hurdles.
The Rams boys 4×800 relay of Alex Tiernan, Casey Weaver, Collin Stewart and Theo Pulver clocked a time of season-best mark of 8:28.23, with each member of the squad running his fastest 800 leg of the season.
The heat in the mid-90s slowed the 3,200 somewhat, but Tiernan managed a seventh-place finish in 10:20.23. Weaver and Stewart were 10th and 16th, respectively, with times of 10:22.57 and 10:38.54.
“I would say (the heat) knocked the times back 10-15 seconds compared to a good day,” Roaring Fork distance coach Zeke Tiernan said. “There’s something to be said for training and conditioning in the weather you compete in, but everyone has to run in the same weather. It’s just hard to run the two-mile in 98 degrees no matter what.”
Basalt’s Haley Stumpus finished 10th in the girls 100 hurdles in 17.10, and Amy Lund posted a time of 12 minutes, 35.78 seconds for 11th in the girls 3,200. The Longhorns’ girls 800 sprint medley squad took 12th in 1:57.64. No other Basalt results were available at press time.
10th in 3,200
Grand Valley High School sophomore Katie Bryan battled illness for a 10th-place finish (13:17.50) in the 3,200 Friday at the Class 2A state track meet in Pueblo, then took 11th in Saturday’s 1,600.
The Cardinals’ 800 medley relay team of Bryan, Amy Adkins, Natasha Segreto and Brittany Chrisley didn’t advance out of the preliminaries, but head coach Scott Kiburis is looking forward to the development of his young squad.
“I think it was a good year for a young group of girls,” Kiburis said. “I think we’ll fare well in the next couple of years.”
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