Weathers, Jefferson competed in RMAC Championships

Some area high school graduates competed in the RMAC Track and Field Championships, last weekend at the University of Colorado-Mesa in Grand Junction.

Only the top 24 in each event qualified to compete in the 14-school RMAC Championships.

Alivia Weathers, a Lone Star graduate and Yuma resident, is in her second year at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.

She competed in the heptathlon, placing eighth at the end of the two days. It involves the total of seven events. On the first day she competed in the 100 hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200-meter dash. On the second day she had the long jump, javelin and 800-meter run.

A competitor’s time or distance in each event is worth a certain umber of points. Weathers finished with 3,928 points, a 300-point improvement over her last heptathlon and good for eighth place.

Weathers also competed in the open javelin, placing fifth with a throw of 37.44 meters, which is nearly 123 feet.

Arickaree graduate Jacob Jefferson competed in three events at the RMAC Championships for Chadron State College. He ran the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in the prelims with a time of 15.85 seconds, and ran in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.66 seconds.

Jefferson also ran in the 4-by-400 relay, where he and his teammate placed sixth with a time of 3 minutes, 20.09 seconds.

Graduates from Sedgwick County, Prairie and Fort Morgan also competed in the RMAC meet.