YHS tracksters have back-to-back this week

Yuma High School track and field teams have back-to-back meets this week.
The Indians are at the Holyoke Invitational today, May 27, then travel west on Friday for the Weld Central meet.
They will be looking to continue the strong performances they have been putting up early in the shortened Season D.

The latest came last Thursday at the Highland Twilight Invitational in Ault.
Yuma’s boys scored 128 points to finish first in the six-school field. Heritage Christian had had 96 points, Highland 76, Haxtun 73, Dayspring Christian 67 and Severance 36.
The girls placed third among six schools. Severance had 176 points, Highland 105, Yuma 89, Heritage Christian 85, Dayspring Christian 35 and Haxtun 28.
Relays were a big scorer for the Yuma boys. The 4-by-400 team of Kail Cooper, Jesus Ross, Javier Duran and Daman Thornton took first with a time of 3:44.35.
The 4-by-100 team of Cooper, Alex Lozano, Clay Robinson and Beau Tate won that relay with a time of 44.68 seconds.
Duran, Ross, Kevin Orona and Brandon Lueck ran the 4-by-800 in 10:04.69, taking first but also was the only foursome to run the event. The Indians left some points on the track when the 4-by-200 team was disqualified due to a zone violation.
Cooper cleared 13-foot-0 to win the pole vault, Braden Smith was second at 11-10, Nash Richardson third at 10-10 and Bridger Lynch fourth at 8-4. Forest Rutledge whipped the discus 10–6 to place third.
Tate won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.44 seconds, and second in the 300 hurdles in 44.64 seconds. Also in the hurdles, Jayden Serl was fourth in the 110s in 24.33 seconds, and Richardson was fourth in the 300s in 47.22, Lueck seventh in 53.85, and Serl eighth in 1:02.68.
Robinson won the 100-meter dash in 11.09 seconds, and Thornton seventh in 11.97.

Clay Robinson has been cleaning up in the sprints for the YHS track team. (Photo by Dave Gustafson)

Lozano sprinted to first in the 200 with a time of 23.25 seconds. Thornton was third in the 400 in 56.93 seconds, Ezekiel Martinez fifth in 1:02.41, and Trey Stegman seventh in 1:04.08. Orona was seventh in the 800 run in 2:36.36, and Fynn Sims eighth in 2:52.12 Ruben Vega took fourth in the 1600 in 6:11.59, Sims fifth in 6:41.58, and Jaime Montanez seventh in 7:02.99.
Yuma’s girls also racked up the points in the relays, with three first-place efforts and one second place.
The 800 sprint medley foursome of Fatima Duran, Julissa Garcia, Lea Richardson and Ashley Ibanez had a winning time of 2:00.08.
The relays are getting big points for the Yuma girls, including Lyndsey Mekelburg and Lea Richardson pictured above. (Dave Gustafson)
Garcia, Richardson, Lyndsey Mekelburg and Caddis Robinson won the 4-by-100 relay in 54.05 seconds.
The 4-by-400 team of Richardson, Mekelburg, Hailey Eyring and Ibanez took first in 4:38.98.
Yuma was second in the 4-by-800 as Shelby Blach, Meidi Reyes, Ibanez and Eyring ran it in 11:40.26.
In the open races, Garcia took second in the 100 in 12.81 seconds, while Richardson was sixth in 13.73, Fatima Duran seventh in 13.82, and Robinson eighth in 13.87. Duran took sixth in the 200 in 29.35 seconds.
Nuvia Vegan ran the 400 in 1:13.39 to place third. Eyring was fifth in the 800 in 2:45.41, and Ibanez seventh in 2:50.86. Abril Montes de Oca took seventh in the 1600 in 7:50.44.
Mekelburg ran the 100-meter hurdles in 19.62 seconds for second, and Liddy Day was eighth in 20.88. Reyes was sixth in the 300 hurdles in 57.95.

Pole vault was the Tribe’s best field event as Duran won it with a height of 7-6, and Day was second at 6-8. Mekelburg placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 31-4.75, Robinson fifth in the long jump at 14-5.75, and Jordan Glanz cleared 4-4 for sixth in the high jump.