YHS tracksters keep it rolling

Yuma High School’s track and field teams took turns winning team titles, last week.
The athletes now head to Platte Valley on Friday for their only meet this week.
Yuma’s girls won the team title at the Holyoke Invitational, last Thursday, with 118.83 points. Sedgwick County was second with 110, Holyoke third with 90.33, Burlington fourth with 75.5, and Haxtun fifth with 66 in the 13-school field.

The boys took third in their division. Sedgwick County took first with 134 points, Holyoke second with 122, Yuma third with 118, Burlington fourth with 105.5 and Haxtun fifth with 47 out of 12 schools that scored points.
Yuma’s girls team got it done in all aspects of the meet.
Julissa Garcia won the 100-meter dash in 13.07 seconds, Lea Richardson was second at 13.52, Fatima Duran third at 13.97, and Caddis Robinson eighth in 14.2.
Duran took fourth in the 200 in 29.41 seconds.

Shelby Blach runs in the 800 last Friday at Weld Central. (Dave Gustafson)

Richardson was second in the 400 in 1 minute, 5.86 seconds, and Nuvia Vega seventh in 1:17.48.
The longer races went well also as Shelby Blach won the 800 in 2:44.16, Hailey Eyring second in 2:49.52, and Ashley Ibanez third in 2:50.11.
Eyring won the 1600 in 6:21.02, and Ibanez was third at 6:29.41.
In the hurdles, Lyndsey Mekelburg was fourth in the 100s in 19.97 seconds, and Liddy Day seventh in 21.34, while Jordan Glanz took sixth in the 300s in 1:03.56.
Abril Montes de Oca led the way in the field events, clearing 4-foot-4 for second in the high jump, and Glanz was fourth at 3-11.
Mekelburg triple jumped 29-10.25 for fourth place. Duran cleared 7-3 for fourth in the pole vault, while Day was sixth at 6-9, and Mekelburg eighth at 6-3. Samantha Wells whipped the discus 86-0 for sixth place.
Neither of Yuma’s teams competed in the relays.
Yuma’s boys also scored all over, including several first place efforts themselves.
Clay Robinson won the 100 in 11.15 seconds, and Kail Cooper was fourth in 11.63.
Alex Lozano took second in the 200 in 23.61 seconds, while Javier Duran was fifth in 24.02, and Daman Thornton eighth in 24.84.
Cooper won the 400 with a time of 52.81 seconds, Thornton was second in 56.21, and Duran third in 56.26.
Beau Tate won the 110-meter hurdles with at time of 17 seconds, and was second in the 300 hurdles in 42.84, while Nash Richardson was fifth in 45.54.
Kevin Orona placed sixth in the 1600 in 5:48.63, and eighth in the 800 in 2:34.41.
Braden Smith cleared 12-3 to win the pole vault. Cooper also cleared 12-3 but finished second, and Richardson went 11-3 for third place. Forest Rutledge was third in the discus with a distance of 105-4. Lozano took fourth in the long jump with a distance of 37-2. Tate was fifth in the triple jump at 37-2, and Jesus Ross was eighth at 34-7.25.
The Indians headed to Keenesburg the next day for the Weld Central Rebel Round Up.
Kail Cooper goes up and over the bar during the pole vault at Weld Central, last Friday. (Dave Gustafson)
It was the boys’ turn to claim a team title, scoring 81 points to bring home the trophy. Sterling was second with 72.5 points, Evergreen and Bennett tied for third with 63, and Weld Central fifth with 56, in the 20-school field.
Yuma’s girls finished sixth in the big field with 52.5 points. Elizabeth won the girls team title with 104.
Yuma ran in the relays at Keenesburg.
The boys’ 4-by-100 team took first in 45.16 seconds. The 4-by-400 team also won with a time of 3:38.74. The 4-by-200 foursome was third in 1:35.45.
Robinson won the 100 with a time of 11.16 seconds, and the 200 in 22.18 seconds.
Tate was second in the 110 hurdles in 16.77 seconds. He was third in the 300 hurdles in 43.59 seconds, and Richardson was eighth in 45.64 seconds.
Cooper cleared 11-8 for second in the pole vault, Smith 11-2 for third, and Richardson also cleared 11-2 for fourth. Rutledge whipped the discus 109-3 for eighth.
The girls’ 4-by-100 relay team took first place with a time of 52.85 seconds.
The 800 sprint medley foursome took second in 1:57.38. The 4-by-800 team also placed second in 11:22.04. Yuma placed fifth in the 4-by-400 with a time of 4:39.86.
Garcia was second in the 100 dash with a time of 12.97 seconds. Blach took third in the 800 in 2:42.45, and Ibanez was sixth in 2:48.45. Meidi Reyes ran the 300 hurdles in 55.26 seconds for sixth place.
The only placing in the field events came in the pole vault, as Duran cleared 7-2 for sixth place.