Yuma track has back-to-back meets this weekend

Yuma High School’s track and field athletes will have back-to-back meets this week.
They will be in Holyoke on Friday for the Haxtun Relays, which begin at 2 p.m., then will go to the Tom Meyer Akron Invitational on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
Yuma got in two meets last week, beginning with the Wray Dick Evans Invitational last Thursday, April 27.

The Yuma boys finished fourth in the 21-school field with 81.5 points. It was a close battle at the top as Burlington took the team title with 89 points, Sterling 86, and Holyoke 83.5.
Yuma’s girls finished seventh in its division with 51 points. Merino won the team title with 96.5 points, and Burlington, Sterling, Weld Central, Yuma and Sedgwick County all scored within 4.5 points of each other.
Lea Richardson was a double winner in the open races for the girls team. She won the 100-meter dash in 13.2 seconds, with teammate Jayleen Loya finishing right behind her in second at 13.29 seconds. Caddis Robinson also was sixth at 13.7 seconds.
Richardson also won the 200 dash in 27.41 seconds, while Robinson was sixth at 29.06 seconds.
Lyndsey Mekelburg came second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.45 seconds.
Yuma focused on open races instead of relays in this meet. The only one it ran was the 4-by-200 and that foursome finished 13th.
Chloe Smith placed fourth in the pole vault by clearing 7-10, and Abril Montes de Oca was fifth at the same height.
For the boys in the open races, Javier Duran was second in the 200 in 23.67 seconds, and Daman Hernandez fifth in 24.15. Hernandez also was sixth in the 100 in 11.9 seconds.
Nash Richardson took second in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.82 seconds, Bridger Lynch fifth in 17.82, and Edwin Munoz eighth in 18.27. Lynch was sixth in the 300 hurdles in 46.08 seconds. Jiovani Perez placed seventh in the 400 in 58.18 seconds.
Yuma’s boys ran two relays. The foursome of Alex Lozano, Cristian Duarte, Kevin Hermosillo and Duran placed second in the 4-by-100 in 45.28 seconds. The 4-by-200 team of Lozano, Hermosillo, Jesus Ross and Jack Blecha placed fifth in 1:39.36.
Duarte won the high jump by clearing 5-foot-11. Munoz was seventh at 5-5. Blecha placed third in the pole vault at 12-4, while Lynch was fourth at 11-10, and Richardson fifth at 11-10. Hermosillo was fourth in the shot put with a heave of 40-4, and whipped the discus 122-0 for fifth.
Yuma had a nice run at the Broncos Stampede, last Saturday at Platte Valley High School in Kersey.
The boys finished second in the team standings with 68.5 points, trailing only Platte Valley with 70.
The girls finished seventh in the team standings with 55.33 points. Merino won the team title with 81.
Yuma’s boys racked up points in the relays. The foursome of Perez, Richardson, Duran and Hernandez won the 4-by-400 in 3:37.34. The 4-by-100 foursome of Hernandez, Jonathan Carrillo, Duran and Noe Quezada placed second in 46.05 seconds. The 4-by-800 team of Perez, Orona, Hernandez and Duran placed third in 9:13.55.
More good points came in the hurdles. Richardson was third in the 110s in 17.21 seconds, Lynch fifth in 17.71, and Munoz sixth in 18.07. Lynch was sixth in the 300s in 45.19 seconds.
Jack Blecha led the way in the field events, placing second in the pole vault by clearing 12-11. Richardson was third at 12-5, and Lynch fourth at 11-11.
Forest Rutledge whipped the discus 124-8 for third place. Munoz cleared 5-5 for sixth in the high jump, and Jonathan Carrillo went 18-0.75 for eighth in the triple jump.
For the girls, this time Richardson won the 400 with a time of 1:00.01, while Loya was fifth in 1:03.5 Mekelburg was sixth in the 100 hurdles in 18.69 seconds. Ashley Ibanez placed seventh in the 800 in 2:42.31, and Kenya Arvizo was seventh in the 3200 in 14:57.91.
The 800 Sprint Medley team of Mekelburg, Robinson, Loya and Richardson again was dominant, taking first in 1:53.77 — which is a school record. The 4-by-200 team of Mekelburg, Jade Lungwitz, Robinson and Carolina Ross placed fifth in 1:57.17.
Smith cleared 7-11 for second in the pole vault, and Abril Montes de Oca was fifth at 7-5. Mekelburg took fourth in the triple jump at 31-9, and Lungwitz seventh at 29-9.5. Robinson went 14-6 for sixth in the long jump.