Yuma track scored at state

There were not any state titles this year, but the Yuma High School track and field athletes again had strong showing at the Class 2A Track and Field Championships, last week at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood.

The boys, the two-time defending 2A champs, racked up 40.5 points to finish fifth in the team standings. Peyton won the boys team title with 65 points, while Heritage Christian had 54, Holyoke 47, and Platte Canyon 41.5.
Yuma’s girls finished in the top 20, placing 19th in the team standings with 12.5 points.
The former Indians jumped on the board Thursday as Nash Richardson cleared 13-foot-4 to place third in the pole vault, while Bridger Lynch was fifth at 13-1, and Jiovani Perez ninth at 12-7. Forest Rutledge picked up a point by placing ninth in discus with a distance of 128-8.
More points were had on Friday.
Alex Lozano, Cristian Duarte, Javier Duran and Daman Hernandez placed second in the 4-by-200 relay with a time of 1:31.16.
The girls 4-by-200 team of Carolina Ross, Jayleen Loya, Jade Lungwitz and Lea Richardson placed fifth in 1:50.78. Caddis Robinson, Loya, Lyndsey Mekelburg and Ross placed ninth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:00.43. Chloe Smith cleared 8-7 for seventh in the pole vault.
On Saturday, Nash Richardson placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.31 seconds, and Lynch was eighth at 16.66 seconds.
Hernandez placed eighth in the 400 dash in 51.54 seconds.
L. Richardson placed eighth in the 400 in 1:00.93.
Duran ran his way to sixth place in the 200 in 22.87 seconds.
L. Richardson did it again, placing eighth in the 200 in 27.23 seconds.
Duarte went off with a long jump of 20-4.75 to place fourth.
Mekelburg competed in the 100 hurdles and triple jump. Lungwitz competed in the triple jump. The 4-by-100 and 4-by-400 relays teams did not qualify for the finals. Loya ran in the 200, and Abril Montes de Oca was in the pole vault.
For the boys, Lozano was in th 200, Duran in the 400, Richardson in the 300 hurdles, Edwin Munoz and Duarte in the high jump, Lozano in the long jump, Richardson in the triple jump, Hermosillo in the discus, and he and Rutledge in the shot put. The 4-by-100 and 4-by-800 relay teams did not place.