Yuma tracksters sweep LPAA titles

Two teams, one Tribe.
Yuma High School’s track and field teams swept the Lower Platte Activities Association titles, on a hot and windy Tuesday at the YHS track complex.
The YHS teams will wrap up the regular season at the St. Vrain Invitational, Friday in Lyons, followed by the HWAY Meet in Akron on Saturday.

Then it will be off to the Class 2A Track and Field Championships next Thursday through Saturday, where the Indians will attempt what they did this past Tuesday, but at the state level.
Both cruised to the LPAA titles.
Yuma’s girls scored 170 points, followed by Wray with 127, Holyoke 94, Sedgwick County 87.5, Wiggins and Merino 69 each, Haxtun 31, and Akron 9.5.
The Yuma boys won the league title with 189 points, followed by Wiggins with 124, Wray with 105, Sedgwick County 86, Holyoke 69, Haxtun 62, Merino 10 and Akron three.

Jeremiah Lungwitz competes in the triple jump, last Saturday in Wiggins. (Dave Gustafson)

Yuma’s girls won the 800 sprint medley with a time of 1:57.02, and won the 4-by-800 in 11:47.22, as well as the 4-by-100 in 53.87 seconds. Yuma’s girls also placed third in the 4-by-400 in 4:48.75, and fifth in the 4-by-200.
Julissa Garcia won the 100-meter dash in 13.59 seconds, Lea Richardson was second in 14.11, and Caddis Robinson fourth in 14.74. Garcia won the 200 in 28.13 seconds, and Richardson was third in 29.05.
Richardson won the 400 in 1 minute, 2.92 seconds.
Shelby Blach was second in the 800 in 2:44.17.
Hailey Eyring was second in the 1600 in 6:24.13, and Ashley Ibanez third in 6:34.83. Meidi Reyes was third in the 300 hurdles in 56.83 seconds, Lyndsey Mekelburg fourth in 58 seconds and Jordan Glanz fifth in 1:03.4. Mekelburg took fourth in the 100 hurdles in 18.82 seconds, Liddy Day fifth in 20.94, and Glanz seventh in 21.75. Abril Montes de Oca was fifth in the 3200 in 18:47.1.
In the field events, Nuvia Vega long jumped 13-11.25 for fourth place. Samantha Wells whipped the discus 84-01 for eighth. Day and Montes de Oca both cleared 6-9 to finish fourth and fifth in the pole vault, respectively. Glanz cleared 4-0.5 for second in the high jump, and Montes de Oca the same height for third.
For the boys, Beau Tate swept the hurdle races, winning the 110s in 17.1 seconds, and the 300s in 42.93 seconds. Bridger Lynch was sixth in the 110s in 20.21, and Trey Stegman was fifth int eh 300s in 50.44, while Nash Richardson was sixth in 50.8.
Clay Robinson won the 100 dash in 11.66 seconds, and the 200 in 23.21. Kail Cooper was close behind in second at 23.46, and Alex Lozano fifth in 24.58.
Julissa Garcia and Fatima Duran take off at the start of the 100-meter dash, last Saturday in Wiggins. (Dave Gustafson)
The 400 was another strong event for the boys, as Cooper won in 53.21 seconds, Daman Thornton second in 54.52, and Javier Druan fourth in 59.46. Braden Smith was sixth in the 800 in 2:30.42. Duran was fourth int eh 3200 in 11:54.35.
In the relays, Yuma’s boys were third in the 4-by-800 in 10:26.25, second in the 4-by-200 in 1:37.48, third in the 4-by-100 in 46.57 seconds, and won the 4-by-400 in 3:39.46.
Robinson won the long jump with a leap of 20-1.75, while Lozano was fifth at 17-6.25, and Thornton sixth at 17-4.5. Lozano was fifth at 17-6.25, and Thornton sixth at 17-4.5.
Jaxson Lungwitz ripped a 40-3.75 to win the triple jump, and Tate was fourth at 36-10.75.
Smith pole vaulted 12-3 for second place, Cooper 11-9 for third, and Lynch 8-3 for fifth.
Jesus Ross cleared 5-2.5 for second in the high jump. Forest Rutledge was fifth in the discus with a distance of 106-5.

Wiggins Invitational
Both YHS teams finished second in their respective divisions last Saturday at Wiggins Invitational.
Wray won the girls title with 92.33 points, with the Indians right behind with 86.83. Rounding out the top five were Holyoke with 73 points, Byers with 67.33 and Simla with 55.
Wiggins won the boys title with 110 points, followed by Yuma with 104, Wray 69.5, Sedgwick County 56, and Holyoke with 48.5.
More than 20 schools competed in the Wiggins meet.

Garcia continued her strong senior/graduate campaign by winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.81 seconds, and Fatima Duran was close behind in third at 13.78 seconds.
The Indians had a strong showing in the 1600 also as Eyring took second in 6 minutes, 22.55 seconds, and Ibanez third in 6:38.96.
Reyes was third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 55.23 seconds, and Glanz was fifth in 1:01.49. Mekelburg took fifth in the 100 hurdles in 19.58 seconds.
Glanz led the way in the field events, clearing 4-foot-4 for second place. Montes de Oca cleared 3-10 for eighth.
Duran cleared 7-5 in the pole vault for seventh place.
The relays were big points for the Indians again.
Mekelburg, Robinson, Garcia and Richardson won the 800 sprint medley with a time of 1:57.4.
Garcia, Mekelburg, Richardson and Robinson won the 4-by-100 relay with a time of 52.86 seconds.
The 4-by-800 team of Blach, Eyring, Ibanez and Richardson took second in 10:54.08.
Richardson, Blach, Ibanez and Eyring took second in the 4-by-400 with a time of 4:36.39.

Beau Tate clears a hurdle while competing in Wiggins, last Saturday. (Dave Gustafson)

The boys had several top efforts at Wiggins.
Tate swept the hurdles, winning the 110-meters with a time of 16.48 seconds, and the 300 in 41.55 seconds. Richardson was seventh in the 300 in 46.03 seconds.
Robinson won the 100 dash in 11.29 seconds, and won the 200 in 22.82 seconds. Lozano was sixth in the 200 in 24.53 seconds.
Yuma had three placers in the 400, with Thornton taking second in 54.07 seconds, Ethan Goeglein seventh in 57.54, and Stegman eighth in 58.94.
Lungwitz broke out in the triple jump, placing second with a leap of 41-foot-0. Richardson was seventh at 36-0.5.
Lozano was fifth in the long jump with a distance of 18-2, and Thornton sixth at 18-1.75. Richardson cleared 9-11 for eighth in the pole vault.
Relays once again were successful.
The 4-by-400 team of Cooper, Ross, Tate and Duran took first place with a winning time of 3:42.07.
Cooper, Duran, Lozano and Tate took second in the 4-by-100 with a time of 45.07 seconds.
The 4-by-800 foursome of Duran, Kevin Orona, Smith and Ross was third in 9:36.31.
Cooper, Duran, Lozano and Ross took third in the 4-by-200 in 1:36.31.