Sanford freshman Chance Canty easily won his heat of Friday's 100 hurdles before winning the event at the Terry Alley Invitational on Saturday.
Courier Sports Editor
PUEBLO—As twilight fell on the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl at CSU Pueblo on Friday night, the distance events heated up a track that had been blistering earlier in the day by the sprinting events of the 2013 Pueblo Twilight.
With just over a full week left for track teams and individuals to post marks in hopes of qualifying for the 2013 Colorado High School State Track and Field Meet, which is scheduled to take place from Thursday, May 16th through Saturday, May 18th at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, several key marks were made by San Luis Valley athletes.
Alamosa High School definitely made their attendance known in several races while the other Valley teams, which were Antonito, Del Norte, Sanford and Sierra Grande, also placed some strong efforts.
No team scores were tabulated.
Senior Karlee Smith posted a season best time of 5:56.64 in the mile race while her teammate, freshman Katelyn Miller, finished with a personal record time of 6:13.18. In the 3,200 meter run, Alamosa junior Brianna Apodoca dominated the first heat as she ran a personal record time of 12:04.27, 15 second faster than the second place finisher in the race. Freshman Paige DeGoyler, who was running in just her second 3,200 of her young career, also had a personal record time of 13:05.80.
Antonito sophomore Sara Taketatsu finished the 2-mile race in 14:01.72.
The only Valley hurdler on the girls’ side was Alamosa freshman Dominique Abeyta, who posted a time of 19.98 in the 100 hurdles and 55.47 in the 300 meter hurdles.
Alamosa finished with a time of 54.42 in the 4x100 meter relay; 1:52.14 in the 4x200 meter relay, 4:21.96 in the 4x400 meter relay and 1:58.23 in the 800 sprint medley relay.
Some of the highlights on the boys’ side include Samuel Bilderbeck in the 110 hurdles and the pole vault. In the 110 hurdles he finished in fourth with a time of 15.27 while winning the pole vault by clearing 14 feet, 2 inches.
Hunter McDaniel took tenth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.03.
In the 4x100, Alamosa took eighth with a time of 46.08 while Sierra Grande took 13th in 48.16 and Sanford took 18th with a time of 57.96.
In the 4x200 Alamosa led the Valley’s way with a time of 1:36.31 to take sixth, Alamosa took fifth in the 4x400 with a time of 3:36.47 and tenth in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 8:50.55.
Chance Canty took fifth in the high jump by clearing 5 feet 11 inches.
There were other stellar marks posted on the day. On the third event of the meet program, Alexa Chacon of The Classical Academy took better than a tenth of a second of her own 3A all-time record in the 100 hurdles, finishing in 14.41 (+1.7). But, to be fair about this mark, the record already belonged to Chacon, and it seemed only a matter of time and opportunity until she lowered her own mark.
Terry Alley Invitational
PAGOSA SPRINGS—Almost every Valley team made an appearance at the 2013 Terry Alley Invitational hosted by Pagosa Spriings. Even though there were no team scores, once again, several marks were improved for the state rankings.
Some of the top eight placers in the meet included Marissa and Sarah Storey of Sangre de Cristo in the 100 meter dash. The sisters went 1-2 with times of 12.91 and 13.53, respectively. Monte Vista’s Emily Logan took sixth with a time of 13.68.
Sangre de Cristo senior Kathryn New won the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.08 while Del Norte’s Josie Sanchez (27.64) finished fourth and Centauri’s Rachael Valdez (28.24) finished sixth.
New won the 400 meter dash as she was the only runner to break a minute in 57.85. Centauri’s Veronica Fringer (1:07.30) took fourth and Riley Crowther (1:09.39) finished in eighth.
Del Norte’s Lindsay Jensen (2:38.37) led the Valley’s way in the 800 meter dash by taking third. Centauri’s Cheyanne Crowther (2:39.74) took fifth.
Saydi Sowards of Centauri (6:10.83), Makayla Garcia of Sargent (6:17.59), Centauri’s Caitlin Babcock (6:31.89) and Del Norte’s Kylie Wilkinson (6:39.10) were all placers in the 1,600 meter run.
Babcock (14:27.02), Centauri’s Indica Mestas (14.49.15) and Monte Vista’s Itzel Ortiz (17:23.05) were all in the top eight of the 3,200 meter run.
Sanford senior Kelli Canty (17.39) and Sangre’s Heather Dieckman (17.55) finished fourth and sixth in the 100 meter hurdles. Dieckman (50.46) also placed fourth in the 300 meter hurdles while Centauri’s Brooke Decker (53.74) took seventh.
New won the high jump by clearing 5 feet 2 inches while Saregnt’s Kelci VanTreese (4 feet, 10 inches), Wilkinson (4 feet, 8 inches), Canty (4 feet, 6 inches), Centauri’s Jade Cisneros (4 feet, 4 inches) and Center’s Alexa Lobato (4, feet, 4 inches) were all placers in the event.
VanTreese took sixth in the long jump (14 feet, 6 inches) while Valdez took eighth (13 feet, 10.25 inches).
Centauri’s Shantel Harris took fifth in the triple jump (30 feet, 1 inch) while VanTreese was right behind her in (30 feet, 0.5 inches).
Centauri’s Leah Aziz took third in the shot put (32 feet, 0.75 inches) while Sangre de Cristo’s Jenna McKinley (31 feet, 3.50 inches), Centauri’s Lili Silva (29 feet, 1.5 inches), and Monte Vista’s Kirsten Salazar (28 feet, 8.75 inches) and Ortiz (28 feet, 7.5 inches) all placed.
Ortiz won the discus throw with a throw of 101 feet, 4 inches. Salazar (99 feet, 3 inches), Lobato (97 feet, 7 inches), Centauri’s Tori Fringer (97 feet, 6 inches) and McKinley (94 feet, 2 inches) were placers.
Cenaturi’s relays placed third in the 4x100 (52.86), third in the 4x200 (1:52.53), third in the 4x400 (4:24.16), first in the 4x800 (10:46.07) and sixth in the 800 sprint medley (2:09.42).
Monte Vista’s relays placed fifth in the 4x100 (55.09).
Del Norte’s relays placed sixth in the 4x100 (55.10), second in the 4x200 (1:52.00), second in the 4x400 (4.22.34) and second in the 800 sprint medley (1:58.05).
Sangre de Cristo’s relays placed sixth in the 4x200 (1:54.39), fifth in the 4x400 (4:34.89) and third in the 800 sprint medley (2:01.01).
Sanford’s relays placed seventh in the 4x200 (2:02.29) and fourth in the 800 sprint medley (2:06.75).
Sargent’s relays placed fourth in the 4x400 (4:30.60) and second in the 4x800 (11:16.41).
On the boys’ side, Monte Vista’s Shadron Wenta (12.37), Centauri’s Jeremy Cornum (12.41), and Monte Vista’s David Lopez (12.55) placed in the 100 meter dash.
Centauri’s Dylan Sowards finished sixth in the 200 meter dash (25.37).
In the 400 meter dash, Sanford freshman Austin Chavez was the only placer with a time of 55.18.
Del Norte’s John Haefeli (2:08.73) placed second in the 800 meter run while Sangre’s Tyler Reynolds (2:09.34), Mitchell Stagner (2:14.60) and Victor Enriguez (2:14.96) all placed.
Del Norte’s Sumner Erhard won the 1,600 meter in 4:52.03. Stagner (5:07.76) and Haefeli (5:20.89) were in the top eight in that event.
Ty Koenig finished second in the 3,200 meter dash (10:52.01) while Monte Vista’s Garrett Pacheco (11:53.57) and Jesus Juarez (12:01.63) were placers.
Centauri’s Daniel Wright (17.99) and Devin Maez (23.31) placed in the 100 hurdles behind the winner of the event, Sanford’s Chance Canty (17.68). Canty led the way in the 300 hurdles with his time of 45.80. In the high jump, Canty cleared 5 feet, 8 inches to take fourth place.
Del Norte's Kolby Martinez (18 feet, 3 inches) and Cornum (17 feet, 5 inches) each placed in the long jump while Sangre de Cristo's Troy Fritz (39 feet, 6.25 inches), Pacheco (30 feet, 1.75 inches), Wenta (38 feet, 4.5 inches) and Monte Vista's Kyler Lobato (38 feet, 8.50 inches) scored in the triple jump.
Austin Velasquez and Jereb Aziz of Centauri each placed in the shot put with throws of 38 feet, 10.25 inches and 27 feet, 2.25 inches, respectively.
Monte Vista's Matt Barnes (123 feet, 3 inches) and Centauri's Scott Shawcroft (115 feet, 1 inch) placed in the discus.
Centauri placed in the 4x100 meter relay (46.94), the 4x200 meter relay (1:40.10), the 4x400 meter relay (3:43.51) and the 4x800 meter relay (8:55.93).
Monte Vista placed the in the 4x100 meter relay (47.48) and the 4x200 meter relay (1:43.64).
Del Norte placed in the 4x100 meter relay (51.26) and the 4x800 meter relay (8:55.56).
Sanford placed in the 4x200 meter relay (1:41.27).
Center placed in the 4x400 meter relay (3:47.22) and the 4x800 meter relay (9:12.09).
Sangre de Cristo placed in the 4x800 meter relay (8:42.50).
This next week all the Valley teams will be competing in their league meets. A full preview of the league meets will appear in Friday's edition of the Valley Courier.