HS Track Finishes Busy Week
By Coach Peters:
Last week was busy for Lake County High School’s track & field team. On Tuesday, the 18th, they competed in the rain at the David S. D’Evelyn Invitational held at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. Then on Friday the 21st, they enjoyed sunshine in New Castle at the Coal Ridge Invitational.
Anthony Martinez proved his ongoing dominance in the 110 meter hurdles by winning that race in both meets. His Friday time of 15.18 seconds was a personal best and only 3 hundredths of a second away from the Lake County High School record. At the D’Evelyn Invite, Martinez finished 3rd and 4th respectively in the 200 m and 100 m dashes with times of 23.42 and 11.59. On Friday, Martinez was 2nd in the 200 m (23.38) and 5th in the long jump (19’11”). He also anchored the 4 x 200 m with teammates Fabian Jimenez, Jace Peters and Javier Lazaro. Their time of 1 minute 35.30 seconds was good enough to place 2nd in the Coal Ridge Invitational and 3rd overall in the 2A state rankings.
Despite facing off against 19 other teams, many of them larger schools, at the Jeffco meet, several other Panthers placed in the top 8 of their events. Ivan Liewer reached 36’3” in the triple jump and finished 2nd. Peters fell in the 300 m hurdles and still managed to get up and cross the finish line in 3rd place and a time of 46.21. Fabian Jimenez took 5th in the 800 m with a personal record (PR) of 2:08. Ivan Hinojos achieved his own PR in the discus by throwing it 104’2,” enough for 6th place in that event.
On the ladies’ side, Aurora Marruffo finished the 300 m hurdles in 3rd place and a time of 57.29. She also leaped to a season-best 15’2.5” in the long jump and placed 4th. Keira King ran a very steady 3200 m run, even though she had to run much of it by herself. She completed that 2 mile race in 13:02 and 6th place. Jaycee Windorski cleared 4’8” in the high jump and took 7th place.
The women’s sprint medley relay team of Makayla Arellano, Kaytlin Sprague, Marruffo and Violet Hill finished in 7th with a season-best time of 2:09.
Lazaro, Obed Tarango, Cody Hall and James Garrison teamed up in the men’s 4 x 200 m relay. They were 8th in a time of 1:42. Together Garrison, Tarango, Lazaro and Jimenez ran 3:55 in the 4 x 400 m relay and placed 8th.
In the final results, the guys were 8th out of 20 teams and the ladies were 10th.
Windorski was the only individual girl to score points for the Panthers at Coal Ridge. She was 6th in the high jump with her clearance of 4’7.”
A few of the ladies’ relays placed in the top 8, though. Sprague, Arellano, Marruffo and Adele Horning comprised the sprint medley relay. They finished the 800 m event in 2:13 and placed 7th. The 4 x 400 m relay team of Hill, Sprague, King and Horning also took 7th with their time of 4:59. Sprague, Windorski, King and Marruffo teamed up for the 4 x 200 m relay, finishing 8th in 2:00.
On the men’s side, Jimenez won the 400 m dash in 52.25 seconds. He also ran 23.83 in the 200 m dash and placed 6th. Peters set PR’s in the 800 m run (2:08) and the pole vault (10’3”), finishing 6th in both of those events.
As a team, the men placed 6th out of 20 schools, and the women finished 17th.
The following Panthers also accomplished PR’s this week: Cody Hall in the 100 m (13.22) and the shot put (28’4.5”), Ben Lowry in the high jump (5’5”), James Garrison in the 200 m (26.67), Abel Gonzales in the 400 m (1:00) and the 800 m (2:35), Josiah Horning in the 800 m (2:46), Anthony Harris in the 300 m hurdles (59.62) and the pole vault (7’9”), James Medina in the triple jump (32’1”), Troy Baker in the discus (82’4”), Fabian Jimenez in the 100 m (11.89), Kaytlin Sprague in the 200 m (32.07), Aurora Marruffo in the 200 m (28.92), Violet Hill in the 1600 m (6:15), Keira King in the 800 m (2:44), Grace Bunch in the 800 m (3:17), Joci Holbrook in the shot put (24’7.5”), Molly Coleman in the high jump (4’5”), Jaycee Windorski in the long jump (11’11”), Adele Horning in the pole vault (6’9”) and Rose Horning in the pole vault (6’3”).