by Chris Brown
West Grand Coach
The West Grand Track team competed on a mostly sunny day at the Eagle Valley Invitational last Saturday in Gypsum. The girls scored 17 points good for 14th while the boys had 31 good for 8th even though an injury took two of their top relays out of the competition.
The girls scored a second from Emma DeSanti with a 4-9 high jump, Gina Manguso placed 7th in the Discus with a 84-7 toss, Dani DeMottos a 7-0 vault good for 7th, and Joy Hast 7th in the 3200 running a 14:41. Two relays placed 8th the 4X100 at 56.55 [Maddy Probst, Illiana Castillo, Dani, Emma] and the 4×800 in 12:43 [Jessica Gregory, Tiffany Padia-Luttrell, Dani, Joy].
The boys were once again led by one of the top throwers in 2A Marcos Ramirez. He won the discus with a toss of 133-9 and second in the shot with a heave of 43-6. It was the first meet Marcos did not have a pr throw. Also scoring was Hugh Wheatley with season bests in the pole vault 11-0 good for 7th and a 11.67 in the 100 placing 5th and Austin Schake running a 18.67 in the 110 hurdles for 6th. The 4×400 had a season best 3:45 placing 5th [Omar and Rene Dominguez, Austin, and Hugh]. With Cameron Wood coming up lame in the 100 and ll the replacements gone the 4×100 and 4 x 200 had to withdraw from the meet and these two relays have placed high in all the meets.
Next up is the Demon in Glenwood Springs. This is a well run, very competitive meet that the Mustangs have a long tradition with. Two former Mustangs, Jessica Brown and Tyson Parrott, still hold meet records there. The athletes are continuing to work towards the WSL meet 3 weeks away and making the MaxPreps top 18 order list to qualify for state.
by Chris Brown