The Elizabeth boys and girls track teams, coached by Lori McCoin, had a stellar day at the April 11 Weld Central Sixth Annual Rebel Roundup.
It was four-for-four in the short track events in the boys’ competition, as Elizabeth captured first-place medals in the 100-, 200-, 400- and 800-meter events. And it certainly helped Elizabeth run away from the 20-team field as they scored 155 points to outdistance Resurrection Christian (93) and Vista Peak (87). Kiowa scored 33 points for seventh place.
It was closer in the girls’ competition as Highland scored 114 points to defeat Elizabeth (99) and host Weld Central (88). The Kiowa girls placed ninth with 34 points.
And it was a double-individual day for Elizabeth’s Jake Thompson as he won the 400 (:51.45) and the 800 (2:01.5). Joel Thies was the winner in the 100 (:11.51 seconds) while Ryan White took home top honors in the 200 (:22.78).
White also tied teammate Brody Oliver for fourth in the 100, each clocking :11.73. Brandon John placed fifth in the 400 (:55.13), with Cardinal teammate Micah Reimer in sixth (:55.17). Augustus Terry came through with a fourth in the 800 (2:09.09).
Adding to the winning individual efforts from the boys was Oliver in the long jump (21 feet, 6 inches) and Gav Houston in the pole vault (13-1). The boys’ quartets also won the 400 relay (:43.77) and the 3,200 relay (8:59.3).
Kiowa came through with a second-place finish in the discus with Bobby Handley’s 125-7, while Dallas Reins pulled through for second in the shot put with 41-11. Reins was also third in the discus (124-10) while Handley settled for fifth in the shot (39-4½).
Kiowa fared much better in the boys’ relays. The Indians placed second in the 3,200 (9:16.10), third in the 1,600 (3:45.24), fifth in the 800 (1:36.62) and sixth in the 400 (:47.75).
Tegan Alexander was on the top of her sprints as she won first in both the 100 (:12.55) and 200 (:26.13). And, when it came to distance, the Cardinals’ Kori Small took top honors in the 3,200 (:12:22.64). Out in the field events, Kim Peterson won the pole vault with a 12-foot-1-inch effort.
The Elizabeth girls only won a single relay with a :1:55.13 effort in the sprint medley. The Cardinals were second in the 400 relay (:53.98), second in the 800 relay (1:54.4) and second in the 3,200 relay (11:25.51).
Kiowa’s relay efforts included third in both the 1,600 (4:38.66) and sprint medley (2:01.40) and a sixth in the 800 (2:00.26).