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Eads senior Maggie Haase continues to dominate the 1A High Jump event winning another championship in Rocky Ford.
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Scheler, Haase, Weeks-Johnson Continue to Invest in Gold


By Betsy Barnett

May 3, 2023

The Rocky Ford Invitational was held on Friday on a blustery day with low temperatures that affected the overall performances. However, some 36 teams would compete in a facility that Eads Coach Stephanie Bohalnder described as, “The best facility we’ve seen this year except it just has six lanes, which slows things down quite a bit.”

In the girls’ competition Cheyenne Wells’ Shaylee Scheler continues to come on strong dominating the hurdle events in Rocky Ford with championship performances in the 100 Meter Hurdles in a time of 16:84 and the 300 Meter Hurdles in 50:28. Cheyenne Wells also got some strong individual points from freshman middle distance runner Aliyah Muth who was 4th in the 1600 meters in a time of 6:43.10. Muth is seemingly coming from out of nowhere and improving as the weeks go by. The Lady Tigers also got some good help from their relay teams where they got points for a 3rd place, 7th place, and 8th place.

The Eads girls were led by senior Maggie Haase who held down her undefeated status at the high jump pit getting the championship in not her best height by far at 4’ 10.00”. Haase also placed in the 100 Meter Hurdles (4th) and the Long Jump (7th).

Tailee Weeks-Johnson continued to surpass the competition in the shot put where the freshman is beating her opponents by over a foot. At Rocky Ford she would win the Shot Put Championship with a best legal throw of 38’ 0.25”. It was the first time this year that someone had beaten Zadie Mackey from Elbert in the event. Mackey had won both the Shot Put and Discus at every meet this season that she had thrown at. Mackey won both events at state last year, as well, so it had been some time since she had not been on top of the podium.

Eads Coach Stephanie Bohlander said, “It was just a tough day. One of the coldest and windiest meets we’ve been to. It was just hard to get warmed up and do a ton of great things. But we treated it like state—if it’s crummy weather then, we just have to man up and go after it. So, they did learn what it’s like to compete under those conditions.”

The Boys’ competition was fierce with only Stockton Mitchek of Eads placing 6th in the Long Jump with a best jump of 18-7.75”. The 4x800 Meter Relay team continues to be covert by relatively successful. One thing about them is that they are improving. In Rocky Ford they placed 7 in a time of 10:30.87. Team members are Colin Nelson, Connor Lynch, Brenden Reifschneider, and Karsten Buller.

GIRLS TEAM RESULTS IN ROCKY FORD (36 teams)

  • 1st Place: Limon, 114
  • 2nd Place: Byers, 82
  • 3rd Place: Hoehne, 70
  • 4th Place: Ellicott, 51
  • 5th Place: Fowler, 50
  • 6th Place: Cheraw, 39
  • 7th Place: Cheyenne Wells, 35
  • 8th Place: Rocky ford, 34
  • 9th Place: Eads, 29
  • 10th Place: Swallows Charter Academy, 24
  • 18th Place: Granada, 8
  • 20th Place: Crowley County, 6
  • 23rd Place: South Baca, 1
  • 24th Place: Holly, 1
  • DNP: Kit Carson
  • DNP: Lamar
  • DNP: Kim/Branson
  • DNP: Plainview

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS IN ROCKY FORD

  • 800 Meters: 1st Place – Delaney Bond, Cheraw, 2:34.50
  • 1600 Meters: 4th Place – Aliyah Muth, Cheyenne Wells, 6:43.10
  • 3200 Meters: 2nd Place – Kieran Harris, Cheraw, 14:48.30; 8th Place – Makayla Brossman, Cheyenne Wells, 16:01.30
  • 100 Meter Hurdles: 1st Place – Shaylee Scheler, Cheyenne Wells, 16.84; 4th Place – Maggie Haase, Eads, 18.74
  • 300 Meter Hurdles: 1st Place – Shaylee Scheler, Cheyenne Wells, 50:28;
  • 4 x 100 Meter Relay: 7th Place – Cheyenne Wells, 57.21
  • 4 x 200 Meter Relay: 8th Place – Cheyenne Wells, 2:06.60
  • 4 x 400 Meter Relay: 2nd Place – Cheraw, 4:36.80; 3rd Place – Cheyenne Wells, 4:39.40
  • 4 x 800 Meter Relay -
  • 800 Meter Spring Medley Relay -
  • Long Jump: 5th Place – Maggie Haase, Eads, 15’ 3.00
  • High Jump: 1st Place – Maggie Haase, Eads, 4’ 10.00; 3rd Place – Alexis Rusher, Crowley County, 4’ 7.00; 4th Place – Mariah Sigala, Granada, 4’ 6.00; 5th Place – Torilin Riddle, Granada, 4’ 5.00
  • Shot Put: 1st Place – Tailee Weeks-Johnson, Eads, 38’ 0.25”; 6th Place – Abby Provost, Cheraw, 32’ 0.75”; 7th Place – Kieran Harris, Cheraw, 31’4.00”
  • Discus: 2nd Place – Abby Provost, Cheraw, 113’ 1.00”

BOYS TEAM RESULTS IN ROCKY FORD (23 Teams)

  • 1st Place: Limon, 110
  • 2nd Place: Cheraw, 51
  • 3rd Place: Rye, 50
  • 4th Place: Swink, 49
  • 5th Place: Rocky ford, 48
  • 6th Place: Cheyenne Wells, 46
  • 7th Place: Granada, 39
  • 8th Place: Fowler, 36
  • 9th Place: Ellicott, 35
  • 10th Place: Byars, 28
  • 12th Place: Kit Carson, 25.5
  • 13th Place: South Baca, 23
  • 15th Place: Lamar, 19
  • 18th Place: Eads, 5
  • 20th Place: Holly, 4
  • 21st Place: Crowley County, 3
  • 23rd Place: Plainview, 1

INDIVIDUAL BOYS’ RESULTS IN ROCKY FORD

  • 100 Meters: 2nd Place – Braeden Harris, Cheraw, 12.23; 4th Place – Bryson States, Kit Carson, 12:59
  • 200 Meters: 3rd Place – Conner Weaver, Cheraw, 25.57; 5th Place – Carson Noe, Cheyenne Wells, 25.66
  • 400 Meters: 4th Place – Conner Weaver, Cheraw, 54.40;
  • 800 Meters: 1st Place – Josh Snyder, Cheraw, 2:03.21; 2nd Place – Perry Chadwick, Cheyenne Wells, 2:09.82; 6th Place – Thomas Pete, Granada, 2:15.82; 7th Place – Brennan Framel, Kit Carson, 2:17.45; 8th Place – Ky Harkness, Plainview, 2:20.22
  • 1600 Meters: 2nd Place – Thomas Pete, Granada, 5:12.58; 5th Place – Sean Vazquez, Holly, 5:17.94
  • 3200 Meters: 8th Place – Aiden Taylor, Cheyenne Wells, 14:41.18
  • 110 Meter Hurdles: 4th Place – Trey Scheler, Cheyenne Wells, 18.77; 5th Place–Ty Scheler, Cheyenne Wells, 19:01; 6th Place – Keaton Marriott, Kit Carson, 19:55
  • 300 Meter Hurdles: 3rd Place – Braeden Harris, Cheraw, 44.85; 5th Place – Ty Scheler, Cheyenne Wells, 45.47; 6th Place – Trey Scheler, Cheyenne Wells, 46.30
  • 4 x 100 Meter Relay: 2nd Place – Cheraw, 48.04; 4th Place – Kit Carson, 49.56
  • 4 x 200 Meter Relay: 3rd Place – Cheyenne Wells, 1:39.46; 8th Place – Kit Carson, 1:48.67
  • 4 x 400 Meter Relay: 2nd Place – Cheraw, 3:46.35; 5th Place – Kit Carson, 3:56.32
  • 4 x 800 Meter Relay: 7th Place – Eads, 10:30.87
  • No field events info was available.

KIT CARSON GIRLS RESULTS AT THE TOM MEYER INVITE IN AKRON, April 29

  • Kit Carson girls’ team was 14th
  • 800 Sprint Medley Relay: 6th Place – Kit Carson, 2:10.04
  • Shot Put: 7th Place – Payge Rady, Kit Carson, 27’ 9.5”

KIT CARSON BOYS RESULTS AT THE TOM MEYER INVITE IN AKRON, April 29

  • Kit Carson boys’ team was 8th
  • 100 Meters: 4th Place – Bryson States, Kit Carson, 11.60
  • 400 Meters: 1st Place – Bryson States, Kit Carson, 56.72
  • 1600 Meters: 5th Place – Brennan Framel, Kit Carson, 5:22.20
  • 110 Meter Hurdles: 7th Place – Keaton Marriott, Kit Carson, 18.53
  • 300 Meter Hurdles: 4th Place – Keaton Marriott, Kit Carson, 48.13
  • High Jump: 7th Place – Tanner Conaway, Kit Carson, 5’ 2.00”

Area track teams will be at Burlington in (2A) Burlington Invitational Track Meet this weekend. The 2023 CHSAA State Track Meet will be held at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood, Colorado on May 18-20.

Bohlander reflected as the State Track Meet is approaching, “Yes, it’s weeks until state and things are tough right now—the weather hasn’t cooperated, and the kids are struggling to focus with all the noise of the end of the school year around them. We just need to buckle down, focus, and go after it.”

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