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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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Burlington Invitational Meet Competitive for Local Track Athletes


By Betsy Barnett

May 10, 2023

The area track teams found themselves in Burlington on Saturday and enjoyed strong competition in decent weather, except for the wind that caused some exceptional performances to be considered “wind aided” and therefore not qualifiable for the state meet. Nevertheless, Cheyenne Wells, McClave and Eads girls continue to battle it out against the bigger schools. The Cheyenne Wells boys continue to dominate this area and could make some loud noise at the state meet in a couple of weeks if they keep on this pace.

Stand out performances in the girls’ division came from Tailee Weeks-Johnson (Eads) in the throwing ring, Maggie Haase in the jumping pits, and Haase joined Shaylee Scheler from Cheyenne Wells who dominated both hurdle races. Both McClave and Cheyenne Wells’ relay teams also showed strong performances.

For the Eads boys it would be Stockton Mitchek who had a tremendous day winning the 300 Meter Hurdles for the first time against a competitive field of athletes. Mitchek also had strong marks in the jumping pit, but the wind was too strong to count in the state-qualifying standards. McClave’s Aiden Martinez and Aydin Gomez put some major points up from the jumping pit. The Cheyenne Wells boys picked up major points from their relay teams. Finally, John Hainer from Granada continues to dominate the throwing pit where he won the shot put and placed second in the discus.

Eads’ 4x800 Meter Relay consisting of Karston Buller, Colin Nelson, Connor Lynch and Brenden Reifschneider took 30 seconds off their best performance to date and got in the money in the tough meet. Cheyenne Wells won the event.

There are just two weeks left in the high school track season. This weekend all the schools will be at the Limon 1A “Last Chance to Qualify” Track Meet. Those that do make the standard will then compete at the 1A Colorado State Track & Field Meet at Jeffco Stadium in Denver on March 18-20.

Eads head coach Stephanie Bohlander is looking forward to what her team can do as they enter the final leg of the season, “This is an exciting week we are entering. It’s almost as exciting as State Week because it is Do-or-Die week. This is the last chance to qualify, to put their best out there for the top spots in rankings, and to get their end-of-regular-season marks where they should be. Spring is such a demanding time and season, so for these athletes, reaching these marks has been a grueling three-month effort, but it is the ultimate reward when you get what you earn in track and field. In Limon, make no mistake, our kids will be ready for the last week of the season.”

Girls Team Results – 18 Teams

  • 1st Place–Limon, 123
  • 2nd Place–Burlington, 106
  • 3rd Place – Byers, 96.5
  • 4the Place–Hi-Plains, 68
  • 5th Place – Stratton, 61
  • 6th Place–Cheyenne Wells, 46
  • 7th Place – McClave, 44
  • 8th Place–Eads, 43
  • 9th Place–Deer Trail, 26
  • 10th Place – Walsh, 21
  • 11th Place – Granada,19
  • 12th Place–Genoa-Hugo, 7
  • 13th Place – Holly, 5
  • 13th Place – Springfield, 5
  • 15th Place – Caliche, 4
  • 16th Place – Flagler, 3
  • 17th Place – Plainview, 2.5
  • 18th Place – Bethune, 2

Girls Individual Results

  • 100 Meters – 6th Place – Mariah Sigala, Granada, 14.12
  • 200 Meters – 3rd Place – Kristen Marks, McClave, 27.85; 5th Place – Mariah Sigala, Granada, 28.14
  • 1600 Meters – 5th Place – Zoe Martinez, McClave, 6:44.29; 6th Place – Aliyah Muth, Cheyenne Wells, 6:58.65
  • 3200 Meters–4th Place – Makayla Brossman, Cheyenne Wells, 17:16.07; 5th Place – Amie Niles, Cheyenne Wells, 20:33.57
  • 100 Meter Hurdles – 1st Place – Shaylee Scheler, Cheyenne Wells, 16.73; 2nd Place – Maggie Haase, Eads, 17.55; 4th Place – Ashlynn Steinbrunn, McClave, 18.56
  • 300 Meter Hurdles – 1st Place – Shaylee Scheler, 49.10; 2nd Place – Ashlynn Steinbrunn, McClave, 50.43
  • 4 x 100 Meter Relay – 3rd Place – Cheyenne Wells, 56.68; 4th Place – Holly, 57.98
  • 4 x 200 Meter Relay – 1st Place – McClave, 1:53.64; 5th Place – Cheyenne Wells, 2:02.87; 7th Place – Granada, 2:15.04
  • 800 Meter Sprint Medley Relay – 4th Place – McClave, 1:59.87; 5th Place – Cheyenne Wells, 1:59.95
  • High Jump – 1st Place – Maggie Haase, Eads, 5-01.00; 3rd Place – Torilin Riddle, Granada, 4-10.00; 5th Place – Mariah Sigala, Granada, 4-06.00; 6th Place – Destiny Cornelius, Plainview, 4-06.00
  • Long Jump – 3rd Place – McKayla Kiniston, McClave, 14-10.00; 6th Place – Maggie Haase, Eads, 14-04.50
  • Triple Jump – 3rd Place – Maggie Haase, Eads, 33-00.00
  • Discus – 3rd Place – Tailee Weeks-Johnson, Eads, 94-03.00;
  • Shot Put – 1st Place – Tailee Weeks-Johnson, Eads, 38-11.00

Boys Team Results

  • 1st Place – Burlington, 158
  • 2nd Place – Limon, 150
  • 3rd Place – Stratton, 76
  • 4th Place–Genoa-Hugo, 44
  • 5th Place – Byers, 43
  • 5th Place–Cheyenne Wells, 43
  • 7th Place–South Baca, 34
  • 8th Place – Granada, 30
  • 8th Place – McClave, 30
  • 10th Place – Eads, 20
  • 11th Place – Springfield, 19
  • 12th Place–Hi-Plains, 15
  • 13th Place – Holly, 6
  • 13th Place – Bethune, 6
  • 15th Place – Plainview, 3
  • 16th Place – Flagler, 2
  • 17th Place–Deer Trail, 1

Boys Individual Results

  • 100 Meters – 8th Place – Gavin Tempel, McClave, 12.10
  • 200 Meters – 6th Place – Blake Gilmore, Cheyenne Wells, 25.33
  • 800 Meters – 4th Place – Aiden Martinez, McClave, 2:16.01; 5th Place – Thomas Pete, Granada, 2:16.56; 6th Place – Ky Harkness, Plainview, 2:17.35
  • 1600 Meters – 2nd Place – Thomas Pete, Granada, 5:12.74; 8th Place – Connor Lynch, Eads, 5:48.68
  • 3200 Meters – 3rd Place – Sean Vazquez, Holly, 11:37.08
  • 300 Meter Hurdles – 1st Place – Stockton Mitchek, Eads, 43.62; 2nd Place Ty Scheler, Cheyenne Wells, 45.01; 4th Place – Trey Scheler, Cheyenne Wells, 45.33
  • 4 x 100 Meter Relay – 3rd Place – Cheyenne Wells, 46.69
  • 4 x 800 Meter Relay – 1st Place – Cheyenne Wells, 8:44.97; 6th Place – Eads, 9:40.45
  • High Jump – 1st Place – Aiden Martinez, McClave, 5-6.00; 2nd Place – Ayden Gomez, McClave, 5-6.00
  • Long Jump – 3rd Place – Stockton Mitchek, Eads, 20-11.50; 5th Place – Ayden Gomez, McClave, 19-09.00; 7th Place – Carson Noe, Cheyenne Wells, 18-08.50
  • Triple Jump – 4th Place – Carson Noe, Cheyenne Wells, 40-01.75; 5th Place – Trey Scheler, Cheyenne Wells, 37-11.00
  • Discus – 2nd Place – John Hainer, Granada, 129-05.00; 7th Place – Felipe Mungaray, McClave, 114-08.00
  • Shot Put – 1st Place – John Hainer, Granada, 50-05.50

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