Girls track and field takes first at Dakota Ridge Invitational

The Eagles had two varsity meets this past week, the Jeffco League Relays and the Dakota Ridge Invitational. Both events provided celebrations and excitement for the team.

The squad had six relay victories on Wednesday at Jeffco Stadium. The girls shuttle hurdle team of Destiny Grimes, Lauren Lundgaard, Anna Hall and Lizzie Waters broke the meet record and took first place by nearly seven seconds. Other winners included the boys shot put and discus teams of Preston Rose, Peyton Rose, Jackson Ortiz and Stuart Folkerts. Sadie McMullen, Hannah Tesone, Lizzie Waters and Keely Jones won the 800m sprint medley relay. Both boys and girls 1600m sprint medley teams finished in first place.  Hall, Tesone, Grimes and Jones made up the girls team and Simpson, Ivery McLean and Thompson won for the boys. The girls high jump team of Anna Hall, Isabel Bowen, Cheyenne Smith and Caroline Reinkensmeyer also won their event.

The thirty team Dakota Ridge Invitational saw a dominant performance by the girl’s team. The girls won the team scoring event by thirty points, scoring 104 points.  Anna Hall led the way with dominating victories in the 400m and 200m. She moved into second all-time in the 400m and fifth all time in the 200m. She also placed second in the 100m hurdles. The girl’s pole vaulters had a huge day with Haidyn Ogg and Avery Vieregger clearing 10’ 9”, both personal records, to finish first and second in the event. Haidyn won the event with fewer misses, but both moved up to second all-time at Valor. Sadie McMullen won the long jump in a school record 17’ 10”.  Lizzie Waters won the 300m hurdles in a personal record time and also anchored the 4×400 relay team that placed second. Destiny Grimes placed second in the 300m hurdles, third in the 100m hurdles and also ran a great leg on the 4×400 relay. Keely Jones added points at third place in the 800m run. Joy Gerow had another PR in the discus and made the final placing seventh overall.

The boys team was banged up and had limited entries. Chase McLean provided the only championship, winning the 300m hurdles and also placing second in the pole vault. Preston Rose finished fourth in the shot put, and brother Peyton also made the finals to finish ninth. Buddy Nelson finished sixth overall in the 400m with a season best time of 52.42.

The team will host the Holy War track meet on Wednesday on their home track!