Jon Severy sets pace for Skiers at Palisade meet |

Jon Severy sets pace for Skiers at Palisade meet

Aspen Times Staff Report

The Aspen High School track and field team returned to a familiar stage last weekend.

And the Aspen tracksters posted some familiar results in the big Palisade Lions Club Invitational track meet in Grand Junction.

Jon Severy led the Aspen boys team as he won the 3200-meter run against quality competition, including 4A and 5A runners. He won in 9:48.68 in cool conditions. Austin Vigil of Fruita Monument was second in 9:58.73.

Severy also placed in the 1600 at the Palisade Invitational, taking fourth.

Seth Hejny of Grand Junction Central, the defending Class 4A state champion at 1600 and 3200, won the 1600 Saturday in 4:23.28.

Sam Beach of Durango was second with Vigil of Fruita Monument third.

Clay Shipp also scored for the Skiers. He finished third in the high jump, behind winner Jacob Benson of Glenwood Springs (6-6).

Shipp also was fourth in the 300 hurdles (42.15), finishing behind hurdlers from 5A Grand Junction and 4A Fruita Monument and Durango.

The Aspen 4×100 relay team also finished sixth in the meet.

As a team, the Aspen boys finished seventh among the field of 23 schools.

Fruita Monument won with 108.5 points.

Durango was second with 100. Cortez was third with Grand Junction fourth, Palisade fifth and Delta sixth.

On the girls side, the Aspen 4×800 relay team ran to a sixth-place finish (11:02.44).

The AHS girls finished 17th in the meet, which was won by Durango with Grand Junction second.

Central’s Brittany Edmonds was the top performer of the meet, with four first-place finishes.

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