A one-man wrecking crew
Basalt’s Cody Rewinkel proved to be a one-man wrecking crew for the Longhorns at the CHSAA State Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Lakewood.
Rewinkel stepped onto the podium at the state championships in two individual events.
The Basalt senior finished sixth in the Class 3A long jump at 20 feet, 8.5 inches. He also placed eighth in the 300 hurdles (41.99).
He posted six teams points for the Longhorns in the state championships.
The Basalt boys 4×100 relay team added to the Basalt point total with a ninth-place finish (44.45). The team had set a school record in qualifying Friday at Jeffco Stadium.
Austin Ekeler, an all-state running back from Eaton, won the 3A long jump at 21-9.5. Collin Scheer of Classical Academy was second with Reid Gates, of Cedaredge, third at 21-7.75.
Gates, a junior, won the 3A high jump at 6-7.
Cedaredge hurdler Dante Markley won the 300 hurdles in 39.35.
In the 4×100 relay finals, Coal Ridge won in 43.33 seconds. Eaton was second. Basalt was ninth.
Coal Ridge went on to sweep the boys relays with a victory in the 4×400 on Saturday afternoon.
In team scoring, Classical Academy (Colorado Springs) dominated to win the girls and boys state titles in 3A.
The Classical girls totaled 135 points to 104.5 for second-place Eaton. Pagosa Springs was third with Lamar fourth.
The Coal Ridge girls finished fifth with Cedaredge sixth.
Among the boys, Classical won with 92 points. Coal Ridge, boosted by the relay sweep, was second with 57.5 points. Eaton was third with Cedaredge fourth.
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