Aspen, Basalt track teams impress at Husky Invitational
Aspen, CO Colorado
EAGLE-VAIL, Colo. – Track teams from Aspen and Basalt posted some impressive results at Saturday’s Husky Invitational at Battle Mountain High School.
Taylor Quist finished first in the 100-meter dash and second in the 200 for the Skiers, who finished seventh with 103 points. Basalt (85) wound up eighth.
Rifle (335) took home the team title in a final tune-up before the Western Slope regional meet, which takes place Thursday and Friday at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.
Here are other highlights from Saturday’s action:
• Locals dominated the speed events. In addition to Quist’s efforts, Kelsey Tofany took third in the 200 and second in the 400 for the Skiers, who were second in the 800 sprint medley, third in the 4×200 relay and fifth in the 4×100.
• In addition to her win in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches, Rachel True took second in the 100. Teammates Kadara Sanders (seventh) and Kayla Menendez (ninth) also finished in the top 10.
• Basalt’s Erin and Emily Ericson finished fourth and 11th, respectively, in the 200.
• In the 400, Aspen’s Lily Isaacson (fourth) and Jordan Menter (10th) joined Tofany in the top 10.
• Basalt’s Annette Stenstadvold, also a key player on the Longhorns soccer team, finished second in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 37.82 seconds.
• Chiara Del Piccolo, one of three Basalt runners to compete at the state meet in 2009, took third in the mile after crossing the line in 5:51.26.
• Erin Ericson finished second in the 300 high hurdles, then fifth in the long jump.
• In the shot put, Aspen’s Gabriella Zaharko, Taylor Bellhouse and KayCee Huntsman finished eighth, ninth and 11th, respectively.
• Basalt’s Kate Lumsden wound up seventh in the discus; Zaharko and Bellhouse finished eighth and 11th, respectively.
• Skiers Nick Codd and Trevor Rittenhouse finished eighth and 10th, respectively, in the 100. Basalt’s Charlie Rohrstaff was 14th.
Codd also tied for third in the high jump, while Basalt’s Omar Lopez was seventh. Lopez and Codd also finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 400.
Rittenhouse, a sophomore, took eighth in the 200, then seventh in the long jump and 10th in the triple jump.
• Longhorns junior Lukas Dilling crossed the line in 10th in the 200. He also took fourth in the long jump, an event in which teammate Michael Schwener leapt 19 feet, 2 inches to take second. Schwener was also third in the triple jump.
• Basalt sprinters finished second to Rifle in both the 4×100 and 4×200 relays.
• Longhorns freshman Kerry Reynolds finished eighth in the 110-meter high hurdles.
• Sophomore Bobby Brandt took seventh in the 800, while Longhorns teammates Jacob Besser and Zach Allmon wound up eighth and 16th, respectively.
• Aspen’s Luke Smith (seventh) and Kellan Kremer (eighth) finished in the top 10 in the mile.
• Basalt’s Giulio Del Piccolo finished seventh in the 3,200, while Aspen’s Gunnar Ohlson and Miles Keilin wound up 11th and 12th, respectively.
• Skiers distance runners wound up fifth and 11th in the 4×800 relay.
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