Basalt tracksters roll at Coal Ridge Invitational

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
Ian Lumsden of Basalt takes the baton from teammate Kyle Roberts at the Coal Ridge Invitational.
Kara Williams / Special to The Aspen Times |

The Basalt High School tracksters stepped on the gas at the Coal Ridge Invitational.

The Basalt boys finished second and the BHS girls finished third in the meet that attracted 17 high schools.

Host Coal Ridge dominated to win both the girls and boys categories.

Among the girls, Coal Ridge totaled 207.5 points. Soroco (Oak Creek) finished second (93) with Basalt third (76) and Meeker fourth (68).

For the boys, Coal Ridge (207) won with Basalt second (82) and Aspen third (48). Hotchkiss was fourth at 47, followed by Roaring Fork, Lake County (Leadville), Meeker, Plateau Valley (Collbran), North Park (Walden), Cedaredge, Soroco, Vail Christian, Rifle, Eagle Valley, Steamboat Springs, Lake City and Hayden.

“This week in practice we increased the intensity of workouts and continued to instill a sense of pride and ownership in our team,” said Allyson Kottyan, Basalt’s head coach. “I believe both of these reasons played a role in the outcome at the Coal Ridge Invitational. All the athletes performed so well, and supported each other in their events.”

Jake Schiesser led the Basalt boys with his seasonal-best and first place in the long jump at 20 feet, 5 inches.

He jumped 40-81/2 to finish second in the triple jump. He also was third in the 100-meter dash at 11.81 seconds.

Senior Caleb Rewinkel came in second in the 300-meter hurdles (44.08), while teammate junior Roman Ceja was fifth (46.92).

Rewinkel also was third in the 110-meter hurdles (16.61), while Ceja finished seventh (18.96).

Senior Matthew Anderson finished the 3,200-meter run in 11:51.03 for fourth place; he also finished fifth in the 1600-meter run (5:02.53).

Basalt junior Pablo Rivera ran the 800-meter dash in 2:13.23, finishing fifth place. Rivera’s time in 400-meter dash (55.62) placed him seventh.

In the boys relays, the 4×400 team of juniors Pablo and Pedro Rivera, Kyle Roberts and Ian Lumsden finished second (3:45.33).

The 4×800 team of juniors Pablo Rivera and Cullen White, sophomore Albert Marquez and freshman Leighton Albright placed second (9:17.32).

The 4×100 relay team of seniors Schiesser and Rewinkel, with juniors Roberts and Lumsden, finished third (46.86).

The 4×200 team of juniors Roberts and Ceja, with sophomores Kyle Hofferbert and Steven Garcia, was seventh (1:44.02).

For the girls, freshman Megan Maley won the girls 400-meter dash in 1:02.46, with teammate Nicole Alvarado, a sophomore, finishing fifth in a time of 1:05.97.

Sophomore Kaylin Williams won the high jump, with teammate Morgan Ash, also a sophomore, finishing second.

Both cleared 4-101/2 inches.

In the 100-meter dash, sophomore Alvarado finished third (13.38), while fellow sophomore Michell Cabrera was eighth (14.10).

BHS sophomore Carly Robinson ran to a fourth place (5:52.32) in the 1600, with teammate Stephanie Anglin in fifth (5:59.80). Robinson also finished eighth in the 800-meter run (2:41.32).

Williams finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (18.71) and seventh in the 300-meter hurdles (55.80).

For the girls’ relays, the 800-meter sprint medley team of sophomores Ash, Cabrera, Alvarado and Alyssa Maniscalchi came in second with a time of 1:57.40.

Those same four sophomores teamed up for the 4×100 relay, finishing third (53.11).

The 4×400 team — sophomores Becca White, Maniscalchi, Alvarado and freshman Maley — placed fourth (4:31.09).

The Longhorns head to Moffat County High School in Craig on Friday for the annual Clint Wells Invitational track and field meet.