Basalt’s Hendershot breaks own school record in discus on Saturday |

Basalt’s Hendershot breaks own school record in discus on Saturday

Basalt's Emily Hendershot competes at a meet in Grand Junction earlier this season.
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Basalt High School’s Emily Hendershot broke her own school record in the discus on Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Demon Invitational. The senior had a throw of 107 feet, 8 inches, more than 10 feet better than her previous mark from last season, to finish fourth at the meet.

Grand Junction’s Mackenzie Younker won with a toss of 115-07, while Aspen High School sophomore Paige Quist was 13th with a throw of 91-08. Quist also took fifth in the shot put, while Hendershot was eighth.

Other highlights for the girls included AHS freshman Kendall Clark taking second in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 29.55 seconds. Clark also finished fifth in the 400-meter dash in 1:02.65.

In the distance races, Basalt freshman Sierra Bower continued her strong season by taking second in the 3,200-meter run in 12:13.73, more than 30 seconds better than her seed time. Senior teammate Carly Robinson was fourth in 12:46.26.

In the mile, Robinson finished sixth and Bower seventh. Robinson’s time of 5:48.32 was about seven seconds better than her seed time. Basalt’s 800-meter medley relay team was third in 1:57.70, while Aspen’s was eighth.

In the rest of the girls’ field events, BHS senior Kaylin Williams was fifth in the high jump (4-07), BHS freshman Katie Bohannan tied for sixth and BHS senior Morgan Ash tied for eighth.

On the boys’ side, Basalt senior Noah Williams was third in the 100-meter dash in 11.68 seconds. Glenwood’s Gavin Olson won in 11.52.

Aspen senior Dillon Leasure was ninth in the triple jump (38-00) and Basalt senior Kyle Hofferbert 12th (37-06). Hofferbert also finished sixth in the long jump (20-04.5), while Leasure was 20th. BHS junior Nathan Rivera was ninth in pole vault.

Basalt’s 3,200-meter boys’ relay team was eighth.

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