State track Day 3: Aspen’s Ruiz-Vega breaks school record in 100, Basalt’s Bower eighth in mile
A couple more local school records were broken Saturday as the Colorado state high school track and field championships came to a close at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.
Aspen High School junior Julisa Ruiz-Vega had the best result of the day by finishing seventh in the girls 100-meter dash. Her time of 12.70 seconds just edged her previous best and is a new school record, according to AHS track coach James Aldridge.
Avery Wright of Montezuma-Cortez won the race with a time of 12.36 seconds.
The only other athlete competing for Aspen on Saturday was senior Nicholas Galambos, who finished 16th in the boys 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes, 46.96 seconds, which was about 11 seconds slower than his qualifying time.
Yasin Sado of Denver West won the boys mile in 4:20.64.
Basalt High School sophomore Sierra Bower competed in the girls 1,600-meter run Saturday, taking eighth in 5:12.58. That time was a personal best for Bower by about two seconds, breaking her own school record.
On Friday, Bower took second in the girls 3,200-meter run, losing in a sprint finish while also breaking her own school record mark. She was also part of the girls 4×800-meter relay that broke that school record on Thursday, finishing fifth. That relay included senior Megan Maley, senior Maddie Ellison and junior Lily Gillis.
BHS junior Ben Williams was the other athlete to compete Saturday, finishing ninth in the 110-meter hurdles. His time of 16 seconds flat broke his own personal record by .16 seconds.
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The Basalt baseball team will head to the 3A state tournament later this week after pulling a pair of upsets in regional play on Monday. The Longhorns will join the other regional champs in the double-elimination tourney that starts Friday.