Relays boost Soroco track team |

Relays boost Soroco track team

— A busy calendar didn’t stop the Hayden and Soroco track teams from finding success at a Tuesday meet in Rangely.

Fresh off a performance Saturday in Rifle and looking forward to a meet Friday in Craig and Monday in Hayden, the squads combined to field several high finishes.

“We were really pleased with the day,” Soroco coach David Bruner said.

His Rams were led by their relays. The girls 800-meter sprint medley finished first, the 800 and 1,600 relay teams were second, and the girls 400 relay was third.

The boys 1,600 relay was first while the 1,600 and 3,200 relay squads were third.

Ceanna Rossi finished second in the girls 400 and fourth in the 800.

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Alex Estes won the boys 400, the long jump and was fourth in the triple jump.

Michael Rossi led a large contingent of Rams to score in the 3,200.

He won, Carlos Sandavol was second, Pie Lombardi was fourth and Jaden Baker placed fifth.

Miles was third in the triple jump, then added a second-place finish in the shot put.

“The times are starting to come down to where I want them,” Bruner said. “We still need to work on handoffs and turnover on the track, but those are things we can fix.”

Billy Zehner led the way for Hayden. He won the 110 hurdles and was second in the 300 hurdles.

Logan Foster won the triple jump, Murphy Smartt won the high jump, Emily Mahanna won the girls 100 hurdles, and Holli Salazar won the shot put.

The boys 400 relay team finished second, and Chris Zirkle was third in the 800 and fifth in the 1,600.

Aubree Haskins was second in the shot put. Taylor Peterson finished third in the high jump.

Freshman Aspen Zabel – who joined the 3,200 relay team two weeks ago and also ran with the team last weekend in Rifle – helped that squad again, then broke out on her own. She had third-place finishes in the 400 and 800.

“She performed really well,” Manzanares said. “I told the kids to try events they didn’t always get and to have fun, and they accomplished that.”

– To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 871-4253 or e-mail