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Hayden girls track wins

Melinda Mawdsley

The Hayden girls track team won the Lynn Whiteman Invitational hosted by Meeker on Saturday. The Hayden boys team finished third.

The Tigers girls had 22 place-winners in 12 events. Caitlin Mah-anna, Kylee Sweetser and Holli Salazar placed in three events, and Laura Zirkle won the 3,200 meters in 14 minutes, 0.53 seconds. It was nearly one minute faster than her time at Thursday’s Hayden Invitational.

Hayden’s 400-meter relay team of Jessica Martin, Melissa Geis, Sweetser and Salazar also won with a time of 56.22 seconds.

Only six teams were in attendance Saturday, but Hayden faced regional and Western Slope League opponents Meek-er, Rangely and Grand Valley.

Hayden’s boys crowned three individual champions and won a relay championship.

Zathan Bark took first in the 400 meters in 55.87. Keenan Bruchez was first in the discus, throwing 124 feet, 5 inches. Teammate Tyson Sweetser, who set the school’s shot put record with a throw of 47-3 on Thursday, won the same event, throwing 44-2 1/2 on Saturday.

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Bark, Sweetser and brothers Tyson and Coy Letlow teamed up to win the 400-meter relay in 46.77.

The Tigers will take part in Saturday’s Vail Christian Invitational at Battle Mountain High School in Eagle-Vail.

— To reach Melinda Mawdsley, call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com