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Soroco, Hayden girls both qualify in 1,600 relay

Hayden freshman Gracie Day runs Friday in the 2A girls 1,600-meter relay. The Tigers came in as a longshot to advance to Saturday’s finals, but they managed to earn the ninth spot and a place in Saturday’s race.
Joel Reichenberger

LAKEWOOD — Successful races in the prelims have several Routt County athletes set up for big opportunities Saturday on the final day of the state track meet.

At the top of the list, both the Soroco and Hayden girls 1,600-meter relay teams qualified for Saturday’s finals, the Tigers doing so despite being the No. 17 team heading into the event.

Racing with Leah Carrouth, Rosalie Mortenson, Gracie Day and Hannah Wilkie, the squad placed ninth with a time of 4 minutes, 21.01 seconds. Soroco, with Chloe Veilleux, Charlee Veilleux, Kourtney Bruner and Mattie Rossi was fifth at 4:14.67.



A Steamboat Springs girls 1,600 relay team, with Eliza Rjordan, Siera Harrison and Thyme Zuschlag placed 16th.

Soroco qualified two athletes in the 300 hurdles, Mattie Rossi, fourth in 48.24 seconds, and Charlee Veilleux, fifth at 47.57.



Rossi will also race Saturday in the 100 hurdles, where she qualified Thursday with the No.1 time.

Elsewhere, the Steamboat boys 400 relay team, with Canon Reece, Tanner Raper, Kline Clemente and Zach Gollnick, placed 11th, just missing the chance to advance.

Soroco senior Schuyler Carlson finished 12th in the discus with a toss of 123 feet 2 inches. Hayden freshman Wyatt Mortenson ran a strong race in the 3,200, placing 14th in 10:40.96. Soroco’s Harrison Ashley was 15th in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet 2 inches, and the Soroco girls 400 relay team with Bailee Boles, Katie Olinger, Hannah Hayes and Taylor Sanchez was 18th in 59.95 seconds.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9.


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