Steamboat Springs track and field relays shine in Grand Junction |

Steamboat Springs High School track and field relays shine in Grand Junction

Steamboat Springs High School runner Dyllan Spitzley runs the 200-meter run on Saturday, March 23, in Grand Junction. (Courtesy photo)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs High School track and field team competed in Grand Junction, keeping both the Hahn and Blair families close to their hearts.

The relay teams had a strong showing on both the girls and boys side of the meet. The girls’ sprint medley relay team of Nicole Mueller, Kelsey Hamilton, Markada Baker and Eliza Riordan placed first alongside the girls 4×400-meter relay team of Baker, Siera Harrison, Winter Boese and Maggi Congdon.

The 4×200 relay of Maddie Craigen, Elisa Colby, Kendra Sollars and Kari Saunders placed third while the 4×100 relay of Craigen, Colby, Ingrid Wedel and Saunders placed fourth.

Other key placements for the women’s side came from Congdon and Winter Boese, who had a 1-2 finish in the 800-meter run. Shilo Lottes placed second in the shot put and sixth in the discus. Baker and Colby finished at third and fourth respectively in the long jump. Wedel placed second in the high jump, and Dyllan Spitzley followed behind in fifth.

Isabelle Boniface took fourth in the 3,200 meters, and Riordan took took fourth in the 400 meters. Kendra Sollars took eighth in the 300-meter hurdles.

Steamboat Springs High School hurdler Eric Casey, second from the right, runs the 100-meter hurdle on Saturday, March 23, in Grand Junction. Casey finished second. (Courtesy photo)

The boys relays also highlighted the competition. The 4×200-meter relay team of Josh Hamilton, James Bogan, Layton Morrison and Gabe Rabanal took first. The 4×400 relay of Aubrey Morrison, Connor Prost, Bowden Tumminello and Thomas Lewer took second. The 4×800 relay of Bogan, Josh Bush, Justin Heid and Nate Swindle took third.

Morrison highlighted the individuals with a first-place showing in the 400-meter dash. Prost came close behind in second. Eric Casey claimed second in the 100 hurdles and fourth in long jump. Dawson Lindquist took second in the high jump with Joey Westermeyer behind him in third and Nike Keyek in fourth.

Thomas Lewer placed fifth in the 800 meters, Tumminello followed in seventh. Jaydon Fryer took seventh in the 3,200 meters. Ezra Graham claimed seventh in the 300 hurdles with Westermeyer in eighth.

Caleb Cuevas claimed ninth in shot put.

To reach Leah Vann, call 970-871-4253, email or follow her on Twitter @LVann_Sports.

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