Steamboat track scores at Rifle |

Steamboat track scores at Rifle

Hammond runner-up in hurdle races; Steamboat's Stoll fourth in discus

Melinda Mawdsley

Walker Hammond led all Steamboat Springs track and field athletes with two runner-up finishes at Friday’s Rifle Invitational.

Hammond placed second in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.61 seconds and captured second in the close 300-meter hurdle race with a 41.35.

Hotchkiss’ Kyle Reavley won both hur-dle races with Rifle’s Eric Simms on Ham-mond’s spikes in both races.

With the all-important Class 4A regional meet looming May 12 and 13, the Sailors are trying to get as much practice and competition in before those races.

Unfortunately, Steamboat’s spring break is this week, one of the worst times during a spring sports season.

The Sailors were short runners in Rifle on Friday because of spring break and will have limited numbers for Friday’s Clint Wells Invitational at Moffat County High School.

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The Rifle meet brought nine Class 4A regional teams together, including Steamboat.

The Sailors got the chance to see full teams from Rifle, Moffat County, Montrose, Glenwood Springs and Battle Mountain.

The same teams will be in attendance Friday, in addition to Hayden and Soroco.

The Steamboat boys scored 20 points Friday in Rifle, but top placers in the discus and triple jump were not available.

For the girls, Steamboat’s Lizzie Stoll posted an impressive fourth-place finish in the discus, throwing 101 feet, 9 inches. The only regional opponent ahead of her was Eagle Valley’s Amy Thompson, an encouraging sign for Stoll.

The 50th annual Clint Wells Invitational begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Moffat County High School. The meet is being held Friday because Saturday is Moffat County’s prom.

— To reach Melinda Mawdsley, call 871-4208 or e-mail