Maggi Congdon places in top 10 at Stanford Invite; Steamboat track teams compete in Meeker, Grand Junction
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — While the Steamboat Springs High School track team was split in two, competing in Meeker and Grand Junction last weekend, Maggi Congdon represented Steamboat at the Stanford Invitational in California.
Congdon placed fifth overall in the women’s high school division of the 1,600-meter, where she ran a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 59.62 seconds. She came back for another top-10 finish in the 800 meters, running a season-best time of 2:16.02 to take ninth place.
Back in Colorado, the girls team racked up four top-three finishes at the Meeker Invitational. Eliza Riordan finished first in the 400-meter dash with Mackenzie Cuevas finishing eighth.
The girls 4×200-meter relay team of Elise Colby, Kelsey Hamilton, Cuevas and Riordan placed second overall while the 800-meter sprint medley relay team of Cuevas, Dyllan Spitzley, Colby and Riordan was third. Hamilton cruised to third in the 200 meters while Grace Harper was seventh.
Annika Ort represented the Sailors in both the triple and long jumps, taking seventh and eighth respectively. The girls sprint relay team of Harper, Bianca Perez, Abigail Mahaffey and Kaitlyn Tolliver finished in seventh.
The boys put two on the podium in Meeker. Oliver Caparelli finished second overall in the 800 meters, and the 4×800 relay of James Bogan, Justin Heid, Keegan Millen and Caparelli placed third.
The 4×200 relay team of Chance Kibler, Granger Rowan, Tommy Hagney and Nik Keyek placed fifth and Bogan finished sixth in the 1,600 meters. Keyek was seventh in the 110-meter high hurdles, and the 4×100 relay team of Bogan, Mickey Buccino, Gabe Landkamer and Jesus Garcia finished eighth.
Grand Junction meet
Other members of the Steamboat Springs track team competed at the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction. Winter Boese placed fourth in the 1,600 meters and sixth in the 400 meters. Markada Baker finished eighth. The girls 4×400 relay team of Boese, Siera Harrison, Isabelle Boniface and Baker was the top relay on the girls side, taking fifth.
The 800-meter sprint medley relay team of Nicole Mueller, Kari Saunders, Aliyah Reimer and Boniface finished in eighth.
On the boys side, Eric Casey won pole vault clearing 13 feet, 6 inches. He also finished eighth in the triple jump. Dawson Lindquist was eighth in the high jump.
The 4×800 relay team of Thomas Lewer, Bowden Tumminello, Jaydon Gryer and Jeremiah Kelley placed fourth. The 4×400 relay team of Aubrey Morrison, James Lahrman, Tumminello and Lewer and the 4×200 relay team of Malhrman, Josh Hamilton, Connor Prost and Aubrey Morrison finished in seventh and eighth places respectively.
The Steamboat Springs track team will compete at Eagle Valley on Saturday, April 6.
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