The Pirate girls’ track team came in a strong second at last weekend’s High Altitude Challenge track meet in Alamosa. There were 21 teams competing, including several programs from large schools.
Led by some of the team’s younger talent, the Pirate girls took a number of top-five finishes.
The girls’ relay team took first in the 4 by 800 with a time of 10 minutes and 34.19 seconds.
Sophomore jumpers Gabby Pajak and Toni Stoll did not disappoint. Pajak took first place in long jump with a distance of 17 feet, 5 inches. Stoll was second in triple jump with a distance of 36-0.
Pajak also took second in the 100 hurdles, at 16.71; Stoll was fifth with a time of 17.91.
Freshman Taylor Strohecker finished second in high jump at Alamosa, clearing 5 feet.
Freshman Dana Danielson took fourth in the 3.200 meter run with a time of 13 minutes, 20.17 seconds.
Senior Danielle Pajak was third in the 400, at 1:02.1. Gabby Pajak placed fifth, at 1:03.15.
Junior Katie Armbrecht was fourth in shot put, with a throw of 29-6.25.
The Pirate girls’ 800 sprint relay team was fifth at 2:02.46.
The Pirate boys finished sixth at the Alamosa meet.
Zack Lucero continued to excel in middle distance events. The senior took first place in the 800 run, finishing with a time of 2:02.71.
Lucero contributed to a Pirate victory in the 4x800 relay, The team posted a time of 8:35.28.
Junior Zerek Jones placed second in the 400, at 51.21
Carlos Brinkmann, a junior, finished fifth in the 3,200 with a time of 11.06.32
The boys’ 4x200 relay team was fifth, at 1.35.92
Senior Daniel Puskas was fifth in long jump, with a distance of 19-1.5.
The Pirates host the only home meet of the season Saturday. The Terry Alley Invitational begins at 9 a.m. at Golden Peaks Stadium.