Track and Field – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:17:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 Pirate Track and Field All-Conference http://www.pagosasun.com/pirate-track-and-field-all-conference/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 21:00:47 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=169697

SUN photo/Chris Mannara

Eleven Pagosa Springs High School track and field athletes earned first-team all-conference honors this season. From left to right are Cade Cowan, Isaac Stewart, Mitch Lewis, Paul Farrah, Nell Taylor, Emma Heidelmeier, Michelle Sauceda and River Pitcher. Not pictured are Michael Wedemeyer, Mackenzie Wedemeyer and Piedra Goss. The athletes earned the honors in the following events. Boys’ 4×400 meter relay: Cowan, Michael Wedemeyer, Stewart and Lewis. Boys’ high jump: Farrah. Boys’ long jump: Cowan. Boys’ triple jump: Michael Wedemeyer. Girls’ 3,200-meter run: Nell Taylor. Girls’ 4×200-meter relay: Mackenzie Wedemeyer, Heidelmeier, Goss and Sauceda. Girls’ 4×400-meter relay: Mackenzie Wedemeyer, Heidelmeier, Goss and Pitcher.

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State Track and Field Meet http://www.pagosasun.com/state-track-and-field-meet/ Thu, 30 May 2019 21:00:11 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=169156

Photos courtesy Justin Cowan

A bevy of Pagosa Springs High School Pirates competed at the recent state track and field meet at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Several Pirates fared well in the state competition.

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Wedemeyer claims second at state in the triple jump http://www.pagosasun.com/wedemeyer-claims-second-at-state-in-the-triple-jump/ Thu, 23 May 2019 21:00:32 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=168760

Photo courtesy Justin Cowan
Michael Wedemeyer hurls through the air at the track and field state championship last weekend. Wedemeyer earned second in the triple jump, seventh in the long jump and broke a Pagosa Springs High School record in the 400-meter race.

Last weekend’s state track and field meet was a good one for the Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) Pirates: Michael Wedemeyer nabbed second in the triple jump and broke the school record in the 400-meter dash, Mackenzie Wedemeyer broke the school record in the 200-meter dash, and the girls’ 800-meter sprint medley team placed fourth while breaking a school record.

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Photo courtesy Justin Cowan
Mackenzie Wedemeyer, Emma Heidelmeier, River Pitcher and Jessica Hartley stand triumphant at the track and field state championship. This group earned fourth in the 800-sprint medley and broke a school record at the championship meet.

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Special Olympics team brings home awards http://www.pagosasun.com/special-olympics-team-brings-home-awards/ Mon, 20 May 2019 11:00:18 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=168300

Photos courtesy Nancy Walls
Pagosa Springs Special Olympics track and field team members Tricia Sierpiejko, Kelly Faber and Dalton Walls bring home honors from the Special Olympics Colorado regional track meet held May 6 in Grand Junction.

By Nancy Walls
Special to The SUN
Three members of our Pagosa Springs Special Olympics track and field team traveled with coaches Wayne and Nancy Walls to Grand Junction for the Special Olympics Colorado regional track meet on May 6.
All brought home high honors from the meet. Tricia Sierpiejko scored well in the women’s division, bringing home two second-place ribbons for her standing broad jump of 1 meter, 6 centimeter, and 17-10 softball throw and a fourth place for her 53.13-second 200-meter run. This was her fourth year in competition.
Kelly Faber won two first-place ribbons in the women’s division for her 14-80 softball throw, and 1-19 standing broad jump, and a second place for her 49.31-second 200-meter run. This was Faber’s third year competing.
Dalton Walls won three first-place ribbons in the young men’s division for his 34.31-second 200-meter dash, his 40-65 softball throw, and his 3-3 running long jump. Dalton has competed for the past five years at the state and regional meets.
The meet, attended by several hundred athletes of all ages from Western Colorado, was held at Mesa State University’s Stocker Stadium. The games were opened with the traditional torch run and lighting ceremony by the Grand Junction SWAT team.

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Twelve Pirates head to state, Wedemeyer breaks school record http://www.pagosasun.com/twelve-pirates-head-to-state-wedemeyer-breaks-school-record/ Thu, 16 May 2019 21:00:21 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=168290

Photo courtesy Justin Cowan
Emma Heidelmeier and Mackenzie Wedemeyer pass the baton during a relay event at the Last Chance Meet on May 11 in Monte Vista. The girls’ relay team won every event it competed in, propelling the Pirates to a first-place finish. Wedemeyer and Heidelmeir are both participating in the state championship beginning today.

At their last meet before state, the Pagosa Springs High School track and field teams ended the season by bringing home a pair of first places at the Last Chance Meet on May 11 in Monte Vista, and Mackenzie Wedemeyer broke the school record in the 200-meter dash that had stood since 2006.

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Photo courtesy Justin Cowan
Cade Cowan and Mitch Lewis pass the baton during the Last Chance Meet on May 11. Cowan and Lewis are both participating in the state championship beginning today.

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On to State! http://www.pagosasun.com/on-to-state-6/ Thu, 16 May 2019 10:54:02 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=168155

SUN photo/Chris Mannara

Members of the Pagosa Springs High School track and field teams hit the road for the state championship Wednesday. State action begins today at Jefferson County Stadium and run through Saturday.

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Pirates nab two first-place finishes at Terry Alley Invitational, new school record set http://www.pagosasun.com/pirates-nab-two-first-place-finishes-at-terry-alley-invitational-new-school-record-set/ Thu, 09 May 2019 21:00:47 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=167724

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Arden Blakemore, Daily Valdez and Kylie Keuning dash for the finish during the 100-meter race at the Pirates’ only home meet of the season, the Terry Alley Invitational, on May 4. Lexie Valdez (not pictured) took fourth in the event on the way to the girls’ team netting first place.

The Pagosa Springs High School track and field teams picked up a pair of first-place finishes at their lone home meet of the season on May 4 and broke a school record in the process.

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Cowan http://www.pagosasun.com/cowan/ Fri, 03 May 2019 14:39:26 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=167181

SUN photo/Chris Mannara

Along with parents Melanie and Justin, Pagosa Springs High School senior athlete Cade Cowan signs his National Letter of Intent to play football and compete in track and field for the Cornell College Rams in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on April 25. Also pictured are Pirate assistant football coach Matt Aragon and track and field coach Connie O’Donnell.

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Pirates to host Terry Alley Invitational Saturday http://www.pagosasun.com/pirates-to-host-terry-alley-invitational-saturday-3/ Thu, 02 May 2019 21:00:13 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=167107 By John Finefrock
Staff Writer
The Pagosa Springs High School track and field teams notched third- (boys) and fourth-place (girls) finishes at the High Altitude Challenge in Alamosa on April 27.

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Track and field nets pair of third-place finishes at invitational http://www.pagosasun.com/track-and-field-nets-pair-of-third-place-finishes-at-invitational/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:00:29 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=166614

Photo courtesy Justin Cowan
Lexie and Daily Valdez pass the baton during an event with the girls’ relay team at the Ron Keller Invitational on April 20. The girls’ relay team continued its impressive streak, earning first place in the 4×800-meter relay, the 800-meter sprint medley, second in the 4×200-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay and third in the 4×100-meter relay.

By John Finefrock
Staff Writer
The Pagosa Springs High School track and field teams cruised to a pair of third-place finishes at the Ron Keller Invitational on April 20.

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Photo courtesy Justin Cowan
Isaac Stewart hustles with the baton during an event with the boys’ relay team at the Ron Keller Invitational. The boys took first in the 4×800-meter relay and Stewart took 13th in the 100-meter run.

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