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Pagosa Pirate track athletes competed for the first time this season last Saturday in Farmington.
According to an e-mail from head coach Connie O’Donnell, the year is going well so far.
Compared to their times from last year, “many of the athletes are already at or near their personal records,” O’Donnell wrote. “That’s a nice place to be at the beginning of March.”
Finishers among the top six for the male Pirates are as follows:
Tyler Greenly placed fourth in the 400 meter with a time of 54.38.
Tate Drane took fourth in the 800 meter at 2:11.41.
David McRee placed fifth in the 300 hurdles at 45.99.
Mason Chronowski took second in the high jump at 6-00.00.
Creede Wylie captured first place in shot at 41-07.75.
Chase Patane took sixth in discus at 109-11.
The boys 4×4 team of Nick Hutcherson, Nick Cronon, Tyler Greenly and Liam O’Brien placed fifth.
The boys 4×1 team of Tate Drane, Jeremiah Miller, JC Parsons and David McRee placed sixth.
The lady Pirates still had several athletes competing in the girls’ basketball tournament this weekend, resulting in a small team at the Farmington meet.
Even with a small team competing, Lady Pirate Maddie Greenly managed to capture sixth place in the 3,200 with a time of 15:05.84.
“The kids did a great job of supporting and encouraging each other,” over the weekend, O’Donnell wrote.
O’Donnell went on to say that all of the athletes this year, “are such hard workers and they are all really fun to be around.”
“Getting to spend time with them everyday after school has been a real blessing,” she added, “I definitely missed coaching track.”
The track team will not compete again until March 21 in Aztec.
O’Donnell plans to put athletes in different races during the next meet to help decide the events where they will be most successful for the rest of the season.