Track

With spring sports throughout Colorado canceled due to COVID-19, Pagosa Springs High School’s senior spring athletes missed out on being recognized for their hard work and contributions. Following is each senior’s Senior Night information, provided by Pagosa Springs High School, for the Pirate track and field team.

Mason Blakemore ran with the team four years and lettered two years.
Plans for next year: working with the US Forest Service this summer then attending the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology.
Favorite memory: Breaking my 400 meter PR last year. I broke one minute and ended the race first in my heat with a time of 58 seconds.
Thank yous:
To my parents and coaches: Thank you for putting up with me and allowing me to compete in the sport.
To my teachers: Thank you for understanding when I have been gone for a meet and helping me with figuring out my work.
To my teammates: Thank you for helping me make memories and enjoy the last three and a not quite year of track.

Tay Barker was on the track and field team for four years.
Plans after graduation: will be taking a gap year but plans to attend a trade school.
Favorite memory: My favorite memory is running the 400 for my fastest time ever, 59 seconds. Also spending time messing around with my friends while we wait for our event to come up.
Thank yous:
To my coaches: Thank you for always pushing me and keeping me accountable to the teams and myself.
To my teammates: Thank you for making all four years of my sport seasons great. You guys really made it that much more fun.
To my mom: Thank you for always being there to support me in everything.

Tad Hittle was on the track and field team for four years.
Plans for next year: attend Colorado Mesa University and study biological science.
Favorite memory: Watching all the runners suffer while I ate a donut, throwing with my buddies, and listening to Dean’s “wisdom.”
Final words: Good job at State this year! Go Team! We really nailed it at Competition!

This story was posted on May 14, 2020.