- Written by Jennifer Lawrence
Savannah Martin, Veronica Petrillo, Anna Nelson and Anna Mounts teamed up for the 2nd place 4X800 relay at the Mountain Range Invite (Photo courtesy of Aaron Smith.)
Due to meets being rescheduled due to weather, the Girl's track team just finished up a busy week filled with track meets. Highlights include:
Mountain Range Mustang Invitational- This meet had 37 teams making scoring in the top eight a tough feat. But the 4X800 relay of Veronica Petrillo '18, Anna Nelson '17, Anna Mounts '18 and Savannah Martin '18 notched a second place finish and the only points for the Gators at this meet. Petrillo started the team off, handing the baton to Nelson with the team in 8th place, already in scoring range. Nelson picked off five places to pass off the baton to Mounts in 3rd place. Mounts maintained third with a gutsy run, finally shaking two runners who ran on her shoulder most of her leg. Martin, running her first race this season after injury, picked up one more place, moving the team into a solid second. Their time was good enough to rank them 13th in the State. The top 18 at the end of the season will be invited to the State Meet.
Weld Central Rebel Roundup- The 4X800 relay was at it again at this meet. This time Emma Abernethy '17 joined Nelson, Petrillo and Martin on the track. The # 13 Gators came to the line seeded behind #5 Mead. Mead ran well, shaving one second off their season best time, but the Gators ran better. Abernethy ran first for the Gators, taking the lead with 250 meters left on her leg. The rest of the team never looked back, securing the Gators only win of the night. As of the writing of this article, the Gator 4X800 is now ranked 9th in the State. Especially notable was Petrillo taking seven seconds off her personal best time in the 800 while running her leg.
The same foursome also came back later in the evening to run the 4X400, placing fifth. Abernethy (3rd 1600), Nelson (4th 1600) and Martin (5th Shot Put) also brought home individual ribbons. Also scoring in individual events were Lina Vogler (8th 300M Hurdles), Hanna Davis '17 (3rd High Jump), Jackie Paik '16 (7th High Jump, 6th Pole Vault), Rachel Cody '18 (3rd Pole Vault), and Sami Pence '18 (4th Pole Vault). The Gators obviously have a strong Pole Vaulting crew.
Cody and Petrillo also joined Jackie Paik '16 and Cami Schmelzer '18 on the 8th place 4X200 relay.
The Gators return to the track for the Don Osse Lakewood Tiger Classic on April 14th.
- Written by Mike Manzanares
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- Written by Leo Paik
Your Standley Lake Ladies' Basketball team won the Les Schwab Academic All-State Award from the Colorado High School Activities Association and partner Les Schwab Tires in earning a 3.50 or higher cumulative team GPA for the Varsity team. CONGRATULATIONS, Gators!
- Written by Jennifer Lawrence
The Girls Track Team placed fourth out of nine teams against fellow Jeffco rivals tonight. The Pole Vault was the highlight event for the Gators with all three competing Gators scoring points. Rachel Cody '18 vaulted to a personal record (PR) 7-0ft for a tie for second place. Sami Pence '18 also vaulted 7-0ft but ended up in fourth place due to prior missed attempts. Jackie Paik '16 finished in fifth with a 6-0 ft performance.
A second event where more than one Gator scored points was the 1600M run where Anna Nelson '17 and Emma Abernethy '17 scored 4th (5:52.72) and 5th (6:05.27), respectively. Nelson and Abernethy earlier joined Veronica Petrillo '18 and Anna Mounts '18 on the third place 4X800 relay.
Other relays earning points were the sixth place 4X100 team of Cody, Sadie Heffelman '17, Britta Swanson '18, and Fallin Smith '17. The 800 Medley Relay of Heffelman, Petrillo, Cody, and Cammy Schmelzer '18 placed third.
Paik also earned points with a seventh place finish in the 100 hurdles (PR 19.66) and eighth place finish in the 300 hurdles (58.26). Savannah Martin '18 found success again in her new found event placing 4th in the Shot Put with a PR 28-7ft throw. Smith placed fifth in the 400 meters with a 1:11.9. Lina Vogler '18 rounded out the SLHS scoring total with a 5th place Triple Jump (PR 29-8.25) effort and an eighth place tie in High Jump (PR 4-02).
It was cold and windy, but several Gators recorded PRs this meet. In addition to the PRs noted above, the following achieved personal best efforts: Jennifer Holguin Guevara '19 (Shot 21-10 and Disc 56-09), Hannah Laughlin '19 (1600M 6:44.19), Mounts (800M 2:50.83), Pence (100M 14.85), Swanson (100H 20.21), Jamie Torbet '19 (Shot 23-05), and Vogler (100H 20.55).
The Gators will take a nice rest over Spring Break and will be back in action on March 30th for more League competition.
- Written by Jennifer Lawrence
Veronica Petrillo '18 en route to her personal best 800M (Photo courtesy of Eric Nelson.)
The Girl's Track Team started off their season at the Ralston Valley Meet this past Friday. The meet got off to a strong start with two Gators placing in the first race of the night. Anna Nelson '17 and Veronica Petrillo '18 placed six (2:37.93) and seventh (2:39.29) in that race respectively. Petrillo's time was a personal record (PR) which is a great feat for the first meet of the season.
Jackie Paik '16 also provided another proud Gator moment when she tied for second in the high jump with an effort of 4-06. This was her first time competing in this event. Savannah Martin '18 placed in her first ever shot put competition, throwing 28-03.5 for seventh place.
Emma Abernethy '17 and Nelson showed some Gator strength running the 3200M together to finish easily in 2nd (13:12.85) and 3rd (13:13.03). Abernethy also added a second place finish in the 1600M (5:48.03). Nelson finished 6th in that race (5:58.83).
As it was the first meet of the season, PRs were hard to come by. But Sadie Heffelman '17 and Britta Swanson '18 joined Petrillo in achieving best times. Heffelman PRed in both the 100 (13.99) and 200 (29.48) while Swanson PRed in the 100 (14.70).
Overall the Gators placed 6th out of 14 teams with 38.33 points.
The Gators take to the track again this Wednesday for some early season Jeffco League action against Arvada, Arvada West, Bear Creek, D'Evelyn, Evergreen, Golden and Ralston Valley.