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Young Bluejays shine at state track meet

Showalter, Medina and Morelli shine

One year after graduating several senior stalwarts, the Mancos High School track team returned to the Class 2A State Track Meet in Lakewood, May 20-21, and watched a new wave of talent emerge.

Pacing the Bluejays was freshman Caden Showalter, whose sixth-place finish in the discus (135 feet, 9 inches) made him the highest ranked ninth-grader at the meet. Showalter also finished 15th in the shot put (39 feet, 4¾ inches).

Freshmen Anthony Medina and Breccen Morelli also came through with solid performances for Mancos, finishing 14th in the long jump (19 feet, 1 inch) and 17th in the 400-meter dash (54.46), respectively.

Other individual finishers included Griff Huver, who placed 11th in the long jump (19 feet, 5 ¼ inches), Jack McKie, who finished 14th in the 3200-meter run (10:44.41), and Caden Galloway, who leapt to a 16th place finish in the high jump (5 feet, 6 inches).

The Bluejays 4x800-meter relay team made up of Caleb Yoder, Teslin Stecher, McKie and Morelli finished fifth overall (8:38.70) and as a team, the Bluejays finished 32nd overall in Class 2A.