Gilpin track team runs at Edwards and Elbert

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Eagle hitters meet Clear Creek Golddiggers

by Patty Unruh

Kiowa Invite Meet

The Gilpin varsity track and field team visited Elbert on April 20 for the non-conference Kiowa Invite Meet. Both the boys and girls did reasonably well, the boys coming in 12th of 18 teams and the girls earning 10th place.

This is a team to watch, as Gilpin athletes were runners-up in several events. Stephen King strode to 2nd in the 200-meter dash, Nicole Adams placed 2nd in the high jump, and the girls’ relay team made it to 2nd place in the 4×100-meter.

Other highlights included the Gilpin boys’ relay team coming in seventh in the 4×100-meter relay, Lena Warren shooting to 6th in the 1600-meter, Hale Warren dashing to 12th place in the 300-meter hurdles, and the girls’ relay team making it to sixth place in the 800 sprint medley.

Boys’ results:

100-meter dash: 3rd-Stephen King, 11.75.

200-meter dash: 2nd-Stephen King, 23.99.

400-meter dash: 19th-Jessie Felty, 1:08.54; 21st-Seth Gordon, 1:12.72.

300-meter hurdles: 12th-Hale Warren, 1:05.39.

4×100-meter relay: 7th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 50.98.

Girls’ results:

100-meter dash: 7th-Nicole Adams, 31.73.

400-meter dash: 10th-Madison Altman, 1:21.50.

1600-meter: 6th-Lena Warren, 6:48.84.

4×100-meter relay: 2nd-Gilpin County Relay Team, 59.47

4×200-meter relay: 5th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 2:08.81.

800 sprint medley: 6th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 2:22.05.

Long jump: 13th-Emma Hanssen, 12’0.50″.

High jump: 2nd-Nicole Adams, 4’6.50″.

Husky Invitational Meet

The Husky Invitational Meet, a non-conference event, took place at Edwards on April 16. Both the boys and girls teams raced to eighth place.

Stephen King placed third in the both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash events, while Lena Warren strode to an eighth-place berth in the 1600-meter. Madison Altman lobbed the shot put to make it into the top ten in that event.

Boys’ results:

100-meter dash: 3rd-Stephen King, 11.89.

200-meter dash: 3rd-Stephen King, 23.60.

400-meter dash: 4th-Stephen King, 55.91; 18th-Nolan Lindberg.

300-meter hurdles: 17th-Hale Warren, 1:05.62.

4×200-meter relay: 9th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 1:59.01.

Girls’ results:

800-meter: 14th-Samantha Smith, 3:08.20.

1600-meter: 8th-Lena Warren, 6:51.11.

4×100-meter relay: 7th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 59.55.

4×200-meter relay: 10th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 2:12.55.

4×800-meter relay: 5th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 12:57.72.

800 sprint medley: 7th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 2:19.08.

Long jump: 13th-Jasmine Crook-Arends, 11’10.50″; 14th-Emma Hanssen, 11’9.00″.

High jump: 5th-Nicole Adams, 4’4.00″.

Shot put: 10th-Madison Altman-25’11.50″.

Baseball v. Clear Creek

Gilpin’s varsity baseball team traveled to Evergreen for a matchup with the Clear Creek Golddiggers. The Eagles were the home team for that conference battle, losing to the Golddiggers 16-5. The Eagles’ record is now 1-5 for the season, the win being for a conference game against Lyons.

The game started evenly, with both teams scoring one run in the first inning. Clear Creek pushed ahead significantly in the second inning with 5 runs. The Eagles dominated the third inning with 2 points, while the Golddiggers were unable to score. Gilpin’s rivals managed 10 points in the fourth and fifth innings, while the Eagles racked up 2 more. Gilpin scored a total of 5 runs and had 9 hits.

Gilpin’s Angel Gomez pleased the fans with 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 RBI and a triple. Braden Harris, Dallas LeBeau, and Chad Holmes also scored with 1 run each. Will Lorenz clubbed 2 hits and also had 1 RBI. Harris, LeBeau, Holmes, and Alexander Rodriguez had 1 hit each. LeBeau and Holmes helped the Eagles with 2 stolen bases. Blake Boulter impressed with 9 putouts and 1 assist.

Will Lorenz pitched 3 innings for the Eagles, striking out 9 batters. LeBeau and Holmes also took the mound for a portion of the game.

Jacob Mazurek was the winning pitcher for the Golddiggers. Clear Creek also came in with 8 double plays.

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