Ignacio wins 4 San Juan titles

Ignacio High School crowned four conference champions at the annual San Juan Basin League Track and Field Championships in Grand Junction:

Michelle Simmons of the Bobcats won the league title by clearing 4 feet, 10 inches in the girls high jump.

Teammate Cloe Seibel won the conference crown in the 1,600-meter run. She finished in 6 minutes, 1 second, just one second off the Ignacio school record.

Dusty Mangus also won a conference title. The Ignacio pole vaulter cleared 12-7 to take first place.

Shane Richmond of the Bobcats won the shot put (44-8). He also finished fourth in the discus (124-8).

Simmons also finished third in the 100 (13.24) and third in the 200 (26.79).

Freshman Sky Cotton finished second in the high jump (4-6) and fourth in the 200 (27.77).

Mangus added two fourth-place finishes in the 100 and 200, respectively.

Colton Wyatt of the Bobcats was third in the discus (129-10) and fourth in the shot put (39-6). Wyatt also finished seventh in the 100-meter dash (12.33).

Adam Herrera, back from an injury, finished third in the 200 (24.15) for the Bobcats.

Teagan Overturf added a second in the pole vault at 9-1.

Ignacio’s 4x100 boys relay team of Austin Haire, Mangus, Wyatt and Overturf finished second at the league championships.

The Bobcats now await the statewide rankings in Class 2A to see who will advance to the CHSAA Track and Field State Championships next weekend on the Front Range. Those results will be released today.

The top 18 in each event will qualify for state.