DHS track takes weekend by storm

Durango shows well at a pair of meets

The Durango High School track and field teams ran, jumped and threw their way to impressive results Saturday at the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction and Piedra Vista Invitational in Farmington.

The DHS girls team won the title by a point, 82-81, over Grand Junction at the Mickey Dunn Invitational, while the boys finished third, 16 points behind champion Eagle Valley and three behind runner-up Glenwood Springs.

The Durango boys sent most of their jumpers to the Piedra Vista Invitational, and a small contingent from the girls team joined them.

Devin Lewis paced the DHS sprinters at the Mickey Dunn Invitational, winning both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and finishing second in the 400. He also ran the opening leg, head coach David McMillan said, of the 4x400 relay team, which won in 3 minutes, 34.34 seconds to move into fourth place this season in all of Class 4A.

“Devin Lewis ran superbly,” McMillan said in an email.

The Maloney siblings turned in a typically strong performance in the distance events. Shannon Maloney won the 800 in 2:22.46, while brother Joe Maloney won the same event in 2:01.39. Joe Maloney also participated on the victorious 4x400 relay, along with Trent Andrews and Shane Bisogno.

“The stiff headwind slowed times considerably, but the strong performances placed both on the Colorado leaderboard,” McMillan said.

Gabi Razma set a personal best to finish third in the triple jump, coming in at 17 feet, 0.25 inches, which McMillan said could end up landing her at state, given the results in recent years, and Miranda Gallegos was fifth at 15-10.75. Razma also was third in the long jump at 33-8.75.

Austin Miles picked up a win in the shot put with a throw of 49 feet, 2.75 inches, and he was fourth in the discus with a season-best of 121-3. On the girls side, McKenna Franzen tossed a season-best 36 feet to finish in fourth.

The DHS girls relay teams shone brightly, as well. Hannah Hwang, Natalie Neeve, Mackenzie Sill and Dominique Ward won the 4x200, while Neeve, Ward, Madeigh Winsor and Emily Fogel captured the title in the 4x400. The sprint medley relay of Hwang, Neeve, Shannon Maloney and Shanelle Bogus were second. Gallegos, Fogel, Winsor and Katarina Seibert were second in the 4x800, as well.

At the Piedra Vista Invitational, Gabe Gilliland won the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches with Dane Mestas in third at 5-8. Gilliland also was fourth in the pole vault at 10-6.

The DHS 4x400 boys relay of Justin MArcum, Sebastian Foltz, Vicente Jimenez and David Moening was fourth, as was the sprint medley team of Joaquin Valdez, Bryan Dunlop, Seamus Milliet and Moening.

Nona Patcheck finished fourth in the girls high jump at 4-8, and the 4x400 relay team of Hope McCraw, Amy Raulston, Mariah Dorsey and Shi Thompson finished fifth.

The Demons will be in Broomfield for the Broomfield Shootout on Saturday.