DHS track runs and hops its way to California race

Herald Staff Report

The Demons are running all the way to California.

A bevy of Durango High School track athletes were invited to the 2,500-athlete Arcadia High School Invitational today and Saturday in Arcadia, Calif.

Considered one of the most competitive high school track meets in the country, more than 7,000 high school athletes from across America vie for those spots, DHS head track and field coach David McMillan said in a news release.

Some teams travel from as far away as New York.

Durango’s athletes are:

Joe Maloney – one mile.

Shannon Maloney – one mile.

Gaby Razma – long jump.

Shannon Maloney, Katarina Seibert, Dominique Ward and Madeigh Winsor – 4x800-meter relay.

Alastair McMillan, Garrett Mulkey, Trent Andrews and Joe Maloney – 4x800 relay.

“(They) promise to be competitive if their 8 minute, 18 seconds at the Valor Invitational is anything to go by,” McMillian said of Colorado’s boys Class 4A-leading 4x800 team.

Hannah Hwang, Mirando Gallegos, Ward and Shannon Maloney – 4x400 relay.

McMillan, Devin Lewis, Andrews and Joe Maloney – distance medley relay (1200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, 1600 meters).

The Demons also qualified to compete in the girls sprint-medley relay – which consists of 200, 200, 400 and 800 legs in California instead of Colorado’s 100, 100, 200, 400 – and in the boys 4x400 relay. The teams for both of those races are not yet set.

“All told, the weekend is set to be alive with intense competition,” McMillan said. “And we’re going to compete, not just to run.”


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