Gilpin track squad participates in first 2A League meet

Eagles baseball results

by Patty Unruh

Mile High League Track Meet

Gilpin’s high school runners and field athletes participated in their first league meet since advancing to the 2A Mile High League classification. The Mile High/Northern/Tri-Valley meet was held at Longmont High School on May 5.

Coach Craig Ball reported the highlights: Jack Ball ran a 4:51 in the 1600-meter, breaking Gilpin’s previous school record by 25 seconds; this was the first time in several years that Gilpin had participated in this event, Coach Ball noted. The previous record was set in 1997 by Josh Venters. Jack Ball also had a personal record in the 400-meter with a 53.81 and placed third overall in that event.

Ashley Parkhurst broke a 20-year-old Gilpin school record in the 400-meter dash held by Dusty Thompson, with a time of 1:05.80 and also had a personal best in the 200-meter dash and 100-meter dash. Keely Schmidt had a personal record in the 300-meter hurdles and placed fifth overall in the event. Gilpin brought four relays to the meet; these teams racked up 12 points for Gilpin. Austin Boulter and Josh Trujillo both scored points in the shot put. The team scored 33 points at the league meet this year.

The Eagles also competed at the Highland Twilight Invitational in Ault on May 2. Jack Ball placed 5th in the 400-meter with a time of 55.22 and was also 5th in the 800-meter with a time of 2:06.40. Josh Trujillo and Austin Boulter did well in the shot put with distances of 29’10.00” and 29’8.00”, respectively. In the shot put, Boulter’s distance was 70’0.00”, while Trujillo’s was 64’0.00”.

For the girls’ team, Ashley Parkhurst came in 10th in the 400-meter with a time of 1:09.67 and Lena Warren was 15th at 1:11.89.

The Battle Mountain Invitational, scheduled for April 25, was canceled.

The track team runs in its last meet of the season at the Joe Shields Memorial Invitational at West Grand High School on Thursday, May 11.

Baseball v. Front Range Christian

The Eagles’ baseball team was scheduled for a contest against Denver Academy on Monday, May 8; however, the severe weather that struck the metro area that day forced a cancellation.

The Eagles have a 5-6 record overall, 2-4 for league play, going into the 2017 CHSAA District Baseball Tournament in the Class 2A – District 7 division.

The Eagles are ranked sixth in the district and are scheduled to play a tournament game against number three ranked Clear Creek in Evergreen on Thursday, May 11. The winner of that game will play Dayspring Christian on Saturday, May 13, followed by the two finalists playing for the championship.

Lyons is ranked first in District 7, followed by Dayspring, Clear Creek, Dawson School, Highland, and Gilpin.

The Eagles were defeated by the Front Range Christian Falcons (FRC) of Littleton 10-0 in an away conference game on May 2. FRC has been able to get in more games than Gilpin, and their record stands at 12-6 for the season, 5-3 for league action.

Highlights for the Eagles included one double play and a stolen base by Eryk Lorenz. Will Lorenz and Sam Snyder pitched for Gilpin. Snyder had 4 put-outs, while Lorenz had 1. Manny Gomez and E. Lorenz each had 4 put-outs. Snyder contributed 2 assists. Gomez and Snyder each garnered 1 double play. The Eagles had 4 walks. W. Lorenz walked 5 FRC batters.

Gilpin lost against Dayspring Christian Academy of Greeley 10-0 on April 24. Games with Denver Academy on April 20 and Thorn Creek Christian School on April 22 were called due to rain.

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