Gilpin track team breaks school records

Baseball team meets the Lions

by Patty Unruh

Track and Field News

The Gilpin Eagles varsity track and field athletes traveled to the Clear Creek Invitational on Monday, April 16, breaking three previous Gilpin school records. The team also participated in the Denver Christian Invitational Meet on Saturday, April 14, performing well and nabbing a best finish in the 400-meter dash. The next meet will be at Kiowa on Saturday, April 21.

“At Clear Creek, freshman Stephen King broke a 13-year-old long jump record held by Zach Beasley set back in 2005, with a new record of 18’1.50”. Senior Austin Boulter bested his previous record in the discus by throwing for 97’7”. Jack Ball also beat his own previous 400-meter record by running 52.06,” Head Coach Craig Ball reported.

“The team is looking strong, and we are looking forward to the last half of the season,” he stated.

The Gilpin boys earned an eighth-place berth of the 12 teams at the non-conference Denver Christian meet, while the girls’ team came in eleventh. Highlands Ranch placed first for both boys’ and girls’ teams.

Jack Ball broke Gilpin alum Jeff Marr’s 18-year-old 24.7 record in the 200-meter dash, winning third place at the Denver Christian meet. He also ran to a first-place finish for the Eagles in the 400-meter dash, coming in with a time of 52.50.

The Gilpin School District was also excited to announce that construction began April 13 on its new football field and track. The field will have a six-lane all-weather track and turf sports field for the school and community.

Denver Christian results:


100M – 5th-Jack Ball, 11.93; 23rd-Nolan Lindberg, 13.35; 28th-Blake Boulter, 15.11

200M – 3rd-Jack Ball, 23.93; 8th-Stephen King, 25.00.

400M – 1st-Jack Ball, 52.50; 11th-Stephen King, 57.25; 20th-Nolan Lindberg, 1:01.78.

800M – 21st-Blake Boulter, 2:56.44.

4×400 – 4th-Gilpin Relay Team, 3:57.91.

Long jump – 13th-Stephen King, 16’1.50”; 19th-Blake Boulter, 12’8.00”.

Shot put – 13th-Austin Boulter, 33’2.00”.

Discus – 15th-Austin Boulter, 90’3.50”; 21st-Blake Boulter, 69’2.00”; 23rd-Nolan Lindberg, 67’11.00”.


100M – 13th-Nicole Adams, 14.38; 26th-Olivia Ball, 15.95.

200M – 23rd-Olivia Ball, 34.06.

400M – 13th-Nicole Adams, 1:12.47; 23rd-Olivia Ball, 1:19.14.

High jump – 7th-Nicole Adams, 4’6.00”.

Baseball v. Lyons

The Gilpin Eagles varsity baseball squad met the Lions of Lyons in an away conference game on Tuesday, April 10, losing 16-0. Gilpin is still working towards a win this season. Lyons is 10-2 overall.

Lyons began with 1 run in the first inning, but the game didn’t really heat up until the third inning, when Lyons scored 4 runs and followed with 11 runs in the fourth. Five innings were played.

Junior Will Lorenz was named Gilpin’s Player of the Game. Lorenz struck out 5 batters and was the stolen bases pitcher for 10 runners and had 3 assists. Senior Josh Trujillo got 5 put-outs, and senior Manny Gomez came in with 4. Angel Gomez and Dallas LeBeau each had 2 assists.

Justin Lear, senior, was the top scorer for Lyons, with 4 runs, 3 hits, and 2 RBI. Brandon Sanders was the winning pitcher.

The Eagles met Dawson on Tuesday, April 17, with results to be published in next week’s Weekly Register-Call.


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