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Gilpin track team runs at Edwards and Elbert

Eagle hitters meet Clear Creek Golddiggers

by Patty Unruh

Kiowa Invite Meet

The Gilpin varsity track and field team visited Elbert on April 20 for the non-conference Kiowa Invite Meet. Both the boys and girls did reasonably well, the boys coming in 12th of 18 teams and the girls earning 10th place.

This is a team to watch, as Gilpin athletes were runners-up in several events. Stephen King strode to 2nd in the 200-meter dash, Nicole Adams placed 2nd in the high jump, and the girls’ relay team made it to 2nd place in the 4×100-meter.

Other highlights included the Gilpin boys’ relay team coming in seventh in the 4×100-meter relay, Lena Warren shooting to 6th in the 1600-meter, Hale Warren dashing to 12th place in the 300-meter hurdles, and the girls’ relay team making it to sixth place in the 800 sprint medley.

Boys’ results:

100-meter dash: 3rd-Stephen King, 11.75.

200-meter dash: 2nd-Stephen King, 23.99.

400-meter dash: 19th-Jessie Felty, 1:08.54; 21st-Seth Gordon, 1:12.72.

300-meter hurdles: 12th-Hale Warren, 1:05.39.

4×100-meter relay: 7th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 50.98.

Girls’ results:

100-meter dash: 7th-Nicole Adams, 31.73.

400-meter dash: 10th-Madison Altman, 1:21.50.

1600-meter: 6th-Lena Warren, 6:48.84.

4×100-meter relay: 2nd-Gilpin County Relay Team, 59.47

4×200-meter relay: 5th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 2:08.81.

800 sprint medley: 6th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 2:22.05.

Long jump: 13th-Emma Hanssen, 12’0.50″.

High jump: 2nd-Nicole Adams, 4’6.50″.

Husky Invitational Meet

The Husky Invitational Meet, a non-conference event, took place at Edwards on April 16. Both the boys and girls teams raced to eighth place.

Stephen King placed third in the both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash events, while Lena Warren strode to an eighth-place berth in the 1600-meter. Madison Altman lobbed the shot put to make it into the top ten in that event.

Boys’ results:

100-meter dash: 3rd-Stephen King, 11.89.

200-meter dash: 3rd-Stephen King, 23.60.

400-meter dash: 4th-Stephen King, 55.91; 18th-Nolan Lindberg.

300-meter hurdles: 17th-Hale Warren, 1:05.62.

4×200-meter relay: 9th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 1:59.01.

Girls’ results:

800-meter: 14th-Samantha Smith, 3:08.20.

1600-meter: 8th-Lena Warren, 6:51.11.

4×100-meter relay: 7th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 59.55.

4×200-meter relay: 10th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 2:12.55.

4×800-meter relay: 5th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 12:57.72.

800 sprint medley: 7th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 2:19.08.

Long jump: 13th-Jasmine Crook-Arends, 11’10.50″; 14th-Emma Hanssen, 11’9.00″.

High jump: 5th-Nicole Adams, 4’4.00″.

Shot put: 10th-Madison Altman-25’11.50″.

Baseball v. Clear Creek

Gilpin’s varsity baseball team traveled to Evergreen for a matchup with the Clear Creek Golddiggers. The Eagles were the home team for that conference battle, losing to the Golddiggers 16-5. The Eagles’ record is now 1-5 for the season, the win being for a conference game against Lyons.

The game started evenly, with both teams scoring one run in the first inning. Clear Creek pushed ahead significantly in the second inning with 5 runs. The Eagles dominated the third inning with 2 points, while the Golddiggers were unable to score. Gilpin’s rivals managed 10 points in the fourth and fifth innings, while the Eagles racked up 2 more. Gilpin scored a total of 5 runs and had 9 hits.

Gilpin’s Angel Gomez pleased the fans with 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 RBI and a triple. Braden Harris, Dallas LeBeau, and Chad Holmes also scored with 1 run each. Will Lorenz clubbed 2 hits and also had 1 RBI. Harris, LeBeau, Holmes, and Alexander Rodriguez had 1 hit each. LeBeau and Holmes helped the Eagles with 2 stolen bases. Blake Boulter impressed with 9 putouts and 1 assist.

Will Lorenz pitched 3 innings for the Eagles, striking out 9 batters. LeBeau and Holmes also took the mound for a portion of the game.

Jacob Mazurek was the winning pitcher for the Golddiggers. Clear Creek also came in with 8 double plays.

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