By Sunday Abarca |
As Adams State’s track and field season is coming to an end, there are several athletes looking to place into the top 24 to qualify for conference. On Saturday, April 13th, the Adams State track and field team traveled to Golden, Colorado to compete at the School of Mines.
After winning indoor nationals on the women’s side, they are looking to finish outdoor with the same results. After losing by one point to Ashland, the men are looking to come back with the gold at conference and outdoor nationals.
On the women’s side, we have over 20 individual athletes qualified for conference. Some of our top performances consist of Diana Johnson in the 100m with the #1 rank with a time of 11.42. Johnson is also ranked #1 in the 200m with a time of 23.37. In the 400m, we have Malikah Martinez, who ranked first with a time of 55.26. Rosin Flanigan is currently ranked #2 in the 800m with a time of 2:08.41. Her twin sister Eilish Flanigan is ranked #1 in the 1500m with a time of 4:21.53. In the 5000m, HaLeigh Hunter-Galvan is ranked second with a time of 17:02.09. Lastly, in the 10,000m Kaylee Bogina ranked in fourth place with a time of 37:28.72. The women are strongly represented throughout every single event and ready to blow away the rest of the conference.
We are also strongly represented on the men’s side and are currently in a good position to take home the gold at conference next weekend. In the 100m we have Ian kerr tied for first with a time of 10.54, and Micah Ballantyne ranked second with a time of 10.61. In the 200m Ballantyne is ranked second with a time of 21.19 and Kerr with a time of 21.47. We also have Augie Larranaga ranked 9th with a time 0f 21.97. Tammarco Collie is currently ranked 16th with a time of 22.28. In the 400m Larranaga is ranked third with a time of 48.62. Sitting in 11th place for Adams is Ballantyne, with a time of 49.30. Adams is dominating the 1500: Elias Gedyon ranked in first place with a time of 3:52.50. Ranked in 5th and 6th place, we have Sydney Gidabuday and Jackson Sayler. In 9th place is Paddy Robby, and Austin Speer is in 14th place. Squeezing in there is Isaiah Rodarte, ranked 13th in the 5000m with a time of 14:51.63. In the 10,000m, Dalton Graham is ranked 5th with a time of 30:25.44, and Justin Andrade is in 13th with a time of 31:34.54. Lastly, the men’s 4-by-100m relay is ranked second with a time of 41.04.
In an interview with Larranaga he states, “We’ve been waiting for outdoor to come around since August. We’ve been training for months now, and it’s time to show everyone what we’ve got and how hard we’ve been working.