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Pirate girls take first at Bayfield track meet

The Pirate track team performed well at last week’s Pine River Invitational in Bayfield, taking second place overall.

Pagosa’s girls finished first out of 14 teams at a competitive meet. Notable among the placings in events was freshman Emily Bryant’s first-place finish in the 1,600 meter run. Bryant completed the race in six minutes and 10 seconds.

Sophomore Gabby Pajak came in first in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.66 with fellow sophomore Toni Stoll behind her, taking third place with a time of 17.12.

Pajak took home another first place in long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 3.5 inches. She also placed second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:09.01.

Stoll leaped to first place in triple jump with a distance of 35 feet, over three feet ahead of the second place finisher.

Junior Katie Armbrecht took third in shot put, throwing at a distance of 31-2.5. She also came in second in the javelin with a throw of 97 feet.

Pirate teammates senior Magan Kraetsch and freshman Taylor Strohecker took third and fourth place in the high jump with respective heights of 4-8 and 4-6.

The girls’ relays placed in both the 4x400 and 4x800. They came in second place in the 4x800 with a time of 11:02.64 and third in the 4x400 with a time of 4:38.05.

The Pirate boys finished fifth in a field of 10 teams.

Senior Zach Lucero continues to be impressive in the 800 meter run. Lucero ran to a first place finish in the 800 with the time of 2:14.2.

Lucero also led the boys 4x800 meter relay race to first place with a time of 8:51.25.

The 3,200 meter run is also a strong race for the Pirate boys. Junior Carlos Brinkmann came in third, at 11:06.21, with freshman Colton Polczynski right behind him in fourth at 11:55.34.

Senior Garrett Stoll had a notable finish in triple jump, leaping to third place at 38-6.

Members of the Pirate team travel to compete at Bloomfield, N.M., Saturday.

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