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Pirates dominate Terry Alley Invitational

The Pirate track team hosted its only meet of the season Saturday — the Terry Alley Invitational — and both girls’ and boys’ teams took first place at the event.

The boys’ finish was led by six first-place performances.

Zerek Jones, a junior, placed first in the 400 meter dash. His time was 51.28 seconds.

Senior Zach Lucero continued his winning ways in the 800 run, crossing the finish line in first place with a time of 2 minutes, 3.9 seconds.

Colton Polcznski took top honors in the 1,600. The freshman completed the mile in 5:07.65.

Three Pirate relay teams were at the head of the pack. The 4x200 team won in 1:35.08. The 4x400 team topped the field at 3:34.94. The 4x800 team swept the field at 8:24.23.

A number of second-place finishes added to the Pirate total.

Carlos Brinkman was second in the 3,200, with a time of 10:44.83.

Garrett Stoll placed second in triple jump with a distance of 40 feet, 8 inches.

Top five finishes included Mason Chronowski, third in high jump (5-8); Polcznski, fourth in the 3,200 (11:43.66); Daniel Puskas, fourth in long jump (18-7); Garek Erskine, fifth in the 200 (24.86); the 4x100 relay, fifth at 47.21; Matt Baker, fifth in the 400 (53.37; Dane Murdock, sixth in the 800 (2:16.51); and Stoll, sixth in long jump (17-11).

The girls’ top rank in team competition followed in the wake of seven first-place finishes.

Sophomore Gabby Pajak took first in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.20. Pajak was also first in long jump, clearing a distance of 16-1.5.

Sophomore Toni Stoll was first in triple jump, at 36.2.5.

Dana Danielson, a freshman, won the 3,200, crossing the finish line at 13:03.86.

Taylor Strohecker, a freshman, won the high jump with a leap of 5-3.

The 4x400 relay team won its event with a time of 4:16.28 and the 4x800 team captured first place with a time of 10:09.32.

Two second-place finishes put points on the board for the Pirates.

Danielle Pajak, a senior, was second in the 800, at 2:33.27.

Gabby Pajak placed second in triple jump with a distance of 35-2.

In third place in events were: Emily Bryant, third in the 800 (2:35.62); Mele LeLievre, third in the 3,200 (13:33.65); Katie Armbrecht, third in shot put (32-4.75); Brooklynn DuCharme, third in discus (105-0); Magan Kraetsch, third in high jump (4-8); and Stoll, third in long jump (15-4.5). Stoll also took fourth in the 100 hurdles, at 17.48.

The Terry Alley Invitational ends the regular season schedule for the Pirates.

Next up is the Intermountain League meet (a multi-league meet) May 16 at Bayfield. The following week, the Class 3A championships will take place in Denver.

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