“Hopefully we’ll have a full squad next week”
Titan tracksters continue to trickle in for head coach Sarah Fuld as she works to get her team into mid-season form.
While the season is well under way, several Titans are still looking to shake off the weather and early season kinks to reach race pace with the regional meet looming in the distance.
Despite losing a couple of runners to other obligations, Fuld pulled together 16 athletes, including a couple newcomers, to battle windy conditions at the Cedaredge Invitational on Saturday, March 29.
The Titan girls team finished ninth out of 13 teams, led by junior Emma Vosburg and freshman Erin Kelly.
Running her first meet of the season, Vosburg took sixth place in the 400-meter race and fourth place in the mile with a time of 6:15.78.
Kelly joined Vosburg in the 1,600-meter, taking eighth place with a time of 6:42.80 and then joined the fray of the two-mile race and finished second with a time of 14:22.54.
“That was a great race for her,” says Fuld.
Vosburg and Kelly teamed up with junior AJ Jenner and sophomore Sydney Loyed to take second place in the 800-meter relay.
Five athletes made up the Titan boys team in Cedaredge and were more than willing to throw themselves into the mix in a variety of events.
Freshman Henry Linehan ran his first mile at a high school track meet and posted a time of 6:04.40 to finish 16th out of 30 runners.
“Henry’s got a natural running style that is impressive,” says Fuld.
Freshman Jeffery Hargrove took a shot at the 400-meter dash and freshman Skye Egelhoff made a showing in the 200-meter dash.
Sophomore Ricky Sandoval opened his season setting a new personal record in the 100-meter dash at Cedaredge, with a time of 13.05.
In addition, he ran in the 200-meter dash and joined freshman Sam Evans in their first attempts at the long jump.
“This was the first meet for a lot of people,” says Fuld. “The freshman boys are having fun and helping out. It’s big for those guys to be participating.”
The team heads to Eagle for its next meet on Saturday, April 5. Fuld looks to get a full squad together for the meet and to start bringing the team up to speed, so to speak.
“We’re in week five of a ten-week season,” says Fuld. “Hopefully, we’ll have a full squad next week.”