Progress report: ACHS track and field squads improving

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By Anthony Arroyo

GREELEY – The Adams City boys and girls track and field team had a few bright spots last weekend at the Greeley Central Invitational.


    The boys team finished with 10 points and took 15th place. The girls team placed 21st with six points. Though it will not indicate this in the scoring, ACHS continues to improve its times, and head coach Michael Brown is happy with the direction the program is going.
    “The boys and girls team ran very well. In fact, most of them had a PR (personal record),” Book said. “Compared to the other schools that we went against, we are a rebuilding program heading into the right direction.”
    Beginning with the girls, the points came from the javelin throw. Shalise Eggleston finished in fourth place with a toss of 67 feet 1 inch. Selena Tervaras also collected points for her team, finishing eighth in the javelin with a recorded distance of 47-8.
    This is unique, because this will be one of a very few meets this season that features the javelin throw. This event is not official through the Colorado High School Activities Association and won’t be in the state meet in May.
    On the boys side, the 4-by-100-meter relay team of Mike Garcia, Ben Rosenburger, Cesar Villalobos and Noor Shongolo finished eighth in the time of 47.85.
    In the field events, Javier Baca finished fourth overall in the javelin with a distance of 88-00, which was followed by Villalobos, who was in fifth in that event with a distance of 84-02.
    Overall through three meets, with the Brighton meet being the best, Brown is pleased with the progress.
    “We have a lot of freshmen and sophomores on the team that continue to improve,” Brown said. “We also have a good group of juniors and seniors that provide leadership, heart, and also are doing their fair share of recruiting as well, which we need.”
    Next up for the boys and girls track and field team is a trip to Broomfield for the Broomfield Shootout at 1 p.m., March 30. ACHS host its only meet of the season, which is a league meet that will feature a nice amount of junior varsity talent, at 3:30 p.m., April 18.

Contact Anthony Arroyo at sports@metrowestnewspapers.com.