Manitou track dominates at John Tate Invitational

Isabel Dufford, Editor-in-Chief

This weekend at the Dutch Clark stadium in Pueblo, Colorado, the Manitou girls track team won the John Tate Invitational Cup meet by only two points against Gunnison after a day of broken records and high performance.

Manitou junior Kelsey Hartwig won the long jump and triple jump events, and Manitou’s 4×200 (senior Hali Krause, junior Taylor Finn, freshman Talyah Huss, and junior Caroline Ruyle) won by three seconds. Junior Taylor Finn, who was awarded the meet MVP across both divisions, set records in all four of the events in which she participated.

The boys track team also did well, with senior Austin Yost taking second in the triple and long jump and third in the high jump. Senior Danny McGee won second in the discus, and senior Malachi Peterson and sophomore Jared Keul won first in both their sprinting events (Keul also set a meet record in his event). Both boys 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams took home gold medals.

The track team’s next meet is the George Washington Invitational on Saturday, April 18, at Denver Public Schools All-City Stadium