Athletes set school records at state

by Tori Sheets

The boys and girls relay teams set new school records during the state track meet this weekend in Lakewood.
The boys 4 x 800 relay team of Martin Torres, Eli Hagemeyer, Joey Fedel and Nate Fedel set a record of 8:35.41 and took 5th place overall. The previous record was set by Torres, the Fedel brothers and Ravi Inmon in Pagosa Springs on May 7.
The girls 4 x 400 relay team of Jayden Miles, Holly Harrington, Bella Hines and Kayla Fairchild set a record of 4:24.68. The previous record was 4:27.06 set in 2014.
Members of the track team are from Ouray, Ridgway and Silverton. According to Bernie Pearce, Ouray Athletic Director, the school records belong to Ouray because it is the host of the shared program.
Other notable accomplishments at the state track meet include a seventh place finish for Lincoln Sackman in the Long Jump and a seventh place finish for Nate Fedel in the 3200 meter run.
Several students also earned San Juan Basin League All-Conference honors this year. They are Harrington, Hines, Miles, Torres, Hagemeyer and Nate Fedel.
"All of that is huge, I don't think you really realize how seventh place at state is amazing," Kentee Paske, Ouray School Board member, said.