The Hoehne H. S. Farmers Boy’s and Girl’s track teams enjoyed good success at the State Class 2A Track and Field Championships last weekend at Jeffco Field in Lakewood. The Hoehne teams sent 10 athletes to the state championships, and nine of them won at least one medal. The Farmer’s boy’s team finished 22nd out of 65 schools who had entries in the Class 2A State Championships, while the Hoehne girl’s team finished 16th out of the 38 schools that had at least one athlete place in the championships, with 23 total points.
After a two-day delay due to bad weather, the team as a whole made a podium appearance and collected a total of 13 medals. Zoe Revas, the team’s lone senior, had to choose between coming home for her graduation or staying to run in four events, two individual and two relay races. Revas chose to stay with her teammates and compete. There was a special graduation ceremony held on Sunday, May 21, for all of the athletes that were missing their own graduations.
The results for the Hoehne Track team are as follows, starting with the boy’s team,
The Farmers 4 x 200-relay team, consisting of Jordan Apple, Trystan Moltrer, Nicholas Navarette and Kyle Rowe finished ninth at State and earned a podium finish. With a time of 1:34.85 they broke the school record for the second time this season.
In the 300 meter hurdles, Hoehne’s Navarette finished in 10th Place, Moltrer finished 16th, and Jacob Yates finished in 18th Place after an unfortunate stumble and fall after the final hurdle.
Yates redeemed himself in fine fashion by winning the Class 2A state championship in the 110-meter hurdles, setting a school record with a time of 15.4 seconds. Moltrer also claimed a medal and a Sixth Place finish with a time of 16.24 seconds, Gavin Barker finished in 14th Place and Navarette crossed the finish line in 15th Place.
Rowe finished in 11th Place in the 100-meter dash, while the 4 x 100 meter relay team consisting of Apple, Moltrer, Rowe and Yates also finished in 11th Place.
The Hoehne Girl’s teams also performed very well at the State Championships, as Zoe Rivas won a medal for her Seventh Place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 49.31 seconds. Shaelyn Walton also earned a medal for her Fourth Place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:24.15 seconds. Revas finished in 10th Place in the 100-meter hurdles, with a time of 17.12 seconds.
Walton won the Third Place medal in the High Jump, crossing the bar at five-feet and one-inch, the girl’s team’s top finisher at State.
The girl’s team’s 4 x 100 meter relay team, consisting of Kamryn Baca Cordova, Brittanie Hill, Revas and Walton, earned the Sixth Place medal with a time of 52.22 seconds. The 4 x 400 meter relay team, made up of those same four runners, finished in 14th Place.
Hoehne Track Coach commented on the great season his team had enjoyed in a Thursday, May 25 e-mail.
“This season has been one for the books,” Cappellucci wrote. “The entire team, from our youngest freshmen to our two seniors was a thrill to coach. These kids matured as a team, and as individuals, showing tremendous improvement throughout the season. Though we really didn’t compete in terrible weather during the season, the weather did play havoc with meets being rescheduled. The gym and the halls became our second home due to the crazy Colorado weather forcing us to practice inside multiple times. But as a team we took in in stride (no pun intended) and competed. All of our athletes faced these challenges and came through as individuals and as a team, supporting each other.”
Though the weather delay made things more challenging for all of the competing teams, the Hoehne Farmers have to be pleased with this excellent performance at a high level of competition. Cappellucci commented on the sometimes crazy atmosphere of a state championship competition delayed by a late spring snowfall.
“With the weather turning to snow, forcing CHSAA to postpone for two days, reschedule and change to a finals only format had us coaches a little nervous with what the outcome would be,” he wrote. “Day one, Jacob Yates had a commanding lead falling at the finish of the 300-meter hurdles with a state title in hand shocks me still. Also our Team Captain, Zoe Revas the lone senior at the state meet, having to make the choice of competing or graduating with her classmates just added to the chaos of the week. But other kids fell and others had to make a choice too, and our kids persevered. With Yates dominating the field to win a State Championship title in the 110-meter hurdles, to our girls 4x100 relay from being ranked close to the bottom of the 18 qualifiers one week prior to state, running a great relay at Pueblo West and running a flawless race at state. Finishing sixth is a testament to the kind of kids we have at Hoehne. This was a great season with amazing student athletes.”
He summed it all up by giving credit to those who deserved it for the success of the Famers track teams this season.
“I would like to thank the parents for all the help throughout the season and especially at the State Meet. Also thanks to the Administration and Faculty for their support, and finally, my two assistant coaches, Kristen Trujillo, and Tyler Cappellucci, for their help throughout the season. I couldn’t do it without them, and we can’t forget CHSAA. As always, the State Meet was a success. We’re all looking forward to next year.”