Track and field place 3rd and Wild West Invitational

Josiah Mora, Sports Reporter

The Montrose Indians Track and Field team placed 3rd overall with 91 team points  against 17 other schools Friday, March 25th at Grand Junction’s Wild West Invitational.

Montrose had 10+ people place in the top 5 and had their 4×100 relay team break their personal record or (PR)with a time of 44.51 seconds.

The members of the relay team Amaris Mora, Junior Rodriguez, and Isaac Renfrow also had great individual performances with Mora placing 2nd in both the 100 meter and long jump.  Rodriguez placed 2nd in the 200 meter with a new PR of 23.51, and Renfrow also placed 2nd in the 300 meter Hurdles.

“We just focus on getting bigger and better everyday, if we keep putting in the work our relay team has potential to go very far,” Rodriguez said.

Montrose also has a good medium distance runner with Jonas Graff coming off an injury earlier this year to his foot.

Graff ran the 800 meter in 2 minutes and 6 seconds which was good enough to get him in the top five.

“It wasn’t my best performance, I was hoping to at least place top three, but at least I was able to get some points to help the team out overall,” Graff said.

The Indians throwers Trevor Hill and Jason Tosi also did really well and placed 2nd in shot put and 4th in discus.

Tosi placed top five in shot put, but he could’ve placed 2nd with when he throw of 47, but he scratched which means the throw don’t count.

“It was kind of disappointing, but at least there is always the next meet,” Tosi said. “I’m only going to get better, I’m hoping that this was my last scratch this season.”

Montrose will be traveling to Stocker Stadium for the  Palisade Invitational April 9th where they will compete against multiple opponents.