Scott Elliot sets school record in the pole vault to lead Crook County
On one of the rare warm sunny days so far this spring, the Crook County High School track team hosted Mountain View, this Wednesday, in a league dual meet.
Mountain View won both the boys and girls meets 90-55 and 84-57 respectively.
"It was a good meet," said Head Coach Ernie Brooks. "We had 100 personal records for the day. "We could have loaded up in our strongest events but we moved some people around and tried some new events. We sacrificed a little bit of the team score, but we are saving our kids' legs and we'll get them during district. It was a good day."
Crook County had several outstanding individual performances on the day led by Scott Elliot's school record 14-3 « in pole vault.
Nick Harding was a double winner for the Cowboys winning the 100-meter dash in a personal best 11.76 and the 200-meters in 24.11. Harding also ran a leg on the team's winning 1,600 meter relay. Other Cowboy winners were Mark Flegel in the 110 hurdles and Mark Blomquist in the discus.
The Cowgirls won seven events on the day led by Kady Stafford's sweep of all three throwing events. Stafford had season best throws of 31-10 in the shot put, 103-04 in the discus and 113-07 in the javelin. Other Cowgirls winners were Jessica Lea in both hurdle races, Michelly Foley in the 400 and Cater Lopez in the high jump.
"Team wise we got throttled," said Brooks. "But as long as we keep getting personal records and working hard there's nothing wrong with it. We are building and building toward the end of the season."
On Saturday Crook County is splitting their team with 16 individuals going to the Crater Invitational in Eagle Point and the remainder of the team going to the Estacada JV invitational. Both meets start with field events at 10 a.m. and running events beginning at 11 a.m.