Bears wrap up regular season

Numbers-wise, the Dolores High School girls and boys track teams are fairly small. Such lack of quantity has not resulted in a lack of quality however, as both teams continue to perform at a high level.

At the Terry Alley Invitational on May 3, several Bears athletes cracked the top 10.

Among them was senior Brianna Schwartz, who, adding another victory to a season full of them, finished first overall in the 100-meter hurdles (17.21). Larissa Umberger finished third in the 100 hurdles (17.76) and placed seventh in the long jump (13 feet, 11 inches).

Leading the Bears distance runners was Regan Umberger, who finished seventh in the 1600 (6:34.44). Jessica Schliesser paced Dolores in the throwing events, finishing third in the discus (88 feet, 6 inches) and sixth in the shot put (25 feet, 4 inches).

Taylor Elder finished third in the long jump (15 feet, 1 inch), while Rachel Sparks, who finished 10th in the discus (70 feet, 8 inches).

For the boys, Ethen Upton finished third in the high jump (5 feet, 7 inches), and Guy Wallace finished eighth overall in the 100 (12.36). The boys' 4x100-meter relay, placed second (46.18); the boys' 4x200-meter relay, third (1:36.01); and the girls' 4x200-meter relay, second (1:51.53).

Next, the Bears will go to Grand Junction, where they will compete in the San Juan League championship, May 9-10.