Durango track sweeps to top-10 in Broomfield

The Durango High School track team notched a pair of top-10 team finishes behind a few individual first standouts last weekend.

The Demons’ boys team took fourth out of 27 teams at the Broomfield Shootout, led by Joe Maloney’s first-place finish in the 800-meter run. That finish leaves him ranked first in Class 4A, where he’s also ranked first in the one mile, according to a news release.

Durango’s boys 4x400-meter relay team also took first when Devin Lewis held off Niwot on the anchor leg to finish in 3 minutes, 30.06 seconds, just a tenth of a second faster. He got help from Trent Andrews, Shane Bisogno and Maloney on the earlier legs. They’re ranked first in Class 4A

The boys 4x800 team composed of Alastair McMillian, Garrett Mulkey, Andrews and Maloney also took first and the top ranking.

The girls finished sixth out of 30 teams, led by a two-three finish by Shannon Maloney and Dominique Ward, respectively, in the 800-meter run. Their 2:22.55 and 2:23.35 rank them fifth and sixth in the Class 4A rankings.

Ward also provided the anchor leg for the girls 4x400 team, which placed second with help from Hannah Hwang, Miranda Gallegos and Maloney.

A girls 4x800 team of Emily Fogel, Katerina Seibert, Ward and Maloney took second for Durango, as well, and is ranked first in 4A.

Cherokee Trail won the meet for the boys, finishing with 92 points. Fossil Ridge was second (66.33), ThunderRidge third (50) and Durango fourth (45.33).

For the girls, Cherokee Trail ran away with the point count, finishing first with 127.9 points. Loveland won 62, Poudre 59.9, Fossil Ridge 52.9, Boulder 35.81, and Durango took 35.

The top DHS athletes will head to the Arcadia Invitational in Arcadia, Calif., next weekend.

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