The Bayfield Wolverines extended their track tradition at the Class 3A Regionals at CSU-Pueblo on Saturday.
The Bayfield girls won the Regional title for the third consecutive year. And the BHS boys won the Regional crown for the fifth consective season.
With team victories Saturday, Bayfield qualified a bundle of athletes for the CHSAA Class 3A State Championships in Lakewood next weekend.
The Wolverines qualified four high jumpers to state, including UNLV signee Myra Dean. Destini McGhehey joined her in the girls' field at state. Dean won the event at 5-2 on Saturday.
For the boys, Chris Isaac (6-0) and Aaron Velasquez (6-0) both qualified for state after finishing second and third, respectively.
In Class 3A, the top three finishers at Regionals qualify for state along with individuals and relay teams who have reached pre-established state-qualifying standards.
Velasquez also qualified in the discus, finishing third (124-5).
The BHS boys totaled 163 points. Pagosa Springs was second with 140. Buena Vista finished third (98) with Rye fourth (96). Salida was fifth (79).
The BHS girls amassed 211 points to dominate Saturday. Pagosa was second with 148.Salida was third (99) with Centauri fourth (76) and Trinidad fifth (64). Ten teams competed in the event.
Sierra Aten of Bayfield won the girls 100-meter dash title at Regionals (13.37). Teammate Patty Powers was second. Caitlin Simbeck just missed a state bid when she finished fourth.
Powers also qualified in the 200 after finishing second.
Derek Laue of the Wolverines won the 1,600 (4:36.09) and finished second in the 3,200.
Teammate John Cusick also qualified for state by finishing second in the 1,600 and third in the 3,200.
Pole vaulter Jacob Hetrick won the Regional title by clearing 13-0 at CSU-Pueblo, a venue where he will jump in the future as a member of the Colorado School of Mines track team.
Teammate Travis Stuever was second at 12-0.
BHS also qualified Steele Allred after he cleared 9-0 and finished third Saturday.
Katie Patton of the Wolverines won the girls pole vault (6-6) and qualified for state.
Bayfield's Taylor Swanemyr, a Fort Lewis College football signee, won the Regional triple jump title (40-3.25).
Teammate Candace Shaw won the Regional discus crown (103-3).
Other BHS state qualifiers include the BHS girls 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams (Aten, Powers, McGhehey, Simbeck, Jacey Sirios), along with Seth Posey (second in the boys shot), Tanner Paulek (third in the 100-meter hurdles), Shannon White (third in the girls shot), Simbeck (third in the long jump), Lisa Wickman (third in the 100 hurdles) and Gabby Grenier (second in the 3,200).
Bayfield leaves Wednesday for the State Championships next weekend in Lakewood.