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By Jimmie Earls
Pine Bluffs Post Editor 

Pawnee boys track and field places 9th at state


Courtesy of Pawnee High School

Drew Ellis, pictured in action from earlier in the season, finished first in the Long Jump and third in the Tripe Jump to help Pawnee earn 9th place at the CHSAA Class 1A State Championships in Lakewood, Colo. on May 20.

The Pawnee 2017 track and field season came to a close on May 20 with the CHSAA Class 1A State Championships in Lakewood, Colo. In team standings, the boys finished ninth out of 36 teams who placed.

Individually, Drew Ellis had the best showing of Pawnee competitors with a first place finish in the Long Jump event, followed by teammate Bryce Schnug in second. Ellis also placed third in the Triple Jump event.

Here is a complete rundown of how Pawnee finished at state:

Team Standings:

Place School Score

1st Heritage Christian 105

2nd Lake City Community 76

3rd North Park 51

4th McClave 49

5th Springfield 45

6th Cotopaxi 44

7th Idalia 37

8th Simla 37

9th Pawnee 33

10th Haxtun 32

11th Otis 27

12th Granada 26

13th Arickaree 25

14th Creede 24

15th La Veta 21

16th Genoa-Hugo 20

17th Holly 17

18th Shining Mountain 16

19th De Beque 16

20th Eads 16

21st Fleming 15

22nd South Baca 12

23rd Sangre de Cristo 11

24th Stratton 10

25th Kiowa 9

26th Pikes Peak Christian 8

27th Bethune 6

28th Cheyenne Wells 6

29th Flagler 6

30th Peetz 5

31st Wiley 5

32nd Deer Trail 4

33rd Evangelical Christian 3

34th Cheraw 2

35th Plateau Valley 1

36th Primero 1

Individually, Ellis' first place Long Jump distance of 20'5.00" earned the team 10 points, while Schnug's jump of 19'9.00" earned Pawnee eight points.

Ellis' third-place effort of 41'9.25" in the Triple Jump added seven points for the Coyotes.

Schnug finished sixth in the 110m Hurdles to earn Pawnee four points.

Jade Cass added four points for the Coyotes with a sixth-place finish in the High Jump category with a leap of 5'8.00", tying with Casper Freedle of Creede.


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