Several local athletes earned all-state honors in track and field, as presented by, and MaxPreps. All-State selections were based on winning an event at the state meet.

Yuma High School’s Victor Mendoza is on the Class 2A First Team after winning the long jump and triple jump. Jake Chrisman also made all-state by winning the pole vault.

For the girls, Yuma’s 4-by-200 relay team of Chasey Blach, Stacey Higgins, Cody Robinson and Julissa Garcia were named all-state. The foursome also placed in two other relays at state.

Julissa Garcia takes the baton from Staci Higgins while on their way to winning the 4-by-200 relay, along with Cody Robinson and Chasey Blach, last week at the 2A meet. (Dave Gustafson)

In 1A, Stratton/Liberty’s Elton Yarger was named Athlete of the Year. The senior was all-state after winning the 400-meter dash, long jump and triple jump. Otis’ Keylan Dracon also is all-state after winning the discus. He also won the shot put as a junior.

All-LPAA Track

Several Yuma High School track and field athletes earned All-Lower Platte Activities Association honors after the 2019 season.

Victor Mendoza lets it fly on his way to winning the long jump at the 2A meet, last week in Lakewood. The senior also won the triple jump. (Dave Gustafson)

For the girls, Chasey Blach was All-LPAA in the high jump, triple jump, 400-meter dash and 4-by-200 relay; Julissa Garcia in the 100-meter dash, 4-by-200 relay and 800 sprint medley; Cody Robinson in the 4-by-200 relay and 800 sprint medley; Staci Higgins in the 4-by-200 relay and 800 sprint medley, and; Ema Richardson in the 800 sprint medley.

Victor Mendoza was All-LPAA in the long jump, triple jup and 4-by-200 relay; Clay Robinson in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 4-by-200 relay; Jacob Long in the 400-meter dash and the 4-by-200 relay; Jake Chrisman in the high jump, and; Beau Tate in the 4-by-200 relay.