Triston Charles already finding his way into Colorado Mesa track's all-time record books

PV basketball grad Elaina Watson sees success on the courts at Adams State University

Matt Hollinshead
Farmington Daily Times
Piedra Vista's Triston Charles, seen here during the District 2-5A cross country championships on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 in Farmington, recorded the second-fastest time for the 5,000-meter run in Colorado Mesa indoor track and field history, clocking in at 15:31.73 on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at the Colorado Running Company UC-Colorado Springs Open.

FARMINGTON — Triston Charles is already finding his way into Colorado Mesa University’s all-time record books in track and field.

The 2020 Piedra Vista graduate and 2019 state cross country champion recorded the second-best time for the 5,000-meter run in Mavericks indoor track history, clocking in at 15 minutes, 31.73 seconds last Friday at the Colorado Running Company UC-Colorado Springs Open. Charles placed fourth overall in that particular race.

Charles is already off to a solid start in 2021, placing in the top 15 in each of his first four races.

Colorado Mesa will head up to Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota on Feb. 26 for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track championships.

Elaina Watson already making impact on defense

Elaina Watson, a 2020 PV basketball graduate, is averaging 2.6 steals just nine games into her tenure at Adams State University, including a five-steal outing last Saturday at Colorado Mesa.

Matt Hollinshead covers sports and business for the Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577, mhollinshead@daily-times.com and on Twitter at @MattH_717.

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