DE BEQUE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) The town of De Beque has had a great year. Hot off a boys basketball state title, the girl's track team claimed the 2019 state title this past weekend.
The team was welcomed back home like champions. The team vehicles were escorted through town and back to the high school with sirens blaring and horns honking. The girls scored 108 team points, 35 more points than second place Heritage Christian.
Not to be missed, the boys team came away with a fourth place finish at state. It's the first ever state title for the girls program and this team knew from the start that they were going to be tough to beat.
"It just shows that everything we have done for the past four years to rebuild the program has paid off and is actually working," said senior Faith Novess. "Hopefully everybody younger than us can see that we had to work for it so they have to work for it too."
"Just getting a team title means so much because not a lot of teams get to do that," senior Jentry Largent said. "Just battling back and having so many stud athletes on one team is just amazing to know that we're worthy and we're deserving of this championship."
"It's amazing working with these kids," said head coach Mike Kirschner. "After basketball season, they were coming off a big high and how great of a season they had and then it just carried over. The work ethic is there. These kids have been doing it for years and it's finally paying off."