The Week Ahead: Outdoor Season Has Arrived - But Not For Everyone


The outdoor season has arrived! But not for everyone - Colorado will send some of its best to New Balance Nationals Indoor.

The wind has been howling across the Front Range for days and I hear one thing: Spring is coming. And with Spring comes the outdoor track season. I'll admit - I'm giddy just writing those words.

Like opening day for NFL, MLB, NBAA, and MLS, a flurry of meets are scheduled for this weekend. 

Down south Alan Versaw will be providing coverage for the Banana Belt Classic in Pueblo. The meet is shaping up to be one of the most competitive meets in the state. 24 schools are set to compete including last year's boys 5A state champions - Fountain-Fort Carson, boys 4A state champions - Vista Ridge, and 4A runner-ups - Air Academy, 3A runner-ups The Classical AcademyOn the girls side are the 4A state champions - Air Academy, 3A state champions - The Classical Academy, 3A runner-ups - Elizabeth. The team competition will be quite revealing to what we'll be seeing the rest of the outdoor season. 

I'll be on site at the Boulder Snow Invitational, and that has nothing to do with the Star Wars themed photo they're using to promote the meet. This meet is perhaps the most competitive on the north side of the state. 5A boys runner-ups - Monarch are on the entry list, along with 4A third-placers Silver CreekFor the girls, 2017 4A runner-ups Niwot looks to be an early favorite, along with 3A third placers Peak to Peak.

Make sure to follow our twitter account (ColoradoTrackXC), and our Instagram account (comilesplit) for more timely updates, and videos and photos of all the action. 

While most of the state will head outdoors, not everyone will be spreading their legs out on a 400 meter track - the New Balance National Indoor championships are this weekend, so while most of Colorado heads outdoors, some of the state's elite will stay indoors one more week. 

Among Colorado entries to keep an eye on is Emily Sloan, who'll be eyeing her first national title, and a new high school record in the 60H. Sloan enters the meet No. 1 in the event. Likewise, sprint sensation Arria Minor could claim a national title of her own - as of Tuesday morning she's entered in the 400, but not the 60, or the 200. 


FEATURED MEETS

New Balance Nationals Indoor

The Armory Track & Field Center  New York, NY 
Mar 9, 2018 Mar 11, 2018
MILESPLIT ON-SITE COVERAGE

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Venue Records: The Armory Track & Field Center

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AAU Indoor Nationals

Prince George's Sports & Learning Center  Landover, MD 
Mar 9, 2018 Mar 11, 2018
MILESPLIT ON-SITE COVERAGE

Venue Records: Prince George's Sports & Learning Center

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MORE MEETS

Fort Morgan Invitational

Legion Field  Fort Morgan, CO 
Mar 10, 2018

Meet Info

Venue Records: Legion Field

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Teams Entered

  • Arvada High School
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  • Brighton High School
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  • D'Evelyn High School
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  • Erie High School
  • Fort Lupton High School
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  • Fort Morgan High School
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  • Frederick High School
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  • Mead High School
  • Merino High School
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  • Resurrection Christian High Scho
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  • Shining Mountain Waldorf High Sc
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  • Valley High School
  • Weld Central High School
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  • Windsor High School

The Banana Belt Classic

Dutch Clark Stadium  Pueblo, CO 
Mar 10, 2018

Venue Records: Dutch Clark Stadium

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Teams Entered

  • Air Academy High School
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  • Alamosa High School
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  • Buena Vista High School
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  • Canon City High School
  • Classical Academy, The
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  • Discovery Canyon High School
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  • Florence High School
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  • Fountain-Fort Carson High School
  • Mesa Ridge High School
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  • Pueblo Centennial High School
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  • Pueblo Central High School
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  • Pueblo County High School
  • Pueblo East High School
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  • Pueblo South High School
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  • Pueblo West High School
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  • St. Mary`s High School

Columbine Invite

Jeffco Stadium  Lakewood, CO 
Mar 10, 2018

Venue Records: Jeffco Stadium

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Teams Entered

  • Arvada West High School
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  • Bear Creek High School
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  • Dakota Ridge High School
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  • Denver North High School
  • Englewood High School
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  • Faith Christian Academy
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  • Fort Collins High School
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  • Gateway High School
  • Golden High School
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  • Hinkley High School
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  • Lakewood High School
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  • Rocky Mountain High School
  • Wheat Ridge High School

CSU-Pueblo Early-Bird

CSU-Pueblo Thunderbowl  Pueblo, CO 
Mar 10, 2018

Venue Records: CSU-Pueblo Thunderbowl

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Teams Entered

  • Center High School
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  • Custer County High School
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  • Gunnison High School
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  • La Veta High School
  • Monte Vista High School
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  • Palmer Ridge High School
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  • Peyton High School
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  • Primero High School
  • Pueblo East High School
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  • Pueblo West High School
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  • Sand Creek High School
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  • Valor Christian High School
  • Vanguard School, The

Boulder Snow Invitational

Broomfield HS Track  Broomfield, CO 
Mar 10, 2018

Venue Records: Broomfield HS Track

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Teams Entered

  • Boulder High School
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  • Broomfield High School
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  • Fairview High School
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  • Holy Family High School
  • Longmont High School
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  • Mountain View High School
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  • Palmer Ridge High School
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  • Peak to Peak Charter School
  • Silver Creek High School
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  • Skyline High School

Ralston Valley Meet

Jeffco Stadium  Lakewood, CO 
Mar 9, 2018

Venue Records: Jeffco Stadium

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Teams Entered

  • Arvada West High School
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  • Conifer High School
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  • D'Evelyn High School
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  • Evergreen High School
  • Faith Christian Academy
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  • Monarch High School
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  • Ralston Valley High School
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  • Rangeview High School
  • Standley Lake High School
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  • Thompson Valley High School

Piedra Vista Invitational

Piedra Vista HS Track  Farmington, NM 
Mar 10, 2018

Venue Records: Piedra Vista HS Track

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Teams Entered

  • Bayfield High School
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  • Dolores High School
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  • Dove Creek High School
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  • Durango High School
  • Farmington High School
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  • Kirtland Central High School
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  • Mancos High School
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  • Navajo Prep High School
  • Piedra Vista High School

Pikes Peak Invitational

Garry Berry Stadium  Colorado Springs, CO 
Mar 10, 2018

Venue Records: Garry Berry Stadium

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Teams Entered

  • Falcon High School
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  • Fountain-Fort Carson High School
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  • Liberty High School
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  • Palmer High School
  • Pine Creek High School
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  • Sand Creek High School
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  • Widefield High School
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  • Woodland Park High School

Continental League Relays

Echo Park Stadium  Parker, CO 
Mar 10, 2018

Venue Records: Echo Park Stadium

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Teams Entered

  • Castle View High School
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  • Chaparral High School
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  • Heritage High School
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  • Highlands Ranch High School
  • Legend High School
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  • Ponderosa High School
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  • ThunderRidge High School

Thornton Early Bird

North Stadium  Westminster, CO 
Mar 10, 2018

Venue Records: North Stadium

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Teams Entered

  • Adams City High School
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  • Alameda International High Schoo
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  • Berthoud High School
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  • Machebeuf (Bishop) High School
  • Northglenn High School
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  • Prairie View High School
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  • Shining Mountain Waldorf High Sc

Palisade Classic

Stocker Stadium  Grand Junction, CO 
Mar 10, 2018

Venue Records: Stocker Stadium

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Teams Entered

  • Central (Grand Junction) High Sc
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  • Fruita Monument High School
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  • Glenwood Springs High School
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  • Moffat County High School
  • Palisade High School

Greeley (and Johnstown) City Championships

District 6 Stadium, Greeley  Greeley, CO 
Mar 8, 2018

Venue Records: District 6 Stadium, Greeley

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Teams Entered

  • Greeley Central High School
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  • Greeley West High School
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  • Roosevelt High School
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  • University High School


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