The Week Ahead: March Madness Begins

The outdoor season is officially in full swing as the second weekend of March arrives. We've a wide range of coverage on tap, so prepare for a full plate of high school track and field.

Down south Alan Versaw will be on site for the The Larry Pickering Centennial Invitational. The meet will play host to 20 of the best schools within the Pueblo-Colorado Springs area. The meet looks stacked already, a few events to keep an eye on are the girls 400, where Aliyah George highlights the field. Additionally, the girl's discus could provide some good performances,  as the Mesa Ridge duo of Kelly Farnham and Shaelynn Williams should make for a good battle. Additionally, Erika Willis of the Classical Academy should highlight the pole vault, while the high jump could have RaeAnn Queener breaking to the rankings, and Erika Willis could move up on the charts in the pole vault.

The boys lineup looks frighteningly exciting. Luc Andrada has already come out of the gates with a state-leading 11.10 last weekend, and if Frank Nash opens up this outdoor season here, the sprints will be a prime time show. Likewise, Jaquaireus Grant enters the meet as the lone runner under 50. The hurdles are another area where spectators will be treated - Colorado No.1 100 hurdle Andrew Doctor should be toeing the line with his sights set on lowering his top mark. The distance events could provide for some competitive races as well. The boys 800 could see take a Sub-2 for the win, as Andrew Murphy and Kobe Christiansen could clash once again. Likewise, the 1,600 may take a sub 4:30, Hayden Martinez dipped under the mark here last year, and could again this year. If Ryan Moen and Cole Munoz line up against each other in the 3,200, spectators could see an eight-lap battle. And keep an eye on the field, as Kain Medrano could move on the state lists with a big performance here. Nash and Raymon Harper could clash in the long jump another main event to keep an eye on is the high jump, where Jeremy Cody could challenge for a new Colorado No. 1 mark.

Out west we've got David Pressgrove on site for the Rifle Invitational, which is already shaping up to be the hottest meet on western slope. Over 20 schools are scheduled to compete, including Battle Mountain, and Steamboat Springs, which tells me that the distance events should be very competitive here. If Sorocor's Ben Kelley and Rangley's Patrick Scoggins open their outdoor season in the 800, you could see some fireworks in the event. Depending on who runs in what event, Kelly and Benny Smith could make for a great battle in the 3,200 as well. In the field, keep an eye on the field events, where the long jump is shaping up to be a battle between Noah Castro and Justin ThompsonMax Christenberry could put on a good show in the discus, while the high jump is shaping up to be perhaps the most competitive event of the meet. Glenwood's Jasper Germain and Soroco's Grant Redmond could dual it out in the high jump. Both have gone over 6-6. 

For the girls keep an eye on sophomore Jordyn Pittman. Last year she ran 58.36, as a freshman.The hurdles should be in the hands of Sequoia KelloggWith Battle Mountian and Steamboat here, the distance events could be stacked with top-times. Naomi Harding, Lizzy Harding, and Elizabeth Constien could highlight any event from the 800 on up to the 3,200. Providing a challenge along that way could be Maggi Congdon and Hannah Wilkie. In the field the shot could be a nicely two-way battle between Megan Shelton and Cassie Jaramillo, while Meeker's Sydnie Main and Megan Shelton could battle in the discus.

I'll be providing coverage just outside the Boulder Bubble at the Coyote Warrior Invitational. The meet is much smaller in reference to size, but compact with some high quality athletes. In the sprints, keep an eye on Marlena Preigh, who'll look to better last year's 57.70 mark here. Last year Emily Sloan dominated the hurdles. Whether or not she'll hit the outdoor track so soon after her indoor season, we'll see. If Quinn McConnell opens up her 800 season here, we could see some of the fastest marks in the state in the distance events. There's a slew of names that could provide for come great races here: Anna ShultsTiana BradfieldElizabeth MooreJulia Mainland, Tiana BradfieldClaudia Burgess, and Liz HoganBoulder's Lily Margolis, who recently nabbed a Leap Of The Week, will likely look to add distance to her state-leading long jump mark. She'll likely have competition from Kara Lucykwhile Sloane Stewartson appears to be the hands down favorite in the throws. In the high jump keep an eye on Riley Masten to challenge the state rankings, while we could see Mia Manson open up her outdoor season in the pole vault.

The boys sprints could be the Devin Cadena show, as he dipped under 11-seconds here last year, while the hurdles should provide some fast times coming from Parker GarrisonLike the girls, the distance events look insanely competitive. With names like Charlie PerryCaden Foster,  and Carter Dillon, we could see some of the fastest distance marks in the state here. In the field keep an eye on Brant Killmon in the high jump, and potentially Max Manson in the pole vault. 

Two city championships are slated for this weekend as well, the Arvada City Championships, and the Aurora City Championships, additionally, keep a close eye on the Thunderridge Invitational. The meet is shaping up to be one of the most competitive of the weekend. 


FEATURED MEETS

Rifle Invitational

Rifle HS Track  Rifle, CO 
Mar 16, 2018
MILESPLIT ON-SITE COVERAGE

Meet Info

Venue Records: Rifle HS Track

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Aspen High School
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  • Basalt High School
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  • Battle Mountain High School
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  • Caprock Academy High School
  • Coal Ridge High School
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  • Eagle Valley High School
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  • Fruita Monument High School
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  • Glenwood Springs High School
  • Hayden High School
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  • Little Snake River High School
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  • Lovell High School
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  • Meeker High School
  • Moffat County High School
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  • Rangely High School
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  • Roaring Fork High School
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  • Soroco High School
  • Steamboat Springs High School
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  • Summit High School
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  • University High School
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  • West Grand High School

MORE MEETS

Brush Beetdigger Invitational

Beetdigger Stadium  Brush, CO 
Mar 17, 2018

Meet Info

Venue Records: Beetdigger Stadium

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Bennett High School
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  • Brush High School
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  • Denver West High School
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  • Merino High School
  • Nederland High School
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  • North Park High School
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  • Pawnee High School
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  • Prairie High School
  • Shining Mountain Waldorf High Sc
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  • Simla High School
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  • Sterling High School
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  • Weldon Valley High School

Delta Panther Invite

Delta HS Track  Delta, CO 
Mar 17, 2018

Meet Info

Venue Records: Delta HS Track

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Cedaredge High School
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  • Central (Grand Junction) High Sc
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  • DeBeque High School
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  • Delta High School
  • Dove Creek High School
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  • Gunnison High School
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  • Hotchkiss High School
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  • Olathe High School
  • Ouray High School
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  • Paonia High School
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  • Vail Christian High School

Coyote Warrior Invitational

Centaurus HS Track  Lafayette, CO 
Mar 17, 2018

Venue Records: Centaurus HS Track

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Boulder High School
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  • Dakota Ridge High School
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  • Legacy High School
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  • Monarch High School
  • Mountain Vista High School
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  • Peak to Peak Charter School

Center Invitational

Monte Vista HS Track  Monte Vista, CO 
Mar 16, 2018

Venue Records: Monte Vista HS Track

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Aguilar High School
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  • Alamosa High School
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  • Antonito High School
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  • Buena Vista High School
  • Centauri High School
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  • Centennial High School
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  • Center High School
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  • Cotopaxi High School
  • Crested Butte Community School
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  • Custer County High School
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  • Del Norte High School
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  • John Mall High School
  • La Veta High School
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  • Mancos High School
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  • Moffat High School
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  • Monte Vista High School
  • Pagosa Springs High School
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  • Salida High School
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  • Sanford High School
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  • Sangre de Cristo High School
  • Sargent High School
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  • Sierra Grande High School
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  • South Park High School

Windsor Invitational

Windsor HS Track  Windsor, CO 
Mar 17, 2018

Venue Records: Windsor HS Track

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Berthoud High School
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  • Cheyenne Central High School
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  • Cheyenne South High School
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  • Denver Christian High School
  • Denver North High School
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  • Erie High School
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  • Estes Park High School
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  • Fort Morgan High School
  • Greeley Central High School
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  • Lyons High School
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  • Niwot High School
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  • Peak to Peak Charter School
  • Platte Valley High School
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  • Prairie View High School
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  • Resurrection Christian High Scho
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  • Roosevelt High School
  • Silver Creek High School
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  • Skyline High School
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  • Valley High School
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  • Valor Christian High School
  • Wiggins High School
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  • Windsor High School

Thunderridge Invitational

Echo Park Stadium  Parker, CO 
Mar 17, 2018

Venue Records: Echo Park Stadium

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Air Academy High School
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  • Broomfield High School
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  • Castle View High School
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  • Chaparral High School
  • Cherry Creek High School
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  • Colorado Springs Christian Schoo
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  • Columbine High School
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  • Denver East High School
  • Discovery Canyon High School
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  • Douglas County High School
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  • Falcon High School
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  • Fountain-Fort Carson High School
  • Golden High School
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  • Greeley West High School
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  • Highlands Ranch High School
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  • Longmont High School
  • Palmer Ridge High School
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  • Ponderosa High School
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  • Rampart High School
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  • Regis Jesuit
  • ThunderRidge High School

The Larry Pickering Centennial Invitational

Dutch Clark Stadium  Pueblo, CO 
Mar 17, 2018

Venue Records: Dutch Clark Stadium

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Calhan High School
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  • Classical Academy, The
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  • Coronado High School
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  • Doherty High School
  • Ellicott High School
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  • Florence High School
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  • Hoehne High School
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  • Liberty High School
  • Mesa Ridge High School
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  • Pine Creek High School
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  • Primero High School
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  • Pueblo Centennial High School
  • Pueblo Central High School
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  • Pueblo County High School
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  • Pueblo East High School
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  • Pueblo West High School
  • Rye High School
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  • St. Mary`s High School
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  • Vanguard School, The
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  • Widefield High School

Harrison Panther Invitational

Memorial Stadium, Harrison HS  Colorado Springs, CO 
Mar 17, 2018

Venue Records: Memorial Stadium, Harrison HS

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Air Academy High School
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  • Alamosa High School
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  • Atlas Prep High School
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  • Banning Lewis Preparatory Academ
  • Calhan High School
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  • Canon City High School
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  • Cheyenne Mountain High School
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  • Crowley County High School
  • Doherty High School
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  • Elizabeth High School
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  • Harrison High School
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  • Lewis-Palmer High School
  • Lutheran High School
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  • Manitou Springs High School
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  • Mitchell High School
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  • Palmer High School
  • Pikes Peak Christian
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  • Rocky Ford High School
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  • Sand Creek High School

Weld Central Early Season Invite

Weld Central HS Track  Keenesburg, CO 
Mar 16, 2018

Venue Records: Weld Central HS Track

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Alameda International High Schoo
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  • Briggsdale High School
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  • Brighton High School
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  • Fort Lupton High School
  • Gilpin County High School
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  • John F. Kennedy High School
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  • Kiowa High School
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  • Middle Park High School
  • North Park High School
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  • Northglenn High School
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  • Peyton High School
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  • Sheridan High School
  • Skyview High School
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  • Standley Lake High School
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  • Stargate High School
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  • Thornton High School
  • Weld Central High School
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  • Westminster High School

Aurora City Championships

Stutler Bowl  Greenwood Village, CO 
Mar 17, 2018

Venue Records: Stutler Bowl

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Aurora Central High School
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  • Cherokee Trail High School
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  • Eaglecrest High School
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  • Gateway High School
  • Grandview High School
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  • Overland High School
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  • Rangeview High School
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  • Smoky Hill High School
  • Vista Peak High School

Farminton Invitational

Farmington HS Track  Farmington, NM 
Mar 17, 2018

Venue Records: Farmington HS Track

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Aztec High School
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  • Durango High School
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  • Farmington High School
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  • Grants High School
  • Los Lunas High School
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  • Miyamura High School
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  • Montezuma-Cortez High School
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  • Navajo Prep High School
  • Piedra Vista High School

Jeffco Non-Qual #2

Jeffco Stadium  Lakewood, CO 
Mar 15, 2018

Venue Records: Jeffco Stadium

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Arvada West High School
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  • Bear Creek High School
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  • Columbine High School
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  • Conifer High School
  • Evergreen High School
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  • Golden High School
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  • Green Mountain High School
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  • Ralston Valley High School
  • Standley Lake High School

Arvada City Championships

Jeffco Stadium  Lakewood, CO 
Mar 17, 2018

Venue Records: Jeffco Stadium

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Arvada High School
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  • Arvada West High School
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  • Faith Christian Academy
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  • Fountain-Fort Carson High School
  • Jefferson Academy
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  • Mullen High School
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  • Pomona High School
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  • Ralston Valley High School

Bobcat Invitational

Bobcat Stadium - Curtis Clement Memorial Track  Bloomfield, NM 
Mar 16, 2018

Venue Records: Bobcat Stadium - Curtis Clement Memorial Track

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Bayfield High School
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  • Bloomfield High School
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  • Ignacio High School
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  • Kirtland Central High School
  • Navajo Prep High School
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  • Shiprock High School
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  • Shiprock Northwest
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  • Wingate High School

Frederick Pow Wow

Frederick HS Track  Frederick, CO 
Mar 16, 2018

Venue Records: Frederick HS Track

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Broomfield High School
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  • D'Evelyn High School
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  • Evergreen High School
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  • Frederick High School
  • Highland High School
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  • Holy Family High School
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  • Niwot High School
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  • Roosevelt High School

LPS Spring Break Duals

Arapahoe HS Track  Centennial, CO 
Mar 17, 2018

Venue Records: Arapahoe HS Track

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Arapahoe High School
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  • Bear Creek High School
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  • Heritage High School
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  • Legend High School
  • Littleton High School
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  • Mountain Vista High School
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  • Vista Ridge High School

Continental League Quad #1

Castle View HS Track  Castle Rock, CO 
Mar 15, 2018

Venue Records: Castle View HS Track

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Castle View High School
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  • Chaparral High School
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  • Regis Jesuit


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