Carl Heide ran a state-leading 38.39 in the 300 hurdles to break a 23 year-old 3A class record.
A wintery mix returned once again to disrupt meets across the state, but for the meets that were able to get a race off, there were quite a few impressive performances.
The highlight of the weekend - and there were many - came out of New Mexico, where Bayfield's Carl Heide ran a Colorado No. 1 mark of 38.36 in the 300 hurdles. The time is the 3A All-Time best mark, breaking the 1995 state meet mark of 38.39 by Ben Myers of Colorado Springs Christian. Additionally, Heide's time is over half-a-second ahead of anyone in the state.
Back in Colorado and under the cover of dark clouds and snowy conditions, your weekly Cole Sprout recap brings yet another eye-opening performance. Sprout soloed a 9:10 3,200 at the Dakota Ridge Invitational Saturday. The time brings the Valor Christian sophomore within six seconds of Tanner Norman's Colorado record of 9:04.
A few sprint highlights came out of the Continental League Meet, though it's worth noting that they were wind-aided. Regardless, Jackson Connelly ran a state-leading 10.62 in the 100, and Zion Gordon ran 14.04 in the 110 hurdles.
Another state-leading and wind-aided performance came from Dawson Spann, who jumped 23-1 in the long jump at the Legend Spring Qualifier.
At the Fairview Invitational Joslin Blair ran a state-leading mark in the 1,600. Blair nearly broke the five-minute barrier, running 5:01. Additionally, the time was an eight-second PR.
Another state-leading mark came out of the Poudre Invitational, where Gabriella McDonald continued to raise the bar over her competition. McDonald threw 147-1 in the discus to maintain her hold over the throws.