For one final weekend of their high school careers, Lindsey Hubbard and Devon White made a little magic happen on the track. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Disclaimer: It's pretty well-known that I coach at a 3A school. In order to maintain objectivity and the perception of objectivity in this recognition, I will decline to consider any athlete from our program as a state athlete of the meet as long as I write these articles. Where subjectivity enters in as it does in this kind of recognition, this is simply the only way to handle these things.
A top athlete of the state meet must be dominant--and dominant in more than a single event. Lindsey Hubbard fills that description beautifully. Although Hubbard could have placed highly in any number of individual events, she ran only one individual event at state--the 300 hurdles. All the field saw of Lindsey Hubbard was her backside. But Hubbard was equally as dominant on three relays--the 800 SMR, the 4x200, and the 4x400. Valley won both of the first two relays and very nearly won the third relay as Hubbard came within a whisker of running down The Classical Academy on the final leg of the 4x400.
On the boys' side of the ledger there was one athlete who dominated as no other athlete in the meet was able to dominate. Devon White was largely unchallenged in each of the three sprint events, winning the 100 by .11 second, the 200 by .69 second (with a new 3A state meet record of 21.97), and the 400 by .63 second. For his efforts, White is the Colorado Track XC 3A Male State Athelete of the Meet for 2010.
Congratulations, Lindsey and Devon, on your spectacular performances at the state meet. Individualized certificates will be mailed to your school in the next three weeks. If you prefer to have them mailed to a different address, please contact me offline or have your coach contact me offline with an alternate address.