This meet keeps getting bigger and bigger. Fortunately, Ben Hershelman wrote two articles--linked below--to help capture all that went on. And, what we saw here definitely adds to the 3A and 5A distance event anticipation coming up at the state meet. Conditions were just about optimal for the 1600s, but even so...
Glenwood has gone to a two-day meet! And, what a place to spend the night, though maybe it presents some unique challenges for spending a night with a team. In any case, this one may be starting to rival the Grand Junction Tiger as the Western Slope meet of the season.
If you catch David Pressgrove's article, linked below, he'll tell you about that stirring 1600 and what the throwers were up to.
Although not quite as large as it's been in recent years, this meet managed to put on a very good show, even so. It's been a very good season thus far for the boys 800 and this meet provided yet another example of just how good it can be.
Don't let the "No elite performances" bit below fool you. Check out the results here for a glance at what's coming (largely in the 5A ranks) in the next couple of years. Plenty of very solid performances out of this meet.
Jordan Lanning, formerly of Cripple Creek-Victor, added some definitely interest to this spring's 3A Girls high jump with a 5-5 clearance. In all, Bayfield wasn't overly kind to the teams they invited to their meet.
I'm not sure exactly what led the PPAC to have their conference meet at CSU-Pueblo, but at least you can see Pikes Peak from the Thunderbowl. So, that much counts in favor of the location. Raymon Harper's wind-legal 22-9 is a very big long jump. Every time we see Vista Ridge, they have the look of a team that can contend for a state title.