Max Manson joined the 17-foot club by going 17-0 at the No-Name Invitational.
We had a lot of coverage this weekend, including meet recaps of Liberty Bell, Montrose Invitational, Coronado Cougar Classic, and the Stutler Twilight, but there were a few other meets that saw some huge performances, and a few performances deserved another look.
It's been a long time coming, but Max Manson finally vaulted to new heights with his 17-0 win at the No-Name Invitational this past weekend.
A year ago Manson capped his season with a personal best of 16-0.25, but this year he's really gone to a new level. The junior been over 16-feet 15 times in 2018, and it's only May 1.
The mark moves Manson into the No. 7 spot nationally, and is No. 1 in all-classifications by nearly two-feet.
Another athlete who had a big weekend was Anna Hall. While the state played host to a slew of uber-competitive meets, Hall quietly, or not so quietly, went 5-11 in the pole vault at the Holy War Invite. The mark won the event by seven-inches, and is a PR for Hall by an inch. Additionally, it's No. 1 in Colorado, and No. 2 in the country.
32 girls have broken five minutes in Colorado, and Madison Mooney added her name to the list Friday night with her first sub-5 in Colorado. Mooney's 4:55.24 is a Colorado PR by six-seconds, No. 13 all-time, and currently No. 1 in all-classifications this year. Of additional note is that while Mooney was flying high to a state-leading mark, Jenna Fitzsimmons also dipped under five, running 4:57. That makes two girls under 5 - in Colorado - so far this season.
Speaking of state-leading marks, Mooney now has a challenger in the 800, as Marlena Preigh ran a state-leading 2:10.79 at the No-Name Invitational. That's a four-second PR for Preigh, and less than a second ahead of Mooney's 2:11.60 from the Broomfield Shootout in March.
Another impressive performance came from the SkyView Academy boy's 4x800 team. Skyview ran a blistering 7:56.84 at Liberty Bell for a new state-leading mark. Additionally, the time is No. 35 nationally.