4A Girls 800 Meters
Knightdale NC boys lead lots of great action that occurred this weekend! Keep checking back through tomorrow for more great coverage from around the US! (Photo by Jeff Sides)
Erin Hooker goes by Jordyn Colter in the state 3200, putting one last exclamation point on a spectacular high school career. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
TCA's Alexa Chacon flew to two new 3A state meet records in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Noah Gabel heads toward the finish on Vista Ridge's record-setting 4x400. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Bailey Roth eventually crushed all of the resistance in the 4A boys 3200. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brandon Singleton takes the lead on the final straight and clinches CT's first 5A state track and field title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Valor's Greg Popylisen crosses the finish line at 1:25.46, giving Valor the new state all-classification record for the 4x200. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
In some respects, sprinter Emily Romo is the forgotten Bruin, but a very important part of the picture for Cherry Creek nevertheless. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Taylor Polson takes her turn in pushing the Paonia 4x400 below the magical four-minute barrier. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Shining Mountain's Ginger Hutton passes Dove Creek's Kristin Knuckles en route to winning the 1A 3200. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Devan Foster starts the anchor leg of the 5A girls 4x800 a step ahead of Devynn Miller. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The 5A boys state title all came down to this. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Highlights from the 2013 Colorado State Track and Field Championships
Ashley VanVleet's speed at 400 and 800 meters has helped make Paonia the new Goliath on the 2A girls block. Photo by David Pressgrove.
Dana Maydew and Niwot closed out their first state title with a rousing triumph over Thompson Valley in the 4x400. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Dakota Leazer, a state hurdle champion two years ago as a sophomore, is central to Fountain-Fort Carson's title hopes. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ashi Geberkidane, Colorado's top XC performer in 2012, is flanked by two Utah runners, Kramer Morton and Brayden McLelland, late in last fall's NXR-SW championship race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
5A Girls 300 Meter Hurdles Final
The sun set on Ryan Boucher's brilliant high school career with individual titles in the 200 and 400 meters and a state meet record in the 400. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Abi Grace McGee came over from Montrose and had a very nice state meet.
Hotchkiss's Cody Bartlett took the lead on lap one of the 800 and eventually wore at the resistance, claiming the title in 1:59.47. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Colorado State Track and Field as viewed and interpreted by Paul Jaeger. All photos by Paul Jaeger.
The coaches have voted. And, here is what they came up with as the top teams in each classification. Free content.
Taylor Alexander is one of the reasons Vail Christian is among the team favorites heading into the 1A state meet. Photo by David Pressgrove.
4A Boys 400 Meter Final
Ashley Miller contributed to the Cherry Creek state championship with eight points in the 100 hurdles and another point in the 300 hurdles. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Carly Feuerstein is one of the mainstays of a very impressive group of Thompson Valley relays. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Valor's Spencer Jamison comes in as the top seed in the 400. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Want to send a 4x200 to state? Figure it's likely to take a 1:30 to get there. Want to make it to finals? That takes more like a 1:28. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Eaton's 4x100 qualified for state with a 43.95 last spring, one of four 3A teams to qualify with a sub-44. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Yes, as a matter of fact, moving to the front will get you noticed.
Nicole Montgomery and Megan Irvine made it to state last spring with 400 meter seed times of 56.58 and 57.35. Both were freshmen and figure to be back to state a few more times. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Erin Hooker surges past Jordyn Colter on the final lap. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Collin Scheer leaps to a triple jump title and a PR after missing most of the season with an ankle injury. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Zainab Sanni qualified for state last spring in the 100 with an 11.90 and a 200 with a 24.42, well ahead of most other entries in both events. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Alec Willard and Nick Betz staged on final battle for the ages in the 4A 110 hurdles final. Photo by Alan Versaw.
There was a little bit of mayhem early on the second lap of the 3A girls 800. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Heritage Christian's Matthew McGinley owns the top seed in the 200 meter dash and the #2 seed in the 400 meter dash. Photo by Ted Simmons.
Beneath the wilting Friday sun, Heritage Christian's Ryan Hurley ran to a third in the 1A 800. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The combo deal of new state record and state title is feeling good.
Hurdler Matt Radich is one of the pieces of a fearsome Lyons track and field machine headed for Lakewood's Jeffco Stadium on May 16. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jordyn Colter rolls off the final turn of the 800 ahead of Arapahoe's Devan Foster. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Here is your complete listing of events and competitors for Friday's state meet action.
DJ Hanes should be back among the qualifying 4A triple jumpers this spring in what appears to be Wasson's final season of competition. Colorado Track XC file photo.
4A Boys 4x100 Meter Prelims
Kim's Tai Ann Nittler was one of six 1A girls to qualify for state in the 1600 with times below 6:00. As many of four of those six could be returning this year. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Lamar's Ashley Snyder found her way to state with qualifying marks of 12.89 (100) and 26.41 (200) last spring. She figures to be back at state again this year. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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Mancos ran a 45.80 4x100 to qualify for last year's state meet. That was well ahead of the minimum mark of 47.22 required to get to state in that event. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Paonia's 4x800 set a completely new standard for 2A girls 4x800s. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Taylor Alexander goes to 10-4 to win the 1A girls pole vault. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Limon's Keturah Tatum earned state berths last spring in both hurdle events with times of 15.71 and 48.81. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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Walsh's Terrell Stafford helped the Eagles to a classification-best 3:37.91 seed time in the 4x400, but any time at 3:48.83 or better got you into the 1A state meet. Colorado Track XC file photo.
State track and field heat sheets cannot be completed at this time due to missing athlete registrations. Coaches, if you have not completed your athlete registrations, please read.