May 16/17, Dutch Clark Stadium, Pueblo, CO | All photos by Alan Versaw
15 state meets dotted the map this past weekend! Every direction you looked you saw at least one state championship taking place. Top athletes and teams from coast to coast went head-to-head one last time, this time for year-long bragging rights. All weekend long MileSplit brought you the best coverage possible, but the coverage is yet to be done, so keep checking back as we add more updates. (Photo to right: Mason Finley of Buena Vista winning Colorado boys shot put in 64-09.25 by Alan Versaw) Top Weekend Highlights - Boys - Mason Finley (CO) throws 211-06 discus, 64-09.25 shot put - Stephen Michel (WY) wins four (LJ, TJ , 100, 200) in WY - Joe Abbott (NV) runs 1:50.78 in 800m at NV State Champs. - Aaron Stockstell (IA) blazes 1:51.17 800m at Iowa State - Luke Puskedra (UT) runs 4:09.29 1600m, 8:54.40 3200m - Daniel Gooris (NM) vaults 16-04 to win New Mexico state Top Weekend Highlights - Girls - Ashley Verplank (IL) U.S.#3 800m in 2:07.96, 4:54.99 1600m - Natalie Stewart (UT) 54.27 (400m), 11.99 (100m), 24.56 (200m) - Conant (IL) wins 4x200m relay in 1:38.96 at IL Champs, - Hannah Willms (IA) leaps 5-10.25 to win high jump at IA state - Ada Robinson (UT) leaps 5-11.25 high jump at Utah State - Emily Sisson (NE) runs 10:23.00 to win state 3200m run - Bailey Wagner (IL) throws 48-11.50 SP, 157-08 discus in IL - Daniella Bunch (IL) throws 49-01.50 in shot put at IL Champs - Elizabeth Stover (CO) vaults 13-03 to win CO state champs.
The state meet didn't go perfectly for Platte Canyon, but it went well enough. Thomas Hoffman opens up an early lead in the 800, never to look back. Complete Meet Results Photo Galley
While the Lyons girls were cruising toward a 2A state title, it seemed that the boys were, too. Lauren Barnard opens up a big lead for Lyons in the 4 X 800. Complete Meet Results Photo Gallery
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