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.
May 16/17, Jeffco Stadium, Lakewood, CO | All Photos by Ken Regan
The Northern Conference teams came to the 4A girls state track meet with something to prove. And they proved it. Kelby Dias displays the form that makes him a state champion. Photo courtesy of Ken Regan. Complete Results Mini Photo Gallery
A more complete article and a few photos from the 4A/5A state meet will be forthcoming. For now, a few of the highlights of the meet: Dominick Roberts of Denver East negotiates the final turn and heads toward a state championship. Photo contributed by Mark Weeks. Complete Meet Results
It turned out the state 5A meet came down to a battle between two of the biggest teams in the state, Cherry Creek and Arapahoe. While these two high schools fought it out for the state title, it was for Evan Appel the meet he had always wanted. Complete Results Mini Photo Gallery
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