Reaching new heights on the first weekend of July

Javan Lanier, shown here at the Colorado USATF Junior Olympic Championships, has been on a steady curve of improvment all season. Colorado Track XC file photo.

It's now mid summer and a lot of athletes have slipped from the competitive edge they maintained in the middle of May, but not all. We did a quick scan of the rankings to see who are still setting high-level* season-best marks this weekend at the USATF Region X Junior Olympic Championships. Here's what we found:


100 Meters

Alexis Groce, 11.84

Audra Koopman, 11.94

Gianna Tesone, 12.55

200 Meters

Haley Rogers, 24.82

Chasidy Horton, 25.78

100 Hurdles

Zoe Gilbertson, 14.61

Rhyan Pettaway, 14.70

High Jump

Heather Betz, 5-3

Pole Vault

Andrea Willis, 12-3.5

Long Jump

Kiana Gomez, 18-2.25



100 Meters

Javan Lanier, 10.68

Chris Youngs, 10.98

200 Meters

Jai'Shawn Thompson, 22.25

Chris Youngs, 22.36

400 Meters

Aaron Ragin, 48.14

Stanford Cooper, 48.31

Brock Miller, 49.26

Pole Vault

Victor Zimmerman, 12-8


Adam Tate, 149-11


Hats off to these athletes who are still very much on top of their events when there would be every excuse for things to have slipped a little!


* - defined as a mark making a state top-50 ranking in any of the events contested this past weekend that was also a regular event of the CHSAA-sanctioned season.


USATF Region X Results and Photo Albums