Marlee Brown was the brightest blip on the Colorado radar in the opening day of World Youth Trials in Illinois. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
At the end of day one, an 11th-place finish in the 100 meter hurdles prelims was the best that Colorado could claim.
That 11th-place finish belonged to Palmer High School standout Marlee Brown. Brown's 14.43 (+1.0). That 14.43 does, however, check in as a new personal best mark for Brown, improving on her 14.50 from the CSML meet early last month.
The fields are unequivocally tough here.
Colorado's presumptive best hope for advancing to the World Youth Games later this month, Maya Evans, fouled her three preliminary round attempts in the long jump.
Evans also came up short of advancing in the 100 meters. Joining here at that station were Heide Baron in the 400, Tianna Terrell in the 400 hurdles, Brock Miller in the 400, and Marcus Howard in the 110 hurdles.
The highly selective nature of this meet makes for some very stiff competition.
Colorado's last remaining entry yet to compete at the World Youth Trials is Adam Dawson of Lutheran High School. Dawson gets at last three attempts to sling the discus tomorrow morning.
Following that, we'll shift some focus to the Colorado athletes competing at the same venue in the USATF Hershey Youth Championships.