12 Days of Track and Field Trivia: Day Eleven

Garrett Coalson is part of a rather astonishing legacy of throwing excellence at Eaton High School. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

Day Eleven Question:

I have changed the question for Day Eleven...

Of all the events currently contested at the state meet, which one was most recently added?

And now, if you scroll down, you can see the answer to the Day Ten question. But, so that nobody sees the answer inadvertently, you will have to scroll down a little.

Day Ten Answer:

No less than 210 schools have managed at least one place in a throwing event at state (boys and girls combined) in the years 2011-2015. The ranked list of schools with more than 10 state places in that span goes as follows:

Eaton - 28, Lamar - 24, Eads - 21, Bayfield - 16, Valor Christian - 15, Rocky Mountain - 15, Pueblo South - 14, Rampart - 14, Paonia - 13, The Classical Academy - 13, Otis - 12, Bethune - 12, Burlington - 12, Faith Christian - 12, Longmont - 12, Hi-Plains - 11, Springfield - 11, Rangely - 10, Wray - 10, Silver Creek - 10, Plateau Valley - 10

There definitely seems to be a disproportionality among those schools, tilted in the favor of small schools. It's not as immediately evident why that would be so as it is with distance, however.