If you're looking for meets with rankings impact, this is your go-to meet. Lots of interesting stuff out of Boulder, and amazingly few marks lost to wind...
Nothing unfamiliar about Holly Bent and Audrey Lookner at the front of a 1600, but don't look for those 5:27 and 5:33 times to stand as season best marks for either for long. Boulder freshman Morgan Selby showed a little something in the 300 hurdles with a 49.28, nearly two seconds ahead of second place. In a season that hasn't seen many sub-minute 400s yet, Hannah Freeman got one--and, she later added a 2:22 800. Heidi Liles went an even 10-0 in the pole vault. Sarah Hopkins got just beyoond 35 feet in the triple jump.
For the boys, Isaac Green's 4:43 1600 looks a lot like Bent's and Lookner's marks. Solid, but not any place we expect him to stay for long. Later, Green just missed joining 2016's sub-2 club in the 800 and cleared 6-0 in the high jump. Alex Weseman posted another solid set of sprint marks with a 22.93 200 and a 50.76 400. Eli Chance and Sean Chen both went an even 13 in the pole vault.
Considering the breezes and the overall chill, not a bad set of marks on the day.
As the titles imply, neither this meet nor the next one counted for rankings. You wouldn't necessarily have known that, however, by skimming over the results.
A West's Cassandra Porter took the 800 win in 2:27. Lexi Reed showed up and laid down a 5:23 1600. Caitlin Schmitt, Claire Pauley, and Civianna Gallegos battled to a trio of sub-12 3200s. Rachel Harris and Bailey Marvel were oh-so-close at just over 49 seconds in the 300H. Jessica Kenney got 5-3 out of her high jump, and Sarah Smith took her triple jump (NWI) to a titch over 33-4. Evergeen's Taylor Stroh raised a couple eyebrows with a 112-6 toss of the discus.
Among the boys, Weston Donati-Leach followed up a nice 400 with a just-over-2 800. So far, though, nothing counts in the rankings for Donati-Leach. Alec Hornecker served a little notice to those who were paying attention with a 9:56 3200. And, how about D'Evelyn's James Doyle going 144-3 in the discus?
Grace Center (St. Mary's HS Track)
Mar 15, 2016
Like a lot of other Tuesday/Wednesday meets, this one was cold and breezy. And, it was hand timed. You can probably imagine how much fun that experience was for the folks holding the stopwatches at the finish line. Ah, the things we do for track and field!
Spinning through the results and looking for a MOM, likely candidates would include Taylor Holand's 5-1 high jump, Kiara Mattern's 11:51 3200, and Jenny Smith's 2:34 800. Lots of marks out of this meet will improve when the temps warm up and the wind dies down. For now, though, they got some good work in.
For a girls MOM, I'm going to go with Annika Zenk doubling up on the 800 (2:44) and 1600 (6:08). That's the kind of performance that will get you noticed when they start looking for people to recruit for Platte Valley cross country in the fall.
For the boys MOM, I'm going with Sterling Moralez, who took his 110 hurdles seed time of 21.59 down to 17.76. I don't care what the wind was, that's a nice improvement. And, didn't Platte Valley used to have someone else who went by the handle of Sterling?
Results are now in and posted. Please see the links in the Boulder Quad meet (above) for updated 4A and 5A rankings.
Zoe Gilbertson did her usual dominating, but without availing herself of any improved marks. Megan and Madison Mooney dominated the 800 and 1600, both posting marks that will stick for a while in the rankings (or at least until they improve their own marks). Alexis LaLiberte had a 34-6.5 and 120-0 to sweep the throws in fine fashion.
Among the boys, highlights were a little thin, but Mountain Range's Brennon Saucier commanded a sweep of the throws. The 46-0 winner of the shot put easily ranks as the top boys throw of the meet.