Colorado's Arcadia Weekend

Matt McDonald's 4:21.08 1600 was one of the best Colorado performances of the weekend in Arcadia. Colroado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

As Colorado delegations to Arcadia go, this one had nice numbers. In terms, however, of highly memorable finishes, this year's Arcadia meet probably didn't live up to expectations for the Colorado crowd. 

But, there were a couple of gems even so.

In Saturday night's Invitational Mile, Horizon's Megan Mooney found the wheels to run to second in 4:53.31. Shortly thereafter, Isaac Green ran to a third place with a 4:19.64, though Green's effort came in the Seeded race, as opposed to the Invitational. No Colorado boys made the Invitational Mile field.

Colorado did, however, show up in both Invitational 400s, with Caleb Ojennes logging a fourth at 47.28 and Becca Schulte a sixth at 55.80. Ojennes rolled four twos for his time in the Invitational 200, putting another sixth in the Colorado bag. 

What most people from Colorado make the trip to California for, however, are the 3200s. So big are the boys 3200s that they go to three sections--Rated, Seeded, and Invitational--for these races. 

Among the boys, Luc Hagen earned a 9:16.47 in the rated race. Invitational entries for Colorado included only Paul Roberts in 21st and 9:05.82.

The Palmer Ridge boys earned third in the Seeded 4x400 with a 3:21.21. 

In field events, Audra Koopman picked up a fifth in the long jump at 18-5.25. 

Several other Colorado results were scattered throughout the earlier Arcadia sessions. A few of the highlights there include a 12:38.31 girls DMR for Mountain Vista, a 3:59.69 girls 4x400 for Niwot, a 4:21.08 mile for Matt McDonald, a 5-5 high jump for Audra Koopman, a 9:17.94 3200 for Paxton Smith, a 10:59.17 3200 for Kacey Doner, and a 10:48.35 3200 for Hannah Capek.

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