Colorado at Great Southwest, So Far...

Kyle Rex ran, hurdled, jumped, vaulted, and threw his was to 6353 points and a second-place finish in the Great Southwest decathlon. Photos by Alan Versaw.

The highlight of the first two days of competition at Great Southwest is indisputably a second-place finish for Kyle Rex in the decathlon. Rex's 6353 points ranks him high on the list of all-time Colorado marks for the event, probably in the top ten, though I do not have a comprehensive list of marks for that event. 

Rex's top events are more or less what you'd expect them to be if you have followed his career. He cleared 14-7.25 in the pole vault to win that event and earn 746 points. Rex also picked up 703 points with a 16.27 in the 110 hurdles. Most other events were rather consistently in the 600s for the UCCS-bound senior.

RaeAnn Queener topped a Colorado delegation that also included Rylee Ries and Olivia Landers in the heptathlon with an eighth-place finish and 3848 points. 

Jenna McCaffrey was Colorado's lone representative in the steeplechase, taking fifth in 7:43.94.

A lot of Colorado relays failed to materialize on Friday evening, but one that did materialize--the girls shuttle hurdler relay 'A' team ran 58.85 for second. The team included Emily Sloan, Kylie Davis, Anna Hall, and Kiana Gomez.

Complete Meet Results, Photos, Videos, and Interviews (through Friday).