LIFT Yields High-End Marks

Francisco Chavez-Acencio, a new face in this USATF-Colorado season, opens up a lead in the 1500. Photos by Erin Percy.

In the final tune-up before the USATF-Colorado State meet, there were several athletes finding something to show in advance of next week's big event. 

Three of the biggest performances were turned in by University of Colorado athletes Duane McClurkin and Trenton Stringari, but they also left a few of those nice performances for others. 

Jequan Hogan went over 44 feet to win the triple jump and over 6-4 to win the high jump. Added to that was a 15.40 winning effort in the 110 hurdles. All in a day's work. Fountain-Fort Carson teammate Christian Lyon did a little tuning of his race with an 11.20 and a 22.23, both against fairly substantial breezes.

Aaron McCoy's 56.70 stands out as a very nice 400 hurdles mark, though his CHSAA season left little to find surprising about that mark.

On the girls side, you could find Anna Hall sharpening some multis skills at the shot put ring. She won the 15-16 division of that event with a toss of 30-6.25.

Lauren Gale dominated the 100, but the same wind that buffeted Lyon buffeted her as well. Also running close to home, Heide Baron brooked no rivals in the 17-18 100 and 200.

Alexis Buckhaults kept herself well ahead of the field in the 17-18 100 hurdles and triple jump. Sydnee Larkin, however, ended up with the day's best triple jump. 

Apparently recovered from the ankle injury that had her slowed at state, Sierra Suazo's throws were very much on track with a 40-7 and 127-1. Sydney Marr claimed the hammer and javelin titles, the former without any competition--high school hammer throwers being a scarce commodity. 

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