We're #2; We Try Harder

KJ Sapp probably won't get through the season with much anonymity this spring.

Typically, it's a lot easier to remember who's #1 than who's #2.

This article is devoted to the #2s in our midst. As in the number #2 returner in ever event for the outdoor season coming up (official practice starts on February 27, mark your calendars!). As an auxiliary exercise to be done on your own, see how many of the #1s you can come up with without consulting the rankings. If you care to expose your own potential errors (and correct guesses, you can take stabs at the top returners for each event in the comments below).

Boys will be shown on this page, girls on the next. Note that only in-state times are included in this list of #2 rankings, and marks from summer meets are included so long as they were in-state events.

Boys #2 Returners

100 Meters - KJ Sapp, Cherokee Trail, 10.87

200 Meters - Aaron McCoy, Canon City, 21.73

400 Meters - Darrien Wells, Hinkley, 48.05

800 Meters - Isaac Green, Monarch, 1:55.44

1600 Meters - Isaac Green, Monarch, 4:21.19

3200 Meters - Ian Meek, Montrose, 9:32.90

110 Meter Hurdles - Tyler Shannon, Ralston Valley, 14.80

300 Meter Hurdles - Aaron McCoy, Canon City, 37.94

High Jump - Marcell Barbee, Pueblo South, 6-5.5 (actually, there is a two-way tie for first here and Barbee is most properly thought of as the #3 ranked returner)

Pole Vault - A 4-way tie at 14-7 between: Ezekiel Johnson, ThunderRidge; Cole Rowan, Monarch; Jason Lewis, Regis Jesuit; Riley Chase, Castle View

Long Jump - Chance Walker, Rangeview, 22-6.25

Triple Jump - Mathew Thomas, Rangeview, 44-11.75

Shot Put - Vicente Ramirez, La Junta, 53-1.5

Discus - Sam Distel, Montrose, 164-10