Meet Notes: Boulder Snow Invitational

William Dixon didn't actually win an event, but he left a bunch of people in his wake just the same.

Think of it as an exercise in reverse psychology. If you put "Snow" in the meet name, the actual, physical stuff no longer feels obligated to put in an appearance.

I wonder if the same thing works with "Wind"?

And, speaking of wind, the Boulder Snow Invitational didn't lose a single mark to wind. Spectacular! With NCAR up the road just a pace, maybe the folks in Boulder have mastered the weather?

But, incredible March weather wasn't the only bonus for the Boulder Snow. Incredible March performances took center stage as well.

It's a rather lengthy list, so please bear with me as I work my way through the results that produced a little exercise for my personal set of eyebrows (your results may differ).

  • Madison Mooney's 2:13.21 800 beat Quinn McConnell be three seconds and sent Mooney's stock soaring. How low can Mooney go?

  • Of course, McConnell may have been slightly handicapped by the 5:01.35 1600 she posted earlier in the meet.
  • I'm not sure I've ever heard of Carina Schmid before perusing the results for this meet, but a 15-9.5 winner in the long jump is solid, while a 35-3 winner in the triple grabs you by the collar, shakes you back and forth a couple of times, and doesn't easily let go.

  • The boys 800 was a stand-up-and-take-notice affair with Isaac Green eventually wearing down Yanique Borne and his own teammate Zach Litoff. All three were under 1:59, with Green's winning mark settling at 1:54.38.
  • Jeremy Meadows set the 1600 standard for the weekend at 4:22.58. William Dixon was second in 4:25.39. Is anyone else catching a sniff of Monarch setting up a serious run at the state 4x800 record yet?
  • Gage Hornung led a parade of six (all Boulder and Palmer Ridge) under 10 minutes in the 3200. Isn't it a little early for that?

As opening meets go, this one stands the test.