What 1A Records Are Most In Danger This Spring?

Ian Beckett is a solid triple jumper, but it's at the high jump that Beckett is most clearly jeopardizing a 1A record this spring.

1A is still very much the youngster among Colorado's track and field classifications. And, while a number of very strong athletes have already graduated through the 1A ranks and left their marks--literally and figuratively--it's still the case that the 1A records are generally more assailable than those of other classifications.

To get started on the right foot, you might first want to take a glance at the current state of the 1A record board

Now, let's discuss which ones are in most grievous danger.

Boys 1600 Meters - Isaiah Bowsher and Seth Bruxvoort, Heritage Christian Academy

The beauty of the HCA program is that they have guys who can challenge each other daily in practice. It's not like you're running by yourself in the HCA distance program. At the end of last season, it appeared as if Isaiah Bowsher might be the main guy to challenge the record, but Seth Bruxvoort stepped it up in cross country season and now figures to be in that position as well. The classification record is currently Luke Duggan's at 4:33 and change. That one will be tougher than Ryan Dollerschell's state meet record at 4:42.07, but both are potentially within range.

Boys High Jump - Ian Beckett, McClave

Seeing that Beckett set the state meet record at 6-3 last spring, he looks like a very good bet to threaten it this spring. The all-time classification record is 6-5 by Springfield's Ross Dunlap. If Beckett has been working hard, that one could be in view as well.

Boys Long Jump - Cameron Klann, Flagler

Klann already holds the record at 21-11.75. Although this is one of 1A's better records, any time an athlete comes back for another crack at his own record, there's a good chance the record is going to fall. So it is in this case.

Girls 100 Meter Dash - Kayla Zink, Caliche, and Zariah Mason, Kim

Zink has already run faster than Zariah Mason's 1A record, but Zink wasn't in 1A last year. She is this year. This one could prove to be a very exciting showdown between Zink and Mason at State. They aren't likely to see each other before State unless they both end up at the 1A Invitational. Much the same could be said of the 200 meters this spring. Mason already owns the record, but in this case she has a better track record at 200 meters than Zink does and would be the more likely of the two to break the 200 record.

Girls Triple Jump - Haley Dietz, Arickaree

As things stand now, the girls triple jump is probably one of the more vulnerable 1A records. Kayla Zink's older sister Jenna currently holds the record at 34-2.75. Dietz is creeping up on Zink's mark with a best mark last season of 33-9.75.