Big Day of Performances at MLK Mile-Hi Classic

Kyle Macintosh continued his amazing string of performances this indoor season by dominating the boys 200 with a time of 21.73.

But Macintosh was not alone, either in terms of impressive performances or in terms of continuing dominance of the indoor season. It was, without question, a day of impressive performances on the newly-resurfaced track at the Air Force Academy Cadet Field House.

Perhaps equally as noteworthy among the day's performances was a 1:55.92 800 turned in by Alex Weinheimer (at left). After sitting back in the pack on the first of three laps, Weinheimer took the lead on the second race and dropped everyone on the third. While Weinheimer appeared to be in mid-season form, nobody else came close to breaking 2:00.

For the record, Macintosh's and Weinheimer's performances put them at #4 and #5 in the nation for the 200 and 800, respectively, this indoor season,

Meanwhile, Tashaun Hill turned the tables on Kyle Macintosh in the 60 Hurdles, reversing the order of their finish in the same event at last week's meet in the Cadet Field House. Local talent Kevin Johnson won the 1600, and Walter Schafer dominated the afternoon's 3200. Chase Cooper went 16-0 to claim another pole vault title, and Kenneth Chambers was the short sprint champion of the day, winning the 60 in 6.99.

On the girls side of the ledger, Colorado high school track fans should start getting used to hearing the names of GinAsia Hamilton and Kamiyanna Mendez. It looks like four years of stunning performances could be on the horizon for these two.

As she has done all January, Hamilton (pictured below) dominated the sprint events, winning the 60 in 7.85, the 200 in 25.38, and the 400 in 58.14.

Kamiyanna Mendez, meanwhile, tightened her grip on the short hurdles event, winning the 60 hurdles in 8.09 over Kalie Kirk and Sara Benson in close order.

The already familiar names of Kelly King and Kelsey Lakowske won the 800 and 1600, respectively.

Libby Westfall busted up a logjam at 10-6 to win the pole vault on misses. Annie Kunz continued her solid winter season by winning the high jump at 5-2.

Next stop on the indoor circuit is back at CU's Balch Field House next Saturday, January 31.