Week In Review: Feb. 9 - Feb. 10

Andrew Jorgenson cleared 6-3 with ease at the Western State High School Open Saturday. 

Colorado's best competed everywhere from New Mexico to Georgia this past weekend, and while we've reached the tail-end of the indoor season, we saw some impressive performances as athletes area finding their stride. 

Great Southwest Classic Indoor Invitational

Albuquerque Convention Center  Albuquerque, NM 
Feb 10, 2018

Arria Minor  was great as expected at the Great Southwest Classic. Minor tripled, winning the 60, 200, and the 400. But most impressive was that every performance was high quality -- she won the 60 in 7.41, the 200 in 23.72, and the 400 in a new US No. 2 of 53.80. While she already has US No. 1 times in the 60 and the 200, her wins here are still top-five marks. 
In the distance events Colorado took five of six individual wins, Soleil Gaylord, Brock Helvey, Michael Long, Carley Bennett, and Maggie Smith all had wins. While Mia Manson took the pole vault title over 13-feet again. Maya Evans won the long jump title and Joy Gerow won the weight throw title.

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Videos (97)

Articles (8)

Elite Performances

Girls (35)
60mF 1 1st7.41Arria MinorDenver Lightning
60mF 1 2nd7.66Maya EvansLutheran High School
60mF 2 9th7.87Syanne AlgeeDenver Lightning
60mF 2 10th7.92Juliyah WilsonNite Moves Track Club
200mF 17 1st23.72Arria MinorDenver Lightning
200mF 18 2nd25.16Kyairra ReighDenver Lightning
200mF 16 4th25.60Simone WatkinsDenver East High School
200mF 17 6th25.65Aliyah GeorgeColorado Springs Striders
200mF 16 7th25.81Syanne AlgeeDenver Lightning
200mF 16 8th25.81Juliyah WilsonNite Moves Track Club
200mF 16 9th25.88Ayana BrownDenver Lightning
400mF 7 1st53.80Arria MinorDenver Lightning
400mF 7 2nd54.85Kyairra ReighDenver Lightning
400mF 7 4th58.88Camille PeisnerValor Track Academy
400mF 7 7th59.74Kiona GibbsDenver Lightning
400mF 6 9th1:00.17Helen MaleyDenver Lightning
400mF 5 10th1:00.43Nina KempDenver Lightning
400mF 7 11th1:00.81Aliyah GeorgeColorado Springs Striders
800mF 1 1st2:21.69Maggie SmithReal Training
MileF 2 1st5:16.14Carley BennettValor Track Academy
MileF 1 3rd5:22.88Lina CorralesDouglas County High School
3200mF 1 1st11:10.92Soleil GaylordTelluride High School
60HF 1 1st8.70Simone WatkinsDenver East High School
60HF 1 3rd9.15Esth Diza-mbeloloDenver Lightning
60HF 1 4th9.18Destiny GrimesValor Track Academy
HJF 1 3rd5-4Raina BranchVista Peak High School
LJF 1 1st19-3.75Maya EvansLutheran High School
LJF 1 4th17-2Sadie McMullenValor Track Academy
PVF 1 1st13-3Mia MansonMonarch High School
PVF 1 2nd12-9Hayley RayburnPlatte Canyon High School
PVF 1 3rd11-9Abigail GraySilver Creek High School
PVF 1 4th11-3Choying ObrienSmoky Hill High School
PVF 1 5th10-3Logan KuskieLyons High School
WTF 1 1st43-8.75Joy GerowValor Track Academy
WTF 1 2nd42-5Amanda Oppunat-co
Boys (12)
60mF 1 7th7.08Korey HairstonDenver Lightning
60mF 2 10th7.13Gavin SawchukColorado Flash
60mF 3 13th7.22Alex HiseDurango High School
200mF 12 10th22.99Korey HairstonDenver Lightning
200mF 13 11th23.00Alex HermanReal Training
200mF 11 16th23.21Carson EbersbachDenver Lightning
400mF 8 9th51.45Carson EbersbachDenver Lightning
400mF 7 11th51.97Dane PalazzoValor Track Academy
800mF 2 4th2:01.39Dillon AndrewsCherokee Trail High School
MileF 2 1st4:37.53Brock HelveyDouglas County High School
LJF 1 3rd21-9Alex HiseDurango High School
PVF 1 2nd16-3Max MansonMonarch High School


Western State High School Indoor Open

Mountaineer Field House  Gunnison, CO 
Feb 10, 2018

Sadio Fenner was the highlight of the Western State Open. "Smooth" was the best word to describe his dominating mile steeple victory that saw him lapping runners. And while he didn't get the opportunity to go head to head with Drew Seidel in the 800, Fenner's double was also impressive as his heat 1 win of the 800 over a stellar field came off tired legs after the steeple. Additionally impressive was Seidel's cold 2-flat 800 win in heat three. 
Battle Mountain's Naomi HardingLizzy Harding, and Alex Raichart were equally impressive in the mile, while the Harding sister's stole the show going 1-2, then 2-1 in the 800. 
The boys high jump saw two of Colorado's best play chess together. Jasper Germain and Andrew Jorgenson went back and forth, upping the bar, and ultimately locked at 6-3 together for the tie. Reece Davidson dominated all-comers in the shot with a toss of 54-11, a mark that's only second to himself. 
In the girls shot, Katie Hyke recorded a state-leading mark. Hyke tossed 37-11 to take the event while Amaya Atencio finished second with a toss of 35-1, No. 6 in the state. 

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Articles (3)

Elite Performances

Girls (3)
60mp 2 1st7.97Rebekah Haynesunat-co
1600mF 1 1st5:28.28Naomi HardingBattle Mountain High School
1600mF 1 2nd5:29.89Lizzy HardingBattle Mountain High School
Boys (9)
60mF 1 1st7.20Jaquaireus GrantWidefield High School
60mF 1 2nd7.25Logan AncellMontrose High School
60mp 1 1st7.22Jaquaireus GrantWidefield High School
60mp 1 2nd7.24Ty Grantunat-co
800mF 3 1st2:00.13Drew Seidelunat-co
HJF 1 1st6-3Andrew Jorgensonunat-co
HJF 1 1st6-3Jasper GermainRoaring Fork High School
PVF 1 1st13-6Andrew Jorgensonunat-co
SF 1 1st54-11Reece DavidsonFaith Christian Academy

Dunamis Super Meet

Dellinger Park  Cartersville, GA 
Feb 9, 2018 Feb 11, 2018

FK Elite and Real Training sent a solid crew down to Georgia for some top marks. Emily Sloan ran a jaw-dropping 8.21 in the 60 hurdles, only to be met at the line by Tia Jones. Sloan's 8.21 is a personal best, and No. 2 in the country. Anna Hall competed in several events, but starred in the high jump. She won the event in 5-10, a US No. 3 mark. 
For the boys Devin Cadena improved on his 60 down to 6.94 -- Colorado No. 1. 

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Articles (7)

Elite Performances

Girls (19)
60mF 1 4th7.64Sydnee LarkinFK Elite
60mp 1 9th7.74Sydnee LarkinFK Elite
60mp 1 15th7.81Taylor WatsonFK Elite
200mp 1 7th24.92Anna HallFK Elite
200mp 1 12th25.34Lauren GaleReal Training
200mp 1 28th25.92Taylor WatsonFK Elite
400mF 1 3rd57.18Lauren GaleReal Training
400mp 1 5th58.24Lauren GaleReal Training
60HF 1 2nd8.21Emily SloanFK Elite
60HF 1 8th8.96Anna HallFK Elite
60Hp 1 2nd8.31Emily SloanFK Elite
60Hp 1 8th8.89Anna HallFK Elite
HJF 1 1st5-10Anna HallFK Elite
HJF 1 2nd5-6Riley MastenFK Elite
LJF 1 2nd18-3.75Sydnee LarkinFK Elite
LJF 1 12th16-7.75Mariela HollinesFK Elite
TJF 1 3rd39-8Sydnee LarkinFK Elite
TJF 1 6th36-9.75Hailey HarrisFK Elite
TJF 1 8th36-2.75Mariela HollinesFK Elite
Boys (7)
60mF 1 5th6.94Devin CadenaFK Elite
60mp 1 6th7.03Devin CadenaFK Elite
60mp 1 11th7.08Frank NashReal Training
60mp 1 13th7.09Zion GordonFK Elite
60mp 1 17th7.13Cameron HarrisFK Elite
60Hp 1 7th8.11Zion GordonFK Elite
LJF 1 9th21-0.5Frank NashReal Training

Colorado State Snowshoe 5K

Colorado Mountain College  Leadville, CO 
Feb 10, 2018

Summit's Jeremiah Vaille took title in snowy conditions. Vaille completed the course in 24:01. Taking second was Tristan Barnes, who finished in 25:04, while Walker Rudolph rounded out the top three in 25:12. Taking the girls race was Sedona Ray in 35:05. 

Cheyenne Mountain defended their team title -- their sixth team title. Poudre narrowly beat Smoky Hill for second.