Cherry Creek's Delaney Smith hurdled her way into Saturday's final in the 60 hurdles.
The track is finally cooling off on the second day of the Simplot Games, but it was hot for most of the day. Colorado is sending a slew of qualifiers to Saturday's finals. Below is a quick rundown of how Colorado's best did heading into tomorrow's final day of competition.
Arria Minor did what she does best in the girls 60. Minor cruised to a 7.50 qualify mark - the fastest of the field. Jaiden Paris, Maya Provencal, and Syanne Algee will join her Saturday, having run 7.81, 7.93, and 8.03 to qualify.
Deondre Ritter was Colorado's fastest qualifier in the boys 200, running 22.96. Jalen Lyon also qualified for Saturday's final, running 23.11, along with Ibro Soumah, who ran 23.17. Julyah Wilson was the lone Colorado qualifier in the girls 200, running 26.62.
Five boys qualified in the 400. Adam Stark led the charge, running 50.84. Not far behind was Brayden Hamby (51.44), Carson Ebersbach (51.59), Jason Farrell (51.76), and Kobe Christiansen, who took the final qualifying spot, running 52.08.
For the girls who else than Minor to lead Colorado, and the entire field. Minor ran 54.25 -- nearly two-seconds clear of the field. Kyairra Reigh booked her ticket to the final as well, running 57.64, while Helen Maley ran 1:00.01, and Nina Kemp ran in for the final qualifying spot in 1:00.45.