More Colorado Highlights From Simplot

Landon Rast finished third in the mile in a personal best of 4:19. 

The Simplot Games were quite revealing to the current fitness of Colorado's best. While the outdoor season is just weeks away, this weekend proved that we'll see some huge performances in coming months. 

Colorado winner's from Saturday's events were Rylee Anderson, who went 5-11 in the high jump to tie for the win, and the US No.1 mark, Arria Minor, who claimed two wins - the 60 in 7.40, and the 400 in 53.47, and Marlena Preigh won the 800 in 2:16.95 - nearly a two-second victory. 

While the trio where the highlight for Colorado at Simplot, the meet saw a slew of other strong performances. 

In the wake of Minor's dominating victorie, Jaiden Paris finished sixth in 7.74, just off her personal best, while freshmen sensation Kyairra Reigh finished third in the 400 in 55.56 -- that's No. 2 in Colorado. Riding the coattails of Preigh's 800 victory were Lina Corrales and Abby Scott. Corrales finished fifth in 2:20.30 while Scott was right behind her in sixth in 2:20.42. Leading Colorado in the mile was Fairview's Isabella Bowland, who proved her early fitness. Bowland ran 5:08 to finish seventh, missing her personal best by two-seconds. Right on her heels was Durango's Madeleine Burns, who did PR. Burns ran 5:10 to finish eighth. Rounding out the top-10 was Madi Kenyon, who finished in 5:15. Addi Iken was the top Colorado-finisher in the 3,200, finishing ninth 11:26, just ahead of Lauren Zoe Baker, who finished right behind her in 11:29. In the 60 hurdles Delaney Smith finished fifth in 9.05, while Esth Diza-mbelolo finished seventh in 9.16. In the triple jump Caitlin Simmons led Colorado, finishing 20th in 35-03.50. 

Leading the boys in the 60 was Sterling Brassfield, who finished 10th in 7.09, while Korey Hairston finished 18th in 7.27. Jalen Lyon impressed in the 200, finishing fourth in 21.86. In the 400 Adam Stark ran the fastest 400 by a Coloradan this season, running 49.59 to finish third, while Jason Farrell made huge gains in the 400, running 51.40 for a personal best to finish 12th. Carson Ebersbach was hot in his heels, finishing 14th in 51.50. Another Colorado runner making gains was Phillip Thomas, who ran a 2:01.04 PR in the 800 to finish seventh. In the mile proved he's got the strength to endure the heats. Rast ran a new personal best of 4:19 in his second mile in three days to finish third. Cal Banta also dipped into the top-10, finishing 10th in 4:24. Brock Dykema led Colorado in the 3,200, finishing 11th in 9:40. In the 60 hurdles Zaire Jackson finished fourth in a personal best of 8.21, one place ahead of Joel Nyatusah, who finished in 8.22. In the field events Lyons led the charge in the high jump, finishing ninth in 6-01, while Dawson Spann finished 12th in the long jump with a mark of 20-04, and Fischer James Argosino finished 13th in the triple jump in 41-08.50. Reece Davidson went head-to-head with solid competition in the shot put. Davidson finished just off his personal best in 53-09.50 to finish seventh.