Tiny white snowflakes fell from the sky Saturday morning, coating the infield at JeffCo stadium in white. The red track was spared, however, opening the door for the 2018 edition of the Dakota Ridge Invitational. For the third weekend in a row a storm of wintery mixture rolled over the Colorado mountains and onto the Front Range, causing chaos and a slew of meet cancellations.
But when you've go 30 teams spiking up trackside, the show had to go on.
The weather was nowhere near ideal for the sprint or field events, but the distance events appeared to benefit from the cooler temperatures.
continued to burn hard like a gemlike flame through the 2018 outdoor season. He soloed a jaw-dropping 9:10.33 victory in the 3,200. Clearly, Tanner Norman's 9:04 Colorado record is in jeopardy. 16-seconds back Austin Vancil put up an impressive 9:26 to finish second.
was the lone runner under 2 minutes in the 800, winning the event in 1:59.18.
On the girl's side, Jenna Fitzsimmons put up an impressive 10:56 victory in the 3,200, winning the event by 13 seconds. Freshman Taylor Whitfield, who has been having a stellar outdoor season so far, was the next across the line in 11:09.