Peak to Peak's Tiana Bradfield put together one of the most impressive doubles of the day.
When these three toe the line, it's clear that whatever race it is the outcome is bound to be impressive. It's a "who from these three will win today?" sort of scenario.
And Saturday, the day belonged with Bradfield.
Opening with the mile, the Peak to Peak trio made quick note that this would be a 1-2-3 sweep of the event. McConnell's hot early pace set the tone, though it would be Bradfield's late charge that stole the show.
McConnell insured the pace would flirt with 5 minutes, as spectators were unknowingly watching the other story ending to the boy's 800 before it happened. McConnell's front running were countered by her teammates perfectly timed kick, as Bradfield sprinted by and to the victory in 5:03.99, for the No. 2 time in Colorado, and No. 1 in 3A.
McConnell held off Late Charge No. 2 from Shults to finish in 5:05.62, just ahead of Shults, who finished in 5:06.01.
Collectively the girl's from Peak to Peak own the top three 1,600s in 3A so far.
Nearly an hour later all three returned, this time for the the 800, and the girl's in blue made it another Peak to Peak 1-2-3 sweep.
Bradfield put a massive exclamation point on the race, and the day, but churning out a 2:16.98 victory. McConnell was four seconds back in 2:20, and Shults another four back in 2:24.
And they weren't the only ones tallying a big day back on the track.
Mia Manson picked up two wins of her own, claiming one on the track, and one off.
The Monarch junior ran away from a solid 100 field, claiming a 12.38 victory between long jump attempts, where she went 18-7.25 to win the event as well.
The 200 saw a bit of a closer competition, with Riley Negrey, Chloe Piegat, and Sophia McHenry finishing within a half-second of each other. Negrey took the W in 26.51, while Piegat ran 26.74,and McHenry ran 26.99.
Isabel Thornberry was the runaway victor in the 400, nearly cracking the coveted 60 marker in 1:00.42.
Gorman and Hopkins were in another tight race in the 300 hurdles, this time with Sarah Stussi. This time Stussi took the W in 49.12, while Hopkins was second in 49.70, and Gorman third in 49.73.
In the jumps Cassidy Cheesman put together her best day yet, tallying two big personal bests. After finishing third in the long jump, the Centaurus junior went on to win the the triple jump in 36-5, just ahead of Lily Margolis, who went 35-7.
In the team competition Broomfield nabbed a narrow 80-75.5 victory over Legacy. Monarch was third with 69 points.
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