Weather & Performances Improve At Frank Woodburn

Grand Junction's Colin Morrison took advantage of the weather by winning the 110 hurdles in 15.06, just .02 off his personal best. He took a week off from the 300 hurdles to win the 400 in a lifetime best of 50.63. With the boys' high jump in the afternoon, Morrison had to return to the competition after the 400. Despite the 400 on his legs he cleared a lifetime best of 6-6, which moved him into second place in Class 5A.

Montezuma Cortez's Titus Jackson filled in for Morrison with a win in the 300 hurdles (41.56). Morrison's teammate Kade Christensen moved closer to sub-11 in the 100 with a wind-legal 11.15 for the win as well as winning the 200 (22.65) and finishing fourth in the 400 (52.71).

Delta's John Ames dominated the 1,600 from start to finish in 4:38.81 to move into Class 3A's top 10. Grand Junction Central's David Cardenas broke two minutes for the first time this year to win the 800 in 1:58.87.

On the girls side, Montezuma Cortez's Avery Wright announced herself in only the second meet of her high school career by winning the 100 (12.74) and 200 (26.11) - she's second in 3A in both. She also ran on her team's winning 4x200 (1:44.93) and 4x400 (4:06.78) relays, which are now well out in front in the Class 3A rankings.

Speaking of 3A girls near the top, Cedaredge's Kammie Henderson arched over 5-2 in the high jump to win and move into second in the class. Delta's Kaley St. Peter busted a lifetime best of 17-9 in the long jump to move into second in the class in that event. Grand Valley's Jordyn Pittman won the 800 in a personal best of 2:25.39, a top-10, 3A performance.

On paper the final heat of girls' 400 looked to be one of the top races of the day with six of the eight entrants having run sub-60 this year. But three no-shows deflated the hype. Yet there were still some top 400s run with Montrose's Abigail Renfrow dropping a 58.95 and Meeker's Gracie Bradfield running a Class 2A top-three, 59.51.

Over in the rings, the top female performance of the day went to Montrose's Keli Drye who threw a 38-2.5 for the win. For the boys let's go with GJ Central's Corben Miller with the win in the discus (142-5).