Colorado Rankings: April Showers Bring..?


 Charles Nnantah Jr. ran the second fastest 300H in the state with his 38.06 victory.

Another week down in Colorado track and field and to take the line of famed treasure hunter Gary Drayton, Holy Shemoley! Talk about a laundry list of top-pocket performances!

Not only are we seeing The Chase For 18 (state qualifiers) across the board, but we're seeing future state champions lay down their claim to the title of pre-state favorites.

In the 100 Gavin Sawchuk inched upwards and into the No. 2 spot with his 10.71 PR at Holy War, a time - and rank - he currently shares with Zion Gordon, who ran the same time but in the prelims at Liberty Bell.

Likewise, Tyrese VanHorne moved upwards in the 200 rankings to the No. 2 spot with his 21.70 run at the Cougar Classic, while Keirryse Simpson  moved to No. 3 with a 21.77 run at Liberty Bell.

In the 400 Tyler Williams ran his first 400 of the season and dropped a Sub-48 - the state's second this season. Williams ran 47.83 at Ram Charger for a Colorado No. 2.

In the 800 there was no new state leader, but Mountain Vista's Harrison Witt definitely made a massive jump from "chasing the lead pack" to "leading the pack." Witt dropped a staggering four seconds from his 800 best to run 1:54.33 at Stutler - that's No. 5 in all-classifications. 

Friday afternoon at Holy War Cole Sprout went into chase mode - as in chasing Rich Martinez's 38 year-old 1,600 state record of 4:10.98. While the solo effort didn't produce a new state record, it did land Sprout a new state leading 4:14.47. 

Across town and on the same night Cruz Culpepper soloed a 4:18.58 at Stutler for the No. 4 time in all-classifications.

Aidan Fitzgerald made waves in the 3,200. The Durango senior ran 9:21 at Liberty Bell for a Colorado No. 3.

In the 300 Hurdles Charles Nnantah Jr. almost joined the Sub-38 Club. The Pine Creek senior cleared the field, and every hurdle to run 38.06 - that's No. 2 in Colorado. 

Meanwhile Drake Nugent added a few to his PR in the shot put. The Highlands Ranch senior went big with a 57-2 toss to claim the win at Liberty Bell.

Stutler Twilight had an insane long jump competition - Micaylon Moore and Justin Alter went over 23 feet. Moore nabbed a Colorado No. 2 with a 23-9 jump, while Alter went 23-0 for a No. 3. 

Likewise, Allam Bushara is now flirting with 50-foot territory in the long jump. The Fort Collins senior went 49-0 for a new state leading mark. 

Speaking of making gains: Samuel Godwin

The Broomfield senior added nearly a foot to his pole vault PR, going 15-6 to win at Stutler.