The St. Vrain Invitational was insane. There was something big happening in nearly every direction, like State...
So, where so start?
Anna Hall hasn't competed in Colorado much this outdoor season, and that's likely because she's got an extended post-season ahead of her.
But she brought the fire to St. Vrain in the days before State.
Hall dropped two state-leading times, winning the 100 Hurdles in 14.20, and the 300 Hurdles in 41.48. She also finished second in the shot put behind Logan DeRock.
And speaking of DeRock...
The Roosevelt senior and defending state champ proved that she's the favorite heading into next week's state competition. She won the shot - and the highly competitive, who's who, discus competition. DeRock went 145-6 to tie Kajsa Borrman for a state-leading mark. Borrman finished second on this day with a toss of 138-9.
Sydney Holiday brought some fire of her own in the 100. The Broomfield junior torched the track in the second-fastest wind-legal 100 in the state this season. Holiday's 11.75 stands behind only Arria Minor.
Hot on her heels was Mia Manson, who finished second in 12.03. Manson went on to claim the pole vault, and the long jump. She won the pole vault in 12-0, and the long jump in 18-5.5, just ahead of Madissyn Moore's 18-4.
Taylor James made no contest of the 800. The Niwot sophomore ran just off her Colorado personal best to win the event in 2:10.96. James also finished second in the high jump to Raina Branch, who won the competition in 5-6.5.
We saw glimmers of the talents of Samrawit Dishon early in the cross country season, and those glimmers are brightening now in the final week before State. Dishon ran away from a stellar field in the 1,600 to win the event in 5:01.19. Keely Jones took the runner-up spot in 5:07.