Big Runs At The Festival Of Miles For Colorado

Harrison Witt dropped a 1:52.87 for the fourth fastest 800 run by a sophomore in the country this season.

Hello post-season track and field!

We're two weeks removed from the 2019 State meet, and clearly a handful of Colorado's best are still setting fire to the track.

A handful of Colorado distance runners traveled east along Interstate 70 to St. Louis for the Festival of Miles. 

Call it redemption, because this is the kind of performance that screams the word - Harrison Witt entered the 2019 Colorado State Track & Field Championship two weeks ago with the fourth fastest time in 5A, but went on to cross the line 12th. 

The result proved to only light a fire, as the Mountain Vista sophomore dropped his best performance yet - a 1:52.87 personal best for a runner-up finish in the 800 at the Festival of Miles. The time was not only a PR by nearly two seconds, but it's the No. 4 time in the country among sophomores. 

And Witt wasn't the only Coloradan to tally a big result. 

In the mile distance Colorado had a few athletes in the field. 

In the girl's Championship Mile Durango's Madeleine Burns ran a PR of 4:55 to finish third, while the Mountain Vista duo of Sarah O'Sullivan and Madison Reed finished 13th and 15th in the race, running 5:02 and 5:05. 

In the boy's Championship Mile Durango's Luke Tichi was Colorado's lone runner, finishing 13th in 4:23.

Likewise, Cheyenne Mountain's Hope Stark was the lone Colorado girl in the Elite Development mile. The freshman finished seventh, running 5:13.