Week In Review: Raising The Bar On The Indoor Season

We're over halfway through the month - and nearing the halfway point of the indoor season - and clearly everyone is finding their rhythm. 

There were a ton of top-tier performances from Colorado athletes scattered across the country.

Editor's Note: You might need more than one cup of coffee for this rundown... 

So, let's go around the nation...

In Arkansas Valor Christian (AKA Valor Track Academy) hit the track (and the field). 

Camille Peisner dropped a 24.73 indoor 200 PR in the prelims before going on to finish fourth in the finals. Reese Dragovich (AKA "Drago!") doubled in the 400 and 800, running 58.48, and 2:20, while long jumpers Sadie McMullen and Megan Lonneman represented Colorado with a victory for McMullen, and a ninth place finish for Lonneman. McMullen went 18-10, and Lonneman went 17-1.5. 

For the boys Langston Williams ran his first 400 of 2020. The Eaglecrest senior ran 50.25, which was just ahead of fellow Coloradan James McHenry, who ran 50.83. 

Take a sip of that coffee. 

Onwards to Houston, Texas for the Carl Lewis Invite... 

A big highlight for Colorado was Rock Canyon's Riley Masten, who not only claimed the high jump title, but she did with an indoor PR of 5-8 - which is a US No. 3

On the track Sydney Holiday ran 7.66 in the 60, while Korey Hairston led the boys with a 7.04 performance. 

Take a sip of that coffee. 

In Nevada Mia Manson led Coloradans at the National Pole Vault Summit with a 12-4 performance, which was four inches over eighth-grader Megan Kelleghan, who went 12-0. Meanwhile, Hunter Potrykus led the boys with a 15-2 mark.

Back in Colorado things got real in Colorado Springs at the Let's Get REAL Classic. 

Take a (bigger) sip of that coffee. 

READ: Epic Battles At The Let's Get REAL Classic

There were 14 state-leading marks that came out of the meet, along with two stellar mid-distance battles between Taylor James and Riley Colby, and a massive performance in the 1,000 from Yasin Sado

It was definitely a "Taylor James Kind Of Day Part II," as the Niwot junior won the 400, 600, and mile, and took third in the 200. Her wins in the 400, 600, and mile were state-leading times.

Additionally, Casia Provencal had a big day of her own, winning the 60 and 60 Hurdles.

Sado didn't need any competition to get him going - he literally soloed a nation-leading 2:28.10 1,000 - the time was 20 seconds  - and just over half a lap - ahead of the entire field. 

Take a sip of that coffee. 

A few days earlier at Mines HS Indoor Series #3 Teagan Zwaanstra dropped the second fastest 60 of any Colorado girl, running 7.64. Off the track she added a 18-1.5 long jump performance to cap her night. 

Likewise, Daryon Wilson leapt to a CO No. 2 spot in the long jump, going 22-4.5. 

And keep an eye on middle-schoolers Aspen Webb and Reese Tucker - the two Peak Performance runners ran 5:29 Thursday night. 

On Sunday in Colorado Springs at the Martin Luther King Classic Kyairra Reigh returned to the track and dropped a CO No. 5 in the 60, running 7.72. 

Meanwhile, for the boys Keirryse Simpson topped them all in the 200 with a CO No. 2, running 22.40. 

Refill that cup of coffee... 

Featured Meets

Arkansas High School Invitational

Randal Tyson Track Center Fayetteville, AR
Jan 18, 2020
1,712 Total Performances (22 CO)

Photo Albums (7)

Videos (217)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Girls (6)
200mF 1 4th24.88Camille PeisnerValor Track Academy
200mp 2 8th24.73Camille PeisnerValor Track Academy
400mp 21 20th58.48Reese DragovichValor Track Academy
800mF 1 7th2:20.53Reese DragovichValor Track Academy
LJF 3 9th17-1.5Megan LonnemanValor Track Academy
LJF 3 1st18-10Sadie McMullenValor Track Academy
Boys (3)
200mp 30 50th23.18James McHenryRock Canyon High School
400mp 3 16th50.25Langston WilliamsEaglecrest High School
400mp 20 22nd50.83James McHenryRock Canyon High School

Carl Lewis High School Invitational

Yeoman Field House Houston, TX
Jan 17, 2020 Jan 18, 2020
2,043 Total Performances (25 CO)

Photo Albums (3)

Videos (260)

Articles (9)

Elite Performances

Girls (6)
60mp 24 15th7.82Sydney HolidayFK Elite
60mp 21 25th7.89Amarachi OnuohaFar Northeast High School
60ms 1 9th7.66Sydney HolidayFK Elite
60ms 1 23rd7.87Amarachi OnuohaFar Northeast High School
400mp 7 24th59.65Amarachi OnuohaFar Northeast High School
HJF 1 1st5-8Riley MastenFK Elite
Boys (9)
60mp 7 13th7.08Korey HairstonFK Elite
60mp 24 26th7.16Jackson ConnellyFK Elite
60mp 9 40th7.23Jackson PriceFK Elite
60ms 3 13th7.04Korey HairstonFK Elite
60ms 2 18th7.10Jackson ConnellyFK Elite
200mF 2 8th22.53Jackson PriceFK Elite
200mp 19 10th22.41Jackson PriceFK Elite
200mp 5 23rd22.68Korey HairstonFK Elite
200mp 26 37th23.03Jackson ConnellyFK Elite

BYU High School Indoor Invitational

BYU-Smith Field House Provo, UT
Jan 17, 2020 Jan 18, 2020
1,648 Total Performances (1 CO)

Videos (60)

Articles (2)

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
MileF 9 10th4:41.68Wyatt MortensonHayden High School

The Showcase

Proviso West High School Hillside, IL
Jan 19, 2020
577 Total Performances (0 CO)

Photo Albums (2)

Videos (60)

Articles (3)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

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Let's Get REAL Classic

UCCS Indoor Track Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 18, 2020
468 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Videos (12)

Articles (3)

Elite Performances

Girls (30)
60mF 1 1st7.85Casia ProvencalAngel Flight
60mF 1 2nd7.97Amira AustinAngel Flight
60mF 1 3rd7.98Courtney WilbornAngel Flight
200mF 13 1st25.85Symone AdamsAngel Flight
400mF 9 1st58.12Taylor JamesReal Training
400mF 9 2nd58.47Riley ColbyExceler8 Track Club
600mF 2 1st1:36.57Taylor JamesReal Training
600mF 2 2nd1:37.60Riley ColbyExceler8 Track Club
600mF 2 3rd1:42.60Anna BusathExceler8 Track Club
600mF 2 4th1:43.43Julia BrownFrontier Academy
600mF 2 5th1:43.69Lucca FulkersonReal Training
MileF 2 1st5:18.88Taylor JamesReal Training
MileF 2 2nd5:19.68Lucca FulkersonReal Training
MileF 2 3rd5:25.35Maren BusathExceler8 Track Club
MileF 2 4th5:27.67Elliot PribramskyUnattached CO
MileF 2 5th5:30.52Hope StarkUnattached CO
3000mF 1 1st10:55.97Elliot PribramskyUnattached CO
60HF 2 1st9.19Casia ProvencalAngel Flight
60HF 2 2nd9.20Diondra WilbornAngel Flight
60Hp 1 1st9.25Diondra WilbornAngel Flight
4x200mF 3 1st1:45.16Angel Flight
LJF 1 3rd16-5Grace LangeRoosevelt High School
LJF 1 2nd16-8Cassidy CheesmanReal Training
LJF 1 1st18-3Caitlin SimmonsAMATA
TJF 1 3rd35-8.5Cassidy CheesmanReal Training
TJF 1 2nd36-5Grace LangeRoosevelt High School
TJF 1 1st37-5.5Caitlin SimmonsAMATA
WTF 1 2nd39-1Giavonna MeeksUnattached CO
WTF 1 1st41-2Krystal WorthamUnattached CO
SF 1 1st44-1Katie Dack-HowellAMATA
Boys (14)
60mF 1 1st7.06Sterling BrassfieldAMATA
60mF 1 2nd7.07Brandon BelgraveAMATA
60mF 1 3rd7.11Nii YarteySpeed Denver
60mF 1 4th7.22Cole CaskeyAMATA
60mp 1 1st7.16Sterling BrassfieldAMATA
200mF 10 1st22.90Nick NUHFERReal Training
200mF 10 2nd23.10Cole CaskeyAMATA
1000mF 1 1st2:28.10Yasin SadoGreat Strides Track Club
MileF 5 1st4:32.94Grant BradleyGreat Strides Track Club
MileF 5 2nd4:41.56Derek FearonRock Track Club
MileF 5 3rd4:41.65Ryan MonteraReal Training
60HF 1 1st8.25Gregory AndersonReal Training
60Hp 1 1st8.25Gregory AndersonReal Training
LJF 1 1st21-3Anthony HicksAMATA

Colorado Mines HS Indoor Series #3

Steinhauer Field House, CSM Golden, CO
Jan 16, 2020
388 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (10)
60mF 1 1st7.64Teagan ZwaanstraParker Panthers
60mF 1 2nd7.75Kaleah MITCHELL-RUFFSprint50
MileF 1 1st5:29.12Aspen WebbPeak Performance
MileF 1 2nd5:29.83Reese TuckerPeak Performance
60HF 1 1st9.20Elise GillettReal Training
HJF 1 1st5-2Sierra HabermanJefferson Academy
LJF 1 4th16-5.5Mikayla MoserUnattached CO
LJF 1 3rd17-3.25Fabiola BelibiUnattached CO
LJF 1 2nd18-1.5Teagan ZwaanstraParker Panthers
PVF 1 1st11-6Lilly NicholsDrift Motion
Boys (6)
60mF 1 2nd7.17Thal WoodsSprint50
60mF 1 3rd7.25Davon DesmondRangeview High School
LJF 1 2nd21-9Kaiden KeefeValor Track Academy
LJF 1 1st22-4.5Daryon WilsonUnattached CO
PVF 1 2nd13-0Leo SundstromAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 1st14-0Mason AdamsUnattached CO

National Pole Vault Summit

Reno Livestock Event Center Reno, NV
Jan 17, 2020 Jan 18, 2020
279 Total Performances (16 CO)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Girls (5)
PVF 1 12th10-2Lauren GuthrieCherry Creek High School
PVF 1 13th10-6Erin JoostChaparral High School
PVF 1 15th10-6Kristina WillisAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 4 2nd12-0Megan KelleghanAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 7th12-4Mia MansonAbove the Bar Track Club
Boys (5)
PVF 15 1st13-2Nathan BallerChaparral High School
PVF 1 11th13-8Noah KellyLutheran High School
PVF 7 5th13-8Davis HumeChaparral High School
PVF 1 5th13-10Ian RainsbergerAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 5th15-2Hunter PotrykusAbove the Bar Track Club

Martin Luther King Mile High Classic

Cadet Field House USAFA, CO
Jan 19, 2020
244 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (9)
60mF 1 1st7.69Dajaz DefrandUnattached CO
60mF 1 2nd7.72Kyairra ReighUnattached CO
60mF 1 3rd8.00Kaleah MITCHELL-RUFFSprint50
60mp 1 1st7.79Dajaz DefrandUnattached CO
60mp 2 2nd7.81Kyairra ReighUnattached CO
60mp 3 3rd7.87Kaleah MITCHELL-RUFFSprint50
60HF 1 1st9.19Jahzara DavisColorado Springs Striders
LJF 1 1st17-6Jahzara DavisColorado Springs Striders
SF 1 1st42-6.25Giavonna MeeksUnattached CO
Boys (14)
60mF 1 1st7.05Al Ashford IIIUnattached CO
60mF 1 2nd7.10Ja'Warren SmithFountain Track and Field
60mF 1 3rd7.10Lawren Walker JrFountain Track and Field
60mF 1 5th7.14Keirryse SimpsonHustle Track Club
60mF 1 6th7.22Kevin FryeColorado Springs Track Club
60mp 6 1st7.03Al Ashford IIIUnattached CO
60mp 5 2nd7.17Lawren Walker JrFountain Track and Field
60mp 2 4th7.18Keirryse SimpsonHustle Track Club
200mF 8 1st22.40Keirryse SimpsonHustle Track Club
200mF 8 2nd22.69Kenneth Greene IiSprint50
400mF 1 1st51.34Kenneth Greene IiSprint50
LJF 1 2nd21-4.25Brandon HillsColorado Springs Striders
LJF 1 1st21-10.75Daryon WilsonUnattached CO
PVF 1 1st13-5.25Leo SundstromAbove the Bar Track Club