If there was a theme this past week, it was rewriting the state rankings...
As always there was no shortage of opportunities to compete, and Colorado athletes took full advantage - there were 12 new Colorado No.1s that came out of the week.
In Utah Sydney Holiday trounced the 60 field at the UHSTCA Indoor Championships. The Broomfield senior dropped a 7.59, which is just off her personal best. Holiday also claimed the 200 to sweep the sprints, running 25.11.
On the other side of the country Cruz Culpepper blitzed the field over the final 400 of the mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston. The Niwot senior cruised through much of the race before throwing down the hammer with a 56-second final 400 to finish in 4:11.44 - a US No. 2. Of additional note, his final 800 was a stellar 1:59.
There were plenty of fireworks in Colorado Thursday night at the Mines HS Indoor Series #4.
Teagan Zwaanstra and Holiday put on a quick, but great show in the 60. Zwaanstra handed Holiday a rare loss, as the two were separated by just one-hundredth of a second with Zwaanstra claiming the W in 7.64, just ahead of Holiday's 7.65.
Another highlight of the meet came from eighth-grader Reese Tucker, who ran an impressive 10:42 in the 3,000 - that's the fastest by any Colorado athlete, high school or middle school, so far this season.
The shot put had a first for 2020, as Luke Hard surpassed the 50-foot mark. The Mountain View senior went 50-2 for a new state-leading mark.
And there were plenty, plenty, of big performances that came out of the Colorado USATF-Colorado State Indoor Championships Sunday.
Among the highlights...
Amarachi Onuoha ran a state-leading 25.12 in the 200, and CO No. 3 in the 400 - a 58.91.
Tucker doubled back from her Thursday victory in the 3,000 to run a 5:24 victory in the mile, while Bethany Michalak ran 5:10 in the 13-14 division.
Agur Dwol took two big wins in the vertical jumps, claiming the long jump in 18-9.25, and the triple jump in a state-leading 38-5.
And on the topic of Colorado No.1s - Katie Dack-Howell went 44-2.75 in the shot.
Like Tucker, Manson doubled-back from Thursday night to raise the bar - literally - to a season best of 12-10 to claim the pole vault.
Gavin Schurr had an incredible day of his own.
The Fairview junior claimed the 60 title in 6.84 with Korey Hairston a stride back in 6.89, and he was the first to dip under 22 in the 2020 this season, as he ran 21.75 - a PR - to claim the event in a meet record.
Speaking of (more) firsts - Langston Williams was the first to crack 50 in the 400 this year, running 49.87 to win the event.
Keeping with the trend of new state-leading marks... PJ Robinson took the victory in the 60H with a Colorado No. 1 of 8.23.
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|60m||F 1 1st||7.59||Sydney Holiday||FK Elite|
|200m||F 1 1st||25.11||Sydney Holiday||FK Elite|
|60m||F 1 1st||7.85||Amarachi Onuoha||Unattached CO|
|60m||F 1 2nd||7.88||Kaleah MITCHELL-RUFF||Sprint50|
|60m||F 1 3rd||7.92||Casia Provencal||Angel Flight|
|60m||F 1 4th||7.99||Jahzara Davis||Colorado Springs Striders|
|60m||F 1 4th||7.99||Kristin Cook||Unattached CO|
|60m||p 2 1st||7.87||Kaleah MITCHELL-RUFF||Sprint50|
|60m||p 1 2nd||7.90||Amarachi Onuoha||Unattached CO|
|60m||p 4 3rd||7.93||Casia Provencal||Angel Flight|
|60m||p 1 4th||7.94||Kristin Cook||Unattached CO|
|60m||p 5 5th||7.99||Jahzara Davis||Colorado Springs Striders|
|60m||p 5 6th||8.00||Fabiola Belibi||Unattached CO|
|200m||F 9 1st||25.12||Amarachi Onuoha||Unattached CO|
|200m||F 9 2nd||25.55||Ayana Brown||Hustle Track Club|
|200m||F 9 3rd||25.92||Kiona Gibbs||Angel Flight|
|200m||F 7 4th||25.96||Casia Provencal||Angel Flight|
|400m||F 1 1st||58.91||Amarachi Onuoha||Unattached CO|
|400m||F 1 2nd||1:00.02||Kiona Gibbs||Angel Flight|
|400m||F 1 3rd||1:00.46||Bailey Pignatore||Colorado Elite Track Cub|
|400m||F 1 4th||1:00.88||Hailey Gregg||Colorado Springs Track Club|
|Mile||F 1 1st||5:24.70||Reese Tucker||Peak Performance|
|60H||F 1 1st||9.14||Diondra Wilborn||Angel Flight|
|60H||F 1 2nd||9.20||Casia Provencal||Angel Flight|
|60H||F 1 3rd||9.22||Jahzara Davis||Colorado Springs Striders|
|HJ||F 1 1st||5-3.75||Sierra Haberman||Unattached CO|
|HJ||F 1 2nd||5-3.75||Raina Branch||Nite Moves Track Club|
|LJ||F 1 6th||16-4.5||Jahzara Davis||Colorado Springs Striders|
|LJ||F 1 5th||16-5.75||Symone Adams||Angel Flight|
|LJ||F 1 4th||16-11.5||Fabiola Belibi||Unattached CO|
|LJ||F 1 3rd||18-2.5||Caitlin Simmons||AMATA|
|LJ||F 1 2nd||18-5.25||Ayana Brown||Hustle Track Club|
|LJ||F 1 1st||18-9.25||Agur Dwol||Mile High Track Club|
|TJ||F 1 1st||38-5||Agur Dwol||Mile High Track Club|
|PV||F 1 3rd||10-10.25||Sydney Cotton||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 2nd||11-4.25||Megan Kelleghan||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 1st||12-10||Mia Manson||Superior Track Club|
|S||F 1 3rd||39-0.25||Giavonna Meeks||Unattached CO|
|S||F 1 2nd||40-8.25||Shannon Vivoda||Unattached CO|
|S||F 1 1st||44-2.75||Katie Dack-Howell||AMATA|
|60m||F 1 1st||6.84||Gavin Schurr||RISE Athletics|
|60m||F 1 2nd||6.89||Korey Hairston||FK Elite|
|60m||F 1 3rd||6.98||Nii Yartey||Unattached CO|
|60m||F 1 4th||7.08||Al Ashford III||Unattached CO|
|60m||F 1 5th||7.15||Lawrence Walker||Fountain Track and Field|
|60m||F 1 6th||7.16||Keirryse Simpson||Hustle Track Club|
|60m||F 1 7th||7.17||Jackson Price||FK Elite|
|60m||F 1 8th||7.20||Sterling Brassfield||AMATA|
|60m||p 1 1st||6.94||Gavin Schurr||RISE Athletics|
|60m||p 2 2nd||7.05||Korey Hairston||FK Elite|
|60m||p 6 3rd||7.12||Sterling Brassfield||AMATA|
|60m||p 5 4th||7.13||Al Ashford III||Unattached CO|
|60m||p 4 5th||7.14||Nii Yartey||Unattached CO|
|60m||p 8 6th||7.15||Lawrence Walker||Fountain Track and Field|
|60m||p 7 7th||7.16||Keirryse Simpson||Hustle Track Club|
|60m||p 9 8th||7.19||Jackson Price||FK Elite|
|200m||F 12 1st||21.75||Gavin Schurr||RISE Athletics|
|200m||F 12 2nd||22.26||Keirryse Simpson||Hustle Track Club|
|200m||F 12 3rd||22.50||Jackson Price||FK Elite|
|200m||F 12 4th||22.62||Kenneth Greene Ii||Sprint50|
|200m||F 12 5th||22.71||Nii Yartey||Unattached CO|
|200m||F 11 6th||22.99||Al Ashford III||Unattached CO|
|200m||F 10 7th||22.99||PJ Robinson||Angel Flight|
|200m||F 11 8th||23.00||Kevin Frye||Colorado Springs Track Club|
|200m||F 12 9th||23.08||James McHenry||Unattached CO|
|400m||F 1 1st||49.87||Langston Williams||Unattached CO|
|400m||F 1 2nd||51.52||Kenneth Greene Ii||Sprint50|
|800m||F 1 1st||2:01.19||Caden Smith||Unattached CO|
|800m||F 1 2nd||2:01.26||Bran Williams Jr||Colorado Springs Striders|
|Mile||F 1 1st||4:37.20||Jackson Shorten||Unattached CO|
|60H||F 1 1st||8.23||PJ Robinson||Angel Flight|
|LJ||F 1 3rd||21-2.75||Anthony Hicks||AMATA|
|LJ||F 1 2nd||22-1||Braeden Holcombe||Colorado Springs Track Club|
|LJ||F 1 1st||22-3.75||Brandon Hills||Colorado Springs Striders|
|TJ||F 1 1st||45-3.75||Cam HARRIS||Gazelle Sprint Club|
|TJ||F 1 2nd||45-3.75||Brandon Hills||Colorado Springs Striders|
|PV||F 1 5th||13-3.75||Nate Baller||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 3rd||13-9.75||Ian Rainsberger||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 3rd||13-9.75||Leo Sundstrom||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 1st||14-9.5||Mason Adams||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 1st||14-9.5||Davis Hume||Above the Bar Track Club|
|Mile||F 1 1st||4:11.44||Cruz Culpepper||Niwot High School|
|60m||F 1 1st||7.64||Teagan Zwaanstra||Parker Panthers|
|60m||F 1 2nd||7.65||Sydney Holiday||FK Elite|
|60m||F 1 3rd||7.98||Fabiola Belibi||Unattached CO|
|3000m||F 1 1st||10:42.77||Reese Tucker||Peak Performance|
|LJ||F 1 5th||17-4.75||Fabiola Belibi||Unattached CO|
|LJ||F 1 4th||18-3.5||Mia Manson||Superior Track Club|
|LJ||F 1 3rd||18-4.75||Teagan Zwaanstra||Parker Panthers|
|PV||F 1 4th||10-2||Sophie Varela||Drift Motion|
|PV||F 1 4th||10-2||Sophie Pierce||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 3rd||10-8||Kourtney Rathke||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 2nd||11-8||Lilly Nichols||Drift Motion|
|PV||F 1 1st||12-8||Mia Manson||Superior Track Club|
|60m||F 1 1st||7.04||Nii Yartey||Speed Denver|
|3000m||F 1 1st||9:12.44||Luke Tichi||Unattached CO|
|3000m||F 1 2nd||9:18.50||Zack Gacnik||Unattached CO|
|LJ||F 1 1st||21-0.25||Aidan Christiansen||Real Training|
|TJ||F 1 1st||44-6.25||Richard Safoh||Unattached CO|
|PV||F 1 3rd||13-8||Will Chiang||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 3rd||13-8||Noah Kelly||AMATA|
|PV||F 1 2nd||14-8||Mason Adams||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 1st||15-8||Hunter Potrykus||Unattached CO|
|S||F 1 1st||50-2||Luke Hard||Mountain View High School|