It's Monday February the 10th and Colorado has two of the top-five long jumpers in the country, the No. 2 pole vaulter in the country, and a few inches of snow melting away - at least until another storm rolls through, proving that January was just a tease.
It was another big week of performances. In the true spirit of competition, it's as if every week is just vamping up for the week to come.
We've got to start with that girl's long jump competition down at the Great Southwest Classic Indoor Invitational in Albuquerque, NM.
Not only was it a Colorado 1-2 punch, but when the sand had settled, Colorado had the No. 4 and No. 5 long jumpers in the country.
Teagan Zwaanstra has been hinting at something big for weeks now, and she finally had her day - or weekend - in the Land of Enchantment.
The ThunderRidge junior leapt to a 19-7, US No. 4 in the long jump - that's an indoor personal best of six-inches, and it's thee inches beyond her outdoor PR.
Sadie McMullen was just a quarter of an inch back - a quarter of the inch - with a new indoor PR of 19-6.75.
With Zwaanstra and McMullen clearly inching upwards, the question eventually turns to: Will a Colorado long jumper surpass that coveted 20-foot mark in the coming months?
A year ago Zwaanstra went 19-1 indoors before going 19-4 outdoors. McMullen went 18-10.75 indoors in 2019 before going 19-9.5 outdoors.
Time will tell.
While Zwaanstra and McMullen took the long jump competition into the inches, Camille Peisner had a big weekend of her own.
The Valor Christian junior ran the fastest quarter mile by a Coloradan so far this season, dropping a 55.95 FTW at Great Southwest. Peisner also ran 24.80 in the 200.
Another big performance came from Rece Rowan, who has definitely made The Jump in the shot put. The Pine Creek senior already surpassed his outdoor best, tossing the shot put 57-9.75 to the win event.
Meanwhile, Zwaanstra doubled back from her big long jump victory to run a PR of 7.58 in the event.
Like Rowan, Luke Tichi clearly made The Jump this winter. The Durango senior won the mile in 4:27 - just four seconds off his outdoor best in the event.
Earlier in the week Taylor James proved that she's already rapidly finding her (giant, and powerful) stride - a frightening, but exciting thought.
The Niwot junior dropped a 2:11.59 800 at the Reykjavík International Games in Iceland - that's a US No. 11.
To put the performance in perspective - a year ago she ran 2:18 indoors before going on to run 2:05 outdoors.
She's already dropped a 2:11...
Cole Sprout got the invite to Iceland as well. The Valor Christian senior opened up his 2020 track season with with a 3:54 1,500.
A few days later pole vaulter Mia Manson set the bar for the weekend of competitions.
The Monarch senior went big in the finale of the Mines HS Indoor Series. Manson upped the bar to 13-7 for a new PR, and a US No. 2.
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- The NYRR Millrose Games February 6, 2020 by Derrick Dingle
- The 113th NYRR Millrose Games by Derrick Dingle
- The NYRR Millrose Games by Steven Pisano
- Taylor Ewert (Pro Racewalk Champion)
- Freeport Girls (Long Island 4x400 Champs)
- Huntington Boys (Long Island 4x400 Champs)
- Bronxville Girls (Suburban 4x400 Champs)
- Jackson Boys (Suburban 4x400 Champs)
- Spencer Evans (Junior Pole Vault Champion)
- Malcolm Johnson Jr (Junior 60m Dash Champion)
- Brentwood Girls (Girls 4x800 Champs)
- Ridge Boys (Tim Fulton Boys 4x800 Champs)
- Terrence Jones (Sanford Udis Boys 300m Champ)
- Hutchins, Brentwood Represent Tennessee in NYC
- Newbury Park's Nico Young Broke FOUR Records at Millrose
- Diggs Takes Down Own 300m State Record With Millrose Win
- Starliper Throws Down 4:37 Mile At Millrose
- Nico Young Shatters 3K Indoor Record at Millrose Games
- Horn 2nd, Recce & Cohen 3rd In Millrose Pole Vault
|1500m||F 1 5th||3:58.37||Yasin Sado||Gateway School|
|Mile||F 1 6th||4:16.31||Yasin Sado||Gateway School|
Photo Albums (1)
|60m||F 1 2nd||7.52||Sydney Holiday||FK Elite|
|60m||F 1 3rd||7.58||Teagan Zwaanstra||Parker Panthers|
|60m||F 2 7th||7.80||Kaleah Mitchell-Ruff||Sprint50|
|200m||F 1 2nd||24.80||Camille Peisner||Valor Track Academy|
|200m||F 1 4th||25.10||Sydney Holiday||FK Elite|
|200m||F 2 7th||25.80||Kaleah Mitchell-Ruff||Sprint50|
|400m||F 1 1st||55.95||Camille Peisner||Valor Track Academy|
|400m||F 1 4th||58.46||Reese Dragovich||Valor Track Academy|
|400m||F 3 5th||59.57||Regan Aurich||AMATA|
|LJ||F 1 5th||17-10.25||Megan Lonneman||Valor Track Academy|
|LJ||F 1 4th||18-6.5||Caitlin Simmons||AMATA|
|LJ||F 1 2nd||19-6.75||Sadie McMullen||Valor Track Academy|
|LJ||F 1 1st||19-7||Teagan Zwaanstra||Parker Panthers|
|TJ||F 1 2nd||37-10||Caitlin Simmons||AMATA|
|60m||F 1 2nd||7.01||Korey Hairston||FK Elite|
|60m||F 1 4th||7.05||Nii Yartey||Speed Denver|
|60m||F 2 6th||7.10||Jackson Price||FK Elite|
|60m||F 1 9th||7.15||Sterling Brassfield||AMATA|
|200m||F 1 3rd||22.30||Jackson Price||FK Elite|
|200m||F 2 4th||22.40||Korey Hairston||FK Elite|
|200m||F 1 7th||22.87||Kenneth Greene Ii||Sprint50|
|200m||F 3 8th||22.94||Jackson Connelly||FK Elite|
|200m||F 12 11th||23.02||Cole Caskey||AMATA|
|200m||F 2 12th||23.07||Nii Yartey||Speed Denver|
|400m||F 1 2nd||50.53||Michael Ciccio||AMATA|
|400m||F 1 3rd||50.67||Kenneth Greene Ii||Sprint50|
|800m||F 1 2nd||2:01.07||Charlie Gordon||Peak Performance|
|Mile||F 1 1st||4:27.50||Luke Tichi||Durango High School|
|Mile||F 1 6th||4:40.50||Paul Knight||Durango High School|
|Mile||F 1 8th||4:41.80||Gage Nielsen||Eagle Valley High School|
|LJ||F 1 2nd||21-5.5||Anthony Hicks||AMATA|
|S||F 1 4th||51-10.5||Caden Showalter||Mancos High School|
|S||F 1 1st||57-9.75||Rece Rowan||Pine Creek High School|
|60m||F 1 1st||7.59||Remington Ross||Highland High School|
|800m||F 1 1st||2:22.21||Aspen Webb||Peak Performance|
|60H||F 1 1st||9.11||Elise Gillett||Real Training|
|LJ||F 1 2nd||16-6.25||Keara Allen||Atlas Preparatory School|
|LJ||F 1 1st||18-6.25||Fabiola Belibi||Unattached CO|
|TJ||F 1 1st||37-1.25||Grace Lange||Rough Rider Track Club|
|PV||F 1 3rd||10-7||Sophie Pierce||Unattached CO|
|PV||F 1 2nd||11-1||Anna Willis||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 1st||13-7||Mia Manson||Superior Track Club|
|WT||F 1 3rd||40-5||Krystal Wortham||Unattached CO|
|WT||F 1 2nd||46-6||Giavonna Meeks||Unattached CO|
|WT||F 1 1st||51-10||Amanda Opp||Unattached CO|
|60m||F 1 2nd||7.10||David AKOMOLAFE||Sprint50|
|60m||F 1 4th||7.21||Justin Reynolds||Gazelle Sprint Club|
|60m||F 1 5th||7.23||Aidan Christiansen||Real Training|
|60m||F 1 6th||7.24||Gavin Pollyea||Unattached CO|
|3000m||F 1 1st||9:28.52||Ryan Montera||Real Training|
|PV||F 1 4th||13-1||Davis Hume||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 3rd||13-7||Will Chiang||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 2nd||14-1||Mason Adams||Above the Bar Track Club|
|PV||F 1 1st||15-1||Hunter Potrykus||Above the Bar Track Club|
|S||F 1 2nd||48-4||Adam Karas||Trials of Miles Track Club|
|S||F 1 1st||52-4||Luke Hard||Mountain View High School|
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|LJ||F 1 3rd||18-4||Agur Dwol||Mile High Track Club|
|PV||F 1 15th||10-2||Kaya Wick||Real Training|
|LJ||F 1 3rd||21-2||Carson Campbell||Mile High Track Club|
|800m||F 1 2nd||2:11.59||Taylor James||Niwot High School|
|60m||F 1 7th||7.12||Gavin Sawchuk||Valor Christian High School|
|60m||s 1 4th||6.99||Gavin Sawchuk||Valor Christian High School|
|1500m||F 1 3rd||3:54.23||Cole Sprout||Valor Christian High School|