The Week In Review: Great At Great Southwest

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. 

Sydney Holiday continued her streak of big-time performances. Fresh off her 7.46 60 victory last week at Air Force, she ran 7.52 for a runner-up finish here. 

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.

READ: Colorado Comes Up Big At Great Southwest Indoor

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. 

READ: Mia Manson Goes 13-7 For A US No. 2 At Mines!

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The NYRR Millrose Games

The Armory Track & Field Center New York, NY
Feb 6, 2020 Feb 8, 2020
261 Total Performances (2 CO)

Photo Albums (3)

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Articles (14)

Elite Performances

Boys (2)
1500mF 1 5th3:58.37Yasin SadoGateway School
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Great Southwest Classic Indoor Invitational

Albuquerque Convention Center Albuquerque, NM
Feb 8, 2020
529 Total Performances (173 CO)

Photo Albums (1)

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Elite Performances

Girls (14)
60mF 1 2nd7.52Sydney HolidayFK Elite
60mF 1 3rd7.58Teagan ZwaanstraParker Panthers
60mF 2 7th7.80Kaleah Mitchell-RuffSprint50
200mF 1 2nd24.80Camille PeisnerValor Track Academy
200mF 1 4th25.10Sydney HolidayFK Elite
200mF 2 7th25.80Kaleah Mitchell-RuffSprint50
400mF 1 1st55.95Camille PeisnerValor Track Academy
400mF 1 4th58.46Reese DragovichValor Track Academy
400mF 3 5th59.57Regan AurichAMATA
LJF 1 5th17-10.25Megan LonnemanValor Track Academy
LJF 1 4th18-6.5Caitlin SimmonsAMATA
LJF 1 2nd19-6.75Sadie McMullenValor Track Academy
LJF 1 1st19-7Teagan ZwaanstraParker Panthers
TJF 1 2nd37-10Caitlin SimmonsAMATA
Boys (19)
60mF 1 2nd7.01Korey HairstonFK Elite
60mF 1 4th7.05Nii YarteySpeed Denver
60mF 2 6th7.10Jackson PriceFK Elite
60mF 1 9th7.15Sterling BrassfieldAMATA
200mF 1 3rd22.30Jackson PriceFK Elite
200mF 2 4th22.40Korey HairstonFK Elite
200mF 1 7th22.87Kenneth Greene IiSprint50
200mF 3 8th22.94Jackson ConnellyFK Elite
200mF 12 11th23.02Cole CaskeyAMATA
200mF 2 12th23.07Nii YarteySpeed Denver
400mF 1 2nd50.53Michael CiccioAMATA
400mF 1 3rd50.67Kenneth Greene IiSprint50
800mF 1 2nd2:01.07Charlie GordonPeak Performance
MileF 1 1st4:27.50Luke TichiDurango High School
MileF 1 6th4:40.50Paul KnightDurango High School
MileF 1 8th4:41.80Gage NielsenEagle Valley High School
LJF 1 2nd21-5.5Anthony HicksAMATA
SF 1 4th51-10.5Caden ShowalterMancos High School
SF 1 1st57-9.75Rece RowanPine Creek High School

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563 Total Performances (562 CO)

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TJF 1 1st37-1.25Grace LangeRough Rider Track Club
PVF 1 3rd10-7Sophie PierceUnattached CO
PVF 1 2nd11-1Anna WillisAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 1st13-7Mia MansonSuperior Track Club
WTF 1 3rd40-5Krystal WorthamUnattached CO
WTF 1 2nd46-6Giavonna MeeksUnattached CO
WTF 1 1st51-10Amanda OppUnattached CO
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60mF 1 4th7.21Justin ReynoldsGazelle Sprint Club
60mF 1 5th7.23Aidan ChristiansenReal Training
60mF 1 6th7.24Gavin PollyeaUnattached CO
3000mF 1 1st9:28.52Ryan MonteraReal Training
PVF 1 4th13-1Davis HumeAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 3rd13-7Will ChiangAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 2nd14-1Mason AdamsAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 1st15-1Hunter PotrykusAbove the Bar Track Club
SF 1 2nd48-4Adam KarasTrials of Miles Track Club
SF 1 1st52-4Luke HardMountain View High School

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Oklahoma University Mosier Indoor Facility Norman, OK
Feb 7, 2020
1,587 Total Performances (5 CO)

Videos (51)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

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Jacksons Track/ Idaho Sports Center Nampa, Id
Feb 7, 2020 Feb 8, 2020
738 Total Performances (19 CO)

Articles (2)

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
LJF 1 3rd18-4Agur DwolMile High Track Club
PVF 1 15th10-2Kaya WickReal Training
Boys (1)
LJF 1 3rd21-2Carson CampbellMile High Track Club

Reykjavík International Games, Laugardalshöll

Reykjavik Reykjavik, ISL
Feb 2, 2020
11 Total Performances (4 CO)

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
800mF 1 2nd2:11.59Taylor JamesNiwot High School
Boys (3)
60mF 1 7th7.12Gavin SawchukValor Christian High School
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