Monday Morning Recap: Vaulting To New Heights

Davis Hume cleared 15-8 for a new personal best in the pole vault.

Where to start?

There were a ton of great performances across the board - and it's only February. While the official outdoor track season is still a few months away, plenty of athletes are taking advantage of any opportunity to compete, and make gains. 

Like Davis Hume

The Chaparral senior continues to climb closer and closer to the sun. Hume opened his 2021 season with a 14-9.25 in the pole vault. The mark was just shy of his 15-2.75 outdoor personal best from last year. But then he found a way to consistently reverse gravity, and soar just a little bit higher every time. Hume went 15-0 a week later, then 15-5.75 for a PR two weeks ago. And on Saturday he raised the bar once more - this time clearing 15-8.25 at the ATB 550 Pole Vault Gym Session #7. The mark is a Colorado No. 1, and a US No. 21.

At Heritage High the Colorado Elite Winter Series #2 drew yet another highly competitive crowd - and this time is wasn't as cold and windy. 

Symone Adams and Teagan Zwaanstra went stride for stride in the girl's 60. Adams took the W here, running 7.77 to Zwaanstra's 7.78.

The two met again the 200, and this time Zwaanstra got to taste victory - running 24.87. Adams was second in 25.08, just ahead of Taylor James, who ran 25.10.

Another insanely close race was the girl's 60 hurdles, where Casia Provencal took the win in 9.19, just ahead of Fabiola Belibi's 9.23.

Kel McDavid was the runaway winner in the girl's 400. She was the lone sub-60 clocking, running 57.42.

James topped the field in her signature event - the 800. The Niwot senior ran 2:14.00, just ahead of Maelynn Higgins, who ran a big PR of 2:15.37 to finish second.

Put the state on alert, there's another phenom with the last name Prok - Mia Prok's seventh-grade sister Anna Prok. Anna Prok won the 1,600 in 5:24.

The 3,200 was a battle into the final laps. Elliot Pribramsky took down a solid field, running 11:31, which was just ahead of Leah Futey's 11:34. Ella Johns was just five seconds back in 11:39.

In the long jump Belibi leapt to a new PR of 18-11 to take the event. Zwaanstra was second in 18-1. Meanwhile Melody Nwagwu took the triple jump with a stellar 38-2.5 leap.

Giavonna Meeks continues to impress. The Northfield junior won the weight throw with a toss of 55-9.25, which was just ahead of Amanda Opp's 53-2.5. The shot put looked nearly identical, with Meeks claiming the victory in 43-5. Opp was second with a toss of 40-3.25.

Onwards to the boys... 

Sterling Brassfield cracked the 7-second barrier to claim the 60, running 6.99. Keirryse Simpson was a close runner-up, running 7.03.

Jackson Price made huge gains in the 200. The Regis Jesuit senior cracked 22 seconds for the first time - by a lot. Price won the event in 21.57. And he wasn't the only one to PR big in the event - Simpson was barely a stride back in second, running 21.58. 

In the 400 Matthew Baskin turned heads. The Douglas County sophomore transfer from Texas won the event in 49.85. 

Speaking of turning heads: William MerrickThe Castle View senior ran into a world of his own in the 800, torching the field with a 1:56.8 clocking. 

Meanwhile, the 1,600 was a much-closer affair, with George Kelly cracking 4:30, running 4:29.25 for the win. Paul Knight was a second back in 4:30.31.

Another impressive performance came in the 3,200. Jackson ShortenJames Overberg, and Joshua Medina. Shorten proved his winter fitness with a 9:36 PR. Overberg was four seconds back in 9:40, and another four-seconds behind him was Medina, who ran 9:44.

That's about everything, right?

I thought there might have been one more thing... 

Oh right - Fairview senior Gavin Schurr dropped the fourth-fastest indoor 200 by a high schooler, ever. Schurr ran 20.84 for a US No. 2. 

More can be found here: Gavin Shurr Blazes A 20.84 US No. 2 200m.


Jaguar Invitational Part 2

Olympic Ice Oval Kearns, UT
Feb 19, 2021
266 Total Performances (7 CO)

Photo Albums (1)

Videos (54)

Articles (3)

Elite Performances

Boys (2)
60mF 1 8th7.05Korey HairstonFit Kidz Foundation
60mp 5 7th7.09Korey HairstonFK Elite

Colorado Elite Winter Series #2

Heritage HS Track Littleton, CO
Feb 21, 2021
557 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (39)
60mF 6 1st7.77Symone AdamsSteadfast Track Academy
60mF 6 2nd7.78Teagan ZwaanstraSteadfast Track Academy
60mF 6 3rd7.89Casia ProvencalAngel Flight
200mF 8 1st24.87Teagan ZwaanstraSteadfast Track Academy
200mF 8 2nd25.08Symone AdamsSteadfast Track Academy
200mF 8 3rd25.10Taylor JamesUnattached Club
200mF 8 4th25.30Casia ProvencalAngel Flight
200mF 7 5th25.48Kel McDavidSteadfast Track Academy
400mF 6 1st57.42Kel McDavidSteadfast Track Academy
400mF 6 2nd1:00.52Kinsey ChristiansonUnattached Club
800mF 2 1st2:14.00Taylor JamesUnattached Club
800mF 2 2nd2:15.37Maelynn HigginsUnattached Club
800mF 2 3rd2:23.44Reese DragovichUnattached Club
800mF 2 4th2:24.41Jocelyn MillicanUnattached Club
800mF 2 5th2:25.48Maggie McCleskeyUnattached Club
1600mF 2 1st5:24.88Anna ProkUnattached Club
1600mF 2 2nd5:28.32Maren BusathUnattached Club
3200mF 2 1st11:31.56Elliot PribramskyUnattached Club
3200mF 2 2nd11:34.10Leah FuteyUnattached Club
3200mF 2 3rd11:39.77Ella JohnsUnattached Club
3200mF 2 4th11:44.95Emily LamontagneUnattached Club
3200mF 2 5th11:48.21Taylor RorickUnattached Club
3200mF 2 6th11:49.50Paisley PiepgrasUnattached Club
3200mF 2 7th11:53.88Aubrey SurageUnattached Club
3200mF 2 8th11:55.21Reese TuckerUnattached Club
3200mF 2 9th11:55.56Mia MrazUnattached Club
60HF 4 1st9.19Casia ProvencalAngel Flight
60HF 4 2nd9.23Fabiola BelibiSteadfast Track Academy
LJF 2 6th16-3.5Katherine PattersonUnattached Club
LJF 2 5th16-9.75Emery StamperSteadfast Track Academy
LJF 2 4th16-10.5Melody NwagwuSteadfast Track Academy
LJF 2 3rd17-5.5Devyn ThorntonUnattached Club
LJF 2 2nd18-1.5Teagan ZwaanstraSteadfast Track Academy
LJF 2 1st18-11Fabiola BelibiSteadfast Track Academy
TJF 1 1st38-2.5Melody NwagwuSteadfast Track Academy
WTF 1 2nd53-2.5Amanda OppUnattached Club
WTF 1 1st55-9.25Giavonna MeeksHustle Track Club
SF 1 2nd40-3.25Amanda OppUnattached Club
SF 1 1st43-2Giavonna MeeksHustle Track Club
Boys (32)
60mF 7 1st6.99Sterling BrassfieldUnattached Club
60mF 7 2nd7.03Keirryse SimpsonHustle Track Club
60mF 7 3rd7.07Nii YarteyUnattached Club
60mF 7 3rd7.07Jackson PriceFK Elite
200mF 7 1st21.57Jackson PriceFK Elite
200mF 7 2nd21.58Keirryse SimpsonHustle Track Club
200mF 7 4th22.69Quentin HartelUnattached Club
200mF 5 5th22.73 wSam WeissteinUnattached Club
200mF 3 6th22.81James JenkinsUnattached Club
200mF 5 7th22.94 wGiovanni VecchiarelliUnattached Club
200mF 7 8th23.02PJ RobinsonSteadfast Track Academy
400mF 5 1st49.85Matthew BaskinUnattached Club
400mF 5 3rd50.78Sequoyah ClevelandUnattached Club
400mF 2 4th51.29James JenkinsUnattached Club
800mF 2 1st1:56.80William MerrickHustle Track Club
800mF 2 2nd2:00.56Thomas FryUnattached Club
800mF 2 3rd2:00.76Drew CostelowUnattached Club
800mF 2 4th2:01.43Beau ThomasonUnattached Club
800mF 2 5th2:01.83Clifton ThompsonUnattached Club
1600mF 3 1st4:29.25George KellyUnattached Club
1600mF 3 2nd4:30.31Paul KnightUnattached Club
1600mF 3 3rd4:32.79Damian FraustoUnattached Club
1600mF 3 4th4:33.49Oscar GollUnattached Club
1600mF 3 5th4:34.50James ThomasUnattached Club
3200mF 2 1st9:36.94Jackson ShortenReal Training
3200mF 2 2nd9:40.29James OverbergUnattached Club
3200mF 2 3rd9:44.60Joshua MedinaUnattached Club
3200mF 2 4th10:01.06Kailer SmithUnattached Club
3200mF 2 5th10:05.90Chandler WilburnUnattached Club
3200mF 2 6th10:07.35Gavin GeerUnattached Club
3200mF 2 7th10:08.34Shane PrannoUnattached Club
3200mF 2 8th10:09.21Michael BeckColorado Elite Track Cub

ATB 550 Pole Vault Gym Session #8

550 Gym Louisville, CO
Feb 20, 2021
16 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (5)
PVF 1 5th10-3.25Mikayla DaltonDrift Motion
PVF 1 4th10-9.25Sophie PierceAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 2nd11-9Lilly NicholsUnattached Club
PVF 1 3rd11-9Kourtney RathkeAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 1st12-2.75Anna WillisAbove the Bar Track Club
Boys (3)
PVF 1 3rd13-8.5Garrett SearlsAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 2nd14-2.5Jackson WrayAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 1st15-8.25Davis HumeAbove the Bar Track Club

American Track League #4

Randal Tyson Track Center Fayetteville, AR
Feb 21, 2021
7 Total Performances (1 CO)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
200mF 1 2nd20.84Gavin SchurrUnattached - CO