Monday Morning Recap: A Stellar Saturday Across The Country

Maren Busath held off a considerable crowd to win the girls 800 in 2:20 at the Colorado Elite Winter Series #4.

Winter has returned...

But fortunately the weekend's slate of meets went off under more spring-like conditions. 

Here are the highlights of the highlights... 

If you haven't heard yet, Parker Wolfe went full-on beast-mode Saturday night at the Texas Distance Festival. The Cherry Creek senior dropped a US No. 1, meet record, and fastest time ever by a Coloradan, winning the 5,000 in 14:06. Add that he won the event by a staggering 29 seconds... 

READ MORE: Parker Wolfe Grabs TDF Meet Record, Top 20 All-Time 5K

Editor's Note: Because athletes were registered as "Unattached-TX" for the Texas Distance Festival, it's difficult to sift through and find Colorado athletes - bare with me if I miss any big highlights...

Olivia Krueger highlighted on the girl's side. The Berthoud junior finished 13th in the 1,600, running 5:05.  

Back in Colorado at the Let's Get REAL #2 Taylor James pulled off an impressive triple. The Niwot senior won the 200 in 25.42, the 400 in 56.89, and finished second in the 800 in 2:12.55. Claiming the 800 was Niwot teammate Madison Shults, who ran 2:12.40. Shults also finished second (to James) in the 400, running 57.77. 

Meanwhile, Lucca Fulkerson was the runaway winner of the 1,600 running 5:04. 

Kimora Northrup reigned supreme int he hurdles. Northrup won the 100 hurdles in 14.74, and the 300 hurdles in 43.57. 

In the field Sierra Haberman was a big highlight. The Jefferson Academy junior tied her personal best in the high jump, clearing 5-4 to claim the event.

On the boy's side of the competition the highlights came out of the distance events, which saw some great races. 

Zane Bergen ran an impressive double, winning the 800 in 1:55.02, just ahead of Charlie Welch's 1:56.82. Bergen also claimed the 1,600, running 4:19.11, which was exactly two seconds ahead of Jackson Shorten's 4:21.11. James Overberg was a close third, running 4:21.38. 

A few eye-popping performances came out of the Colorado Elite Winter Track Series #4
Gavin Schurr dropped a US No. 1 of 10.50 in the 100 - into a headwind. 

Meanwhile, William Merrick picked up two big PRs over the weekend. He blitzed the field in the 800, running a 1:53.68 - that's a US No. 12. Merrick also won the 400 in 49.82. 

Giavonna Meeks continues to impress in the throws. The Northfield junior won the discus, the shot, and the hammer throw. She PRd in the discus with a toss of 142-11.5, and the hammer, with a toss of 168-3.25.

READ MORE: Colorado Elite #4: A Great Day In March

At the ATB 550 Pole Vault Gym Session #11 Megan Kelleghan and Lilly Nichols went over 12 feet. Both cleared 12-1.25. Likewise, Garrett SearlsJackson Wray, and Will Chiang cleared 14 feet - all three cleared 14-1.

Featured Meets

Texas Distance Festival

Southlake Carroll HS Southlake, TX
Mar 19, 2021 Mar 20, 2021
682 Total Performances (0 CO)

Photo Albums (1)

Videos (146)

Articles (12)

More Meets

Let's Get REAL #2

Roosevelt High School Track Johnstown, CO
Mar 20, 2021
397 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (12)
200mF 8 1st25.42Taylor JamesReal Training
400mF 5 1st56.89Taylor JamesReal Training
400mF 5 2nd57.77Madison ShultsReal Training
800mF 3 1st2:12.40Madison ShultsReal Training
800mF 3 2nd2:12.55Taylor JamesReal Training
800mF 3 3rd2:17.60Lucca FulkersonReal Training
800mF 3 4th2:18.78Kendall MadineReal Training
1600mF 2 1st5:04.95Lucca FulkersonReal Training
1600mF 2 2nd5:19.10Sierra ParksReal Training
100HF 3 1st14.74Kimora NorthrupReal Training
300HF 2 1st43.57Kimora NorthrupReal Training
HJF 1 1st5-4Sierra HabermanUnattached - CO
Boys (10)
800mF 2 1st1:55.02Zane BergenReal Training
800mF 2 2nd1:56.82Charlie WelchReal Training
800mF 2 3rd1:57.75James OverbergReal Training
1600mF 3 1st4:19.11Zane BergenReal Training
1600mF 3 2nd4:21.11Jackson ShortenReal Training
1600mF 3 3rd4:21.38James OverbergReal Training
1600mF 3 4th4:22.77Charlie WelchReal Training
1600mF 3 5th4:22.82Grayden RaubaReal Training
1600mF 3 6th4:25.89Kyle BergReal Training
1600mF 3 7th4:27.50Curtis VolfReal Training

Colorado Elite Winter Track Series #4

Heritage High School Littleton, CO
Mar 20, 2021
340 Total Performances (338 CO)

Photo Albums (1)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
DF 1 1st142-11.5Giavonna MeeksHustle Track Club
SF 1 1st40-6Giavonna MeeksHustle Track Club
Boys (8)
100mF 8 1st10.50Gavin SchurrUnattached - CO
100mF 8 2nd11.00Sterling BrassfieldUnattached - CO
200mF 7 1st22.03Keirryse SimpsonHustle Track Club
200mF 7 2nd22.70Sterling BrassfieldUnattached - CO
400mF 6 1st49.82William MerrickHustle Track Club
800mF 3 1st1:53.68William MerrickHustle Track Club
800mF 3 2nd1:56.01Thomas FryUnattached - CO
800mF 3 3rd1:57.16Joshua MedinaUnattached - CO

ATB 550 Pole Vault Gym Session #11

550 Gym Louisville, CO
Mar 20, 2021
13 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (5)
PVF 1 5th10-1.75Sophie VarelaDrift Motion
PVF 1 3rd11-7.25Kourtney RathkeAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 3rd11-7.25Anna WillisAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 1st12-1.25Megan KelleghanAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 2nd12-1.25Lilly NicholsUnattached Club
Boys (3)
PVF 1 1st14-1Garrett SearlsAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 1st14-1Jackson WrayAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 3rd14-1Will ChiangAbove the Bar Track Club