Monday Recap: March Madness Across The Country

James Overburg was a big highlight of the Kokopelli Real Training Vista Nation Valor Winter Track Series 2.

My apologies for the several hours of delay with this recap - it typically runs Monday Mornings. 

As it turns out, it's quite exhausting to drive to Phoenix, Arizona and back over the span of just a few days... 

This time a year ago the March Madness that existed had nothing to do with basketball, or sports, but this year there were a ton of great performances that spanned the country.

Here are the highlights of the highlights...

Gavin Schurr took a few giant steps up ladder among Colorado's track royalty. The Fairview senior ran a US No. 1 10.36 in the 100 at the NSAF USA Meet of Champions in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. His time is the third-fastest ever in the event by a Colorado high schooler. 

On the other side of the country several of Colorado's best distance stars toed the lined at the Sundown Track Series #3 in Queen Creek, Arizona. 

Caleb Boutelle highlighted on the boy's side of the competition. The Pine Creek senior ran a big personal best of 4:13.88 for the full mile - that's a 4:12.30 1,600. Currently his mile is No. 13 in the countryJoshua Medina was a stride behind, running a PR of his own - a 4:14.73 clocking for a full mile - that's No. 18 in the country. Alex Baca was the third Coloradan in the race. The Gunnison senior ran 4:20.65 for a full mile.

On the girl's side of the competition Katelyn Maley continued to impress. The Basalt sophomore ran 4:49.03 for a full mile - that's No. 6 in the country. Her 1,600 split was an impressive 4:47.25. 

Alan Versaw was on site at the Kokopelli Real Training Vista Nation Valor Winter Track Series 2 and recapped the meet here: Take Your Pick Of Highlights: Kokopelli, Etc., Invitational.

A big highlight of the meet came from James Overberg, who ran away with the 3,200 in a stellar 9:23. Grayden Rauba also dipped under 9:30, running 9:29. 

Another great performance came from Harrison Witt, who clearly enjoys running two laps. The Mountain Vista senior blitzed the field with a state-leading 1:53.60. 

For the girls Madison Shults stood above the rest with a 2:15.84 clocking to win the 800 over Mia Prok, who finished a second back in 2:16.

Andrew Versaw was on site at the Black and Gold Invite, and he captured a ton of great video footage from the meet here: Black And Gold Videos


Sundown Track Series #3

Queen Creek High School Queen Creek, AZ
Mar 27, 2021
323 Total Performances (12 CO)

Photo Albums (1)

Videos (12)

Articles (5)

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
1600mF 3 4th4:47.25Katelyn MaleyUnattached - CO
1600mF 2 17th5:16.03Ava LaneUnattached - CO
Boys (3)
1600mF 1 6th4:12.30Caleb BoutelleUnattached - CO
1600mF 4 7th4:13.06Joshua MedinaUnattached - CO
1600mF 4 17th4:18.91Alex BacaUnattached - CO

More Meets

Black and Gold Invite

Echo Park Stadium Parker, CO
Mar 27, 2021
174 Total Performances

Videos (25)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Kokopelli Real Training Vista Nation Valor Winter Track Series 2

Memorial Stadium, Harrison HS Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 27, 2021
132 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Girls (3)
800mF 5 1st2:15.84Madison ShultsReal Training
800mF 5 2nd2:16.75Mia ProkReal Training
800mF 5 3rd2:19.84Jocelyn MillicanValor Track Academy
Boys (9)
800mF 7 1st1:53.60Harrison WittVista Nation Track Club
800mF 7 2nd1:57.64Charlie WelchReal Training
3200mF 3 1st9:23.96James OverbergReal Training
3200mF 3 2nd9:29.36Grayden RaubaReal Training
3200mF 3 3rd9:30.53Zane BergenReal Training
3200mF 3 4th9:31.29Jackson ShortenReal Training
3200mF 3 5th9:40.62Curtis VolfReal Training
3200mF 3 6th9:42.93Kyle BoeVista Nation Track Club
3200mF 3 7th9:43.75Alex MalineKokopelli Racing Team
National Gold Elite
National Silver Elite

Performances above met the Colorado 2017 standard.