Monday Morning Recap: PreSeason Finale Lived Up To The Hype

Who is ready for the 2021 outdoor track and field season?

While practice officially starts today, there was a pre-season-season to wrap up... The past weekend saw a handful of high quality meets to cap it off.

Here are the highlights of the highlights... 

The Let's Get REAL Championship lived up to the hype.

Kimora Northrup has shown that she'll be a force in the coming months. The Niwot sophomore (who owns Colorado No. 1s in the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles), won the 200 in 25.31 (A CO No. 3), and the 300 hurdles in 44.13. She also finished second in the 100 hurdles in 14.93, behind Casia Provencal who won the event in 14.88

Taylor James picked up two wins of her own - claiming the 400 in 57.00, which was just ahead of Skylar Hawk's 57.97. James also won the 1,600 in 5:09.

On the topic of leaping to new bests, Fabiola Belibi won the long jump in a CO No. 1 mark and personal best of 18-8. 

The triple jump was a hotly contested affair, with Melody Nwagwu taking the victory in 39-0. Kathryn Carroll leapt to a new PR of 37-11 to finish second in a CO No. 4

Meanwhile Giavonna Meeks maintained her reign on top of the throws, winning the discus in 138-6, and the shot put in 40-11.5. 

On the boy's side of the competition Gavin Schurr remained loose for the season ahead. The Fairview senior blitzed the competition in the 100 with a 10.59 clocking. He doubled back to win the 200 in 21.35.

In the 800 William Merrick once again inched into the top spot among the pre-season state rankings. Merrick torched the field, and his previous PR, running 1:52.54 - a PR  by over a second, and a US No. 15.

Paul Knight showed some pre-season strength in the 3,200. The Durango senior ran his first race in two months, winning the event in 9:33.

Meanwhile Carsen Bruns was the first to dip under 40 seconds in the 300 Hurdles in 2021. The Rampart junior won the event in 39.11, and the 110H in 14.94. 

Speaking of ready for the outdoor season, Avery Shunneson

Shunneson added over 15 feet to his PR in the discus, winning the event in CO No. 1 of 178-10. He also won the shot in 52-3. 

The Kokopelli Real Training Vista Nation Valor Winter Track Series 3 saw a handful of big performances as well. 

Maelynn Higgins capped the pre-season with a big PR in the 800, winning the event in 2:14.15 - that's a CO No. 3Stella Vieth was just three seconds back in 2:17. Meanwhile Allison Pippert took the 1,600 in a big PR of 5:14 - a 5-second victory.

On the boy's side of the competition Drew Costelow and Thomas Fry took the 800 down the line. Costelow was the victor here, running 1:57.36, which was just ahead of Fry's 1:57.65.

Bryce Reeburgh was the runaway winner the 1,600, running 4:23. Brennan Draper was just four seconds back in 4:27.

At the ATB Churchyard Meet #3 Jackson Wray and Garrett Searls went over 14-feet. Both cleared 14-1.75.


Let's Get REAL Championship

Roosevelt High School Track Johnstown, CO
Apr 24, 2021
582 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (15)
200mF 9 1st25.31Kimora NorthrupReal Training
400mF 6 1st57.00Taylor JamesReal Training
400mF 6 2nd57.97Skylar HawkReal Training
800mF 2 1st2:19.88Kendall MadineReal Training
1600mF 2 1st5:09.73Taylor JamesReal Training
1600mF 2 2nd5:18.47Jaycee WilliamsGarden City Track Club
100HF 4 1st14.88Casia ProvencalAngel Flight
100HF 4 2nd14.93Kimora NorthrupReal Training
300HF 3 1st44.13Kimora NorthrupReal Training
LJF 2 1st18-8Fabiola BelibiSteadfast Track Academy
TJF 2 2nd37-11Kathryn CarrollReal Training
TJF 2 1st39-0Melody NwagwuSteadfast Track Academy
PVF 1 1st11-6Olivia KosanovichReal Training
DF 1 1st138-6Giavonna MeeksUnattached Club
SF 1 1st40-11.5Giavonna MeeksUnattached Club
Boys (13)
100mF 9 1st10.59Gavin SchurrUnattached Club
100mF 9 2nd10.91Jackson PriceFK Elite
100mF 9 3rd10.96Sterling BrassfieldUnattached Club
200mF 8 1st21.35Gavin SchurrUnattached Club
200mF 8 2nd21.60Jackson PriceFK Elite
200mF 8 3rd22.30Sterling BrassfieldUnattached Club
200mF 8 4th22.39Braycen BuxmanReal Training
800mF 3 1st1:52.54William MerrickHustle Track Club
3200mF 1 1st9:33.80Paul KnightUnattached Club
110HF 2 1st14.94Carsen BrunsReal Training
300HF 2 1st39.11Carsen BrunsReal Training
DF 2 1st178-10Avery ShunnesonUnattached Club
SF 2 1st52-3Avery ShunnesonUnattached Club

Kokopelli Real Training Vista Nation Valor Winter Track Series 3

Niwot HS Track Niwot, CO
Apr 24, 2021
134 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (6)
800mF 3 1st2:14.15Maelynn HigginsUnattached Club
800mF 3 2nd2:17.31Stella ViethReal Training
1600mF 5 1st5:14.07Allison PippertReal Training
1600mF 5 2nd5:19.27Rosie MucharskyUnattached Club
1600mF 5 3rd5:19.65Ella JohnsUnattached Club
1600mF 4 4th5:20.00Wendy CheruiyotReal Training
Boys (4)
800mF 4 1st1:57.36Drew CostelowValor Track Academy
800mF 4 2nd1:57.65Thomas FryUnattached Club
1600mF 6 1st4:23.59Bryce ReeburghUnattached Club
1600mF 6 2nd4:27.05Brennan DraperKokopelli Racing Team

Indian Relays

Tarkio HS Tarkio, MO
Apr 23, 2021
386 Total Performances (37 CO)

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
SF 3 1st39-8.5Maggie CollinsPlatte Valley High School

Worth County Tiger Relays 2021

Worth County HS Grant City, MO
Apr 21, 2021
520 Total Performances (35 CO)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Tiger Relays

Worth County HS Grant City, MO
Apr 20, 2021
530 Total Performances (35 CO)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

ATB Churchyard Meet #3

Boulder Valley Christian Church Boulder, CO
Apr 24, 2021
6 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (2)
PVF 1 1st14-1.75Jackson WrayAbove the Bar Track Club
PVF 1 1st14-1.75Garrett SearlsAbove the Bar Track Club