Maelynn Higgins ran a 5A state-leading 2:12.70 800 at the Broomfield Shootout.
For the second consecutive week a state record fell - two in fact.
That's already strange enough.
Add that this past weekend was when the Colorado state track and field championships typically take place.
Scanning the results of the second week of the outdoor season, it's crazy to say that the first week must have been the warm-up.
Let's get to it... Here are the highlights of the highlights.
If you haven't heard yet - there are two new Colorado state records this week. Saturday morning Parker Wolfe officially added the 3,200 state record to his resume, running 8:55.94. For a few hours Wolfe held the 1,600, 3,200, and 5k Colorado state records.
Cue: Harrison Witt.
Across town Witt went beast-mode on his own and lowered Wolfe's one week-old 1,600 record down to 4:05.18.
What's additionally mind-bogging, is that up until last week the 1,600 record was 40 years-old, and no Coloradan had broken 4:10 in the state. Over the past decade nine had run between 4:11 and 4:12. Eight days later two have broken 4:07. That's not exactly chipping away at a record, it's truly breaking it.
The dam has broken.
In Colorado Springs Harrison Panther Invite played host to quite a few reveals.
Teammates Mikayla Hutchison and Jaysa Even gave 2A to reason to look at Banning Lewis Preparatory as a serious threat in the team race. Hutchinson won the 100 in 12.69, and finished second in the 200 in 26.51. Even took second in the high jump at 5-1 and a fourth in the 100 hurdles at 17.19. Meanwhile Bethany Michalak dropped a big personal best in the 800, winning the event in 2:14.31. And speaking of big PRs, off the track Olivia Allison won the high jump in 17-8.5 - that's about four-feet beyond her previous best.
On the boy's side of the competition Derek Allen and Lawrence Walker took the 200 down the the inches. And by inches, I mean that the two were separated by one-hundredth of a second. Allen to the win here, running 22.65 to Walker's 22.66. Meanwhile Erik Le Roux ran away with the 1,600, running 4:26 to claim the event. Off the track Brandon Hills leapt over 23-feet in the long jump for a new Colorado No. 1 of 23-1.75.
In Broomfield the Broomfield Shootout was absolutely loaded.
Maelynn Higgins came out swinging in the 800. The Broomfield sophomore dropped the fastest time in 5A so far, runniing 2:12.70. Meanwhile, Cameron McConnell dipped under five minutes in the 1,600, winning the event in 4:59.80. Samantha Blair was just over five seconds back in 5:05 for second. Further up in distance Elliot Pribramsky ran away with the 3,200, running 11:11. In the sprints Skylar Hawk had a big day. The Holy Family junior won the 100 in 12.73, the 200 in 25.76, and the 300H in 45.58. Off the track Lilly Nichols continued to soar - the Broomfield freshman won the pole vault in 12-2, while Amanda Opp won the shot put in 37-11.25.
On the boy's side of the competition Lukas Haug and Caden Smith made the final 100 of the 800 exciting. Haug kicked late to win the event in 1:56.13, just ahead of Smith's 1:56.63. Doubling up in distance Ryan Montera away with the W in the 1,600, running a PR of 4:15.00. Ben Conlin kicked late to finish second in 4:15.95. Earlier in the day Conlin telescoped away with the victory in the 3,200, running his first PR of the day - a 9:10.61 clocking. Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos was second in the event, running 9:15.21. Meanwhile Carsen Bruns swept n the hurdles. The Rampart junior won the 110 Hurdles in14.45, and the 300 Hurdles in a state-leading 38.18. Off the track Eddie Kurjak was a big highlight, and I'm talk referring to his height. The Longmont senior cleared 6-11 in the high jump for a Colorado No.1, and a US No. 8 mark. Additionally, he won the long jump in 22-3.5.
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The Murray Kula Invitational was another absolutely loaded meet.
Camille Peisner won the 200 in a state-leading 24.88. Meanwhile Madison Shults won the 800 in 2:14.72, which was just ahead of Niwot teammate, Stella Vieth, who ran 2:15.95. Niwot went 1-2 in the 1,600 as well, with Mia Prok winning the event in 4:53.90, while Lucca Fulkerson was just a second back in 4:54.22. Shults also dipped under five minutes, running 4:58. The 300H was another hotly contested race, with Kimora Northrup and Kylie Bahr dipping under 44 seconds. Northrup took the win in 43.45, a half-second ahead of Bahr's 44.95. Megan Kelleghan in the pole vault was another big highlight of the meet. The Silver Creek sophomore cleared 13-0 to win the event in a Colorado No. 1 (A tie with Anna Willis.)
In the boy's competition Braycen Buxman was in a league of his own in the 200. The Resurrection Christian senior won the event in a PR of 21.84. Moving up in distance Grayden Rauba ran with the 1,600, running 4:21.68, while Niwot teammate Simon Saia won the 3,200 in a PR of 9:24.80. Jackson Shorten was three seconds back in 9:27.72. Meanwhile there was no separating Bennett Feldenkirchen and Dominic Gallelli in the 300H - both were clocked at 39.30. Off the track Rhys Travis won the high jump in 6-5, while Becker Ell soared high in the pole vault, winning the event in 15-0.
While the big story coming out of Lyons was Witt's Colorado state record in the 1,600, there was plenty of action worth noting.
Helen Carlson and Imani Fernandez-Gorbea took the 800 down the final strides, with Carlson winning the eventin 2:19.20, which was just ahead of Fernandez-Gorbea's 2:19.73. Meanwhile Aspen Fulbright took a two-second victory over Allison Beasley to win the 1,600 in 5:12.12 to Beasley's 5:14.47. Off the track Shayla Padilla won the high jump in 5-5, while Kourtney Rathke soared over 12-feet to win the pole vault in 12-2. Kajsa Borrman swept the throws, winning the discus in 133-0, and the shot in 38-1.25.
On the boy's side of the competition Jonah Beard took the 200 in 22.79. While Witt's 1,600 stands out, he also doubled back to win the 800 in 1:53.94. Connor McCormick took second in 1:57.82. Off the track Vesaun Shrestha won the long jump in 22-2.5, while Timo Heine won the pole vault in 14-8.
The Max Marr Invitational saw some tight battles, particularly in the 800. Brooklyn Ewert and Jaycee Williams dipped under 2:17, with Ewert taking the win in 2:15.84 to Williams' 2:16.85. Moving up in distance Maggie McCleskey was the runaway winner in the 1,600, running 5:12.98.
On the boy's side of the competition Braylon Fenderson was the victor in the 200, running 22.67, while Andrew Muncy dipped under 50 seconds in the 400, winning the event in 49.47. Jackson Shorten ran his first 800 of the season, and he opened with a big PR. The Mountain View junior won the event in 1:54.89. Off the track George Graybill was the highlight. The Weld Central senior won the discus in 154-0.
In Glenwood Springs at the Demon Invitational Peyton Garrison threw down the No. 1 time in 3A in the 200 this year. Garrison won the event in 25.49. Meanwhile Katelyn Maley ran away with the win in the 800, running 2:19.08, and Sophia Connerton-Nevin won the 1,600 in 5:17.87. Off the track Taylor Wiescamp moved up in the 3A shot put rankings. The Coal Ridge senior won the event with a toss of 37-1.
There was plenty of action on the field at the Platte Valley #1. Katie Wrona skipped the 11-foot club, and joined the 12-foot club in the pole vault, winning the event in a big PR of 12-0. Meanwhile, Amanda Licht took the shot put with a toss of 37-5.5. On the track Allyson Weichel was the highlight, winning the 300H in 45.98.
For the boys Devyn Lauer was a double-winner, claiming the 100 in 10.92, and the 200 in 22.54. Off the track Bryant Schoenthal claimed the shot and the discus. He won the shot in 51-7, and the discus in a state-leading 174-2.
In Alamosa's thin air at the High Altitude Challenge Courtney Hamilton was the highlight among the girls, winning the shot in 38-4.5, while Mason Claunch won the boy's 200 in 22.71, and Micah Zeller won the 1,600 in 4:27.07.
Justin Blanton was a double-winner at the Warrior Invitational in Grand Junction. Blanton won the 100 in 10.93, and the 400 in 48.78. On the girl's side of the competition Tristian Spence won the 1,600 in 5:14.48, while Keely Porter won the shot in 38-9.
Across town at the Wild West Invitational Fruita Monument's Jadyn Heil and Ella Unrein went 1-2 in the 1,600, running 5:17.69, and 5:18.88, while Keely Porter won the shot in 38-6. On the boy's side of the competition Blanton added to his busy weekend, adding the Wild West Invite 200 victory to his resume, running 22.17 to claim the event.
Meanwhile the 1,600s were the highlight at the Jeffco Qualifier #5, with Evan Moore and Zack Gacnik dipping under 4:28. Moore took the W here, running 4:26.30, while Gacnik was a second back in 4:27.14.
Speaking of cleaning up, Fabiola Belibi won the 100H and the long jump at the Regis Jesuit Qualifier. Belibi won the 100H in 14.55, and the long jump in 17-9. On the boy's side of the competition Jackson Price won the 100 in 10.80, and D'Andre Barnes won the 200 in 22.23.
The field events were a big highlight of the PSD Quad #3. Brooke Naughton won the high jump in 5-4, whileEmma Chicco won the pole vault in 11-0, and Laura Davis won the shot in 37-6.5. For the boys Jacob Doering won the 110H in 14.89, while Kevin Bruxvoort won the discus in 151-0.
The big story coming out of the Centennial League Qualifier #2 was Wolfe's state record in the 3,200, though it wasn't the only notable performance. Kaleah Ruff ran a wind-aided 25.23 to win the 200, and Agur Dwol went 38-0 in the triple jump. For the boys Sterling Brassfield was a double-winner, claiming the 100 in a wind-aided 10.63, and the 200 in 22.38.
While there was enough going on in the state Colorado, Gavin Schurr dropped his fastest 200 to date, running 20.52 at BYU in Utah. The time is under Jeremy Dodson's 20.70 state record, but it was run out-of state, so it won't show in the CHSAA rankings.
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- Girls 100 Heat 7
- Girls 1600 Heat 1
- Girls 100 Heat 5
- Girls 100 Hurdles Heat 3
- Boys 110 Hurdles Heat 3
- Girls 100 Hurdles Heat 1
- Boys 4x100 Relay Heat 1
- Boys 110 Hurdles Heat 4
- Boys 4x100 Relay Heat 3
- Girls 100 Hurdles Heat 4
|800m||F 2 1st||2:14.31||Bethany Michalak||Air Academy High School|
|LJ||F 1 1st||17-8.5||Olivia Allison||Widefield High School|
|200m||F 10 1st||22.65||Derek Allen||Widefield High School|
|200m||F 10 2nd||22.66||Lawrence Walker||Fountain-Fort Carson High School|
|1600m||F 3 1st||4:26.46||Erik Le Roux||Cheyenne Mountain High School|
|LJ||F 1 1st||23-1.75||Brandon Hills||Vista Ridge High School|
Photo Albums (1)
|800m||F 1 1st||2:12.70||Maelynn Higgins||Broomfield High School|
|800m||F 1 2nd||2:18.08||Samantha Blair||Eagle Valley High School|
|1600m||F 1 1st||4:59.80||Cameron McConnell||Cherokee Trail High School|
|1600m||F 1 2nd||5:05.90||Samantha Blair||Eagle Valley High School|
|1600m||F 1 3rd||5:19.20||Alexis Pagel||Cherokee Trail High School|
|3200m||F 1 1st||11:11.09||Elliot Pribramsky||Battle Mountain High School|
|300H||F 1 1st||45.58||Skylar Hawk||Holy Family High School|
|4x200m||F 1 1st||1:44.82||Fossil Ridge High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||12-2||Lilly Nichols||Broomfield High School|
|S||F 1 1st||37-11.25||Amanda Opp||Lakewood High School|
|800m||F 1 1st||1:56.13||Lukas Haug||Boulder High School|
|800m||F 1 2nd||1:56.63||Caden Smith||Cherokee Trail High School|
|1600m||F 1 1st||4:15.00||Ryan Montera||Legacy High School|
|1600m||F 1 2nd||4:15.95||Ben Conlin||Rampart High School|
|1600m||F 1 3rd||4:16.95||Caden Smith||Cherokee Trail High School|
|1600m||F 1 4th||4:26.04||Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos||Green Mountain High School|
|3200m||F 1 1st||9:10.61||Ben Conlin||Rampart High School|
|3200m||F 1 2nd||9:15.21||Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos||Green Mountain High School|
|3200m||F 1 3rd||9:17.13||Jacob White||Dakota Ridge High School|
|3200m||F 1 4th||9:21.23||Lukas Haug||Boulder High School|
|3200m||F 1 5th||9:22.25||Jayden Nats||Mountain Vista High School|
|3200m||F 1 6th||9:30.14||Owen Nolan||Mountain Vista High School|
|3200m||F 1 7th||9:34.78||Kyle Boe||Mountain Vista High School|
|3200m||F 1 8th||9:36.94||James Thomas||Broomfield High School|
|3200m||F 1 9th||9:36.96||Gavin Geer||Boulder High School|
|3200m||F 1 10th||9:40.64||Matthew Lobojko||Highlands Ranch High School|
|3200m||F 1 11th||9:44.00||Adugna Moritz||Fossil Ridge High School|
|110H||F 1 1st||14.45||Carsen Bruns||Rampart High School|
|300H||F 1 1st||38.18||Carsen Bruns||Rampart High School|
|HJ||F 1 1st||6-11||Eddie Kurjak||Longmont High School|
|LJ||F 1 1st||22-3.5||Eddie Kurjak||Longmont High School|
|D||F 1 1st||162-6||Braiden Dishman||Fossil Ridge High School|
|S||F 1 2nd||51-1.5||Josh Hoekendorf||Chaparral High School|
|S||F 1 1st||51-7.25||Braiden Dishman||Fossil Ridge High School|
|200m||F 6 1st||24.88||Camille Peisner||Valor Christian High School|
|800m||F 2 1st||2:14.72||Madison Shults||Niwot High School|
|800m||F 2 2nd||2:15.95||Stella Vieth||Niwot High School|
|800m||F 2 3rd||2:16.55||Reese Dragovich||Valor Christian High School|
|800m||F 2 4th||2:17.34||Brooke Wilson||Valor Christian High School|
|800m||F 2 5th||2:17.86||Mia Prok||Niwot High School|
|1600m||F 2 1st||4:53.90||Mia Prok||Niwot High School|
|1600m||F 2 2nd||4:54.22||Lucca Fulkerson||Niwot High School|
|1600m||F 2 3rd||4:58.20||Madison Shults||Niwot High School|
|1600m||F 2 4th||5:04.72||Brooke Wilson||Valor Christian High School|
|1600m||F 2 5th||5:05.40||Taylor Whitfield||Valor Christian High School|
|1600m||F 2 6th||5:08.55||Stella Vieth||Niwot High School|
|1600m||F 2 7th||5:11.78||Brooklyn Ewert||Mountain View High School|
|1600m||F 2 8th||5:12.92||Taylor James||Niwot High School|
|1600m||F 2 9th||5:19.06||Kiera Shorten||Mountain View High School|
|300H||F 4 1st||43.45||Kimora Northrup||Niwot High School|
|300H||F 4 2nd||43.95||Kylie Bahr||Valor Christian High School|
|4x100m||F 2 1st||48.34||Valor Christian High School|
|4x100m||F 2 2nd||48.42||Niwot High School|
|4x400m||F 2 1st||3:53.22||Valor Christian High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||13-0||Megan Kelleghan||Silver Creek High School|
|200m||F 7 1st||21.84||Braycen Buxman||Resurrection Christian High School|
|1600m||F 2 1st||4:21.68||Grayden Rauba||Niwot High School|
|1600m||F 2 2nd||4:25.28||Curtis Volf||Niwot High School|
|1600m||F 2 3rd||4:26.51||Drew Costelow||Valor Christian High School|
|3200m||F 1 1st||9:24.80||Simon Saia||Niwot High School|
|3200m||F 1 2nd||9:27.72||Jackson Shorten||Mountain View High School|
|3200m||F 1 3rd||9:42.63||Ty Garrett||Valor Christian High School|
|300H||F 4 1st||39.30||Bennett Feldenkirchen||Mountain View High School|
|300H||F 4 1st||39.30||Dominic Gallelli||Rocky Mountain High School|
|HJ||F 1 1st||6-5||Rhys Travis||Poudre High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||15-0||Becker Ell||Thompson Valley High School|
|D||F 3 3rd||151-2||Kevin Bruxvoort||Rocky Mountain High School|
|D||F 3 2nd||151-3||Holden Tatman||Resurrection Christian High School|
|D||F 3 1st||164-10||Mohamed Ibrahim||Wiggins High School|
|S||F 3 1st||52-7||Mohamed Ibrahim||Wiggins High School|
|800m||F 3 1st||2:19.20||Helen Carlson||Fairview High School|
|800m||F 3 2nd||2:19.73||Imani Fernandez-Gorbea||Fairview High School|
|1600m||F 2 1st||5:12.28||Aspen Fulbright||Pueblo West High School|
|1600m||F 2 2nd||5:14.47||Allison Beasley||Peak to Peak Charter School|
|1600m||F 2 3rd||5:15.51||Leah Christians||Mountain Vista High School|
|1600m||F 2 4th||5:18.68||Olivia Alessandrini||Niwot High School|
|HJ||F 1 1st||5-5||Shayla Padilla||Pueblo West High School|
|PV||F 1 3rd||11-2||Sophie Pierce||Fairview High School|
|PV||F 1 2nd||11-8||Olivia Kosanovich||Fairview High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||12-2||Kourtney Rathke||Peak to Peak Charter School|
|D||F 2 1st||133-0||Kajsa Borrman||Loveland High School|
|S||F 2 1st||38-1.25||Kajsa Borrman||Loveland High School|
|200m||F 8 1st||22.79||Jonah Beard||Lutheran High School|
|800m||F 3 1st||1:53.94||Harrison Witt||Mountain Vista High School|
|800m||F 3 2nd||1:57.82||Connor McCormick||Longmont High School|
|1600m||F 2 1st||4:05.18||Harrison Witt||Mountain Vista High School|
|1600m||F 2 2nd||4:26.11||Eric Sankey||Fairview High School|
|1600m||F 2 3rd||4:27.95||Robert Scott||Rock Canyon High School|
|LJ||F 3 1st||22-2.5||Vesaun Shrestha||Rock Canyon High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||14-8||Timo Heine||Monarch High School|
|800m||F 2 1st||2:15.84||Brooklyn Ewert||Mountain View High School|
|800m||F 2 2nd||2:16.85||Jaycee Williams||Berthoud High School|
|1600m||F 2 1st||5:12.98||Maggie McCleskey||Centaurus High School|
|1600m||F 2 2nd||5:17.91||Allison Pippert||Stargate High School|
|200m||F 9 1st||22.67||Braylon Fenderson||Riverdale Ridge High School|
|400m||F 7 1st||49.47||Andrew Muncy||Skyline High School|
|800m||F 3 1st||1:54.89||Jackson Shorten||Mountain View High School|
|D||F 1 1st||154-0||George Graybill||Weld Central High School|
|200m||F 7 1st||22.34 w||Maddux Stahl||Legend High School|
|200m||F 1 1st||25.49||Peyton Garrison||Coal Ridge High School|
|800m||F 1 1st||2:19.08||Katelyn Maley||Basalt High School|
|1600m||F 1 1st||5:17.87||Sophia Connerton-Nevin||Glenwood Springs High School|
|S||F 1 1st||37-1||Taylor Wiescamp||Coal Ridge High School|
|300H||F 2 1st||45.98||Allyson Weichel||Eaton High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||12-0||Katie Wrona||Liberty Common High School|
|S||F 3 2nd||36-0||Chloe Cure||Wray High School|
|S||F 3 1st||37-5.5||Amanda Licht||Kent Denver School|
|100m||F 8 1st||10.92||Devyn Lauer||Platte Valley High School|
|200m||F 7 1st||22.54||Devyn Lauer||Platte Valley High School|
|D||F 5 1st||174-2||Bryant Schoenthal||Wray High School|
|S||F 5 1st||51-7||Bryant Schoenthal||Wray High School|
|S||F 1 1st||38-4.5||Courtney Hamilton||Centauri High School|
|200m||F 1 1st||22.71||Mason Claunch||Centauri High School|
|1600m||F 1 1st||4:27.07||Micah Zeller||Custer County High School|
|1600m||F 2 1st||5:14.48||Tristian Spence||Central Grand Junction High School|
|S||F 3 1st||38-9||Keely Porter||Delta High School|
|100m||F 7 1st||10.93||Justin Blanton||Central Grand Junction High School|
|400m||F 4 1st||48.78||Justin Blanton||Central Grand Junction High School|
|1600m||F 2 1st||4:26.30||Evan Moore||Littleton High School|
|1600m||F 2 2nd||4:27.14||Zack Gacnik||Conifer High School|
|1600m||F 1 1st||5:17.69||Jadyn Heil||Fruita Monument High School|
|1600m||F 1 2nd||5:18.88||Ella Unrein||Fruita Monument High School|
|1600m||F 1 3rd||5:19.83||Alexis Chelle||Palisade High School|
|S||F 3 1st||38-6||Keely Porter||Delta High School|
|200m||F 5 1st||22.17||Justin Blanton||Central Grand Junction High School|
|S||F 1 1st||39-0.75||Correy Koellner||Holyoke High School|
|200m||F 5 1st||22.47||Clay Robinson||Yuma High School|
|D||F 1 1st||156-1||Bryant Schoenthal||Wray High School|
|1600m||F 1 1st||5:12.12||Emma Stutzman||Pomona High School|
|3200m||F 1 1st||11:13.92||Emma Stutzman||Pomona High School|
|200m||F 3 1st||22.70 w||Chrisly Kelly-Cannon||Jefferson Academy|
|200m||F 3 2nd||22.79 w||Giovanni VECCHIARELLI||Ralston Valley High School|
|100H||F 1 1st||14.55||Fabiola Belibi||Regis Jesuit|
|LJ||F 1 1st||17-9||Fabiola Belibi||Regis Jesuit|
|100m||F 1 1st||10.80||Jackson Price||Regis Jesuit|
|200m||F 1 1st||22.23||D'Andre Barnes||Regis Jesuit|
|HJ||F 1 1st||5-4||Brooke Naughton||Fort Collins High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||11-0||Emma Chicco||Rocky Mountain High School|
|S||F 2 1st||37-6.5||Laura Davis||Fort Collins High School|
|110H||F 2 1st||14.89||Jacob Doering||Rocky Mountain High School|
|D||F 2 1st||151-0||Kevin Bruxvoort||Rocky Mountain High School|
|LJ||F 1 1st||22-2.5||Nolan Johnson||University High School|
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|200m||F 2 1st||25.23 w||Kaleah Ruff||Mullen High School|
|4x200m||F 1 1st||1:44.93||Mullen High School|
|TJ||F 1 1st||38-0||Agur Dwol||Mullen High School|
|100m||F 3 1st||10.63 w||Sterling Brassfield||Eaglecrest High School|
|200m||F 2 1st||22.38||Sterling Brassfield||Eaglecrest High School|
|SMR||F 1 1st||4:13.34||Fort Morgan High School|
|S||F 2 2nd||50-4||Kyle Bigley||Pueblo Central High School|
|S||F 2 1st||52-3||Xavier Freeman||Pueblo East High School|