Monday Morning Recap: A Shake Up In The State Rankings

Delta's Keely Porter jumped to No. 2 in the shot put all-classification rankings this past weekend.

The sun is shining its warm rays down on the green grass, and it finally feels like spring is here to stay. (But hey, it's Colorado, it could still snow...) Every week there has been some revealing performance, and Week 3 was no different.

The past few versions of this recap have been, monstrous in size. So, for real this time, here are the highlights of the highlights... 

We'll start out of Colorado, then come back... 

Riley StewartMadison ShultsMia Prok, and Katelyn Maley were invited to compete at the adidas Boost Boston Games mile, which was run on the road. Stewart led Colorado with a fourth-place finish, running 4:49. Shults finished sixth in 4:51, Prok finished ninth in 4:59, and Maley finished 10th in 5:09. On the boy's side of the competition Gavin Schurr took second in the 100 by fractions of a second. Schurr ran 10.45.

Back in Colorado the two-day meet of Fountain-Fort Carson Invitational was another highly competitive event, even if Saturday afternoon's storm sliced the tail-end of it off. 

A big highlight was Bethany Michalak, who returned to form in the 1,600. The Air Academy freshman won the event in 4:57. On the boy's side of the competition Brandon Hills soared beyond 23-feet in the long jump, again. The Vista Ridge sophomore went 23-0 for the win. In the relays, Air Academy and Fountain-Fort Carson dropped two of the top-five 4x100 times of the season - Air Academy won the event with a 42.86 clocking, just ahead of Fountain-Fort Carson's 42.90.

WATCH: Fountain-Fort Carson Race Videos

Meanwhile, the Randall Hess Invitational saw some fireworks. 

Taylor James ran one of the fastest 800s in Colorado in several years. The Niwot senior won the event with a 2:07.75 clocking. While altitude adjustments are debatable in the 800, her time is currently ranked No. 9 in the USNiwot teammate Kimora Northrup swept the 100 hurdles and the 400, running 14.58 and 57.22. On the boy's side of the competition Zane Bergen got his wheels going. The 4A state cross country champion ran 1:53.71 to win the 800. Teammate Grayden Rauba was less-than two-seconds back, running 1:55.06. In the 1,600 Jackson Shorten cracked 4:20, running 4:18.27 FTW, while Erik Le Roux ran away with the 3,200, running 9:19.07. Mohamed Ibrahim swept the throws, though his big win came in the shot put, where he tossed a Colorado No. 1 of 58-0

The Centaurus Twilight played host to several great battles. 

Allison Beasley claimed the 800 in 2:19.59, while Maggie McCleskey and Maelynn Higgins took the 1,600 down to the final straightaway. McCleskey got the W here, running 5:03.37 to Higgins' 5:04.28. Meanwhile Skylar Hawk cracked 45-seconds in the 300H, claiming the event in 44.85. Another big highlight came in the pole vault, where the best of the best clashed. Three cleared 12-3, including freshmen Anna Willis and Kourtney Rathke, and sophomore Megan Kelleghan. On the boy's side of the competition Eddie Kurjak starred. Kurjak won the high jump in 6-8.5, the long jump in 22-9, and the triple jump in 45-4.

In New Castle the Coal Ridge Invitational played host to the best squads on the western slope. 

Keely Porter dominated the shot put with a 39-10 toss - that's a CO No. 2 in all-classifications, and 3A No. 1.  Sierra Bower ran away with the 800 title, running 2:17.98, and  Phoebe Young cleared 11-2 to win the pole vault. On the boy's side of the competition 3A state cross country champ Alex Baca came out swinging - he won the 3,200 in a 3A No. 1 time of 9:36.48.

READ: Coal Ridge Girls Send A Message At The Coal Ridge Invite

Back in Denver Ivory Moore was stacked. 

Camille Peisner ran a state-leading 55.98 to win the 400. Valor Christiaan teammate Reese Dragovich finished second in 56.98. Meanwhile Amanda Opp continued to impress in the throws. The Lakewood senior won the shot in 37-9.5. On the boy's side of the competition Carsen Bruns ran a wind-aided 10.90 to win the 100, while Michael Bennett swept the hurdles, running 14.91 in the 110H, and 38.79 in the 300H.

A day earlier, but at the same stadium, the David S. D'Evelyn Invitational played host to a few great performances. Bryce Reeburgh and Zack Gacnik battled over eight laps, with Reeburgh taking the W in 9:32.93, while Gacnik was three seconds back in 9:35.00. Meanwhile Avery Shunneson dominated the throws. The Thomas Jefferson senior won the discus with a toss of 178-0 - just off his CO No. 1 and personal best of 180-7.5, and he won the shot in 50-6.

There was plenty to talk about at the Centennial League Qualifier #3

Sophia Cupp ran a wind-aided 25.32 to win the 200, while Cameron McConnell dropped a big PR in the 800, winning the event in 2:12.83. A big highlight was the horizontal jumps, where Melody Nwagwu and Agur Dwol battled into the inches. Nwagwu won the long jump with a leap of 18-11, while Dwol was second in 18-5.5. Dwol turned the tables in the triple jump, however, winning the event with a leap of 38-8.75, which was fractions of an inch ahead of Nwagwu's 38-8. On the boy's side of the competition Sterling Brassfield starred in the sprints - he won the 100 in 10.68, and tied with Ky Oday in the 200 - both were clocked at 21.84. Meanwhile Langston Williams cracked 49 seconds in the 400, claiming the event in 48.48, while Malique Singleton swept the hurdles, winning the 110H in 14.54, and the 300H in 39.02.

Niwot once again highlighted - this time at the St. Vrain RE-1J District Meet Saturday. 

Taylor James won the 400 in 56.90, while Kimora Northrup swept the hurdles, winning the 100H in 14.67, and the 300H in 44.04. 

On the other side of the state - Colorado's eastern plains, the 57th Warren Mitchell Invitational played host to plenty of hot competition, particularly the girl's shot put. Alexandria Tice claimed the event in 3A No. 2, tossing 38-7.75. Colby Stoker was a foot back, in 37-7.5. 

READ: Weathering The Wind At The Warren Mitchell Invitational

The 100 was a hotly contested battle at the Fightin' Red InvitationalDevyn Lauer and Braycen Buxman were separated by one-hundredth of a second, with Lauer taking the victory 10.79 to Buxman's 10.80. Lauer also won the 200 in 22.77. Meanwhile Scott Grable won the long jump in 22-5. 

At the PSD QUAD #5 the high jump was the high-light.Brooke Naughton and Lariel Henley both cleared 5-4. Laura Davis won the shot in 38-11. On the boy's side of the competition Braiden Dishman won the shot in 53-7, while Dominic Gallelli won the 300H in 39.54.

The DPS Qual #2 saw some great results coming from the field - Giavonna Meeks remained on top of the throws, winning the discus in 150-5, and the shot in 46-9. Meanwhile Kyairra Reigh won the 200 in 25.15. On the boy's side of the competition Avery Shunneson continued to impress - he won the discus in 178-8. 

On the topic of the discus, Braiden Dishman won the event at the PSD QUAD #4 with a toss of 167-0.

That's Week 3 in about as condensed as it could be... 


adidas Boost Boston Games

MIT Henry Steinbrenner Track Cambridge , MA
May 23, 2021

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Fountain-Fort Carson Invitational

Fountain-Fort Carson HS Track Fountain, CO
May 21, 2021 May 22, 2021
1,006 Total Performances

Videos (101)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
1600mF 1 1st4:57.19Bethany MichalakAir Academy High School
100HF 1 1st15.00Jahzara DavisSand Creek High School
Boys (9)
200mF 1 1st22.34Drew MortonThe Classical Academy
200mF 3 1st22.56Brandon HillsVista Ridge High School
1600mF 1 1st4:21.05Caleb BoutellePine Creek High School
1600mF 1 2nd4:26.50Alex MalineAir Academy High School
1600mF 1 3rd4:26.80Oscar GollLiberty High School
4x100mF 1 1st42.86Air Academy High School
4x100mF 1 2nd42.90Fountain-Fort Carson High School
LJF 6 1st23-0Brandon HillsVista Ridge High School
DF 5 1st159-1Alec FalkPalmer Ridge High School

Randall Hess Invitational

Roosevelt High School Track Johnstown, CO
May 21, 2021
1,448 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (16)
400mF 8 1st57.22Kimora NorthrupNiwot High School
800mF 4 1st2:07.75Taylor JamesNiwot High School
800mF 4 2nd2:16.70Lucca FulkersonNiwot High School
800mF 4 3rd2:17.39Sonja MorinD'Evelyn High School
800mF 4 4th2:19.72Audrynn StreetFrontier Academy
800mF 4 5th2:19.91Sarah AllenEvergreen High School
1600mF 3 1st5:08.12Elliot PribramskyBattle Mountain High School
1600mF 3 2nd5:11.97Sierra ParksNiwot High School
1600mF 3 3rd5:15.15Olivia KruegerBerthoud High School
1600mF 3 4th5:15.83Jaycee WilliamsBerthoud High School
100HF 6 1st14.58Kimora NorthrupNiwot High School
4x200mF 3 1st1:43.18Niwot High School
SMR8F 2 1st1:48.06Niwot High School
4x400mF 2 1st3:57.41Niwot High School
LJF 4 1st17-6.25Devyn ThorntonWindsor High School
SF 4 1st36-9Kajsa BorrmanLoveland High School
Boys (10)
200mF 11 1st22.63Bennett FeldenkirchenMountain View High School
200mF 11 2nd22.71Tyson WilliamsLoveland High School
800mF 5 1st1:53.71Zane BergenNiwot High School
800mF 5 2nd1:55.06Grayden RaubaNiwot High School
1600mF 5 1st4:18.27Jackson ShortenMountain View High School
3200mF 2 1st9:19.07Erik Le RouxCheyenne Mountain High School
3200mF 2 2nd9:36.46Knox ExtonCheyenne Mountain High School
PVF 1 1st14-1Becker EllThompson Valley High School
DF 5 1st157-11.5Mohamed IbrahimWiggins High School
SF 5 1st58-0Mohamed IbrahimWiggins High School

Centaurus Twilight

Centaurus HS Track Lafayette, CO
May 22, 2021
1,224 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (13)
800mF 4 1st2:19.59Allison BeasleyPeak to Peak Charter School
1600mF 4 1st5:03.37Maggie McCleskeyCentaurus High School
1600mF 4 2nd5:04.28Maelynn HigginsBroomfield High School
1600mF 4 3rd5:12.00Tristian SpenceCentral Grand Junction High School
1600mF 4 4th5:17.50Shayda ZarrinMountain Vista High School
1600mF 4 5th5:19.64Mia MrazLegacy High School
300HF 6 1st44.85Skylar HawkHoly Family High School
SMR8F 2 1st1:49.34Holy Family High School
PVF 1 5th11-3Lilly NicholsBroomfield High School
PVF 1 4th11-9Olivia KosanovichFairview High School
PVF 1 1st12-3Megan KelleghanSilver Creek High School
PVF 1 2nd12-3Kourtney RathkePeak to Peak Charter School
PVF 1 2nd12-3Anna WillisThe Classical Academy
Boys (12)
800mF 3 1st1:57.57Ryan MonteraLegacy High School
1600mF 4 1st4:21.84Jacob WhiteDakota Ridge High School
1600mF 4 2nd4:22.59James OverbergCentaurus High School
1600mF 4 3rd4:23.83Bryce ReeburghGolden High School
1600mF 4 4th4:27.21Connor McCormickLongmont High School
1600mF 4 5th4:27.40Kyle BergCentaurus High School
1600mF 4 6th4:27.77Gavin GeerBoulder High School
HJF 1 1st6-8.5Eddie KurjakLongmont High School
LJF 4 1st22-9Eddie KurjakLongmont High School
TJF 3 1st45-4Eddie KurjakLongmont High School
PVF 1 1st14-3Will ChiangFairview High School
PVF 1 2nd14-3Timo HeineMonarch High School

Coal Ridge Invitational

Coal Ridge HS Track New Castle, CO
May 21, 2021
1,197 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Girls (4)
800mF 1 1st2:17.98Sierra BowerBasalt High School
PVF 1 1st11-2Phoebe YoungCoal Ridge High School
SF 1 2nd36-10Taylor WiescampCoal Ridge High School
SF 1 1st39-10Keely PorterDelta High School
Boys (1)
3200mF 1 1st9:36.48Alex BacaGunnison High School

57th Warren Mitchell Invitational

Bailey Track at Gaskill Field Limon, CO
May 22, 2021
1,037 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Articles (2)

Elite Performances

Girls (5)
SF 1 5th36-4.5Lauren ReyesLamar High School
SF 1 4th37-1.5Olivia LayElbert High School
SF 1 3rd37-2.75Jayme WoottenLamar High School
SF 1 2nd37-7.5Colby StokerEads High School
SF 1 1st38-7.75Alexandria TiceLamar High School

More Meets

Ivory Moore

Jeffco Stadium Lakewood, CO
May 19, 2021
911 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (7)
400mF 5 1st55.98Camille PeisnerValor Christian High School
400mF 5 2nd56.89Reese DragovichValor Christian High School
800mF 2 1st2:19.78Emma StutzmanPomona High School
1600mF 2 1st5:13.29Mollie RodenRampart High School
300HF 2 1st45.37Kylie BahrValor Christian High School
HJF 1 1st5-4Farrah EikeValor Christian High School
SF 3 1st37-9.5Amanda OppLakewood High School
Boys (7)
100mF 7 1st10.90 wCarsen BrunsRampart High School
200mF 7 1st22.62Jonah BeardLutheran High School
3200mF 1 1st9:44.94Evan MooreLittleton High School
110HF 3 1st14.91 wMichael BennettLakewood High School
300HF 4 1st38.79Michael BennettLakewood High School
4x100mF 2 1st42.83Dakota Ridge High School
PVF 1 1st14-3Noah KellyLutheran High School

David S. D'Evelyn Invitational

Jeffco Stadium Lakewood, CO
May 18, 2021
888 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (6)
200mF 6 1st22.64Quentin HartelErie High School
1600mF 2 1st4:24.91Grahm Tuohy-GaydosGreen Mountain High School
3200mF 1 1st9:32.93Bryce ReeburghGolden High School
3200mF 1 2nd9:35.00Zack GacnikConifer High School
DF 5 1st178-0Avery ShunnesonThomas Jefferson High School
SF 5 1st50-6Avery ShunnesonThomas Jefferson High School

Centennial League Qualifier #3

Stutler Bowl Greenwood Village, CO
May 22, 2021
505 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (18)
200mF 4 1st25.32 wSophia CuppSmoky Hill High School
800mF 2 1st2:12.83Cameron McConnellCherokee Trail High School
800mF 2 2nd2:19.20Kinsey ChristiansonCherry Creek High School
800mF 2 3rd2:19.49Ava EscorciaArapahoe High School
1600mF 2 1st5:08.59Ava EscorciaArapahoe High School
1600mF 2 2nd5:10.67Addison PriceCherry Creek High School
1600mF 2 3rd5:11.12Shelby BaldingCherry Creek High School
1600mF 2 4th5:12.07Ava MitchellArapahoe High School
1600mF 2 5th5:12.18Emily LamontagneArapahoe High School
1600mF 2 6th5:14.15Mckenna MazeskiCherokee Trail High School
1600mF 2 7th5:15.27Addison LaughlinCherry Creek High School
1600mF 2 8th5:16.00Claire SemerodCherry Creek High School
100HF 2 1st14.66Zeaniah WedgeworthOverland High School
LJF 2 2nd18-5.5Agur DwolMullen High School
LJF 2 1st18-11Melody NwagwuGrandview High School
TJF 2 2nd38-8Melody NwagwuGrandview High School
TJF 2 1st38-8.75Agur DwolMullen High School
SF 2 1st36-2Blythe CaykoEaglecrest High School
Boys (13)
100mF 5 1st10.68Sterling BrassfieldEaglecrest High School
100mF 5 2nd10.90Ky OdayCherry Creek High School
200mF 5 1st21.84Ky OdayCherry Creek High School
200mF 5 1st21.84Sterling BrassfieldEaglecrest High School
200mF 5 3rd22.12Johnson EvanGrandview High School
200mF 5 4th22.25David MaldonadoGrandview High School
400mF 3 1st48.48Langston WilliamsEaglecrest High School
3200mF 1 1st9:44.44Peter FoxGrandview High School
110HF 2 1st14.54Malique SingletonGrandview High School
300HF 2 1st39.02Malique SingletonGrandview High School
300HF 2 2nd39.91Stephen RandleOverland High School
4x100mF 1 1st42.37Grandview High School
4x100mF 1 2nd42.93Cherokee Trail High School

St. Vrain RE-1J District Meet

Everly-Montgomery Field Longmont, CO
May 22, 2021
563 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (5)
400mF 3 1st56.90Taylor JamesNiwot High School
1600mF 1 1st5:18.63Stella ViethNiwot High School
100HF 3 1st14.67Kimora NorthrupNiwot High School
300HF 3 1st44.04Kimora NorthrupNiwot High School
4x400mF 1 1st3:58.84Niwot High School
Boys (6)
200mF 5 1st22.73Quentin HartelErie High School
1600mF 2 1st4:23.04Zane BergenNiwot High School
1600mF 2 2nd4:23.84Grayden RaubaNiwot High School
1600mF 2 3rd4:24.18Curtis VolfNiwot High School
1600mF 2 4th4:26.75Evan KrausErie High School
1600mF 2 5th4:27.96Joey HendershotNiwot High School

Fightin' Red Invitational

Eaton High School Track Eaton, CO
May 21, 2021
589 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (5)
100mF 7 1st10.79Devyn LauerPlatte Valley High School
100mF 7 2nd10.80Braycen BuxmanResurrection Christian High School
200mF 6 1st22.77Devyn LauerPlatte Valley High School
LJF 4 1st22-5Scott GrableEaton High School
PVF 1 1st14-0Xander BurnsSterling High School


Fossil Ridge HS Track Fort Collins, CO
May 20, 2021
540 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (6)
1600mF 1 1st5:17.59Ella JohnsFort Collins High School
HJF 1 1st5-4Brooke NaughtonFort Collins High School
HJF 1 2nd5-4Lariel HenleyFossil Ridge High School
PVF 1 1st11-4Emma ChiccoRocky Mountain High School
SF 1 2nd36-5Yasmin ChouafFossil Ridge High School
SF 1 1st38-11Laura DavisFort Collins High School
Boys (2)
300HF 2 1st39.54Dominic GallelliRocky Mountain High School
SF 1 1st53-7Braiden DishmanFossil Ridge High School

Battle Mountain Husky Invitational

Battle Mountain HS Track Edwards, CO
May 18, 2021
552 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Del Norte Tiger Invitational

Del Norte Jr/Sr High School Track Del Norte, CO
May 21, 2021
516 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Pine River Invitational

Bayfield HS Track Bayfield, CO
May 22, 2021
477 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

B-Town Mid-Week

Broomfield HS Track Broomfield, CO
May 19, 2021
433 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (3)
1600mF 1 1st4:23.57Lukas HaugBoulder High School
PVF 1 1st14-3Timo HeineMonarch High School
PVF 1 2nd14-3Leo SundstromFairview High School

DPS Qual #2

All-City Stadium Denver, CO
May 20, 2021
416 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (3)
200mF 1 1st25.15Kyairra ReighDenver East High School
DF 1 1st150-5Giavonna MeeksNorthfield High School
SF 1 1st46-9Giavonna MeeksNorthfield High School
Boys (2)
4x100mF 1 1st42.66Denver East High School
DF 1 1st178-8Avery ShunnesonThomas Jefferson High School

Panther Twilight

Montezuma-Cortez HS Track Cortez, CO
May 18, 2021
436 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Cardinal Invitational

Grand Valley HS Track Parachute, CO
May 22, 2021
430 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

SCL League Meet #5

Dutch Clark Stadium Pueblo, CO
May 20, 2021
402 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
DF 2 1st156-9Wyatt PrucePueblo West High School

Highland Twilight Invitational

Highland HS Track Ault, CO
May 20, 2021
319 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

SCL League Meet #6

Dutch Clark Stadium Pueblo, CO
May 21, 2021
204 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (2)
SF 2 2nd50-3Kyle BigleyPueblo Central High School
SF 2 1st51-6Xavier FreemanPueblo East High School

Tri-League Meet

Holly HS Track Holly, CO
May 22, 2021
152 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Hawk JV Meet

North Stadium Westminster, CO
May 19, 2021
123 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.


French Field Fort Collins, CO
May 17, 2021
64 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
DF 2 1st167-0Braiden DishmanFossil Ridge High School

Pirate JV Invitational

Grace Center (St. Mary's HS Track) Colorado Springs, CO
May 19, 2021

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Ralston Valley Invitational

Jeffco Stadium Lakewood, CO
May 17, 2021

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

RHS Qualifier Series #2

Aurora Public Schools Stadium Aurora, CO
May 22, 2021