Monday Morning Recap: Firing On All Cylinders

Cheyenne Mountain senior Joseph Kirwan won the 400 at the Harrison Panther Invitational in a 51.05.

The second week of Colorado's track & field season clearly out-did the first. We're barely two weeks into the season and it seems like plenty of athletes are finding their stride - and if they're just getting started (most likely) then we have some big, big weeks and months ahead of us...

Editor's Note: You might need a few cups of coffee for this recap - there was plenty to talk about.

Let's get into it, here are the highlights of the highlights...

The Rangeview Raider Invitational played host to some impressive performances. 

Kaeli Powe and Natalie Rue battled in the horizontal jumps, with Powe coming out victorious on both occasions. Powe won the long jump with a leap of 17-9.5, which was just ahead of Rue's 17-6. Powe also won the triple jump in an All-Classification No. 1 of 37-2, while Rue leapt to a 36-5.5, which is a No. 2 mark in the event.

Keeping with the theme of two-person battles, Connor Kennedy and Reuben Holness took the 800 down to the line. Kennedy won the event in 1:56.48, which if we turn those final two numbers around, Holness was second in 1:56.85.

The North Fork girl's sprint medley squad made some noise at the Delta Panther Invitational. North Fork ran 1:54.3 for the No. 1 time in 3A

And on the topic of making noise, Nadhia Campos put the state on alert at the Harrison Panther Invite. The Vanguard freshman won the 1,600 in a 3A No. 1 of 5:12, and won the 800 in a 3A No. 4 of 2:22.61. In the girl's field events Jada Miller and Isabella Coscetti battled in the triple jump, with Miller taking the victory with a leap of 36-2, to half-inch by Coscetti's 36-1.5. 

On the topic of leaping far - Elijah Inama won the boy's long jump with a 22-6 mark, while Xavier Freeman won the shot put in an All-Classification No. 1 mark of 54-11. 

Read: Clawing To Victory At The Harrison Panther Invite

Editor's Note: Break for coffee No. 2.

The Murray Kula Invitational had perhaps the most depth of the week - thee were a staggering number of top-tier performances to come out of this meet. 

Niwot's Bella Nelson and Madison Shults went 1-2 in the 1,600, with Nelson taking the W in 5:07.69 to Shults' 5:07.95.  And sticking with that Niwot 1-2 theme, Olivia Alessandrini and Sarah Perkins took the top-two spots in the 3,200, with Alessandrini winning the event in 11:06 to Perkins' 11:12. Add that Niwot's 4x800 squad ran a state-leading 9:34.

In the 800 Jaycee Williams and Cadence Lapp battled their way to the top-two times in the state, with Williams claiming the No. 1 with a 2:14.56 clocking, while Lapp was a second back in 2:15.51.

In the throws Kajsa Borrman dominated the discus with a toss of 137-1. Borman also finished second in the shot put behind Laura Davis's 38-5.5 winning toss.

Meanwhile Brooke Naughton came away with two victories, claiming the high jump in a state-leading 5-8, and the long jump in 17-8.25. 

The pole vault saw the return of Lilly Nichols. The 5A defending state champ won the event with a 12-6 clearance, while Katie Wrona finished second in 12-0 - a half-inch off her personal best, and good for a 3A No. 2

For the boys Grayson Arnold continued his ascension to the top of the sprint world. The Holy Family senior won the 200 in a PR of 21.81 for an All-Classification No. 1.

Going way up in distance Connor McCormick proved his early fitness, winning the 3,200 in 9:24.07. Dalton Kaines and Dominic Warner finished six-seconds back in 9:30.95, and 9:30.98.

In the relays Holy Family shined in the 4x200, winning the event in a state-leading 1:29.15.

Meanwhile Mohamed Ibrahim and Kevin Bruxvoort battled in the discus, with Ibrahim winning the event with a state-leading 163-9. Bruxvoort finished second in 156-9 for a CO No. 3.

In terms of getting air, Rhys Travis cleared 6-6 to win the high jump, while Quin Dukes won the pole vault in 14-0.

Watch: Girls 200 Final at Larrry Pickering Centennial Invitational:

Meanwhile Anna Willis starred at the Larrry Pickering Centennial InvitationalThe Classical Academy sophomore and defending state champion in the pole vault beat all-comers, winning the event with an 11-9 clearance. 

The ThunderRidge Invitational saw some impressive performance in the girl's distance events, with Maggie McCleskey running away with the 1,600 in 5:13.77, and The Addisons' battling it out in the 800. Addison Price took the win in 2:18.77 over teammate Addison Laughlin's 2:19.20.

For the boys Luke Dry highlighted with his big victory in the 400. The Highlands Ranch senior ran a state-leading 49.10 to win the event.

Editor's Note: Break for coffee No. 3.

At the Bayfield Invitational Durango's William Knight starred. The Durango senior won the discus in 150-11.5, and the shot put in 52-7. 

And sticking with stellar performances in the throws, Brooke Franke won the discus at the Mercury Track & Field Invite with a toss of 130-6 - that's a 4A No. 1. For the boys Chrisly Kelly-Cannon showed that we've got a showdown brewing in the 3A 200 - Kelly-Cannon ran 21.90 for a3A No. 2

And speaking of battles, there was quite the girl's 1,600 race at the Rifle High School InvitationalTristian Spence and Ella Hagen needed all 1,600 meters to determine a winner - Spence took the W here in 5:08.71, which was just ahead of Hagen's 5:09.90.

The BHS,CHS,FHS,MHS Quad Meet may be a mouthful of a meet name, but it saw some stellar performances. Julia Pattison took that indoor fitness outdoors, winning the 100 in 12.17 - a PR, the 200 in 25.35, and the 400 in 57.21 - a PR. Pattison is currently on top of all three events in the All-Classifications

In the field, and in the pole vault Olivia Kosanovich claimed the event with a 11-0 clearance. 

Meanwhile the highlight out of the Thornton Early Bird has to Legacy's sprint medley relay - the won the event in a 1:54.37 clocking - that's an All-Classification No. 2

NoCo Series #1 might of had to move from last week to this week, but it seems worth it - Katie Wrona won the pole vault with an 11-6 clearance, while Jacquelyn Mendoza won the shot put in 37-8.75. 

Editor's Note: Bare with us -- some of the out-of-state performances are still being processed. 

Looking out of Colorado...

Grandview took their squad to the The California Relays for Spring Break - but put in some serious work. Their boys 4x100 ran 42.18, 4x200 ran 1:29.55, and their SMR ran 1:38.69. Individually Mateo Munoz cleared 14-6 in the pole vault.

Further north at the Arcadia Distance Challenge Frontier Academy's Sebastian Groom ran 4:26.98.


Bring on Week 3!


Adidas Track Nationals

Virginia Beach Sports Center Virginia Beach, VA
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

Photo Albums (1)

Videos (231)

Articles (22)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Texas Distance Festival

Carroll High School Southlake, TX
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

Photo Albums (20)

Videos (145)

Articles (9)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Larrry Pickering Centennial Inv.

Dutch Clark Stadium Pueblo, CO
Mar 19, 2022
1,123 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Videos (98)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
PVF 1 1st11-9Anna WillisThe Classical Academy

Murray Kula Invitational

Windsor HS Track Windsor, CO
Mar 19, 2022
1,459 Total Performances (1,379 CO)

Elite Performances

Girls (14)
800mF 3 1st2:14.56Jaycee WilliamsBerthoud High School
800mF 3 2nd2:15.51Cadence LappLoveland High School
1600mF 2 1st5:07.69Bella NelsonNiwot High School
1600mF 2 2nd5:07.95Madison ShultsNiwot High School
3200mF 1 1st11:06.96Olivia AlessandriniNiwot High School
3200mF 1 2nd11:12.67Sarah PerkinsNiwot High School
4x800mF 1 1st9:34.28Niwot High School
HJF 1 1st5-8Brooke NaughtonFort Collins High School
LJF 1 1st17-8.25Brooke NaughtonFort Collins High School
PVF 1 2nd12-0Katie WRONALiberty Common High School
PVF 1 1st12-6Lilly NicholsBroomfield High School
DF 3 1st137-1Kajsa BorrmanLoveland High School
SF 3 2nd37-8.25Kajsa BorrmanLoveland High School
SF 3 1st38-5.5Laura DavisFort Collins High School
Boys (10)
200mF 9 1st21.81Grayson ArnoldHoly Family High School
3200mF 1 1st9:24.07Connor McCormickLongmont High School
3200mF 1 2nd9:30.95Dalton KainesRocky Mountain High School
3200mF 1 3rd9:30.98Dominic WarnerLongmont High School
3200mF 1 4th9:36.80Andreas O'MalleyLongmont High School
4x200mF 4 1st1:29.15Holy Family High School
HJF 1 1st6-6Rhys TravisPoudre High School
PVF 1 1st14-0Quin DukesMead High School
DF 4 2nd156-9Kevin BruxvoortRocky Mountain High School
DF 4 1st163-9Mohamed IbrahimWiggins High School

Harrison Panther Invite

Memorial Stadium, Harrison HS Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 19, 2022
1,315 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Articles (2)

Elite Performances

Girls (3)
1600mF 2 1st5:12.99Nadhia CamposThe Vanguard School
TJF 1 2nd36-1.5Isabella CoscettiManitou Springs High School
TJF 1 1st36-2Jada MillerFountain-Fort Carson High School
Boys (2)
LJF 1 1st22-6Elijah InamaPalmer Ridge High School
SF 1 1st54-11Xavier FreemanPueblo East High School

Rifle High School Invitational

Rifle HS Track Rifle, CO
Mar 18, 2022
1,273 Total Performances (1,239 CO)

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
1600mF 1 1st5:08.71Tristian SpenceCentral Grand Junction High School
1600mF 1 2nd5:09.90Ella HagenSummit High School

The California Relays

Long Beach Wilson Long Beach, CA
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 19, 2022
845 Total Performances (70 CO)

Elite Performances

Boys (4)
4x100mF 1 2nd42.18Grandview High School
4x200mF 1 4th1:29.55Grandview High School
SMR8F 1 5th1:38.69Grandview High School
PVF 1 1st14-6Mateo MunozGrandview High School

More Meets

Mercury Track & Field Invite

Brighton High School Track Brighton, CO
Mar 18, 2022
902 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
DF 2 1st130-6Brooke FrankeRiverdale Ridge High School
Boys (1)
200mF 6 1st21.90Chrisly Kelly-CannonJefferson Academy

Ralston Valley Invitational

Jeffco Stadium Lakewood, CO
Mar 14, 2022
852 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
200mF 7 1st21.95Chrisly Kelly-CannonJefferson Academy

Rangeview Raider Invitational

Aurora Public Schools Stadium Aurora, CO
Mar 19, 2022
764 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (4)
LJF 3 2nd17-6Natalie RueCherokee Trail High School
LJF 3 1st17-9.5Kaeli PoweCherokee Trail High School
TJF 2 2nd36-5.5Natalie RueCherokee Trail High School
TJF 2 1st37-2Kaeli PoweCherokee Trail High School
Boys (2)
800mF 3 1st1:56.48Connor KennedyHeritage High School
800mF 3 2nd1:56.85Reuben HolnessCherokee Trail High School

ThunderRidge Invitational

Stutler Bowl Greenwood Village, CO
Mar 19, 2022
638 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (3)
800mF 2 1st2:18.77Addison PriceCherry Creek High School
800mF 2 2nd2:19.20Addison LaughlinCherry Creek High School
1600mF 2 1st5:13.77Maggie McCleskeyCentaurus High School
Boys (1)
400mF 5 1st49.10Luke DryHighlands Ranch High School

NoCo Series #1

Berthoud HS Track Berthoud, CO
Mar 14, 2022
642 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
PVF 1 1st11-6Katie WRONALiberty Common High School
SF 1 22nd37-8.75Jacquelyn MendozaMountain View High School

Bayfield Invitational

Bayfield HS Track Bayfield, CO
Mar 18, 2022
485 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (2)
DF 1 1st150-11.5William KnightDurango High School
SF 1 1st52-7William KnightDurango High School


Centaurus HS Track Lafayette, CO
Mar 16, 2022
429 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (3)
100mF 1 1st12.17Julia PattisonMonarch High School
400mF 1 1st57.21Julia PattisonMonarch High School
PVF 1 1st11-0Olivia KosanovichFairview High School

Delta Panther Invitational

Delta HS Track Delta, CO
Mar 19, 2022
435 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
SMR8F 1 1st1:54.83North Fork High School

Thornton Early Bird

North Stadium Westminster, CO
Mar 16, 2022
429 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
SMR8F 1 1st1:54.37Legacy High School

Frederick Weld County JV Meet

Frederick HS Track Frederick, CO
Mar 16, 2022
290 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Peak to Peak Meet #1

Peak to Peak HS Track Lafayette, CO
Mar 15, 2022
257 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Platte Valley Weld County JV Meet

Platte Valley HS Track Kersey, CO
Mar 16, 2022
255 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Arcadia Distance Challenge

Arcadia High School Arcadia, CA
Mar 19, 2022
727 Total Performances (1 CO)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
MileF 1 12th4:26.98Sebastian GroomFrontier Academy

Weld Central Early Season Invite *Cancelled*

Weld Central HS Track Keenesburg, CO
Mar 18, 2022

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

4A Jeffco League Relays *Postponed*

Jeffco Stadium Lakewood, CO
Mar 17, 2022

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

5A Jeffco Non-Qual

Jeffco Stadium Lakewood, CO
Mar 16, 2022