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.
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.
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.
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.
In the relays Holy Family shined in the 4x200, winning the event in a state-leading 1:29.15.
Watch: Girls 200 Final at Larrry Pickering Centennial Invitational:
Meanwhile Anna Willis starred at the Larrry Pickering Centennial Invitational. The 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.
Editor's Note: Break for coffee No. 3.
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 Invitational. Tristian 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.
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.
Bring on Week 3!
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|PV||F 1 1st||11-9||Anna Willis||The Classical Academy|
|800m||F 3 1st||2:14.56||Jaycee Williams||Berthoud High School|
|800m||F 3 2nd||2:15.51||Cadence Lapp||Loveland High School|
|1600m||F 2 1st||5:07.69||Bella Nelson||Niwot High School|
|1600m||F 2 2nd||5:07.95||Madison Shults||Niwot High School|
|3200m||F 1 1st||11:06.96||Olivia Alessandrini||Niwot High School|
|3200m||F 1 2nd||11:12.67||Sarah Perkins||Niwot High School|
|4x800m||F 1 1st||9:34.28||Niwot High School|
|HJ||F 1 1st||5-8||Brooke Naughton||Fort Collins High School|
|LJ||F 1 1st||17-8.25||Brooke Naughton||Fort Collins High School|
|PV||F 1 2nd||12-0||Katie WRONA||Liberty Common High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||12-6||Lilly Nichols||Broomfield High School|
|D||F 3 1st||137-1||Kajsa Borrman||Loveland High School|
|S||F 3 2nd||37-8.25||Kajsa Borrman||Loveland High School|
|S||F 3 1st||38-5.5||Laura Davis||Fort Collins High School|
|200m||F 9 1st||21.81||Grayson Arnold||Holy Family High School|
|3200m||F 1 1st||9:24.07||Connor McCormick||Longmont High School|
|3200m||F 1 2nd||9:30.95||Dalton Kaines||Rocky Mountain High School|
|3200m||F 1 3rd||9:30.98||Dominic Warner||Longmont High School|
|3200m||F 1 4th||9:36.80||Andreas O'Malley||Longmont High School|
|4x200m||F 4 1st||1:29.15||Holy Family High School|
|HJ||F 1 1st||6-6||Rhys Travis||Poudre High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||14-0||Quin Dukes||Mead High School|
|D||F 4 2nd||156-9||Kevin Bruxvoort||Rocky Mountain High School|
|D||F 4 1st||163-9||Mohamed Ibrahim||Wiggins High School|
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|1600m||F 2 1st||5:12.99||Nadhia Campos||The Vanguard School|
|TJ||F 1 2nd||36-1.5||Isabella Coscetti||Manitou Springs High School|
|TJ||F 1 1st||36-2||Jada Miller||Fountain-Fort Carson High School|
|LJ||F 1 1st||22-6||Elijah Inama||Palmer Ridge High School|
|S||F 1 1st||54-11||Xavier Freeman||Pueblo East High School|
|1600m||F 1 1st||5:08.71||Tristian Spence||Central Grand Junction High School|
|1600m||F 1 2nd||5:09.90||Ella Hagen||Summit High School|
|4x100m||F 1 2nd||42.18||Grandview High School|
|4x200m||F 1 4th||1:29.55||Grandview High School|
|SMR8||F 1 5th||1:38.69||Grandview High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||14-6||Mateo Munoz||Grandview High School|
|D||F 2 1st||130-6||Brooke Franke||Riverdale Ridge High School|
|200m||F 6 1st||21.90||Chrisly Kelly-Cannon||Jefferson Academy|
|200m||F 7 1st||21.95||Chrisly Kelly-Cannon||Jefferson Academy|
|LJ||F 3 2nd||17-6||Natalie Rue||Cherokee Trail High School|
|LJ||F 3 1st||17-9.5||Kaeli Powe||Cherokee Trail High School|
|TJ||F 2 2nd||36-5.5||Natalie Rue||Cherokee Trail High School|
|TJ||F 2 1st||37-2||Kaeli Powe||Cherokee Trail High School|
|800m||F 3 1st||1:56.48||Connor Kennedy||Heritage High School|
|800m||F 3 2nd||1:56.85||Reuben Holness||Cherokee Trail High School|
|800m||F 2 1st||2:18.77||Addison Price||Cherry Creek High School|
|800m||F 2 2nd||2:19.20||Addison Laughlin||Cherry Creek High School|
|1600m||F 2 1st||5:13.77||Maggie McCleskey||Centaurus High School|
|400m||F 5 1st||49.10||Luke Dry||Highlands Ranch High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||11-6||Katie WRONA||Liberty Common High School|
|S||F 1 22nd||37-8.75||Jacquelyn Mendoza||Mountain View High School|
|D||F 1 1st||150-11.5||William Knight||Durango High School|
|S||F 1 1st||52-7||William Knight||Durango High School|
|100m||F 1 1st||12.17||Julia Pattison||Monarch High School|
|400m||F 1 1st||57.21||Julia Pattison||Monarch High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||11-0||Olivia Kosanovich||Fairview High School|
|SMR8||F 1 1st||1:54.83||North Fork High School|
|SMR8||F 1 1st||1:54.37||Legacy High School|
|Mile||F 1 12th||4:26.98||Sebastian Groom||Frontier Academy|