The 2022 edition of the Broomfield Shootout is quickly turning into the hottest meet of the week!
This meet is absolutely loaded. And while nearly every event looks exciting, we've narrowed down a few that you won't want to miss...
Here are six events to watch:
Two of the best 3200 runners from 2021 will toe the line here. Defending state champ in everything from the 800 on up - Riley Stewart - and 2021 3,200 state runner-up Emma Stutzman will battle it out over eight laps.
Stewart heads to Broomfield for her first outdoor meet of the season. Though she's already run 4:40.93 for the full mile at the New Balance Nationals Indoor a few weeks ago, so she's clearly ready to roll.
Stutzman will toe the line coming off two work-out-style victories at the Ralston Valley Invitational, where she ran 2:23 in the 800, and 5:22 in the 3,200.
The Elite 3200 is scheduled for 6:50 p.m.
Boys And Girls Hurdles
So this isn't exactly one event - it's four. After scanning the entry list, it's clear that we've got some great battles on hand across the 110H, 100H, and the 300H for boys and girls.
Bruns hasn't raced outdoors yet, but Robinson has - he's coming off two personal records in the 200, and the 400.
But it's unlikely to be a two-runner show - Malique Singleton is in the 110H as well. The 2021 5A runner-up has raced this event twice this season, with a 15.23 season-best from the Centennial League Opener.
Bruns and Singleton will toe the line in the 300H as well. Singleton is coming off a 40.17 in the event from the The California Relays last week.
Northrup is currently the No. 1 hurdler in the state with a 14.82 clocking in the 100H, and a 44.56 in the 300H - both from her season-opener at the St. Vrain RE-1J District Meet. She's currently the only hurdler under 15-seconds in the 100H, and 46-seconds in the 300H, so far.
Belibi hasn't raced outdoors yet, though she's coming off a busy triple at the New Balance Nationals Indoor, where she competed in the 60H, the high jump, and the long jump.
The girl's 100H is scheduled for 10:40 a.m., while the boys will run at 11:00 a.m. The girls 300H is scheduled for 4:10 p.m, while the boys run at 4:40 p.m.
Girls Pole Vault
The best pole vaulters in Colorado will descend on Broomfield Saturday.
It's the 5A state champion verses the 4A state champion verses the 3A state champion, and all three girls have gone over 13-feet, so yeah, this event is loaded.
Defending 5A state champion Lilly Nichols is coming off her 12-6 victory at the Murray Kula Invitational, while Megan Kelleghan will be competing outdoors for the first time this season. She'll head to Broomfield off her 13-3.5 fourth-place finish at the New Balance Nationals Indoor. Anna Willis is coming off two consecutive outdoor victories - an 11-9 clearance at the Larry Pickering Centennial Inv., and a 12-4 clearance at The Banana Belt Classic.
The girl's pole vault is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m.
Zane Bergen highlights the boy's 800. While it's early in the outdoor season, the defending 4A state champion in everything from the 800 on up is clearly in shape - he heads to Broomfield coming off his 4:02.64 full mile at the New Balance Nationals Indoor two weeks ago.
The boy's 800 is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.
Again, not one event, two. Looking at the start lists for the 100 and the 200, it's clear this is another hot area of competition.
Julia Pattison is currently the No. 1 sprinter in the state right now - she holds CO No. 1s in the 100, 200, and the 400. She's been on fire over the past few months, and heads to Broomfield coming off a massive weekend where she ran personal bests of 12.17 in the 100, 25.35 in the 200, and 57.21 in the 400 at the BHS,CHS,FHS,MHS Quad Meet.
She'll have Sophia McHenry to battle in the 100 and the 200.
McHenry opened her season with two victories at the ThunderRidge Invitational, winning the 100 in 12.57, and the 200 in 25.49.
Add Northrup to the lineup in the 200, and we've got a race.
The 100 is scheduled to run at 11:25, while the 200 is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., and the 400 is scheduled for 2:50 p.m.
Boys Long Jump
Chrisly Kelly-Cannon has leapt into a new territory over the past few months. Indoors he leapt over 23 feet three times, including a 24-0 PR. He's competed in the event twice this outdoor season, and currently holds a 21-5 season best.
The boys long jump is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.
Bonus: Girls 800
Samantha Blair, and Kinsey Christianson will toe the line in the girl's 800. Both are opening up their outdoor season at Broomfield. Christianson is coming off a stellar meet at the New Balance Nationals Indoor, where she ran 2:10.47 in the 800, and 56.49 in the 400.
The 800 is scheduled for 4:50 p.m.