Soaring To The Top At The Denver South Ravens Invitational

With 100 meters to go in the 4x100 the race was over.

The Eaglecrest girls had put this one away within the first handoff, and only extended their lead with each stride.

In other words - they were simply on fire. 

The quartet of Favour AkpokiereJaylynn WilsonBianca Gleim and Haley Esser made light work of the 4x100 at the Denver South Ravens Invitational Thursday afternoon.

When the clocked stopped for Eaglecrest it read 49.25 - a Colorado No. 1 by over half-a-second, and nearly a full two-seconds clear of the field.

Eaglecrest's dominance in the 4x100 complimented what they did a few hours earlier in the Sprint Medley Relay - the won in a CO No. 1 of 1:48.30.

As of this writing Eaglecrest owns state-leading marks in the 4x100, 4x200, and SMR.

But they weren't the only highlight Thursday.

Courtney Wilborn was another bright spot among the girl's competition. The Hinkley senior sprinted to a CO No. 2 in the 100, winning the event with a 12.19 clocking.

The 1,600 was an interesting event - Rosie Mucharsky soloed her way to a 19-second victory in Heat 1, running 5:21.94, though Elizabeth Jenulis nearly had the upset in Heat 2. The George Washington junior has clearly put in some work over the winter - she ran a massive 15-second PR to win Heat 2, and finish second overall. 

In the team competition Niwot ran away, tallying 117 points, while Northfield took second with 82 points, which was just ahead of Denver South's 76.

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Brandon Hills was definitely a major highlight of the meet. The Vista Ridge junior leapt 24-6 to win the long jump with a US No. 2, which is also a CO No. 1The performance was his first over 24-feet, and a personal best by nearly eight-inches.

Hills also won the 200 in 22.37.

As jaw-dropping as Hills' long jump was, he wasn't the only one who had a big day - Will Bergmann finished second to Hills in 22-6.5, which is a CO No. 2, and a PR for the Lewis-Palmer senior.

On the track Joe Ciccio ran a CO No. 2 to win the 100 in 10.88. The Lutheran sophomore also finished second in the 200 to Hills in 22.94.

Meanwhile his older brother - Trey Ciccio - won the 110 hurdles in a state-leading 15.00.

In the team competition Lutheran dominated, tallying 140.5 points, while Legend was second with 79, and the host school - Denver South - finished third with 61.