Monday Morning Recap: Sprinting Into April


You look one way and something big happens behind you. You look behind you and something big happens in front of you. You twirl in circles and get dizzy trying to see everything at the same time.

Every week the bar gets raised, literally

There's plenty to talk about this week...

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

Jeffco Stadium was busy this past week.

Casia Provencal was the highlight of the Jeffco Qualifier #1 Wednesday. The Ralston Valley opened her 2022 outdoor season with a Colorado No. 1 of 12.14 to win the 100.

A day later at the Jeffco Qualifier #2 Chatfield's Amelia Hubbell swept the hurdles, running a 15.24 personal best in the 110H, and 45.64 in the 300H. Chatfield's Sprint Medley Relay also put together four solid legs, winning the event in 1:51.95. Charles LaFore was the highlight in the boy's competition. The Chatfield senior won the discus in a PR and 5A No. 4 of 151-0.

Meanwhile, the Erie Tiger Twilight Invitational was loaded.

Prospect Ridge Academy sophomore Avery Marr ran away with the 1,600, finishing in 5:14 for a 3A No. 4, while Skylar Hawk claimed the 300H in 45.19 for a 3A No. 1. The 800 saw a dual between Maelynn Higgins and Maggie McCleskey with Higgins getting the W in 2:16.44 to McCleskey's 2:18.71. In the 3,200 Ella Hagen ran another PR, winning the event in 11:12 for a 4A No. 4The pole vault was another hotly contested event, with Kourtney Rathke and Lilly Nichols clearing 12-4. Olivia Kosanovich was third in 11-10. Rathke also won the triple jump with a 36-5 leap.

For the boys Grayson Arnold continued his impressive streak of top-tier performances. The Holy Family senior won the 100 in 10.80. The 800 was highly competitive dual between Connor McCormick and Jackson Shorten. McCormick won this one with a 4A No. 1 of 1:53.73. Shorten took second in a 4A No. 2 of 1:54.98. Several hours earlier Shorten ran away with the 1,600 in a season-best of 4:17. Doubling up in distance, Bryce Reeburgh dominated the 3,200 with a 9:39 run. The 300H saw a battle between Bennett Feldenkirchen and Tre Garcia that took both under 40 seconds. Feldenkirchen won the event in a 4A No. 1 of 39.05, while Gracia was a stride back in 39.38 for a 3A No. 1. In the field events Lucas Couron was the highlight. The Riverdale Ridge senior won the pole vault with a 15-0 clearance.

Exhale.