Eaglecrest's Haley Esser won the 400 at Pomona in 57.44 for a Colorado No. 3.
What. A. Weekend.
In all seriousness, I'm still recovering from the action, which included a sunburn from Saturday's National Meet of the Week - the Pomona Invitational.
It was a week chalk-full of state-leading marks.
Alright, let's get into it, here are the highlights of the highlights...
We'll start with the Mountain Range Mustang Track & Field Invitational
Symone Adams torched a state-leading 12.11 to win the 100, while Allison Pippert swept the distance events. The Stargate sophomore won the 1,600 in 5:09, and the 3,200 in 11:13, which was just ahead of Mckenna Mazeski's 11:15. As per the usual, Agur Dwol swept the horizontal jumps, winning the long jump in 18-8.5, and the triple jump in 38-8.
Elizabeth Heumann added two inches to her high jump personal best - the Thompson Valley junior cleared 5-6 for a Colorado No. 2. For the boys Peyton Sommers won the 200 in 21.95, while Jackson Shorten sharpened up with a 1:54.37 half-mile - that's a CO No. 3, and the third sub-1:55 clocking in 4A. And look at Cherokee Trail's distance duo of Reuben Holness and Hunter Strand! Holness chopped a whopping five-seconds off his 1,600 PR to win the event in 4:23, while Strand sliced 18-seconds off his 3,200 PR to win the event in 9:26.
There was some great action in Glenwood Springs at the Demon Invitational.
Cedaredge freshman Jessica Black ran a 2A No. 1 of 2:18.79 to win the 800. Ava Lane was a close second in 2:19. On the topic of tight battles - Gabrielle Horton and Megan Jenkins took the 300H down the hundredths-of-a-second, with Horton taking the W in 46.20 to Jenkins' 46.23. Meanwhile Elizabeth Brooks dominated the shot put with a toss of 38-1.
On the topic of throws, cue the Terry Amundson Invitational.
Zadie Mackey kept her unbeaten streak in the discus alive. The Elbert sophomore won the event with a toss of 135-2.
Alexandria Tice was second in 126-2, while Lauren Herman was third in 123-7. Tice got the victory in the shot put, however, tossing 41-0 for a 3A No. 1. Correy Koellner was a close second in 40-5.5. Bryant Schoenthal and Mohamed Ibrahim battled for the second time last week in the throws. Schoenthal got the victory in the discus, tossing 175-0, which was just three-feet beyond Ibrahim's 172-3. Schoenthal also won the shot put in 53-10.75.
The Boulder County Track Championships was one of three absolutely loaded meets this past week.
Julia Pattison continued to rage over the 2022 season. The Monarch senior just gets better every week - she won the 200 in a state-leading 24.68. Doubling up in distance, Stella Vieth ran a 4A No. 1 of 57.47 in the 400. Mia Prok and Maelynn Higgins made a race of the 800, with Prok taking the win in 2:13.85 to Higgins' 2:14.29. In the 1,600 Eva Klingbeil ran away for a 4:54.18 victory. Maggie McCleskey also dipped under five-minute, running 4:58.84. Meanwhile Kimora Northrup swept the hurdles, winning the 100H in 14.97, and the 300H in 44.01. Charlotte Elliston won the long jump with a leap of 18-3.25, while Kourtney Rathke won the triple jump with a leap of 36-3.5. Rathke also got big air in the pole vault, which was another hotly contested event. Lilly Nichols and Rathke cleared 12-8, while Megan Kelleghan cleared 12-4.