By John Reyes
Stutler Twilight meet History and Concept Hosted by Grandview High School
At this point in the season athletes and teams are chasing times that will qualify for the State meet next month. Which usually means that schools attend very large meets to find the competition they are looking for. However, there is a small amount of schools that take a different approach. Those teams will converge on the Stutler Bowl in Greenwood Village this Saturday. It isn't that they are not doing the same thing, they are just going about it in a different way. Why would schools pass on large Invitationals? Because the Stutler Twilight produces a larger percentage of State qualifying times every year, and 2022 appears to be no different!
2022 will be the seventh edition of the meet. It is a true invitational, all participating teams must be formally invited to the meet. It was created by the legendary Sally Moos, and the not so legendary John Reyes in 2015. Both coaches were tired of attending large invites that limited schools entries. They both felt that there had to be a better way. Rather than finding competition for their athletes by entering a meet with a lot of schools and limited entries, both felt that they could accomplish the same thing, by competing against the right schools. As a result the Stutler Twilight is just different.
Although Sally Moos no longer coaches, she still serves as the clerk of the course, and is a huge reason for the meets past success. John Reyes now serves as the sole meet director of the Stutler Twilight, along with teaching Mathematics, and as the Head Track and Field Coach at Grandview High School.
Teams that attend the Stutler Twilight are consistently producing top end Track and Field athletes every year. Each school is guaranteed 3 entries in all events, but in events where they have more than 3 quality athletes they are allowed to enter them. Prior to the creation of the Stutler Twilight that never happened at Invitationals. Because at large meets it begins to slow down the meet, however due to the size of the Twilight it is not only allowed, but highly encouraged. At the Twilight it is not uncommon for a team to have well more than 3 athletes in an event. It is also not uncommon for teams to run multiple relay teams that are highly competitive.
The Stutler Twilight is back!
2022 will be the seventh edition of the Stutler Twilight, and based on the entries it may also be the best. This meet is a true Invitational, all participating teams must be formally invited to the meet. It was created by the iconic Sally Moos, and the not so iconic John Reyes. Both coaches were tired of huge invites that limited entries for each school to 2 or 3 athletes per event. It felt like schools that created depth were being punished for having done so. So this meet is run differently than most big invites.
This year more than 25 schools inquired about getting into the meet. However, the meet is capped so that teams with depth can give their athletes a chance to compete. If it was open to everyone the meet may never end. Priority is given to schools that shared the same vision back in 2015. The wait list to get in has more teams on it than teams in the meet. In the past the meet management has not allowed individuals into the meet. It is built around a team concept, so it has been a schools entire team or not at all. However, this year that rule has been broken for the first time.
The Stutler Twilight is excited to host the first out of state competitor, and the only competitor from Spearfish High School in South Dakota. Keenan Urdiales will compete in the men's 1600. How was this allowed? Well, when that competitor is family to the meet director exceptions are made.
In the previous six editions of the meet, the Stutler Twilight has seen some of the greatest high school marks ever produced on Colorado Soil. The highlights include:
Jordyn Colter (2015) Cherry Creek HS Girls 800 2:05.48 (All-Classification Record at the time, she would later break her own record at the State Track and Field Meet) Paul Roberts (2015) Lyons HS Boys 3200 9:13.55 (Class 2A Classification Record) David Thornton (2016) Cherokee Trail Boys High Jump 7-0 (Top 10 All-Time mark by a Colorado High School athlete, Tied for 9th)
Brie Oakley (2017) Grandview HS Girls 3200 10:27.97 (Class 5A Classification Record at the time, she would later break the All-Classification State Record at the State Track and Field Meet) Sydnee Larkin (2018) Cherokee Trail HS Girls Triple Jump 40-10 (All-Classification Record, she would later better her mark later in the season.)
Riley Stewart (2021) Cherry Creek HS Girls 1600 4:44.13 (All-Classification Sate Record) Anna Willis (2021) The Classical Academy Pole Vault 13-3 (5th best female Pole Vault in the history of Colorado on Colorado soil)
For a meet this size, that has only been held six times, the records here are very impressive. Looking at this year's edition it appears that not only are multiple meet records in jeopardy, but so are multiple Colorado State Records.
Participating Schools: Broomfield, Chaparral, Cherokee Trail, Cherry Creek, Doherty, Eaglecrest, Fort Collins, Fossil Ridge, Grandview, Legend, Monarch, Mountain Vista, Niwot, Palmer Ridge, Rocky Mountain, Smoky Hill, Spearfish (South Dakota), The Classical Academy.
Like always the Stutler Twilight is absolutely loaded with talent this year. Several meet records are in jeopardy, and it wouldn't be a Stutler Twilight unless an All-Time Colorado State Record was in jeopardy as well.
If you are a fan of Track and Field and/or a fan of watching high-end quality high school athletes compete, the Stutler Bowl on the campus of Cherry Creek High School is the place to be on Saturday. Field events will begin at 1 p.m. and running events at 2 p.m. The admission cost is $6 for adults, and $3 for students.
STUTLER TWILIGHT 2022 HOSTED BY GRANDVIEW HIGH SCHOOL BOYS PREVIEW
Sprints (100, 200, and 400)
If you are a fan of watching some serious speed you will want to catch the sprints at the Twilight. Last week at the Dakota Ridge Invitational the Grandview sprint squad add an outstanding day, and they hope to have another one on Saturday. They did receive a little help from the wind, but they are hoping not to on Saturday. Grandview had five boys run 11.03 or better in the 100. Lead by Junior David Maldonado (10.56), Junior Luke Trinrud (10.88), Senior Evan Johnson (10.90), Senior Kahden Rullo (10.94), and Senior Charlie Dick (11.03). All five will be in the fast heat of the 100, they will be joined by a pair from neighboring Cherokee Trail. Senior Nate Gaye (10.95), and Senior Michael Hemingway (11.00). Sophomore Maddux Stahl from Legend (11.07) will round out the fast heat. It will definitely take a time well under 11 to come away with a victory. It may even take a time well under 11 just to score in the meet (top 8)!!!
In the 200 Johnson and Maldonado come in with the top 2 seeds with PR's of 21.88 and 21.90 respectively. They will have plenty of competition from Legend's Stahl, along with Grandview teammates Trinrud, and Rullo. Cherokee Trail will also assure that the 200 are fast with the trio of Kahari Wilbon, Jaylon Moore, and Jack Pierce. Every athlete in the last heat, has either already or has the ability, to run sub 22. Under the lights at the Twilight is the place to do it.
The top seed in the 400 is Niwot's Ben Classen with a PR of 49.53. Classen will have to contend with Grandview's Conrad Casebolt, and his Niwot teammate Zane Bergen. Bergen, one of the top distance runners in the country, is stepping down in distance at the Twilight to see what he can do in an open 400. Odds are good that Bergen and several others will run sub 50.
Hurdles (110H, and 300H)
The 110 hurdles will feature 5 of the top 8 5A hurdles, and 2 of the top 8 4A hurdlers. Cherry Creek Senior PJ Robinson has been on fire this season. Recording a wind legal 14.14 at the Pomona Invitational two weeks ago. Robinson currently has the top time in the state of Colorado. He is followed by a trio of Grandview Hurdlers. Senior Malique Singleton, a University of Wyoming commit for Football, carries a lifetime best of 14.33, and was the state runner up in 2021. Teammates Junior Gibson Leafgreen (15.16), and Senior Mateo Munoz (15.18). Munoz considered by many to be the best overall Track and Field Athlete in Colorado is currently ranked in the top 7 in 5A in 4 events: 110H (7th), Pole Vault (15'1-2nd), High Jump (6'4-2nd), and Long Jump (22'8-3rd). The multi-eventer has committed to Colorado State University as a decathlete. Broomfield Senior Josh Dunn has also run 15.18 like Munoz, and plans to represent the always successful Hazzard Hurdle crew. The Niwot duo of Eric Walker (15.19- 4A #2), and Nicholas Stade (15.48-4A #8) will also be in the fast heat. Can these athletes push each other to a sub 14 performance? We will find out Saturday.
In the 300H Grandview's Singleton looks to break is own meet record of 38.50. He carries a lifetime best of 38.29. Cherry Creek's Robinson has run 39.86, followed by Niwot's Stade (40.04), and Walker (40.55). Both hurdle races will be hotly contested and certainly fast. Any hurdle fan will not want to miss these races!
Distance (800, 1600, and 3200)
Last year Mountain Vista's Harrison Witt stole the show in the 1600, this year an athlete from another national distance powerhouse program looks to do the same.
Zane Bergen from Niwot will look to impress in the 800. Word out of Niwot is that Zane is ready to make some serious attempts on Witt's State records in both the 800 and 1600. The 2021 4A State Champion in the 800, 1600, and 3200 will focus on the 800 at the Twilight. He has a lifetime best of 1:51.26, and looks to become only the second Colorado High School athlete to run sub 1:50 on Colorado soil. He will have company however, on Saturday night.
Meet Record holder Timothy Thompson of Rocky Mountain (1:53.50) will surly look to upend Bergen. Thompson is not only the Stutler Twilight record holder, he is also looking to win the 5A State Title in the 800 next month. The second sub 1:50 800 on Colorado soil, may simply be the winner of the Stutler Twilight 800.
In the 1600 the distance machine of Mountain Vista will take center stage. Three of the top five seeds come from Vista. Junior Tyler Downs (4:14.18). Freshman phenom Benjamin Anderson (4:18.46), and University of Iowa commit Senior Nate Harbert (4:20.70). At the Arcadia Invite earlier this month Anderson also ran 9:15.06 in the 3200. Anderson is currently ranked number 6 in the nation for all Freshman in the 1600, and number 4 in the 3200. Anderson will surly make sure that both Colorado and Mountain Vista remain a top distance power nationally for years to come. The second seed Senior Dalton Kaines of Rocky Mountain has run 4:18.46. Rocky Mountain may not get the national distance attention that Mountain Vista and Niwot have received, but it is obvious that they deserve it!
Both Thompson and Kaines are not to be taken lightly. Rounding out the top 5 entries is Spearfish (South Dakota) Senior Keenan Urdiales (4:19.20). Urdiales is the top ranked 1600 runner from South Dakota, and will get the chance to challenge the best that Colorado has to offer. Urdiales is the son of Brian Urdiales who is the cousin of meet director John Reyes. Reyes will do his best to stay impartial!! More than anything Reyes just wants them all to have a fabulous experience, and of course PR's!!!!
No surprise that the top 3200 entry is another Mountain Vista standout. Air Force Academy commit Senior Jayden Nats enters with a PR of 9:06.40 from the Arcadia Invitational. Fort Collins Junior Christian Groendyk also PR'ed at Arcadia with a 9:12.11 effort. Niwot Senior Joey Hendershot has a 9:12.86 to his credit. Last week Cherokee Trail Junior Hunter Strand ran an in state 9:28.39 at the Mountain Range Mustang Invite. Rounding out the top 5 is Mountain Vista Senior Luke Kiziah(9:37.01). All total the 3200 will feature 12 athletes that have dipped under 10 minutes!!!!
Horizontal Jumps (Long Jump and Triple Jump)
Just like in 2021 Nate Gaye of Cherokee Trail will be the top seed in both the Long Jump and Triple Jump. Gaye holds PR's of 23'1.5 (5A-#2), and 45-4.75 (5A-#1). Gaye continues the strong tradition of horizontal jumpers coming out of Cherokee Trail.
The Long and Triple Jump competitions may contain three 2022 Colorado State Champions from 5A, 4A, and 3A. Gaye will be a serious threat to win both state titles next month.
Elijah Inama of Palmer Ridge (22'6) is a threat to win the 4A Long Jump title, and Jordan Wenger of The Classical Academy (21'7 and 44'10) is a threat to win both the 3A Long and Triple titles In the Long Jump the top 5 entries have all sailed over 22 feet. Along with Gaye and Inama, teammates from Rocky Mountain Hunter Hitz 22'5.75 and Griffin Elshof 22'0.75. Cherry Creek's Ismeal Cisse also has a 22'1 to his credit. In the Triple Jump Gaye will be pressed by a pair of 44 plus jumpers. Jordan Wenger of The Classical Academy (44'10), and David Wardlow of Cherry Creek (44'1.5). The boys pit at Stutler is notorious for producing huge jumps, and with the talent entered Saturday looks to be another epic competition of the Horizontal Jumps!
Vertical Jumps (Pole Vault and High Jump)
In the Pole Vault the top two 5A vaulters will square off in what should be a preview of the 5A State Meet competition. Legend Senior Jackson Wray leads the field at 15'6, and Grandview's all everything Mateo Munoz has a PR of 15'1. Wray and Munoz are two of only 3 Pole Vaulters from Colorado that have cleared 15 plus this season. The event will also feature 4 other athletes that have cleared 13 feet or higher. Tyler Rowan of Monarch (13'2), Zachary Tomkowicz of Legend (13'0), Nathan Baller of Chaparral (13'0), and Rylen Lippelt of Grandview (13'6).
The High Jump will also feature several athletes that will content for State Titles next month. All total 5 jumpers have a lifetime best of 6'4. The Grandview duo of Munoz, and Junior Zane Cole. The next three are all also outstanding athletes in other events. Cherokee Trail's Michael Hemmingway, who is also in the fast heat of the 100. Palmer Ridge's Elijah Inama a top seed in both the Long and Triple Jump, and The Classical Academy's standout Jordan Wenger a top seed in the both the Long and Triple Jump as well. Under the lights athletes are known to go higher, so the vertical events will not only be highly competitive, but a joy to watch.
Throws (Discus and Shot Put)
The Shot Put will feature 3 50 plus throwers. Kevin Bruxvoort of Rocky Mountain 54'6 has the second best throw in 5A, and look to take over the number one spot on Saturday. He will be joined by Palmer Ridge's Alec Falk 52'6.5. Falk is an Air Force Academy Football signee, and is currently ranked number 4 in class 4A. Rounding out the 50 footers is Grandview's Moosah Alsaffar last year's 5A State runner-up, has signed with CSU-Pueblo as a tailback, and boosts a PR of 50'10.75. You read that right "tailback", Alsaffar has also run 11.31 in the 100!!
In the Discus Falk will look to set a new meet record. Falk's PR of 175'4 comes in better than the meet record set last year by Braiden Dishman of Fossil Ridge (165'10). Like Falk, Bruxvoort is also an outstanding Discus thrower with a PR of 169'2. 180 plus may be in the immediate future for both!! A chance to watch some of the best 5A and 4A throwers battle head to head doesn't happen often. The trip up the parking lot to see the throws will be well worth the effort!!
Relays (4x100, 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800)
The relays are always the hardest to forecast, as coaches decide which relays to put their best athletes in.
With the 100 times that Grandview has posted this season, windy or not, David Maldonado (10.56), Luke Trinrud (10.88), Evan Johnson (10.90), Kahden Rullo (10.94), Charlie Dick (11.03), and Conrad Casebolt (11.12). Grandview may make an attempt on the All-Time Colorado Record of 41.21 set by Overland in 2007. The most difficult part may be deciding which 4 run on that team! If they plan to do so not only will they have to not only execute clean hand-offs, but they will also have to contest with a very talented group of sprinters from neighboring Cherokee Trail.
Around 5:15pm on Saturday some serious speed will be on display for sure!!!
In the 4x200 Grandview will pull back a bit, saving legs for the 4x100, but should still field a highly competitive team. The top seed will be Eaglecrest. The Raptors have posted a 1:30.29, and will look to dip under 1:30. First year Eaglecrest Head Coach Chris Carhart, has the Raptors competing with the best of the state in a very short time. The will have to contest with Cherokee Trail's 1:30.88.
The 4x400's are always electric, no meet in the country has the feel of Twilight 4x400's. The "Rock the Boat" concept is unreal if you have not experienced it yet, then you don't know the Twilight! Cherokee Trail leads the state of Colorado at 3:23.75, Niwot has run 3:25.50. Eaglecrest looks to join the 4x4 party loading it up with their best athletes. Last year's 4x400 Twilight Champion Team Cherry Creek is always a factor in the that race, and Grandview is hoping to run a fast time as well with a loaded team. The 4x4's under the lights are like no other a must for all fans of High School Athletics. Stick around until the end and find out why!!
The Stutler Twilight always has huge implications on the outcome of the Colorado State Championship team title, and this year will be no different. Currently 6 of the top 7 5A boys teams (on paper) will be on display. The 2021 5A Boys defending State Champions will look to position themselves for another title run, by posting marks at the Stutler Twilight. As does Cherokee Trail, Mountain Vista, Rocky Mountain, Fort Collins, and Cherry Creek. Odds are extremely good that one of those 6 teams claims a State Title 3 weeks from now. The defending 4A Boys State Champions Niwot will also be doing their best to pave the way to another title next month. Palmer Ridge is continuously a factor at the 4A State Championships as well. One of the heavy favorites for the Boys 3A state title will also take part. The Classical Academy will look to continue their 3A dominance by posting marks at the Stutler Twilight. State Title runs begin at the Stutler Twilight!!
STUTLER TWILIGHT 2021 HOSTED BY GRANDVIEW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS PREVIEW
Sprints (100, 200, and 400)
Both the 100 and 200 will feature two of the top three sprinters in Colorado. Monarch Senior and University of Iowa commit Julia Pattison has run 12.04 and 24.68 respectively. Earning her the second best time in Colorado for the 100, and the best time in Colorado for the 200. Just behind her in both events is Cherokee Trail Junior Symone Adams.
Adams has clocked 12.11 and 24.76 this year. This will be both a showdown and a preview of the 5A finals for sure. To find out how fast they push each other find your way to the Stutler Bowl around 3:30pm and 7:10pm.
Pattison will attempt the sprinters triple by also running the 400 she will come in as the second seed behind Senior Kinsey Christianson. The Iowa State University commit holds a PR of 56.69 to Pattison's 56.89. All 8 lanes of the fast heat will have athletes that have run under 60 seconds, 5 of which have run under 59. Cherry Creek Senior Kel McDavid (57.56-University of Oklahoma commit), Grandview Junior Ava Robinson (58.12), and Freshman standout from Cherokee Trail Ka'Moyyah Allen (58.94).
Hurdles (100H, and 300H)
Kimora Northrup of Niwot is the 2021 4A runner-up in the 100H, and the defending 4A State Champion in the 300H. No surprise that last year's Stutler Twilight Champion in both events will be the top seed in lane 4. She leads the field with a PR of 14.58 in the 100H, the second seed has a PR that is only 0.11 seconds behind her at 14.69. That would be Sophomore sensation Gabriella Cunningham who holds the fastest non Senior time in the 100H in the state of Colorado.
Both Northrup and Cunningham will be looking for big PR's on Saturday. The third seed, who just may be the best overall female Track and Field athlete in Colorado is Fort Collins Senior Brooke Naughton at 15.29.
The Iowa State University commit is also the Stutler Twilight meet record holder in the High Jump (5'9) and the defending 5A state champion in the High Jump. Naughton also excels in the Long Jump (18'2.5) and Triple Jump (37'5.5). Similar to Munoz on the boys side, Naughton is a future multi-event athlete that will score some serious points for the Lambkins at the state meet in May. In the 300H Cherry Creek Senior Iris Wang will be the second seed with a lifetime PR of 45.01.
Distance (800, 1600, and 3200)
Last year Cherry Creek's Riley Stewart left all spectators in awe with an All-Time Colorado State Record in the 1600. Running a ridiculous 4:44.13 on Colorado soil. That is an unbelievable time at Sea level much less at an altitude of over 5,000 feet!!! This year the Stanford University signee will look to dazzle the Stutler Twilight under the lights.
She will look to challenge the meet record, and possibly the State Record, both held by Grandview's Brie Oakley in 2017, in the 3200. Stewart has only run the 3200 once this season in State posting an early season 10:20.43 at the Broomfield Shootout in March. Can she set another All-Time Colorado Sate Record? She will be chasing Oakley's record of 10:09.26.
However, it does appear that she may not have to chase that mark on her own. After heat sheets were released Niwot changed their plans and put their best in the 3200.
Eva Klingbeil didn't want to miss a chance to run against Stewart on Saturday night under the lights. Klingbeil currently holds the number 4 mark in the nation for the 3200 at 10:00.26 from the Arcadia Invitational. The North Carolina commit is also looking to become a Stutler Twilight legend. Speaking of legends. In a truly legendary move Broomfield's Maelynn Higgins is forgoing her Prom to compete in the Stutler Twilight. There is just something different about those Broomfield Track and Field athletes? And the Stutler Twilight - love it!! Higgins will run both the 800 (2:10.38), and the 1600 (4:55.80). She will face fierce competition in both.
In the 800 Niwot's Madison Shults is the top seed at 2:08.27, and the third seed is Niwot teammate Stella Vieth2:12.17. In the 1600 Klingbeil will scratch for the opportunity to race Stewart in the 3200, but that doesn't mean that Niwot will not have a strong presence.
Mia Prok becomes the top seed at 4:49.13, and Sierra Parksis the third seed at 5:01.63. The beauty of the Stutler Twilight is that adjustments like we see in the distance events are always possible. Another reason why the Stutler Twilight limits the teams involved!!!
Horizontal Jumps (Triple Jump and Long Jump)
When a Freshman is the top seed at the Stutler Twilight everyone takes note. Sky Thompson of Cherokee Trail has a wind legal 18'9.25 Long Jump to her credit. Sky will also make her season debut in the Triple Jump on Saturday as well. The talented Freshman holds the 10th best Freshman Long Jump in the nation!! So what are the odds that she is challenged by another Freshman at the Stutler Twilight? Well she is every day in practice!!
Cherokee Trail has another outstanding Freshman jumper in Kaeli Powe.
Powe's mark of 17'9.5 is a top 50 Freshman jump in the nation, ranking her 43rd in the class of 2025, and her Triple Jump mark of 38'9 is the third best Freshman mark in America!!!!! It appears that Cherokee Trail will have a plethora of points in the jumps for quite some time.
Although not a Freshman Fossil Ridge Senior Lily Patrick will also be a serious threat to win a State Title next month. Patrick has jumped 17'11.5 in the Long Jump and 38'11 in the Triple Jump. At the Stutler Twilight both fans and coaches can get up close to watch these fabulous athletes jump. That doesn't happen often at meets so come on down to the girls Long and Triple Jump pit on the South end if you want to witness something truly special.
Vertical Jumps (Pole Vault and High Jump)
Imagine having the 5th best Pole Vault clearance ever on Colorado and not being the top seed at meet with so few of teams. That is exactly what is going on the Pole Vault.
Stutler Twilight Record Holder and defending 3A State Champion Anna Willis of The Classical Academy cleared 13'3 last year at the Twilight. She will battle with another Broomfield athlete foregoing her Prom for a chance to compete on Saturday.
Like what was stated earlier there is something different about those Broomfield Track and Field athletes. Broomfield Sophomore Lilly Nichols has a lifetime best of 13'3.5. Nichols also competes internationally for the Poland Junior National team!! The Pole Vault competition looks to be unreal!! Stutler Twilight meet director will certainly have Colorado State Records Applications at the ready!!
At the High Jump the aforementioned all everything Brooke Naughton of Fort Collins is also throwing Prom by the wayside to compete at the Stutler Twilight. Who knows maybe at some point she lived in Broomfield? Reyes will need to ask Wild Bill McCormick on Saturday. Naughton's PR of 5'9 was set at you guessed it the Stutler Twilight in 2021. Following Naughton is Grandview Junior Dallis Robinson at 5'5, then a trio of 5'3 jumpers. Ariel Bailey of Mountain Vista, Sarah Collins of Broomfield (missing Prom), and Ryen Galloway of Cherokee Trail who of course is a Freshman!
Throws (Shot Put and Discus)
Although not in the stadium the walk up the parking lot is well worth it for the girls competitions as well. In the Girls Shot Put GiGi German of Palmer Ridge leads the entries with a PR of 38'3.5. The Senior is currently second in 4A with that mark, and looking to further establish herself. She is followed by Savannah Jorgens of Cherry Creek (37'8), Natalie Leu-Pierre of Cherokee Trail (37'8), and Blythe Cayko of Eaglecrest (36'5). Cayko is also a 5A State Champion wrestler. Talk about an athlete!!!
In the Discus Addison Edwards of Cherry Creek is the top seed at 119'0, and Kylie Mayer of Palmer Ridge is the second seed at 114'4. Look for some big throws from this group on Saturday. Similar to the jumps fans and spectators alike can see these athletes up close in action at the Stutler Twilight!!
Relays (Sprint Med, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800)
Similar to the boys, the girls relays are the hardest to forecast.
The Eaglecrest Girls have been tearing up the relays this season. Senior Haley Esser has been a huge part of that for the Raptors. Eaglecrest will enter as the top seed in both the 4x100 (48.98) and 4x200 (1:42.68).
Someone also mentioned that they will be going after the 4x400 Saturday as well!! Cherokee Trail has a 48.99 4x100 entered. In the 4x400 two teams come in with sub 4 minute credentials. Cherry Creek 3:57.67, and Niwot 3:59.50. However, the odds of only two squads going sub 4 are very low, as multiple coaches have communicated that they are gunning for sub 4 as well. In the 4x800 Niwot is entered at 9:31.69, and Cherry Creek is entered at 9:35.00.
Just like with the Boys the probability of the 2022 5A, 4A, and 3A state championship teams competing at the Stutler Twilight are high. In 5A Cherry Creek appears to be the favorite, but they are closely followed by Cherokee Trail. Fort Collins, Monarch, Mountain Vista, and Eaglecrest are also, on paper, top 10 teams. In 4A Niwot is the clear favorite to repeat. In 3A The Classical Academy will for sure be a top 5 team and looks to battle for that Championship next month. Just like with the boys, girls State Title runs begin at the Stutler Twilight as well!!