Down goes another Colorado state record!
You know it's Championships Season when every week something big is happening. Big, as in another state record falling.
The squad - that consisted of three seniors - starred on their home track for the final time at the Cherry Creek Invitational .
Balding, Christianson, and Stewart got perhaps the most ideal Senior Send-Off, with the addition of junior Price, as they put together the third State record run this season.
Additionally, Cherry Creek's time is only the second Sub-9 performance in Colorado history.
How It Played Out
Price opened up the record-breaking run with a 2:14-plus opening leg, while Balding followed with a 2:16-plus second leg.
Cherry Creek hit the halfway point right around 4:32, though the record was still within reach. While they needed a 4:23 to break the record, their final two runners - Christianson and Stewart - owned season bests of 2:11 and 2:10, making their chase still possible.
Christianson went to work in the third leg with a 2:13-plus half-mile. She handed the baton off to Stewart as the clock ticked passed 7:45.
Stewart would need a 2:10 or better to make history, which is something she's well accustomed to - she is the 1,600 and 3,200 state record holder...
Stewart blazed her fastest 800 of the season - a 2:08ish final leg to cross the finish line as the clock read 8:53.43.
Who's ready is for the 2022 Colorado State Track & Field Championships? (Cherry Creek!)