Something big happened in nearly every corner of the state this past weekend. Literally. This recap just may take the cake as the biggest recap I've ever put together - that's how many performances stood out.
My mind is still spinning...
We've got a lot to cover, so let's get into it - are the highlights of the highlights.
The Patriot League Meet saw some great performances. Logan Gullett ran himself into the 3,200 state conversation. The Eaton junior ran a 3A No. 3 of 9:36 in his first 3,200 of the season. Likewise, Cody Michaelson added three-inches to his PR in the high jump to win the event with a 3A No. 2 of 6-6.5. For the girls Allyson Weichel won the 300H in 46.49, while Peighton Marrero torched a 3A No. 3 of 57.89 to win the 400.
At the Doherty Spartan Invitational Gabriella Cunningham won the 100H in 14.62, while Victoria Sanders vaulted herself to a 4A No. 2 of 11-4 to win the pole vault. Likewise, Hope Callan tossed 38-0 to win the shot put with a 4A No. 4. On the boy's side of the competition Malique Singleton won the 300H in 39.29, while Simeon Whitaker cracked 50-seconds in the 400 for the first time, running 49.47 to in the event. Meanwhile Alec Falk won the discus with a toss of 169-11. Vista Ridge's Brandon Hills kept his unblemished long jump record alive, as he leapt to 22-9.25 for his sixth consecutive victory in the event.
The Cherry Creek girls 4x800 ran a state record and US No. 1, but their 4x400 also ran a state-leading 3:49.93. Going way down in distance, Fabiola Belibi won the 100H in 14.52, while - taking out the hurdles - Sophia McHenry won the 100 in 12.25.
Emily Lamontagne ran away with the victory in the 800, running 2:13. Eloise Stuart was second three-seconds back in 2:16. In the 1,600 Addison Price took the W, running 5:03. Arapahoe's Ava Mitchell and Ava Escorcia ran 5:07 and 5:10. Doubling upwards in distance, Mountain Vista's Brooke Adams ran a Colorado personal best in the 3,200 for the third consecutive time, winning the event in 11:16.
In the long jump Agur Dwol leapt over 19-feet for the third time this season, landing at 19-3.75. Meanwhile Natalia Leu-Pierre took a two-inch victory over Amanda Licht in the shot put, tossing 38-3 to Licht's 38-1 - which is a 3A No. 2.
On the boy's side of the competition D'Andre Barnes won a tight 200 race over Ben Kirk and Sam Beckham, as all three dipped under 22-seconds. Barnes took the W with a 21.86 clocking, which was three-hundredths-of-a-second ahead of Kirk's 21.89. Beckham was third in 21.99. In the 400 Ace Malone and Luke Dry battled all the way around the track, with both cracking 48-seconds. Malone and Dry torched the Top-2 times in the state, with Malone winning the event with a 47.36 clocking. Dry was a half-second back in 47.81. Meanwhile Carsen Bruns torched a state-leading 37.29 in the 300H
In the 800 Mountain Vista's Tyler Downs ran himself into the spotlight with a 1:52.79 PR - that's also a 5A No. 1. As dominate as Downs was in the 800, the 1,600 was a battle all the way through the line. Jayden Nats took the victory with a 4:23.75, which was just a stride ahead of Jack Tolbert's 4:23.80. Corbin Hobert and David Flaig were a second back in 4:24.31 and 4:24.98.
In the high jump Randahl Butler cleared 6-6, and the competition, while Jackson Wray cleared 14-0 to win the pole vault. In the horizontal jumps Grant Haskins won the long jump with a leap of 23-11.25, and David Wardlaw won the triple jump in a 5A No. 1 of 45-9.5.
A day earlier Fabiola Belibi torched a state-leading 14.02 100H at the Denver North Viking Invitational. Katie Wrona won the 400 in a PR of 57.62 - that's a 3A No. 2, and the first time she's run the event this season. Meanwhile Ryan Kennett sliced a second off her 300H PR to win the event in a 4A No. 4 of 45.61. In the 800 Isabel Allori took a tight victory over Elizabeth Jenulis, running 2:17.99 to Jenulis' 2:18.44. In the high jump Sierra Haberman cleared 5-4 for her seventh victory in the event this season. In the horizontal jumps Kourtney Rathke dominated. The Peak to Peak sophomore leapt to 3A No. 1 of 18-6 to win the long jump, and 3A No. 2 of 36-9 to win the triple jump.
At the LPAA/YWKC LEAGUE MEET Bryant Schoenthal and Mohamed Ibrahim battled in the throws like they have all season. Schoenthal won the discus with a toss of 170-3, while Ibrahim was second in 165-10. The two swapped positions in the shot put, with Ibrahim winning the event with a toss of 56-10.5, which was just beyond Schoenthal's 56-1.5. For the girls Correy Koellner tossed 40-1 for her second time over 40-feet this season.
Colorado just might see its first seven-foot high jump - perhaps question isn't just when, it's who.
Rather than recap the Front Range League Championships again, I'll send you here: Leaping Into History At The Front Range League Championships
Meanwhile the throws were on fire at the HWAY Invitational. It was a Holyoke sweep in the girl's throws, with Lauren Herman winning the discus with a toss o 125-6, while teammate Correy Koellner won the shot put with a toss of 39-4.5. Meanwhile Bryant Schoenthal swept the boy's side, with a toss of 169-5 in the discus and 54-7.5 in the shot put.
The Jeffco 4A/5A League Championships was another hotly contested meet.
Chatfield's Amelia Hubbell torched a 14.43 100H in the prelims, though Casia Provencal would take the victory in the finals, running 15.01. Hubbell did get a victory, however - she won the 300H in 44.87. Taking the hurdles off the track, Peyton Holmes stormed to a 12.19 victory in the 100. In the 800 Keeghan Edwards ran away with the win, running 2:16.79. Likewise, Emma Stutzman dominated the 1,600, running 5:02 for a 10-second victory. Stutzman also won the 3,200, running 11:05. Meanwhile Coral Tolman had a massive breakthrough in the pole vault. The Standley Lake senior cleared 11-1 to win the event in a PR.
In the boy's 1,600 Bryce Reeburgh cracked 4:20 for the third time this season. The Golden senior ran 4:19 for a two-second victory over Camden Law, who ran 4:21. Dane Eike was a close third, running a 4:22 PR. Reeburgh also won the 3,200 in 9:36.38. The 800 was a tight race as well, with Bear Creek's Jacob Culig winning in a massive PR of 1:53.29 - that's a 5A No. 2. Law was a close second in 1:54.89. Likewise, Jack Wetterling and Myles Wilson cracked 40-seconds in the 300H, with Wetterling taking the win in 39.05 to Wilson's 39.32.
There was plenty to talk about at the Longs Peak/NCAC/Mile High League Meets.