Colorado Year In Review: Grandview Blazes 4x100 State Record

Four Colorado state records fell in 2022. 


Not one, or two. But four

And among them were the Grandview boy's 4x100 squad, who torched the previous record, running 40.59. 

To add some additional context to this record, consider that no 4x100 squad had run under 41-seconds over the past two decades. 

Or consider that the only squad to even break 41.50 over the past five years was Longmont's state-champion squad from 2016 - and they ran 41.39.

And it wasn't like they barely dipped right under 41-seconds - they torched the barrier by just over four-tenths-of-a-second. 

The quartet of Luke TrinrudDavid MaldonadoCharlie Dick, and Evan Johnson sprinted their way in the record books at the Centennial Varsity League Championships the week before the 2022 Colorado State Track and Field Championships.

Grandview's 40.59 ranked them No. 12 nationally, and it led the state by nearly a full-second - that's some next-level domination in an event that's typically decided in the final strides and by a few hundredths of a second.  

For their efforts, Grandview's quartet of Trinrud, Maldonado, Dick, and Johnson, are among the top stories coming out of Colorado in 2022.