Monday Morning Recap: Bringing That February Fire

The first week of February did not disappoint!

We saw quite a few revealing performances, the kind that hint that we've got an exciting outdoor season ahead of us...

Alright, let's get into it. Here are the highlights of the highlights...

There were a ton of fiery performances at Saturday's Air Force High School Indoor Open.

Most notable was Kourtney Rathke's 13-9.25 pole vault meet record, which was also an official personal best, and an unofficial state record by a quarter-of-an-inch. 

Editor's Note: Since indoor track and field isn't an "official" CHSAA sport, the "official" CHSAA state record is Andrea Willis' 13-9 - outdoors. 

Add that Rathke's performance was a Colorado No. 1, and a US No. 8.

Needless to write, Rathke is clearly setting herself up for a massive outdoor season. The Peak to Peak junior has been over 13-feet a staggering six times this indoor season. 

Another big performance - or big "reveal" - to come out of the meet was Drew Costelow , who came oh-so-close to writing his name into the record books.

The Valor Christian toed the line for the first time in months and delivered a 1:55.51 800 season-opener. When taking into consideration the altitude (just over 7,000-feet), and that it was his first race since cross country, it's evident that Costelow is revving up for a big outdoor season. A year ago he swept the 5A distance events at state, claiming the 800, 1,600, and 3,200. 

Likewise, Tavon Underwood has been perfecting his 400 in recent weeks, and Saturday it looked like he's done some serious work on his 200. He won the event in 21.56 - that's a CO NO. 1, a US No. 12, and nearly half-a-second ahead of his outdoor personal best. Add that is was also a meet record and Colorado indoor record.

On the topic of PRing and running state-leading marks, Trey Ciccio ran a state-leading 8.00 in the prelims of the 60H - he did go on to win the finals.

2023 outdoor track - look out!

For more from the Air Force meet:

A day later and across town the USATF All Comers 3 capped off the week's action. 

Anna Willis doubled back from Saturday's Air Force meet to compete in the pole vault for a second-consecutive day. Willis cleared 13-1.5 - that's her first time over 13-feet this season, and good for a CO No. 2

In the 300 Ka'Moyyah Allen and Madeline Clark put together a fiery 300 with Allen dropping a state-leading 42.36. Clark was a stride back in 43.14 for a CO No. 3. 

Doubling up in distance Jocelyn Millican won the 600 in 1:38.73 - that's a CO No. 2


Air Force High School Indoor Open

Cadet Field House USAFA, CO
Feb 4, 2023
1,401 Total Performances (1,320 CO)

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Elite Performances

Girls (52)

Boys (43)

USATF All Comers 3

UCCS Indoor Track Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 5, 2023
240 Total Performances (224 CO)

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