Six Events To Watch At The Let's Get REAL Indoor Champs

This weekend marks the grand finale of the 2024 indoor track and field season in Colorado, and it'll culminate with the 2024 edition of the Let's Get REAL Indoor Championship in Colorado Springs.

Like last year, we'll be streaming the meet LIVE -- Sign Up To Watch LIVE.

We've scanned the meet entries - here are six events you won't want to miss...

Update: Saturday's meet has been moved from UCCS to Air Force. The meet schedule will remain the same. 

Boys 60 Hurdles

The Breakout Star of the 2024 indoor season - Karamoko Sacko - will cap his Colorado indoor season here. 

Editor's Note: He'll race at New Balance Nationals Indoor in Boston, Mass. in three weeks...

Sacko has been undefeated in Colorado in this event this season. Several weeks ago he torched a US No. 5 of 7.82 to win the 60H at the Air Force High School Indoor Open

He's dipped under eight-seconds four-consecutive times this season, and he's heading to the Cadet Field House off a 7.96 victory at the USATF Colorado Indoor Championships just last week.

Sacko is the huge favorite to claim this event - as he is the lone 60 hurdler to crack eight-seconds this indoor season. 

The 60H is scheduled to run at 1:15 p.m.

Girls 60 Hurdles

One of the best hurdlers in the country is set to star here. 

Grandiview's Gabriella Cunningham torched a US No. 3 of 8.41 in Houston last month. 

She's been undefeated in the event in Colorado, and owns seven victories out of eight races. What's all the more impressive is the fact that she's run 8.60 or faster every time she's raced this event. 

Cunningham has been in her own race when she's toed the line in Colorado - she owns the fastest time run in Colorado by nearly half-a-second, and only two other girls have broken nine-seconds in the event this season. 

One of the two - Kaeli Powe - is on the start list. She's run 8.94.

The 60H is scheduled to run at 1 p.m.  

Boys 200

The fastest 200-meter sprinter in the state is slated to toe the line here. 

Mesa Ridge's Anthony Smith has put together an impressive 2024 indoor season - he's run under 22.50 every time he's raced, which tallies up to four times. 

Most recently he ran a state-leading 22.06 to win this very event at the Air Force High School Indoor Open

What's additionally impressive is that if we scan backwards in time to last year, it's clear that Smith has made The Jump -- during the 2023 outdoor season he ran a PR of 22.53. He did not run at the state meet in this event (he ran the 100.) 

Smith will battle with the No. 2 200 sprinter in the state - Cherokee Trail's Kahari Wilbon

Wilbon and Smith went head-to-head in this event at Air Force, and the race with to Smith. Wilbon, however, was rewarded with a Colorado indoor PR of 22.21. 

Wilbon is also the top-seed in the 400 as the lone quarter-miler to crack 50-seconds in Colorado this season. 

The wildcard in this race is Isaak Easley.

Easley has run the 200 just once this indoor season - a 22.83 clocking - though he went 21.77 outdoors - of the three mentioned, he's the only one who has broken 22-seconds in the 200. He's the fifth-fastest returner for the 2024 outdoor season. 

The 200 is scheduled to run at 9:15 a.m.

Girls 400

Oh, we've got a battle brewing here...

There are five girls who have broken 60-seconds in the 400 on the start list. 

Gabrielle ShepstonAnnalina TorresAnna WehrenbergSarah McGarry, and Lillian Schatz should make for a great race.

Shepston ran 59.01 in Texas last month, and owns a 56.84 PR from the 2023 outdoor season, making her the fastest in the field, and the fourth-fastest returner for the 2024 outdoor season. 

Torres has raced the 400 just once this season, and it was memorable - a 58.18 victory at the Air Force High School Indoor Open two weeks ago. That tied her 2023 outdoor PR. 

Wehrenberg has run the event twice this indoor season, and both performances were sub-60 clockings. She's coming off a 58.70 from the Great Southwest Indoor last week, where she finished third. She clocked 57.66 outdoors last spring. 

McGarry has run this event quite a few times this season, including a 58.80 clocking from Air Force, where she finished third behind Torres. 

Likewise, Schatz heads to Colorado Springs with a 59.87 from Great Southwest Indoor

Shepston hasn't raced either of the other four, though Torres and Wehrenberg have beaten Schatz, and Torres has also beaten McGarry. 

The 400 is scheduled to run at 3 p.m.

Boys Mile

After a few months of hibernation, the distance studs of Colorado are returning to the track...

Brogan CollinsAndrew BelJosh Shriver, and Cody Wyman will make for a great race that's likely to go down to a furious 200-meter kick. 

Of the quartet mentioned above, Collins owns the fastest PR - a 4:18 clocking from the 2023 outdoor season. He hasn't raced indoors this season, though he did finish seventh at the 4A Colorado State Cross Country Championships last fall in 15:43.

Like Collins, Bel hasn't raced indoors this season either. He had a breakthrough 2023 cross country season which saw him claim the 2A Colorado State Cross Country Championships in 16:16. Last spring Bel ran 4:23 in this event outdoors. 

Shriver has been on the boards often this indoor season. Most recently he ran a 4:30.11 at the Air Force High School Indoor Open where he finished second to Matthew Edwards in a wild kick to the finish.

Like Collins and Bel, Wyman hasn't raced indoors this season. Last fall he finished seventh at the 3A Colorado State Cross Country Championships in 16:08.

So, we've got three milers making their 2024 debut on the track, verses one who's battled through a few fiery races. 

The mile is scheduled to run at 11 a.m.

Girls Mile

Summitt's Ella Hagen hasn't raced indoors this season, though she's definitely bound to make this a race. She's one of the best distance runners in the country, and she'll open her up 2024 track season here. 

Hagen's last race was a 10th-place finish at the Nike Cross Nationals in December. 

She is the defending 4A state champion in this very event, of which she ran 4:54.35 during the 2023 outdoor season. 

Over the last year-and-a-half, Hagen has finished no worse than second at a state championship event - from the 1,600 all the way up to the 5k. 

Spectators might want to keep an eye on the clock - Addison Ritzenhein's meet record of 5:06.78 could be threatened here, as well as Isabel Allori's state-leading 4:57.69.

And if there's anyone who could push Hagen, it'll likely be Air Academy's Jordan Banta

Like Hagen, she hasn't raced since NXN - where she finished 54th. Banta ran 5:01 during the 2023 outdoor season. 

The wildcard in this race could be Caroline Fender

The Heritage sophomore has been wracking up PR after PR during this season indoor season, already surpassing where she was during the 2023 outdoor season. 

Fender has run 5:12 in the mile outdoors at the PEAK Pre-Season #1 two weeks ago, which is seven seconds ahead of her outdoor PR. 

The mile is scheduled to run at 10 a.m.