Munn Storms Onto The Scene At The Pomona Invitational

Mikey Munn couldn't believe it. 

Neither could the crowd. 

Just moments earlier a collective "Oooooooooo!" roared across the stands at Jeffco Stadium as Munn slowed to a jog after finishing the 200 final. 

The giant scoreboard on the south-end of the stadium read "21.05" next to the name "Munn."

The Windsor senior immediately darted to the opening in the gate to hug his friends and family. 

His time wasn't just a Colorado No. 1, it was a US No. 6. Add that it was a massive PR for the Windsor senior. 

The performance came several hours after Munn torched a state-leading, personal best of 10.53 in the 100. 

Two wins. Two PRs. Two state-leading marks. 

Munn has officially arrived on the scene. 

Consider that a year ago he didn't qualify for the Colorado state championships. He ran season-bests of 11.34 in the 100, and 23.93 in the 200. 

Now Munn is the No. 1 sprinter in Colorado. 

And he wasn't the only one doing big things at the The Pomona Invitational. Meet records were falling all over the place. 

Charlie Lafore has been a force in the throws for years. 

He's the defending 5A state champion in the discus, and the shot put. 

But Saturday he went to another level. 

The Chatfield senior threw 190-feet in the prelims of the discus to win the event in a meet record. The mark not only was a CO No. 1 by over 11-feet, it was a US No. 15, and a PR by nearly seven-feet. 

On the topic of making gains, Karamoko Sacko sliced several tenths-of-a-second off his 110H best in the prelims, running 13.69 - that's a US No. 4, and - another meet record. 

Likewise, Jackson Fagerlin has run himself onto another level. 

The 2022 1,600 3A state champ downed two stellar fields to sweep the mid-distance events, running 1:54.57 in the 800, and 4:15.10 in the 1,600. 

Both performances are All-Classification state-leading marks - and meet records

On the topic of statement wins, Jonas Scudamore dropped the hammer in the 3,200 Friday night to win the event in a state-leading 9:16.84. 

Back to the topic of sweeps, the Fossil Ridge girls dominated the mid-distance events. 

Introductions are in order in the 800, as Mia Williams sliced another two-seconds off her PR to win the event with a scorching kick, clocking 2:12.25. 

The time was a All-Classification state-lead for several hours (Isabel Allori ran 2:10.14 at the Platte Valley Bronco Stampede), and it is currently a 5A No. 1

Williams' performance came one week after running 2:14.88 at the Altitude Running Invite. A year ago she finished 14th in the event at the Colorado State Track and Field Championships in 2:16. 

Doubling up in distance Fossil Ridge teammate Tatum Berg had a kick of her own to win the 1,600 in 4:54.67. Berg is currently No. 1 1,600 in 5A

In the quarter-mile Aspen Webb starred. 

The Chatfield senior torched two sub-56-clockings in the event, running 55.83 in the prelims, and 55.94 in the finals - both performances are top-two in Colorado this season. 

On the topic of state-leading marks, last week's Future Stars feature Ellie Londo cracked 12-seconds in the 100 for the first time, clocking a state-leading 11.93. 

When the dust had settled on the 2024 edition of The Pomona Invitational, 11 state-leading marks were set.

And the meet wasn't just plentiful of top-tier marks...

Add that all stomachs of coaches, meet officials, and media were full, as the meet has not only become a star-studded, high-quality event, it's become the Meet With The Best Meals.

Pasta Friday night, followed by spicy breakfast burritos Saturday morning, and topped off with New York-style pizza Saturday afternoon? 

I might've gained a few pounds...