Colorado Makes its Mark on Simplot

For most high school athletes in Colorado, the indoor season is now over.


But it was a pretty nice finish for those who made the trip to Pocatello.


The only event titles from the state of Colorado went to Jenna Adams in the pole vault (12-0) and Alex Paul in the 800 (1:57.46).


But there were a handful of near misses as well. Brittany Lewis and Chyna Ries went 3-4 in the long jump with leaps of 18-8 and 18-6 respectively. Ries is just a freshman. MaryBeth Sant, another freshman, finished third in the 60 with a time of 7.66, just off her time from prelims. Vanessa Fabrizio took a second in the 800 with a time of 2:14.10. Annie Kunz added a third place in the high jump at 5-6. Christine Scott nipped GinAsia Hamilton in the 200 as the pair finished 4-5 at 25.07 and 25.16. Kat Robinson took the Colorado indoor season mark down several seconds to finish 4th in the 1600 at 5:15.70.


On the boys' side of things, Marcus Harris, Jr.--a freshman--took home a fourth in the 60 at 6.97. Harris repeated that placing in the 200 with a 22.10. Kumar Pinkney finished sixth in the 200 with a 22.55. Ryan Van Portfliet took a third in the 800 at 1:58.44, followed by Jarod Fiorini at fifth in 1:58.85 and Matthew Winfrey in sixth at 1:59.46. Roblet Muhudin posted the nearest of Colorado's near misses by finishing second in the 1600 at 4:24.54, less than a half second out of first. Kevin Scheuerman was third in the 400 at 49.41. And, finally, Jason Propp took home a fourth in the high jump at 6-3.


We all now take a breather for exactly one week. Opening weekend of the outdoor season comes on March 6. Look for meets to be held at the new CSU-Pueblo track, at Boulder, at Elizabeth, at Fort Collins HS (hosted by Fossil Ridge), and at Wasson High School. May the sun shine on those events!