And so the outdoor track and field season comes to closure...
And it was a nice closure for Colorado. The last two days of National Junior Olympics featured several very nice performances for the Colorado contingent. Looking only at individual results, several intermediates and young men/women found their ways to the podium.
On Saturday and Sunday:
- Maddie Ivy took a fourth in the intermediate girls 3000 with a time of 10:41.31
- Birdie Hutton and Maura O'Brien took sixth and seventh in the young women's version of the same race at 10:56.02 and 11:05.25, respectively.
- Though aided by a +4.3 wind, Dior Hall cleaned house on the competition in the intermediate girls 100 hurdles with a time of 13.63 in prelims. Wind would again be a factor in finals with Hall winning at 13.45 (+2.2)
- Kami Mendez had matching 14.38 times (wind legal in finals, not in prelims) to take sixth in the young women's 100 hurdles. Her best time was 14.20 in semi-finals, but that time was not wind legal.
- Devan Foster and Samantha Berggren had matching seconds in the intermediate girls and young women's 800s with times of 2:13.86 and 2:11.51, respectively.
- Daniel Book was 5th in the intermediate boys 800 with a time of 1:59.58
- MaryBeth Sant and Chyna Ries went 3-5 in the intermediate girls with times of 11.88 and 12.02 (+0.8), respectively.
- Kelley Robinson and Birdie Hutton represented Boulder County well in the young women's 1500, going 4-6 at 4:40.28 and 4:47.12, respectively.
Despite the heat that often climbed over 100F, the meet proved to be a successful outing for several of Colorado's top track and field athletes.