You don't need me to tell you what the highlight of this meet was. It is singularly appropriate, however, that Cranny set the record at the Boulder County Championships. For whatever reason(s), Boulder County owns this record. So that you fully appreciate the kind of day Cranny had, consider that she split about 2:10 on a 4x800 before the 1600 and came back and stomped on Sarah Cocco's meet record in the 800 after her record-smashing 1600.
But, there was a lot more to this meet than Cranny's record. There always is a lot to this meet. In Colorado, this is the grand champion of county championship meets. There are a few imitators, but none yet to rival the BOCO.
Alexei Cox could claim to be the fastest girl in Boulder County after winning the 100 and 200 except I suspect she actually lives in Broomfield County. Ah, but what's a boundary line among champions? Truth be told, there's probably been any number of Weld and Broomfield County titleists at this meet.
Boulder (which is in Boulder County) got a couple of big wins, one out of Zoe Robb in the pole vault and the other with a blazing 4x200. Valarie Allman won two events and broke one meet record by a mere 24 feet.
A freshman boy did win an individual title but, no, it was not Paul Roberts. The freshman phenom distinction this week goes to Longmont sprinter Trevor Cook. Cook won the 200 in 22.56 (wind legal, too).
Lorne Jenkins was very sharp, winning both hurdle titles and slipping beneath the magical times of 15 and 40. If that is not enough to convince you that Jenkins was running on adrenaline Saturday, consider that he also won the triple jump at 47-1. Check out the TJ rankings to see where that puts him.
Fairview gets a few kudos for winning the 4x800 in 8:04.44. 'Ware the Knights!
It would be easy to go on, but I won't.