This article will be periodically updated as new results are received.
Friday, February 17, 6 PM
Colten Deters, Daniel Weirech, and Deshaun Harris advanced easily to the shot put finals. Since Simplot doesn't record marks for prelims going into finals, however, it's a little hard to say what each one threw to get there. You probably won't be surprised to learn that Scott Carter, Tony Carodine, and John Reynolds each made triple jump finals. Neither is it suprising that Carter and Carodine also made long jump finals, even against some very solid competition.
I missed Kirk Webb's name on the list of 800 meter entries, but he apparently didn't need my help. Webb ran 1:58.73 to easily advance to the next round with six other Colorado qualifiers. Kordell Deffebaugh's 51.54 led four more Colorado 400 specialists into the next round. In the 200, Colorado had three of the top six advancers in Alex Mead, Enyinna Isiguzo, and Glen Taylor, but Jaylyn Mars also advanced. Each round is a story of its own. In the 60, Marcus Harris, Jaylyn Mars, and Glen Taylor all had top-10 times in prelims, leading a group of seven Colorado entries into semis. Scott Carter and Jace Horak lead a group of four Colorado advancers in the 60 hurdles. Dillon Manzanares and Josh Holland stayed alive in the pole vault, but only Dallas Hall can claim that distinction in the high jump.
For the girls, it was pretty much the tour de force that was anticipated. Fasten your seatbelts for the semifinal rounds.
In the long jump, Mackenzie Comstock, Chyna Ries, and Danielle Williams go to finals. You will recognize the names of Ries, Scott, Sant, Sanni, Gillespie, Vaden, and Romo in the 60 finals. You'll also recognize the names of Ries, Williams, and Comstock in the triple jump finals, only this Ries is Maya. That would be the younger sister. Colorado, meet Maya Ries. You will recognize the names of Hall (8.30), Packham, and Mendez in the 60 hurdles finals, but not as many of you will recognize the name of Carly Lester joining them. Lester is a freshman who has yet to run a season of high school outdoor track and field. No less than five Colorado girls advance to 200 meter semis, led by Christine Scott and Emily Romo. Like I said, there's a lot to look forward to in semis (or, in the case of the field events, finals).
Elsewhere, Samantha Bellah stayed alive in the pole vault competition. Lindsey Kroboth and Carly Paul made high jump finals. Ana Holland leads a group of six making the next round of the 400. Of those six, Holland, Grace Brittan, Chelsie Horton, and Sarah Clough all dipped below 60 in prelims.
Friday, February 17, 6:30 AM
Tabor Scholl took it to the field in the preliminary round of the girls 1600, posting the best mark overall with a 5:08.11, six seconds faster than the second qualifier. Joining Scholl as Colorado representatives in the next round are Kelley Robinson, Shannon Maloney, Kristiana Oslund, Aspen Anderson, and Molly Morrison. It took times of 5:36 or better to make the cut.
Thursday, February 16, 10 PM
It took a 4:36 or better to qualify for the next round of 1600s. In all, eight Colorado boys did that, joining 28 other boys as qualifiers. Those making the cut were Bryce Gregoire, Joe Maloney, Chandler Reid, Chris Davis, Jackson Sayler, Ed Cleary, Connor Timms, and Rich Sanchez. Gregoire had Colorado's best time with a 4:30.21.
Thursday, February 16, 9 PM
Justin Weinmeister runs a PR 9:49.30 to claim the last of 14 qualifying spots for Saturday's final in the 3200. No other Colorado competitor qualifies for the final.
Nick Schneeberger finished second in the javelin with a recorded throw of 35-10. Obviously, this is some sort of variant on conventional javelin (which would make for an interesting, if dangerous, indoor event). I'm awaiting further word on the nature of the variation on the javelin theme.