Let's just say this one had serious state title chase implications, and especially so on the girls' side. Loveland made some pretty strong statements in the relays and hurdles. I'm not seeing anyone right now who is ready to run with the Loveland 4x200 team if Coach Quere loads that thing like he did Saturday. Kaylee Packham did some serious dusting of the field in both hurdle events. Meanwhile, Taylor Buschy won the 200 and 400. Loveland looks solid.
But there were also 3A state title chase implications at this meet. Eaton and Berthoud, whose girls finised the state meet last spring separated by a single point, both had some seriously good looks on Saturday. For Eaton, it was Aimee Ledall winning the 100, Ryleigh Haynes winning the high jump, and Mel Herl winning the shot and discus (with teammate Keri Ruff second in the discus).
Berthoud countered with long jump and triple jump titles by Courtney Mills. That leaves Eaton in the lead for titles, but don't get yourself thinking this one's anything like over. And, there might be a couple other teams in the fray before all's said and done. You won't be wanting to be taking your concession breaks at the state meet during the 3A girls events, either.
Come to think of it, there's rarely a good time to take a concession break during the state meet.
Who knew? Tabor Scholl runs the 400, too. 1:01.07 isn't a bad high school 400-meter debut. A little while later, she won the 800 at 2:21-ish. Kelley Robinson of Nederland won the 1600. Remember what we said above about 2A girls? And we haven't even talked about Lyons and Akron in this article.
Boys? Yes, boys were at this meet, too.
Winning the 100 and 200 got Fairview's Ben Meyer off to a good start on the season. Frontier Academy's Chris Baker ran 2:05-low to win the 800. Do keep an eye on young Mr. Baker, this is not the first hint he's dropped of things to come. Rich Sanchez, he of the smooth stride, won the 1600 in about 4:27. Niwot's Nick Harris dipped under 10:00 for the 3200 win. Sterling's Truitt Parrish joined the 4A 14-0 club in the pole vault. Eaton's Austin Ekeler threw a huge monkey wrench into the 3A long jump thinking with a wind legal 22-1.5. And Skyline's Richard Feltenberger pitched the shot 53-11.
Was this meet special or what? Better start making your reservations for next year now.