It was showtime in Longmont, but when isn't it when they're hosting a track meet up there?
We've mentioned Kaylee Packham just about every week of the season so far, so we'll give her a break here. We've also mentioned Courtney Mills a lot, but how can you pass by a 39-10.75 triple jump mark. For reference, that mark is a 3A all-time record, the top girls triple jump mark in the state for the season to date, and the #8 mark in the nation right now. That's simply too big of a performance to pass by.
Rachael Chacko of Smoky Hill turned over some personal new ground in the 1600 by running 5:09.28. Boulder's Sam Lewis didn't turn over any new ground in running 11:08.82 to win the 3200, but it's nice to see her completely back on top of her race again. Niwot's 9:35.48 4x800 serves notice that Thompson Valley won't go uncontested in that event in 4A.
Alex Mead was back winning the 100 and 200 at this one, but Troy Johnson of Berthoud was very close both times. This could be a big showdown at the 3A state meet. Harrison Einspahr? He was helping Broomfield qualify sprint relays for state. They likely got it done at 4x100, 4x200, and 4x400.
If you can wrap your head around Kirk Webb not winning a race, Ryan Boucher of 2A Lyons was the guy to do it. Boucher ran 50.04 in the 400 to Webb's 50.11. Webb got a certain measure of redemption, however, at the end of the meet when he was part of a Monarch 4x400 that went 3:25.83 for the win.
Kyle Ames of Smoky Hill at 4:24.02 in the 1600 is a nice mark.
There were several more nice marks coming out of this meet, but I'm working overtime on this one. So, click your mouse on the meet results link below and see for yourself.