Colorado State Track and Field Championships 2016

Lakewood, CO


Royalty of the Rings, 2016 May 28, 2016

Parker Joens gets most of the ink in the Platte Valley throws program, but it was James Baladez (above) and Morgan Smith who pushed the Broncos over the top to becoming 2016's 3A Royalty of the Rings. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Freshmen at the State Meet, 2016 May 24, 2016

The freshman girls hurdlers at this year's state meet tended to come from smaller schools, with Cripple Creek-Victor's Jordan Lanning ranking near the top at 16.89. Photo by Alan Versaw.

2A Girls: Paonia Marches On May 23, 2016

You can think of Taylor Carsten's 122-7 in the discus as yet another log on the Paonia bonfire. Photo by Alan Versaw.

1A Girls: Angry Birds May 22, 2016

Annie Weaver was part of a long list of names that helped pile up 121 points for Heritage Christian Academy over the weekend. Photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Boys: Powerhouse Pomona! May 22, 2016

Danny Williams opened his state meet with a tie for fifth in the high jump. It got better from there. Photo by Alan Versaw.

1A Boys: Longhorns Pushed off 1A Throne May 22, 2016

Although Heritage Christian Academy didn't win many event titles on their way to a state championship, they did end up claiming the last title of the meet after a see-saw battle with Eads. Photo by Alan Versaw.

2A Boys: Relentless May 22, 2016

Shane Gates won his first state title of the weekend in the 110 hurdles, but he wasn't nearly done yet. Photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Thursday Notes May 20, 2016

Brie Oakley reintroduced lapping runners to the 5A 3200 en route to a new classification record in the event. Photo by Alan Versaw.

3A Thursday Notes May 19, 2016

Matt Hanson was the picture of precision in the 110 hurdles prelims, and Lutheran is very much on schedule to repeat as 3A state champions. Photo by Alan Versaw.

1A Thursday Notes May 19, 2016

Andy Borunda had the 1A shot put competition well under control. Photo by Alan Versaw.

State Meet Analysis: 4A May 18, 2016

Katie Rainsberger and Andrea Willis have already broken all-classification records this season. Maya Evans could potentially be the next 4A athlete to join that list. Photo by Alan Versaw.

State Meet Analysis: 5A May 17, 2016

Just when we thought that we might go a couple years without blazing, top-end sprint speed, Arria Minor arrives on the scene. Photo by Alan Versaw.

State Meet Analysis: 3A May 17, 2016

Lutheran's devastating class of seniors includes hurdler/triple jumper Kharon Hall. Photo by Alan Versaw.

State Meet Analysis: 2A May 17, 2016

Where hurdles are concerned, Alyssa Valko is accustomed to running from the front of the field. Photo by Jeff McCoy.