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Track & field: Lyons’ Basey wins second Boulder County MVA award in a row

Greg Lindstrom
Lyons senior Nola Basey takes aim at the high jump title Saturday at the annual Boulder County Invitational.

LONGMONT — Lyons senior Nola Basey said she just felt strong at the Boulder County Invitational on Saturday. But she always feels strong at BoCo.

Helping lead the Lions girls to eighth place at the all-classification meet, Basey won her second straight Most Valuable Athlete award. At a meet that annually contends with conference and state for Boulder County track athletes’ anticipation, Basey’s preference for the local royale would appear to be the source of her power.

“It’s even our coaches’ favorite meet,” Basey said. “It’s so well-run with the officials and everyone. It’s a wonderful meet and I look forward to it every year.”

Basey jumped 16 feet, 61/4 inches to win the long jump. She leaped 36-13/4 to win the triple jump. To take first in the high jump, she cleared 5-3.

The MVA goes to the athlete who scored the most points for her team. The Lions scored 44 team points. Basey scored 30 of them.

Basey joins Fairview’s Lisa Bedwell and Amanda Abshire, Sarah Hopping and Amie Stewart of Longmont High, and Erie’s Gaynell Sipe as the only female athletes to win multiple most valuable athlete awards at BoCo.

As much as she enjoys BoCo, Basey said she understands that the Lions’ hopes for a three-peat state title has to remain the final goal.

“I hope this continues through state,” Basey said. “We’re all buckling down for the final stretch of the season. We’re at the point of no return.”

A LEAGUE OF HER OWN

Silver Creek’s Valarie Allman is just on a different level from every other prep discus thrower in Colorado.

Allman threw 176 feet, 10 inches to crush the BoCo (152-06) and Everly-Montgomery Stadium (154-03) records, both of which she set in 2012. It was a career-defining performance for any prep athlete. But for Allman, who is chasing the national prep discus record, it was a bit of an off day.

“My throws were kind of shaky today,” said Allman, who also won the shot put with a 35-8 toss. “There’s a lot of stuff to work on so in that aspect it’s exciting. I’m hoping I can get some of that stuff together.”

BOULDER BATONS

Deaydrah Williams said the Boulder 800-meter relay team was focused on getting quicker with its handoffs. Good call.

The Panthers relay won first place with a new meet record 1:43.88. The previous record, set by Centaurus High, had stood since 1996.

“We PRed on this one,” said Williams, who anchored the relay and took second in the open 100 and 200. “Last year we didn’t really place as high so it feels really good to win it all this year.”

The Panthers finished second behind Niwot. Zoe Robb won the pole vault and Erin McLaughlin won the 3,200.

SUPER STAND-IN

The Fairview 1,600 relay team is tough, even without the team’s top 400 runner.

Junior Kendall Richarz served as an alternate for Heather Harrower, who got sick after winning the open 400, and the Knights won the event in 4:03.45.

“They asked me to do it,” said Richarz, who joined Emma Sanchez, Carys McAulay, Kirsten Walters in the relay. “I knew I was going to have to fill in and I felt like I ran well.”

Also for the Knights, Justine Sherman won the 100 in 15.6 seconds.

SOCCER SPRINTERS

Finishing in 49.49 seconds, Centaurus Warriors Jordan Jackson, Midori Patterson, Sara Neitenbach and Shanlie Anderson won the 400-meter relay.

Just hours before, Patterson and Anderson played in a 3-0 soccer win over Longmont. Anderson scored a goal.

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Boulder County Track & Field Championships

GIRLS

Team scores — Niwot 123.10, Boulder 103.50, Fairview 85.50, Broomfield 82, Monarch 69.10, Erie 50, Centaurus 46, Lyons 44, Silver Creek 43.60, Longmont 40.60, Skyline 22, Frederick 13, Peak to Peak 11, Mead 7.60.

100-meters — 1. Alexei Cox, Broomfield, 12.18; 2. Deaydrah Williams, Boulder, 12.54; 3. Brooke Mallette, Silver Creek, 12.76; T4. Caroline Bartlett, Monarch, 12.85; T4. Julia Vaiser, Niwot, 12.85; 6. Jordan Jackson, Centaurus, 12.86; 7. Deandra Elcock, Skyline, 12.95; T8. Rachel Edson, Boulder, 13.04; T8. Maiya Mindoro, Broomfield, 13.11.

200 — 1. Alexei Cox, Broomfield, 25.11; 2. Deaydrah Williams, Boulder, 26.44; 3. Caroline Bartlett, Monarch, 26.48; 4. Rachel Sharpe, Niwot, 26.63; 5. Shanlie Anderson, Centaurus, 26.79; 6. Midori Patterson, Centaurus, 27.17; 7. Grace Belton, Broomfield, 27.23; 8. Kayla Reeves, Boulder, 27.24.

400 — 1. Heather Harrower, Fairview, 58.31; 2. Carys McAulay, Fairview, 58.40; 3. Karina Mann, Monarch, 59.53; 4. Alexei Cox, Broomfield, 60.78; 5. Rachel Sharpe, Niwot, 61.02; 6. Dana Maydew, Niwot, 61.40; 7. Kela Fetters, Niwot, 61.47; 8. Brooke Mallette, Silver Creek, 63.01.

800 — 1. Elise Cranny, Niwot, 2:13.91; 2. Claire Green, Monarch, 2:18.55; 3. Makenzie Urban, Frederick, 2:19.17; 4. Karina Mann, Monarch, 2:20.08; 5. Molly Klotz, Longmont, 2:23.26; 6. Kendall Richarz, Fairview, 2:23.55; 7. Emma Sanchez, Fairview, 2:25.15; 8. Regan VanDePol, Broomfield, 2:25.74.

1,600 — 1. Elise Cranny, Niwot, 4:47.56; 2. Erin McLaughlin, Boulder, 5:06.85; 3. Claire Green, Monarch, 5:08.18; 4. Miriam Roberts, Lyons, 5:14.59; 5. Regan VanDePol, Broomfield, 5:16.64; 6. Christa Boettiger, Niwot, 5:23.86; 7. McKenna Payes, Fairview, 5:28.85; 8. Louise Vandenberghe, Fairview, Niwot, 5:23.86l.

3,200 — 1. Erin McLaughlin, Boulder, 11:21.03; 2. Ashley Litoff, Monarch, 11:35.35; 3. Christa Boettiger, Niwot, 11:39.22; 4. Maggie Moline, Centaurus, 11:53.91; 5. Emily Barnes, Fairview, 11:58.00; 6. Rachel Moline, Centaurus, 12:23.06; 7. Hannah Davinroy, Centaurus, 12:23.11; 8. Mallory Oveson, Peak to Peak, 12:26.31.

110 hurdles — 1. Justine Sherman, Fairview, 15.6; 2. Deandra Elcock, Skyline, 15.78; 3. Amanda Campbell, Broomfield, 15.89; 4. Katie Croell, Broomfield, 16.06; 5. Grace Green, Boulder, 16.54; 6. Hailey Hampson, Boulder, 16.96; 7. Kelsey Lutz, Mead, 17.21; 8. Gabby Casey, Niwot, 17.50.

300 hurdles — 1. Amanda Campbell, Broomfield, 46.57; 2. Grace Green, Boulder, 47.18; 3. Niki Marshall, Niwot, 47.50; 4. Katie Croell, Broomfield, 47.61; 5. Hailey Hampson, Boulder, 48.68; 6. Lauren Simms, Lyons, 49.13; 7. Brooke Harrower, Fairview, 49.31; 8. Gabby Casey, Niwot, 50.34.

400 relay — 1. Centaurus (Jordan Jackson, Midori Patterson, Sara Neitenbach, Shanlie Anderson), 49.49; 2. Boulder, 49-60; 3. Erie, 50.78; 4. Skyline, 51.37; 5. Niwot, 51.46; 6. Longmont, 51.61; 7. Fairview, 52.71; 8. Lyons, 52.83.

800 relay — 1. Boulder (Alexis Jacobs, Rachel Edson, Kayla Reeves, Deaydrah Williams), 1:43.88; 2. Niwot, 1:45.85; 3. Broomfield, 1:46.14; 4. Monarch, 1:47.11; 5. Centaurus, 1:47.31; 6. Frederick, 1:49.73; 7. Fairview, 1:51.14; 8. Longmont, 1:51.21.

1,600 relay — 1. Fairview (Emma Sanchez, Carys McAulay, Kirsten Walters, Kendall Richarz), 4:03.45; 2. Broomfield, 4:10.20; 3. Niwot, 4:11.41; 4. Erie, 4:15.64; 5. Boulder, 4:17.24; 6. Lyons, 4:19.46; 7. Silver Creek, 4:27.08; 8. Monarch, 4:30.25.

3,200 relay — 1. Niwot (Dana Maydew, Deyja Enriquez, Katie Gillett, Elise Cranny), 9:28.79; 2. Monarch, 9:36.52; 3. Peak to Peak, 10:08.12; 4. Centaurus, 10:15.98; 5. Boulder, 10:17.15; 6. Erie, 10:18.05; 7. Broomfield, 10:23.17; 8. Lyons, 10:34.23.

800 medley relay — 1. Fairview (Justine Sherman, Katie Kowal, Halea Kerr-Layton, Heather Harrower), 1:49.12; 2. Monarch, 1:50.81; 3. Erie, 1:51.32; 4. Longmont, 1:52.09; 5. Boulder, 1:54.35; 6. Niwot, 1:54.86; 7. Mead, 1:56.65; 8. Broomfield, 1:57.07.

Long jump — 1. Nola Basey, Lyons, 16-06.25; 2. Justine Sherman, Fairview, 16-02.50; 3. Deandra Elcock, Skyline, 15-11; 4. Kenzie Kudrna, Erie, 15-00.50; 5. Sophie Lattes, Fairview, 15-00; 6. Morgan Mead, Mead, 14-09; 7. Jordan Jackson, Centaurus, 14-08.75; 8. Gabby Casey, Niwot, 14-08.25

Triple jump — 1. Nola Basey, Lyons, 36-01.75; 2. Emilie Rembert, Silver Creek, 34-05.25; 3. Rachel Sharpe, Niwot, 34-05; 4. Sophie Lattes, Fairview, 33-08.50; 5. Anna Ifft, Niwot, 32-04.50; 6. Tanya Campbell, Erie, 32-03.25; 7. Hannah Fertig, Niwot, 31-11.50; 8. Lauren Adams, Frederick, 31-11.25.

High jump — 1. Nola Basey, Lyons, 5-03; 2. Hailey Hampson, Boulder, 5-01; 3. Haley Gallagher, Erie, 5-01; 4. Madison Miller, Centaurus, 4-11; 5. Mariana Boyer, Broomfield, 4-09; 6. Heather Betz, Fairview, 4-09; T7. Lindsey Wirth, Mead, 4-06; T7. Lauren Sharpe, Niwot, 4-06.

Discus — 1. Valarie Allman, Silver Creek, 176-10; 2. Keely Parish, Longmont, 119-05; 3. Dailyn Johnson, Longmont, 115-08; 4. Nicki Blue, Niwot, 114-08; 5. Piper Zeier, Erie, 112-02; 6. Taylor Dominicci, Broomfield, 103-07; 7. Katie Novosad, Longmont, 95-05; 8. Zenia Quintana, Skyline, 94-06.

Shot put — 1. Valarie Allman, Silver Creek, 35-08; 2. Piper Zeier, Erie, 34-03; 3. Dailyn Johnson, Longmont, 34-00; 4. Katie Novosad, Longmont, 31-10; 5. Tessa Anderson, Peak to Peak, 30-08; 6. Rachel Keatley, Monarch, 29-10; 7. Brittney Pepitone, Frederick, 29-08; 8. Nicole Rawson, Frederick, 28-10.

Pole vault — 1. Zoe Robb, Boulder, 10-03; 2. Gabby Casey, Niwot, 9-09; 3. Jade Vandersteen, Silver Creek, 9-03; 4. Haylie Johns, Niwot, 9-03; 5. Paige Hillen, Niwot, 8-09; 6. Haley Gallagher, Erie, 8-09; 7. Rachel Burd, Boulder, 8-03; 8. Amber Boyington, Lyons, 8-03.