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Track & field: Niwot’s Jenkins sets Boulder County Invite triple jump record

Greg Lindstrom
Niwot senior Lorne Jenkins flies toward one of his two hurdles victories at the annual Boulder County Invitational. Jenkins also won the triple jump.

LONGMONT — As senior, Lorne Jenkins is reveling in each and every track meet this spring, seeing all the familiar faces that he has competed against throughout his childhood.

What Jenkins is enjoying even more is the opportunity to race past all his old friends one last time.

Jenkins was the dominant individual performer Saturday at the 37th annual Boulder County track and field championships, winning three events and establishing a new meet record along the way.

“This is a huge meet, just based on the fact that most of us have been running together since middle school,” Jenkins said. “You see the same people for a bunch of years and you kind of want to go out and beat them. This is definitely a meet for bragging rights.”

Jenkins swept the two hurdles events, winning the 110 hurdles in 14.87 seconds and adding a victory in the 300 hurdles with a season-best mark of 39.56 seconds. Jenkins, though, saved his most memorable effort for the triple jump. The senior collected his third crown by clearing a distance of 47-1. That mark set a new Boulder County Invite record, topping the distance of 46-61/2 set by former Niwot athlete Paul Kasemir in 2004.

“I got under 40 (in the 300) and that’s great,” Jenkins said. “I definitely was happy with that. And the 110, last year at this time I was running in the high to mid-15’s. This year I’m in the high-14’s. In the 300, I’m starting to get my rhythm and I’m running confidently. So it’s all good right now.”

Jenkins earned the invitational’s top two individual honors, taking home the Most Outstanding Performance honor as well as the Most Valuable Athlete award, which is given to the competitor who collects the most individual points for his or her team.

TROJANS IN THE FIELD

Longmont very nearly recaptured the team title that had become standard while winning seven of eight BoCo boys team titles from 2004 through 2011, including the final five in a row. However, for the second consecutive year the Trojans finished second behind Broomfield, though Longmont took home three first-place medals while making a mark in the field events.

Seniors Forrest Wetterstrom (long jump) and Marcus Johnson (shot put) each won individual events as did freshman Trevor Cook, who was an unexpected winner in the 200-meter dash.

“Our coach is always telling us how big BoCo is, so it feels good to win,” Johnson said. “It feels good to be back on track.”

After Mead standout Alex Mead left the event early in order to get ready for the Mead prom, and Frederick’s Joe Wise became a late scratch in the 200 after suffering a fall in the 300 hurdles, Cook took advantage of the void to collect the first-place medal. Cook posted a winning time of 22.56 seconds. Wetterstrom also finished second in the discus and the triple jump.

“Alex had to go to his prom, so I came out and ran my best,” Cook said. “There’s a big smile on my face.”

NEW HOBBY

Colton Dabney figured this was his last chance to make his mark on the Skyline track and field team. And the Falcons’ senior is making the most of his new hobby.

Dabney, a standout on Skyline’s basketball team, won the high jump Saturday at the BoCo Invite, posting a winning jump of 6 feet, 3 inches. Dabney also runs on two of Skyline’s relay teams and is showing exactly why some of his classmates have been pestering Dabney for years to get him to go out for track.

“Coach (Lonnie) Jones has been asking me since I was a freshman to come out,” Dabney said. “Normally I focus on basketball in the offseason, but since it’s my senior year I figured I might as well. Things have been going really well out here for me. I figured I’d do all right with my height, and with basketball I knew I could jump a little bit. But I didn’t think I’d do this good.”

NOTABLE

Alex Mead made his mark before vacating Everly Montgomery Field, winning the 100 meter dash (10.90 seconds) and placing sixth in the long jump. … The Erie trio of Brett Goodwin, Cole Lewis and William Schell were part of two relay victories for the Tigers. Brennan Manion joined the group in victory in the 1,600 relay, and Kevin McClanahan did the same in the 400 relay. McClanahan also finished second to Mead in the 100-meter dash.

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Boulder County Championships

At Everly-Montgomery Field

BOYS

Team scores — Broomfield 110, Longmont 96, Fairview 89, Lyons 69, Erie 67, Niwot 53, Boulder 52, Silver Creek 38, Skyline 37, Mead 34, Monarch 28, Centaurus 11, Peak to Peak 10, Frederick 8.

100 dash — 1. Alex Mead, Mead, 10.90; 2. Kevin McClanahan, Erie, 11.11; 3. Jordan Xiong, Broomfield, 11.32; 4. Trevor Cook, Longmont, 11.36; 5. Garret Angstead, Skyline, 11.37; 6. Lee Pappas, Fairview, 11.39; 7. James White, Silver Creek, 11.40; 8. Noah Tripp, Broomfield, 11.41.

200 dash — 1. Trevor Cook, Longmont, 22.56; 2. Julian Dulaney, Monarch, 22.61; 3. Jordan Xiong, Broomfield, 22.78; 4. Noah Tripp, Broomfield, 22.83; 5. Garret Angstead, Skyline, 22.97; 6. Zane Vanderberg, Fairview, 22.99; 7. Ryan Boucher, Lyons, 23.07; 8. Lee Pappas, Fairview, 23.32.

400 dash — 1. Zane Vanderberg, Fairview, 49.23; 2. Ryan Boucher, Lyons, 49.31; 3. Mason Douillard, Boulder, 50.87; 4. Julian Dulaney, Monarch, 51.15; 5. Austin Gunnarson, Silver Creek, 51.42; 6. Austin Ebbers, Niwot, 51.51; 7. Dane Myers, Mead, 52.40; 8. Jake Morris, Broomfield, 52.50.

800 run — 1. Richard Sanchez, Fairview, 2:01.31; 2. Max Worthy, Boulder, 2:02.89; 3. Zach Swenson, Fairview, 2:03.55; 4. Chris Meduna, Skyline, 2:04.46; 5. Cameron Healy, Peak to Peak, 2:04.90; 6. Anthony Hause, Broomfield, 2:05.31; 7. Dylan Moore, Boulder, 2:05.43; 8. Matt Sarno, Broomfield, 2:05.85.

1,600 run — 1. Ethan Gonzales, Broomfield, 4:25.35; 2. Paul Roberts, Lyons, 4:27.20; 3. Max Worthy, Boulder, 4:35.93; 4. Kyle Lund, Fairview, 4:36.69; 5. Chay Weaver, Monarch, 4:38.20; 6. Kyle Lewis, Boulder, 4:39.32; 7. Chris Meduna, Skyline, 4:39.84; 8. Tyger Roch, Monarch, 4:40.15.

3,200 run — 1. Chandler Reid, Centaurus, 9:47.05; 2. Paul Roberts, Lyons, 9:49.91; 3. Ethan Gonzales, Broomfield, 9:57.78; 4. Joel Such, Lyons, 10:06.85; 5. Marcel Such, Lyons, 10:09.67; 6. Bridger Tomlin, Fairview, 10:12.37l; 7. Daniel Alvarez-Chao, Broomfield, 10:12.70; 8. Satchel Caldwell, Boulder, 10:15.35.

110 hurdles — 1. Lorne Jenkins, Niwot, 14.87; 2. Matt Radich, Lyons, 15.14; 3. Ryan Bant-Cogburn, Longmont, 15.54; 4. Sawyer Hammond, Fairview, 15.63; 5. Anthony Emberley, Silver Creek, 16.16; 6. Zack Barton, Broomfield, 16.17; 7. Nathan Johnson, Skyline, 16.27; 8. Nate Knowles, Broomfield, 16.35.

300 hurdles — 1. Lorne Jenkins, Niwot, 39.56; 2. Zack Barton, Broomfield, 40.38; 3. Justin Boldt, Lyons, 40.52; 4. Sawyer Hammond, Fairview, 41.60; 5. Tristen Nordloh, Erie, 41.74; 6. Ryan Bant-Cogburn, Longmont, 42.49; 7. Matt Radich, Lyons, 42.78; 8. Ethan Hitchcock, Longmont, 42.97.

400 relay — 1. Erie (Brett Goodwin, Cole Lewis, Kevin McClanahan, William Schell), 43.73; 2. Mead 44.34; 3. Longmont 44.41; 4. Skyline 44.55; 5. Boulder 44.97; 6. Niwot 45.26; 7. Fairview 45.47; 8. Broomfield 46.92.

800 relay — 1. Broomfield (Noah Tripp, Jake Morris, Zack Barton, Jordan Xiong), 1:30.31; 2. Lyons 1:30.75; 3. Erie 1:31.10; 4. Longmont 1:32.08; 5. Niwot 1:32.88; 6. Fairview 1:33.42; 7. Boulder 1:34.13; 8. Frederick 1:34.40.

1,600 relay — 1. Erie (Brett Goodwin, Cole Lewis, Brennan Manion, William Schell), 3:28.37; 2. Broomfield 3:31.43; 3. Silver Creek 3:31.82; 4. Fairview 3:34.40; 5. Lyons 3:34.75; 6. Boulder 3:34.90; 7. Skyline 3:40.70; 8. Peak to Peak 3:44.07.

3,200 relay — 1. Fairview (Zach Swenson, Kyle Lund, Nathaniel Gilbert, Richard Sanchez), 8:04.44; 2. Erie 8:17.27; 3. Niwot 8:26.49; 4. Boulder 8:30.94; 5. Broomfield 8:33.50; 6. Longmont 8:36.45; 7. Silver Creek 8:47.93; 8. Centaurus 8:51.08.

Long jump — 1. Forrest Wetterstrom, Longmont, 20-7.25; 2. James White, Silver Creek, 20-5.5; 3. Kevin McClanahan, Erie, 20-3; 4. Ryan Bant-Cogburn, Longmont, 20-2.75; 5. Dane Myers, Mead, 20-0.75; 6. Alex Mead, 19-11.5; 7. Justin Boldt, Lyons, 19-9.75; 8. Ladd Bunker, Erie, 19-8.25.

High jump — 1. Colton Dabney, Skyline, 6-3; t-2. Joe Wise, Frederick, 6-1; t-2. Gavin Lamp, Fairview, 6-1; 4. Jayson Dupre, Broomfield, 6-1; 5. Max Clark, Peak to Peak, 5-11; 6. Dane Myers, Mead, 5-9; 7. Elijah Sullivan, Longmont, 5-9; 8. Eli Walters, Boulder, 5-9.

Triple jump — 1. Lorne Jenkins, Niwot, 47-01; 2. Forrest Wetterstrom, Longmont, 45-10; 3. Travis Pfeifer, Broomfield, 41-20.5; 4. Jayson Dupre, Broomfield, 42-8; 5. Robert Carlson, Broomfield, 41-8.5; 6. James Henry, Skyline, 40-10; 7. Elijah Sullivan, Longmont, 40-9.5; 8. Chris Roob, Peak to Peak, 40-5.5.

Pole vault — 1. Andrew Barlow, Monarch, 13-6; 2. Austin Metzner, Silver Creek, 13-6; 3. Jacob Kirlan-Stout, Fairview, 13-0; 4. Ladd Bunker, Erie, 12-6; 5. James Hinker, Lyons, 11-00; t-6. David Gelagay, Niwot, 10-0; t-6. Austin Ebbers, Niwot, 10-0.

Shot put — 1. Marcus Johnson, Longmont, 52-07; 2. Andrew McLean, Broomfield, 45-10; 3. Michael Horner, Broomfield, 40-11; 4. Cole Wildner, Fairview, 39-07; 5. Aaron Granger, Longmont, 39-02; 6. Tyler David, Erie, 38-10; 7. Sean Larson, Niwot, 38-08; 8. Ryley McCarthy, Boulder, 37-11.

Discus — 1. Brad Werner, Boulder, 134-11; 2. Forrest Wetterstrom, Longmont, 132-00; 3. Miles Rivera, Longmont, 129-06.5; 4. Quinton Elkins, Erie, 124-05; 5. Braden Ruddy, Mead, 123-06.5; 6. Anthony Emberley, Silver Creek, 123-02; 7. Marcus Johnson, Longmont, 123-01.5; 8. Jacob Prinz, Silver Creek, 117-5.5.