LAKEWOOD — Legacy’s Melanie Nun and Emma Gee could not have asked for a much better start to the Class 5A state track and field meet.
On Thursday at Jeffco Stadium, Nun finished fourth in the girls 3,200-meter run, while Gee was right behind her in fifth.
Erin Hooker of Fort Collins won the race in 10 minutes, 45.39 seconds.
Nun crossed the line in 10:57.79, which crushed her previous best time. Nun, a senior, came in seeded 12th with a season-best mark of 11:11.66.
Gee finished in 10:58.29. The sophomore was seeded seventh going in and beat her previous best time by more than five seconds.
Later in the day, Nun and Gee were part of the 3,200-meter relay team that placed 18th.
Broomfield brought home one state medal on Thursday. The Eagles’ boys team finished eighth in the Class 4A 3,200-meter relay.
The Eagles had the second-best time coming into the meet, but sputtered down the stretch Thursday, finishing in 8:10.06. Coronado won, in 7:55.71.
Broomfield’s girls 3,200-meter relay team finished 12th.
The Holy Family girls were led by a 10th-place finish in the Class 3A 3,200-meter relay.
For the Tigers boys, senior Sean Ankarlo took eighth in the 3,200. Junior Tyler Dudden took 11th in the discus.
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