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    Peak to Peak's Quinn McConnell, left, and Broomfield's Madison Mooney run side by side during the first lap of the 800m during the Broomfield High School Snow Invitational March 11.

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    Silver Creek's Rylee Anderson won her third straight 4A high jump title by clearing 5 feet, 8 inches at the 2017 state meet.

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    Monarch freshman pole vaulter Mia Manson vaulted 12 feet, 6 inches to win the 5A state championship.

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    Mackenzie Fidelak, of Niwot High, wins the 300 meter hurdles at the Tri-Valley League meet May 6.

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    Peak to Peak's Anna Shults celebrates while crossing the finish line after winning the 3A 1,600 state championship on May 21.




100 dash – DANIELLE HONAN, Sr., Monarch: Her time of 12.35 seconds at the state meet not only stood as the 20th fastest time in Colorado but also was good for 14th place in Class 5A.

200 dash – MARY GILLETT, Jr., Niwot: The girls athlete of the year, she won two 4A golds and two silvers in her individual events including a first-place finish in the 200 with a time of 24.83 seconds.

400 dash – MACKENZIE FIDELAK, Jr., Niwot: Yet another versatile Cougars athlete, she took home four top-six medals from this year’s state tournament including third place in the 400 with a time of 56.23 seconds.

800 run – MADISON MOONEY, Jr., Broomfield: One of the top runners to watch all season long, she finished as a Boulder County champion and 5A state runner-up with a time of 2:11.25 at the state meet.

1,600 run – ANNA SHULTS, So., Peak to Peak: The Pumas went 1-2-3 in the 3A 1,600 at the state meet and Shults led the way, finishing first with a time of 5:00.71.

3,200 run – AUDREY LOOKNER, Sr., Monarch: Also a medalist in two other events, the Coyotes senior was good for eighth place in the longest track event of the state meet and recorded a time of 11:10.62 in her final prep race.

100 hurdles – ABBY CROELL, Sr., Broomfield: At top 50 hurdler in all of Colorado, she finished the season in 17th place at the state meet with a time of 15.91 seconds in the 5A finals.

300 hurdles – ABBY GLYNN, So., Mead: Her time of 45.55 seconds in the 4A finals at the state meet was the 19th-best time run in Colorado this season and earned her a fifth-place medal to go with several podium placements she claimed in other events.

Sprint medley relay – MEAD (Renee Choksy, Jr.; Alexis Rosas, So.; Sydney Postle, Jr.; Abby Glynn, So.): This relay group and all its members will return in 2018, which is exciting for the Mavericks program considering its fourth-place finish and 4A state meet time of 1:49.31 this year.

400 relay – ERIE (Rylin Brett, Sr.; Kaelin Hawkins, So.; Haley Hahn, So.; Teagan Brand, So.): With three 10th-graders in the lineup, these Tigers ran a time of 49.96 seconds to take seventh place in 4A at the state meet.

800 relay – MONARCH (Tatiana Cherry Santos, Sr.; Mia Manson, Fr.; Caroline Crouse, Jr.; Danielle Honan, Sr.): Running a time of 1:44.59 at the state meet, the Coyotes claimed ninth place in the 800-meter sprint relay.

1,600 relay – FAIRVIEW (Vanessa Haggans, So.; Hannah Freeman, Sr.; Isabel Thornberry, Fr.; Marlena Preigh, So.): Claiming third place in the 5A relay race at this year’s state meet, the Knights combined to run a time of 4:00.35 on the big stage.

3,200 relay – PEAK TO PEAK (Tiana Bradfield, So.; Anna Shults, So.; Rachael Metzler, Sr.; Quinn McConnell, So.): Running a blistering time of 9:12.44, another sophomore-laden Pumas relay set a 3A state meet record on its way to winning the state title and helping push the Peak to Peak girls up to third place in the team scoring.

High jump – RYLEE ANDERSON, Jr., Silver Creek: Keeping the possibility of winning four consecutive state titles alive, she won her third straight 4A high jump title by clearing 5 feet, 8 inches at the 2017 state meet.

Pole vault – MIA MANSON, Fr., Monarch: In a year when the area featured a number of top-level vaulters, this Coyotes ninth-grader set the bar by clearing 12 feet, 6 inches to win the 5A state championship.

Long jump – ALEXIS CARROLL, Sr., Niwot: Among the most talented and versatile athletes in the state, she not only won the 4A triple jump title but also jumped 18 feet, 5 inches to win the long jump as well.

Triple jump – KAITLYN THIMSEN, Jr., Jefferson Academy: Leaping onto the podium at the state meet, she jumped 34 feet, 9.50 inches to placed eighth in 3A.

Shot put – JODY GALLAGHER, Jr., Holy Family: One of the state’s top 15 throwers in this event, she finished her penultimate prep campaign with a mark of 37 feet, 10 inches and 3A’s fourth-place medal at the state meet.

Discus – IXCHEL LEEUWENBURGH, Jr., Lyons: Winning the Boulder County Invitational despite her small-school status, the Lions junior went on to finish runner-up in 2A with a mark of 119-03 at state.

Coach – MAURICE HENRIQUES, Niwot: Both internally and externally, expectations for the Cougars are high every season and they lived up to those expectations this season with a second-place finish in the 4A team competition.


Kelly Aragon, Sr., Frederick; Annalise Arant, Sr., Fairview; Holly Bent, Sr., Monarch; Shiloh Berger, Sr., Longmont; Isabella Bowland, Jr., Fairview; Francesca Dalla Betta, Jr., Fairview; Payton Corah, Jr., Holy Family; Abigail Gray, Jr., Silver Creek; Kaitlyn James, So., Silver Creek; Sarah King, Sr., Fairview;

Brenna Kuskie, Sr., Lyons; Logan Kuskie, So., Lyons; Heidi Liles, Jr., Monarch; Sophia Maeda, Jr., Mead; Cammy Manes, Sr., Longmont; Katherine McCain, Sr., Longmont; Katelyn Mitchem, Jr., Broomfield; Emily Mitchem, Jr., Broomfield; Sydney Mudgett, Sr., Legacy; Lauren Neugeboren, Jr., Boulder;

Whitney Parkinson, Sr., Skyline; Robin Peterson, Jr., Peak to Peak; Kelli Raff, Sr., Jefferson Academy; Diandra Romero, So., Holy Family; Emma Schaefer, Jr., Shining Mountain; Carina Schmid, Sr., Fairview; Laura Thompson, Jr., Broomfield; Kayla Waterman, Jr., Longmont; Alison White, Sr., Broomfield; Julia Wyatt, Sr., Frederick.

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