Big school track and field notes: Skyline takes home three medals in relays

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    Mead's Renee Choksey starts off the 800 medley relay Friday at Jeffco Stadium. The Mavericks won the event, earning the first girls state championship in school history. Go to BoCoPreps.com for more photos.

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    Niwot freshman Taylor James leads the pack while winning the Class 4A 800 meter state title Friday at Jeffco Stadium. Go to BoCoPreps.com for more photos.

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    Silver Creek's Brock Dykema is in a pack of runners during the Class 4A 3,200 meter run Friday at Jeffco Stadium. Go to BoCoPreps.com for more photos.

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    Mead's Abbey Glynn crosses the finish line as the anchor leg of the Mavericks' state-title winning 800 medley relay team Friday at Jeffco Stadium.

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LAKEWOOD – Skyline took home three medals in 4A relays on Friday.

On the boys side, the Falcons were fourth in the 800-meter relay, clocking in at 1:29.91. Austin Gillies, Jeremy Hollingsworth, Jack Wathen and Kyle West came in just shy of the school record they set in Thursday’s prelims, when they posted a time of 1:29.29.

Skyline’s girls won two relay medals. In the 800 sprint medley, the Falcons placed fifth. Later, they posted a ninth-place finish in the 800-meter relay.

Riley Negrey takes fourth in state debut

Riley Negrey averaged 8.8 points and 7.0 rebounds for the Centaurus girls basketball team that won 20 games over the winter. But springtime in track time and the Warriors debuted at the state championships on Friday.

Not only did reach the 4A long jump finals despite entering the event as the 15th seed, Negrey hit a personal-best 16 feet, 11.5 inches on her second jump in finals to place fourth overall.

“That was way better than I expected,” Negrey said. “I came into the meet not really expecting to make finals and then I go out and hit my PR. So I had a good jump day. It was my last meet of the season and I figured that it’s all or nothing. I don’t know how to explain it but I’m super happy with how I did. I just ran, I just jumped, I got what I got and I can’t really be mad at it.”

Notable

Silver Creek’s Brock Dykema placed fourth in the 4A boys 3,200 meters, posting a time of 9:35.62. In the girls 3,200 meters, the Raptors’ Lauren Zoe Baker took home a ninth-place medal, with a season-best time of 11:14.46. … The Broomfield boys posted a sixth-place finish in the Class 5A 800-meter relay. The Eagles posted a time of 1:29.38 in the finals.

 

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33

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