Track and field: Niwot seniors lead Cougars to big relay wins at Broomfield Shootout

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    Niwot's Julea Trank-Green takes the baton from teammate Princess Sagala in a winning sprint medley relay effort at the Broomfield Shootout at Broomfield High School on Saturday. Niwot won four relays, a big part of their overall team title.

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    Skyline's Creighton Trembly, right, competes in a heat of the 300 hurdles alongside Niwot's Jensen Douillard on Saturday at the Broomfield Shootout at Broomfield High School. Trembly finished second with a personal best time of 15.86 seconds.

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    Boulder's Lily Margolis finished second in the triple jump at Saturday's Broomfield Shootout at Broomfield High School.

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BROOMFIELD — Relays usually aren’t believed to be as glamorous or glorious as individual track and field events, but that’s not the case at the Broomfield Shootout where relays are scored double to promote a team-centric environment.

The Niwot girls track team saw that challenge and two Cougars seniors in particular raised the stakes on Saturday at Broomfield High School.

Leading the Cougars to a team championship, Erika Timbang and Kayla Nowlin forwent their individual events to run four relays. The senior duo ran legs of the sprint medley, 400-, 800-, and 1,600-meter relays, and the Cougars won them all to total a massive 80 team points and dominate the team competition with a total of 167 points.

“We went in knowing because of those points that we had to go all out,” Timbang said. “As seniors, we really strive to be leaders and we just strive to leave it all out there because it’s our last season.”

“It was so exciting and we were just trying to have fun with it,” Nowlin added. “It was really nice to win them all. We weren’t too bummed because relays are our favorite because you’re not just running for yourself, you’re running for your teammates as well.”

Not only did the Niwot girls win four of five relays, they also won eight of the 19 overall events to run away from runner-up Broomfield by a 74-point margin.

Cougars sophomore Taylor James, the reigning Class 4A 800-meter state champion, won the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Layla Roebke won the 3,200 and Kelia Portis won the 300 hurdles.

For second-place Broomfield, it was a newcomer to the team that stole the show. Sydney Holiday transferred to Broomfield to start this semester because her family moved to the area from Wyoming in January. A multi-time 1A state champion in several events during her time in Wyoming, Holiday won the 100 and the 100 hurdles on Saturday.

“I love Colorado and track is really competitive here so I think it’s really good for me,” Holiday said. “All the girls are good and I’m getting settled in at the school so I’m excited for this season.”

Mia Manson, who also won the long jump, set the new state best mark in the pole vault at 12 feet.

On the boys side, Longmont sophomore Eddie Kurjak continued to make a name for himself among the top high jumpers in Colorado.

Kurjak cleared the bar at 6 feet, 4 inches and set a new personal best. The Trojans sophomore also moved further ahead and continues to hold the best mark of any sophomore high jumper in the state. He is currently tied for fourth overall.

“I didn’t feel the greatest this morning because I had a meet on Thursday but it really came together when I started jumping,” Kurjak said. “Even when I was missing, I still felt pretty confident. I got a PR today and I’ve PR’d an inch every time out so I’m excited about that because I’m hoping to clear 6-6 or 6-7 by the end of the season.”

Also continuing to dominate his events, Silver Creek’s Samuel Dirkes won the discus and shot put on Saturday. He leads Colorado with marks of 57-3 and 185-1 in the shot put and discus, respectively.

Boulder’s Dylan Rodgers cleared the pole vault bar at 14-6 and is now second in the state.

The Skyline boys won the 1,600-meter relay in 3:28.48 to set the second-fastest time in Colorado early this spring and help the Falcons finish third in the team scoring. The Lyons 3,200-meter relay team’s winning time of 8:21.72 was the fourth fastest time in the state as of its running.

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Broomfield Shootout

At Broomfield H.S.

BOYS

Team scores — Denver East 88, Cherokee Trail 86, Skyline 49, Broomfield, 49, Horizon 43.5, Fossil Ridge 41, Longmont 40, Niwot 39, Dakota Ridge 36, Silver Creek 36, Mountain Vista 34, Pomona 29, Holy Family 29, ThunderRidge 27.5, Eagle Valley 27, Northglenn 23, Lyons 20, Jefferson Academy 19, Battle Mountain 18, Boulder 16.5, Air Academy 16, Roosevelt 15.5, Palmer Ridge 12, Monarch 9, Frontier Academy 8, Rampart 8, Centaurus 7.5, Mullen 6, Thompson Valley 6, Hinkley 6, Erie 4, Fairview 3.5, Grandview 3, George Washington 2, Evergreen 1.

100 meter dash — 1. Keirryse Simpson, Denver East, 11.18; 2. Korey Hairston, Denver East, 11.27; 3. Nii Yartney, Cherokee Trail, 11.35.

200 dash — 1. Keirryse Simpson, Denver East, 21.97; 2. Korey Hairston, Denver East, 22.41; 3. Hunter Elliott, Mountain Vista, 22.48.

400 dash — 1. Zion Wagoner, Denver East, 50.26; 2. Daniel Ford, Silver Creek, 50.51; 3. Jack Wathen, Skyline, 50.74.

800 run — 1. Connor Ohlson, Dakota Ridge, 1:57.98; 2. Braden Bartlett, Holy Family, 1:58.86; 3. Brody Dempsey, Mountain Vista, 1:59.45.

1,600 run — 1. Connor Ohlson, Dakota Ridge, 4:23.36; 2. Cal Banta, Air Academy, 4:24.52; 3. Brandon Hippe, Palmer Ridge, 4:30.96.

3,200 run — 1. Austin Vancil, Dakota Ridge, 9:25.38; 2. Dillon Powell, Air Academy, 9:33.70; 3. Dylan Schubert, Thompson Valley, 9:39.68.

110 hurdles — 1. Dillon Andrews, Cherokee, Trail, 15.62; 2. Creighton Trembly, Skyline, 15.86; 3. Nolan Johan, Niwot, 16.02.

300 hurdles — 1. Dillon Andrews, Cherokee Trail, 38.79; 2. Jensen Douillard, Niwot, 41.28; 3. Beck Fieth, Longmont, 41.75.

400 relay — 1. Denver East, 43.27; 2. Cherokee Trail, 43.49; 3. Broomfield, 44.05.

800 relay — 1. Horizon, 1:30.68; 2. Broomfield, 1:32.26; 3. Skyline 1:33.48.

1,600 relay — 1. Skyline, 3:28.48; 2. Niwot, 3:31.62; 3. Denver East, 3:33.80.

3,200 relay — 1. Lyons, 8:21.72; 2. Holy Family, 8:30.29; 3. Battle Mountain, 8:32.73.

Long jump — 1. Anthony Hicks, Cherokee Trail, 21-5; 2. Zack Crane, Fossil Ridge, 20-7; 3. Delvin Sipple, Hinkley, 20-5.5.

Triple jump — 1. Sterling Adams, Northglenn, 43-5.25; 2. Zace Buckhold, Jefferson Academy, 43-5; 3. Zack Crane, Fossil Ridge, 43-1.5.

High jump — 1. Eddie Kurjak, Longmont, 6-4; 2. Zace Buckhold, Jefferson Academy, 6-2; 3. Jack Shew, Longmont, 6-2.

Discus — 1. Samuel Dirkes, Silver Creek, 178-3; 2.Michael Marquez, Pomona, 152-5; 3. Max Christenberry, Battle Mountain, 145-2.

Shot put — 1. Samuel Dirkes, Silver Creek, 56-10; 2. Michael Marquez, Pomona, 51-1; 3. Aiden Keanaaina, Mullen, 49-9.

Pole vault — 1. Dylan Rodgers, Boulder, 14-6; 2. Matthew Chen, Monarch, 14-6; 3. Holden Daniels, Eagle Valley, 13-6.

GIRLS

Team scores — Niwot 167, Broomfield 93, Fossil Ridge 61, ThunderRidge 61, ThunderRidge 59.33, Roosevelt 55.5, Eagle Valley 48, Mountain Vista 45, Holy Family 34, Legacy 34, Cherokee Trail 33, Battle Mountain 32, Longmont 31, Denver East 30, Monarch 27, Peak to Peak 26, Jefferson Academy 17.5, Greeley West 16, Frontier Academy 16, Centaurus 15, Dakota Ridge 14, Evergreen 14, Thompson Valley 14, Mullen 13, Rampart 12, Horizon 11, Boulder 11, Fairview 10.33, Mountain Range 8, Silver Creek 8, Wheat Ridge 5, Skyline 4, Palmer Ridge 4, Erie 3.33, Grandview 3.

100 meter dash — 1. Sydney Holiday, Broomfield, 12.21; 2. Teagan Zwaanstra, ThunderRidge, 12.66; 3. Mia Manson, Monarch, 12.69.

200 dash — 1. Taylor James, Niwot, 25.03; 2. Michelle McDonald, Denver East, 26.02; 3. Kara Lucyk, Mountain Vista, 26.22.

400 dash — 1. Taylor James, 54.72; 2. Gabby Thomas, Holy Family, 1:00.99; 3. Nina Kemp, Denver East, 1:02.00.

800 run — 1. Samantha Blair, Eagle Valley, 2:17.50; 2. Anna Shults, Peak to Peak, 2:17.65; 3. Lauren Felknor, Broomfield, 2:21.00.

1,600 run — 1. Joslin Blair, Eagle Valley, 5:09.21; 2. Anna Shults, Peak to Peak, 5:11.04; 3. Lanie Szuch, Evergreen, 5:12.24.

3,200 run — 1. Layla Roebke, Niwot, 11:03.52; 2. Lanie Szuch, Evergeen, 11:05.22; 3. Sarah O’Sullivan, Mountain Vista, 11:11.59.

100 hurdles — 1. Sydney Holiday, Broomfield, 15.71; 2. Kara Lucyk, Mountain Vista, 15.80; 3. Tara Hitchcock, Longmont, 16.52.

300 hurdles — 1. Kelia Portis, Niwot, 46.69; 2. Tara Hitchcock, Longmont, 46.81; 3. Lily Acosta, Rampart, 47.20.

400 relay — 1. Niwot, 49.89; 2. Broomfield, 50.18; 3. ThunderRidge, 50.23.

800 relay — 1. Niwot, 1:46.62; 2. Roosevelt, 1:49.61; 3. Broomfield, 1:49.95.

1,600 relay — 1. Niwot, 4:06.21; 2. Eagle Valley, 4:10.94; 3. Mountain Vista, 4:11.44.

3,200 relay — 1. Battle Mountain, 9:47.18; 2. Fossil Ridge, 10:12.10; 3. Cherokee Trail, 10:24.34.

Sprint medley — 1. Niwot, 1:53.49; 2. Holy Family, 1:59.85; 3. Jefferson Academy, 2:00.10.

Long jump — 1. Mia Manson, Monarch, 18-6.5; 2. Teagan Zwaanstra, ThunderRidge, 17-11; 3. Anna Hart, ThunderRidge, 17-10.25.

Triple jump — 1. Anna Hart, ThunderRidge, 37-3; 2. Lily Margolis, Boulder, 35-8.75; 3. Grace Lange, Roosevelt, 34-10.25.

High jump — 1. Olivia Rankin, Fossil Ridge, 5-4; 2. Taylor James, Niwot, 5-4; 3. Izzy Ramirez, Frontier Academy, 5-0.

Discus — 1. Logan DeRock, Roosevelt, 134-1; 2. Ariana Ehrenfeucht, Legacy, 120-2; 3. Joy Fifita, Broomfield, 119-11.

Shot put — 1. Logan DeRock, Roosevelt, 41-10; 2. Joy Fifita, Broomfield, 40-3.5; 3. Lauren Whyrick, Greeley West, 38-2.75.

Pole vault — 1. Mia Manson, Monarch, 12-0; 2. Kira Biener, Centaurus, 10-6; 3. Stella Noble, Fairview, 10-0.