Samuel Dirkes, Silver Creek track and field: Two days after finishing runner-up to a record throw in the discus on Thursday, the Raptors senior won the Class 4A shot put title on his final throw — 56 feet, 7.5 inches — and finished his prep career with five top-eight finishes.

Taylor James, Niwot track and field: Winning an incredible four state titles for the team champion Cougars, she won the 200, 400 and 800-meter relay championships, and set a 4A meet record — 2:08.29 — in the 800 at the Colorado track and field state championships.

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