While the BoCoPreps.com coverage area was doused with state championship performances, there were many, many other student-athletes from our track and field programs that turned in notable top-placement efforts through the crazy weekend.
Niwot girls and Longmont boys ruled Class 4A. The Lyons Lions were inspiring in their underdog role in 2A, sending longtime coach Mark Roberts out on a high note. And Monarch’s Julia Pattison was the girl to watch among our 5A competitors, going silver-silver-silver in the 100-, 200- and 400-meters at the highest classification.
Here’s a rundown, by classification and school, of some of the other point-produsing performances:
Team scores: Lyons boys 52.50 (fourth place), girls 17 (21st place); Twin Peaks Charter boys 8 (27th), girls 0
Notes: For Twin Peaks Charter’s Yannis Diby, Sunday meant finally getting a chance to fly high in the high jump. Coming as 2A’s top seed, Dibby leaped admirably along with several others who nailed a 6-foot leap, but he topped out there and finished second to Mason Goodwin of Mancos (6-4). It was one of TPCA’s best finishes for an individual athlete in state competition.
In addition to Gemma Powell’s state discus title, Lyons got points from the following: Miles Dumbauld (110-meter hurdles, fifth); Cole Thomas (1,600, second); and the boys 1,600 relay (Jesse Eucker, Thomas, Keenan Young, Grant Gau, eighth).
Team scores: Holy Family boys 39 (eighth), girls 40.5 (seventh); Jefferson Academy boys 19 (14th), girls 36 (eighth); Peak to Peak girls 35 (ninth); Prospect Ridge boys 7 (28th), girls 12 (23rd)
Notes: Holy Family’s Skylar Hawk and Grayson Arnold were the main point-producers, but several others contributed including Alexis Mendlik (100-meters, eighth), Luke Hixson (400-meters, seventh), and the girls 400 relay (Sawyer Dana, Mendlik, Kenna Crookham, Isabella Rossi, third).
Jefferson Academy had several jumpers and hurdlers aiding their cause Sunday. Chrisly Kelly-Cannon (100-meters, sixth; 200-meters, ninth; long jump, second) had another banner day, while on the girls side it was Jessica Schaffer and Hallie Williams coming in hot in fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the 100 hurdles. Schaffer was also sixth in the 300 hurdles, and the 400 relay (Asha Stephens, Elsa Nygren, Tatum Boyles, Sierra Busick) was seventh.
Prospect Ridge’s Avery Marr and Caleb Perruzza more than just made appearances Sunday, as Perruzza placed seventh in the 300 hurdles while Marr was sixth in the mile.
Team scores: Longmont boys 76 (first), girls 14.5 (20th); Niwot boys 60 (third), girls 170 (first); Erie boys 41 (fifth), girls 26 (11th); Mead boys 25 (ninth), girls 5 (33rd); Centaurus boys 15 (21st), girls 14.5 (20th); Skyline boys 8 (29th); Silver Creek boys 6 (36th), girls 21 (15th); Frederick girls 2 (44th).
Notes: Mead’s Tavon Underwood arguably had the best day of any 4A male not from Niwot or Longmont. Underwood, who was injured for much of the season, finished fifth in the 100-meter dash, knocked out a seventh-place time in the 200, and crushed the 400 to the tune of fourth place. That 400 also included Andrew Muncy (Skyline, third), Ben Classen (Niwot, fifth), Ashton Whisler (Erie, sixth) and Soren Gulsrud (Skyline, ninth). … Erie’s Lily Meskers placed third in both the 200- and 400- meter races Sunday. … Underwood’s teammate from Mead, Quin Dukes, was third in 4A pole vault. … While Meghan Kelleghan was head and shoulders above the competition in 4A girls pole vault, Centaurus’ Lauren Kidney and Longmont’s Laidan Graham tied for seventh in the event. … Centaurus’ Maggie McCleskey had a great mile run Sunday, finishing fourth. Male counterpart Kyle Berg placed seventh in the boys 1,600. … Mead’s Marlee Morris placed sixth in discus. … Erie’s John Pastore closed out his high school athletic adventures with a ninth-place finish in boys discus.
Team scores: Fairview boys 8.5 (27th), girls 28 (12th); Boulder boys 6 (31st), girls 1 (40th); Monarch girls 28 (12th); Legacy girls 27 (14th); Broomfield girls 24 (15th).
Notes: It was generally quiet for the big schools outside of Julia Pattison’s triple-silver in the dashes. Although, Legacy’s Gabrielle Shepston (400-meters, seventh) and the Lightning’s 1,600 girls relay (Shepston, Addison Dolan, Isabel Breaux, Kendall Aragon, fourth), Boulder’s Embla Weibring (300-meter hurdles, ninth) and Broomfield’s Maelynn Higgins (1,600, fifth) all made their presence known.