It may have been Mountain Range’s event, but Highlands Ranch girls track owned it. The Highlands Ranch High School track and field team had an …
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It may have been Mountain Range’s event, but Highlands Ranch
girls track owned it.
The Highlands Ranch High School track and field team had an
outstanding outing at the 16-team Mustang Invitational April 3 at
Mountain Range High School in Westminster.
The Falcons captured seven individual titles while earning first
place in the girls division and 10th in the boys.
Junior Eleanor Fulton, the defending 5A state champion in both
the 1,600-meter rub and the 800 run, placed first in both
Freshman Kristi Oslund was the runner-up in the 1,600 and was
third in the 800. Sophomore Kristen Kientz took the gold medal in
the 3,200 run, while junior Tyler Nelson placed first in the 3,200
on the boys side.
The Falcons also won two girls relays, including the 400 with
runners Sydney Nash, Avery Schlereth, Makenzie Douglas, and Ashley
Phipps, and the 800 with Danielle Burns, Haley Caprioglio, Klair
Goebel and Tierra Shumpert in the lineup. The sprint medley team
was second in its event with Burns, Shumpert, Caprioglio and Emily
Hickey handing off.
Shumpert also took the silver medal in the 100 dash.
In the field events, Pam Yu, a junior, captured gold in the long
jump and placed second in the triple jump. Junior Marcus Byrd was
fourth in the high jump.
The Falcons next competed in the Runners Roost Invitational
April 10 at Mullen High School in Denver. Results of the meet were
unavailable by press time.
The Highlands Ranch girls finished fifth in the state last year
and are currently ranked in the top three. Returning state
qualifiers for the Falcons include Fulton (1600, 800 and the 3,200
relay), Kientz (3,200 relay), Yu (long jump and triple jump),
Hickey (1,600 relay), Katelyn McDaniel (1,600 relay), Klair Goebel
(1,600 relay) and Nelson (1,600 run).
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