With the high school track and field state championships filled with student athletes from Douglas County, it was inevitable gold, silver and bronze …
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With the high school track and field state championships filled
with student athletes from Douglas County, it was inevitable gold,
silver and bronze medals would be coming home.
The Class 2A-5A high school track and field state championships
were May 20-22 at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. In the Class 5A meet,
Eleanor Fulton of Highlands Ranch made claim to another two state
titles. ThunderRidge’s Dave Day shared the state championship in
the boys high jump.
Valor Christian’s track and field program had a spotlight in the
Class 4A meet as the Eagles brought home their first state
championship titles in two events, helping the Valor boys take
second as a team.
In the Class 2A meet, Lutheran High School-Parker brought home a
gold medal as well.
Castle View (4A)
Castle View’s boys team finished eighth among Class 4A teams.
Chris Ganem took the silver medal in the boys 1,600-meter run. He
was 10th in the 3,200. Gioia Ibrahim tied for the silver medal in
the girls pole vault with a mark of 10 feet, 6 inches.
Zane Evans took the bronze medal in the boys 200 dash and was
eighth in the boys 100. Ryan Tomlinson tied for the bronze medal in
the boys high jump. Jade Pender took third place in the boys
discuss. He finished 10th in the shot put.
Alex Leatherman tied for fifth place in the boys pole vault, and
Phillip Goldsmith tied for eighth place in the boys high jump.
The Wolverines’ Julia Costin had a great meet in the field.
Costin won the silver medal in the girls discus throw with a
distance of 128 feet, 4 inches. She finished with a bronze medal in
the girls shot put with 39-0.75.
Paige Follett tied for fifth place in the girls high jump.
Keegan Vargo placed eighth in the boys 3,200. Katrina Bacovcin tied
for eight in the girls high jump.
In relay competition, the Wolverines’ boys 3,200-meter relay
team also finished in eighth place. The girls 800 relay team
finished in eighth place.
Douglas County (5A)
The Huskies’ girls 800-meter sprint medley relay team placed
eighth in the event, about 4.5 seconds behind first-place
Highlands Ranch (5A)
Having picked up two titles last year at the state meet, the
Falcons’ Eleanor Fulton earned two gold medals and one silver this
year. Fulton won the girls 1,600-meter run championship with a time
of 5 minutes, 2.75 seconds. She took the gold in the 3,200 with
10:43.44 on the timer. She was second in the 800, a fraction of a
second away from the gold medal.
Pam Yu tied for the bronze medal in the girls long jump. She was
sixth in the triple jump.
Among relay events, the Falcons’ boys 3,200 relay team was 10th
in its event. The girls 3,200 relay team finished in seventh
For the Titans in the Class 3A show, Alex Pappas placed fifth in
the girls 200-meter dash. She was sixth in the 100. Pappas was also
sixth in the long jump.
The Lions’ Andrew Bowers tied for the gold medal in the boys
high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 5 inches.
Matthew Feola placed fourth in the boys 110-meter high hurdles.
Mashi Moghaddam tied for fifth place in the boys 100 dash. Jordan
Murphy finished seventh in the boys shot put.
The Mustangs’ Amanda Lark placed fifth in the 400-meter dash.
Shanna Christian tied for eighth place in the girls high jump after
winning her district title earlier in the season. Kelly Flynn tied
for 10th place in the girls pole vault.
Rock Canyon (4A)
The Jaguars’ Alison Forrester took the bronze medal in the girls
Alexandra Will placed fifth in the girls 3,200-meter run.
Cassandra Hardy took eighth in the event. Ivy Diebel took fifth in
the girls 100 high hurdles. She was seventh in the 300.
Among relay races, Rock Canyon was fourth in the girls 800-meter
The Grizzlies’ Dave Day tied for the gold medal in the boys high
jump with a mark of 6 feet, 10 inches with Coronado’s Travvis
Scott. Elisa Isakson tied for the bronze medal in the girls pole
Katherine Wishmeyer was fifth in the girls 200 dash. She was
also seventh in the 400. Dominique Gerrard finished sixth in the
girls 3,200 run and eighth in the 1,600.
Stephon Roddey placed seventh in the boys long jump. Erin Bowers
took seventh in the girls 300-meter high hurdles. Hannah Krumreich
was eighth in the girls 3,200. Mark Hoffman was ninth in the boys
triple jump. Kieffer Johnson finished 10th in the boys 1,600.
Valor Christian (4A)
Valor Christian’s boys team was the runner-up of the 4A meet.
Their biggest claim to fame were the boys 400- and 800-meter relay
teams which won the program’s first gold medal. The 400 relay
booked a time of 42.52 seconds and the 800 marked 1:27.64 for the
Elizabeth Jefferson took the silver medal in the girls 400 dash.
She finished fifth in the girls 200 dash and was 10th in the 100.
Josh Propp tied for the bronze medal in the boys high jump.
Josh Kamrass was fourth in the boys 100 dash. Claire Mueller
tied for fifth in the girls pole vault. Brock Berglund was sixth in
the boys 200 dash. Carzell Vickers was sixth in the boys 400.
In other relay competition, Valor was fourth in the boys 1,600
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