2016 Colorado State Meet

Best of luck to our MoHi athletes competing at the State Meet over the next three days. The Meet Schedule has been added to the Schedule page on this website…along with the Meet Heat Sheets.

Pole Vault: Sean Chen/Max Manson/Cole Rowan
It didn’t take long to get on the board!  Freshman Max Manson placed 2nd clearing a personal best height of 15′ 7″. This was Max’s first time clearing 15′ in a meet. For those of you that might not know, Max’s dad, Pat, still holds the Colorado State Record dating back to 1986! Sophomore Cole Rowan placed 4th clearing the bar at 14′ 7″. Like Max, Cole’s vault was 11″ higher than his previous best. Senior Sean Chen also earned the right to vault in the State Championship. Although he didn’t quite have the day he had envisioned, Sean has had a solid career at Monarch. Congratulations to all of Coach Mike Tully’s vaulters!
Sprint Medley Relay: Chloe Bernard/Danielle Honan/Paige Overcash/Tati Cherry-Santos
This story is still be written. These 4 ladies have been improving all season and today was no exception. They advanced through prelims with another personal best time. Their spot in the finals guarantees they will stand on the podium at the end of finals, Friday @ 11:55.
3200 Meter Run: Holly Bent/Audrey Lookner
Both Holly and Audrey have been mainstays in the MoHi distance program since their freshman year. This is the second year in a row that both have run their way onto the podium in the 3200, Holly 5th, Audrey 9th.  Look for both to have outstanding senior years in 2017!
4×200 Relay: Chloe Bernard/Danielle Honan/Paige Overcash/Tati Cherry-Santos
This might sound like a broken record…this group will hit the track again tomorrow in the finals @ 1:35. All they did today was lower their school record by over a full second. Friday will be a very busy day for this 4 ladies with this final, the Sprint Med final and the 4×100 Prelims!
Pole Vault: Heidi Liles
Sophomore Heidi Liles excels in a number of events, high jump, long jump, triple jump…but it’s the Pole Vault that receives the most attention. Heidi cleared the bar at 10′ 10″ on this day, good enough for 7th place and another spot on the podium for a MoHi athlete.
4×800 Relay: Holly Bent/Liz Hogan/Audrey Lookner/Libby Moore
Two juniors, two sophomores…the future is bright for this group. The meet schedule doesn’t do 5A runners any favors if they run in both the 3200 and the 4×800 with only two hours between the two events. Look for this group to improve upon their 15th place finish in 2017!
4×800 Relay: Will Dixon/Isaac Green/Ben Hogan/Zach Liftoff

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And last, but most certainly NOT LEAST…let me introduce you to the 2016 State Championship 4 x 800 Relay team! If there were any questions as to how this one might go, Senior Ben Hogan answered them early with his sub 2 minute opening leg. It was the fastest 800 of Ben’s career and set the tone for the team. Zach ran another solid 2nd leg and handed to stick to Will, who also went sub 2 for the first time before handing off to Isaac. Game, set and match…there are only a select few that can hang with Isaac…none to be found on this day. This was a team effort…Congratulations guys!   What BoCo Preps Said

4×100 Relay: Chloe Bernard/Danielle Honan/Paige Overcash/Tati Cherry-Santos
This relay team was seeded 5th going into State, but a dropped baton while leading their heat cost them a shot at the finals.
High Jump: Alison Stouffer
Alison qualified for State for the first time in her final season. Alison placed 15th at State.
Sprint Medley Relay Finals
Entering the meet with the 12th fastest time, the girls breezed through Prelims and placed 6th in the Finals.
800 Meter Run: Isaac Green/Zach Liftoff
Isaac placed 2nd in this event as a Sophomore and had high hopes again this season. Unfortunately he got tripped up and went down on the track. By the time he regained his form, the pack was well ahead of him. Isaac finished in 13th. Zach had a breakthrough in his Junior season and qualified for State in the final meet of the season. Zach finished in 10th place at State. The top five finishers were all Seniors, the future looks bright for both of these Juniors.
4×200 Meter Relay Finals
Seeded 10th coming in, the girls placed 7th in the finals. For Juniors Tatti and Danielle, they can both reflect on a season in which they showed improvement in every meet this season. Chloe leaves MoHi with 5 school record, the 200 Meter Dash and a part of four relay teams. Paige graduates sharing records on those same 4 relay teams. Big shoes to fill…we wish them the best!

Shot Put: Nico Heineken-Magri
Nico came to State as the 15th seed and finished 14th. He improved his throw distance by over 7 feet in his Junior year. Look for a return trip to State for Nico again next year!
1600 Meter Run: Holly Bent
Holly raced to a 7th place finish and a spot on the podium, matching her Sophomore finish. Coming off of an injury between cross country and track, Holly showed improvement in every meet leading up to State.
1600 Meter Run: Isaac Green/Ben Hogan
Isaac came into this race as the defending champion, but he would have to “settle” for 2nd this year. Pair this runner-up finish with his State Championship in the 4 x 800 and you have to call this a successful meet for Isaac. Ben closed out his MoHi career with his first trip to State and he made the most of it. A State Championship in the 4 x 800 relay on Thursday, followed up by a 12th place finish in the 1600 after coming in as the 18th seed. Ben will continue his running career at the University of Gonzaga next year with momentum on his side!

Congratulations to the Pomona Boys (94.5 points) and the Fort Collins Girls (81 points) for winning the 5A State Championships. The MoHi girls placed 16th with 19 points. The MoHi boys placed 7th with 31.5 points.

Coyotes Off to a Great Start on the Season!

By Sam Wexler
The coyotes are off to a roaring start on the season with a school record and a lot of PRs already. The coyotes kicked things off with the Boulder Invite and the Boulder Quad before heading off to spring break. Post break, the rescheduled Longmont Invite and the Mountain Range Invite turned in some great performances. The weather could not have been more variable for the early part of the season. The Boulder Invite and the Mountain Range Invite were hot, sunny days while the Boulder Quad and the Longmont Invite, that was postponed in the first place due to the blizzard, were cloudy and cooler. Nonetheless, the season is off the a great start.

On the girls side, Heidi Liles became the first girl ever at Monarch to eclipse 10 feet in the pole vault. That school record vault of 10’0” currently ranks her 7th in the state. Heidi’s high jump of 4’11” ranks her 16th in the state. Georgia Reis, with her current pole vault of 9’0” is ranked 13th, and Alison Stouffer, with her high 5′ 1.5″ high jump is currently ranked 10th. Kudos to the team of Chloe Bernard, Paige Overcash, Tati Cherry-Santos and Danielle Honan for their two relay wins at Mountain Range last Saturday. They started the meet off with 2nd fastest time in the state in the sprint medley relay and capped it off with the 10th fastest time in the 4×200 relay. Two great wins for a meet this size! The distance duo of Holly Bent and Audrey Lookner are looking towards a great meet in Arcadia, CA this weekend and are currently both ranked in the top 18 in the 1600 and 3200. While Holly is also currently qualified for state in the 800 as well.

On the boys side, the pole vaulting trio of Max Manson, Sean Chen, and Cole Rowan are all ranked in the top 10, with Max at the top of the list. Nico Heineke-Magri is off to a great start in the shot and disc this year, currently ranked in the top 30 in both events and improving every week. Isaac Green, in typical fashion, is running very fast times and winning races. His winning time in the 800 at Mountain Range currently ranks first in the states he heads off to the Arcadia Meet in California. Ben Hogan is running well in every race he is put into, with top 18 times in the 800 and 3200 right now. Charlie Perry, coming off an injury in cross country, looks strong is currently ranked 18th in the 3200. The season is looking bright for the coyotes, lots of time for many more wins and PRs!

If you are new to Colorado high school track and field, at the end of the season, if an athlete is ranked in the top 18, they qualify for the State meet. Select the result tab at the left and then click on the “Top Boys (or Girls) Times”. This page should give you an idea of where our Coyotes rank. I try to update this page after each weekend. Each runner on the team also has their own page in the “Roster” section. Each runner’s individual results are listed on their roster page.
Rick Mann

Boulder Quad Meet @ Boulder High School

Wednesday we have our quad meet with Boulder, Centaurus and Fairview at Boulder HS and we need 12 volunteers, no experience necessary! We are running TJ and LJ for both guys and girls. This is a fun meet as most kids know each other and it is a friendly rivalry! I have attached a meet schedule. Kids will be dismissed at 12:15, buses will leave school at 12:30. Entries will be posted at practice on Tues. Please email Coach Rieder if you can help out.

2016 Boulder Invite (at Broomfield H.S.)

Our first meet of the 2016 Season is the Boulder Invite at Broomfield HS. A printable meet schedule can be found on the schedule page, but meets rarely run exactly on time, they can run ahead or behind, so please make sure you give yourself plenty of leeway when planning your arrival time. All athletes attending the meet should come prepared with warm clothing, snacks, water bottles, sunscreen, etc. Meet entries will be posted Thursday at practice, so please check with your athlete to see if they are attending and which event(s) they are doing.

We have been assigned the boys TJ and we need 6 volunteers to help with raking, measuring and wind gauges. NO EXPERIENCE is necessary, we will have a coach running the event. Please email Coach Rieder asap if you can help out.

A reminder to parents, no one is allowed on the infield or trackor in restricted event areas. This can cause disqualification to Monarch athletes! Parents working an event will be registered with the meet official.


Welcome to the 2016 Season

Track registration is now open. You must have a current physical (they are valid for one calendar year). Don’t wait till the last minute to insure you are eligible on the first day of practice, Feb 29th!

Best of luck this season!

Changing Seasons

With the State Meet concluded, it’s that time of year when the distance kids start to focus on the Cross Country season. If you’d like to follow the MoHi XC program, click on the Cross Country arrow in the top right corner of this page.

2014 State Championship Recap

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State Champion Andrew Barlow

So many things have to go right to win a State Championship. You need to be healthy, confident and it doesn’t hurt when you have the best day of your career. Such was the case for Junior Andrew Barlow as he got the State meet off to a great start for the Coyotes with a personal best vault of 16′ and his first State Championship. Andrew’s progression of nearly 2′ each year makes you wonder if the State meet record of 17′ 3″ set by Pat Manson in 1986, might come under fire next year.

Senior Ben Beauchamp placed 16th in the high jump. While not quite the result Ben was looking for, his 6′ 3″ jump earlier in the season is the new school standard at Monarch. Ben was named BoCo Preps Basketball Player of the Year this year and is off to Black Hills State to try and take his game to the next level.

Next on the track was Senior sprinter Julian Dulaney for the first of his two events, the 100 Meter Dash prelim. Julian got out of the blocks well and posted the 6th fastest time. He advanced to the finals where he would ultimately finish in 8th place to earn a spot on the podium. His 200 Meter Dash didn’t quite go as he had hoped, finishing 13th in the prelims. At last check, Julian had narrowed his college choice down to two. It will be fun to see how Julian progresses with his running career.

For Kaitlyn Benner, the 3200 Meter Run would be the first of three events for her at State. The University of Colorado bound Senior set some lofty goals coming into the season and there was no reason to believe that her goal of a running sub 11:00 wasn’t within her grasp. Kaitlyn would save her best for last and leave it all on the track to finish 5th. She had no idea what her time was as she stood with her hands on her knees on the track…her reaction when she looked up to the scoreboard and saw 10:58.83 was priceless! Kaitlyn would also compete in the 4 x 800 Meter Relay and the 1600 Meter Run where she placed 11th, a mere two seconds off the podium. Kaitlyn has been a model of consistency for the Coyotes throughout her career. Two trips to Nike Nationals, three State team titles and two first team all-state selections. It’s exciting that we get to see her running for the Buffaloes next year. That said…her ever present smile will be missed around these parts!

Senior Ashley Litoff closed out her career at Monarch with a 16th place finish in the 3200 Meter Run. Ashley played a significant role in Monarch’s three consecutive State cross country titles earning first team all-state two times. She will continue her running career in Memphis at Rhoades College next year.

Freshman Holly Bent got her first taste of the State track meet. Already a member of a State Champion cross country team and an incredible run at Nike Nationals, it was no surprise that Holly would pick up where she left off as she placed 12th in the 3200 Meter Run and 15th in the 1600 Meter Run. After an outstanding freshman year, the future looks very bright for Holly!

Next on the track was Junior Tyger Roch. The 3200 Meter Run was the first of his three races and he ran strong, finishing less than a second from his personal best as he finished in 10th place. In the 1600 Meter Run, Tyger placed 12th and ran very close to his personal best in that race as well. Tyger also ran a leg in the 4 X 800 Meter Relay. This season was the first that Tyger ran healthy and we got a glimpse of what he is capable of.

The girls 4 X 800 Meter Relay team of Kaitlyn Benner, Claire Green, Elissa Mann and Karina Mann had high hopes coming into this season. They had placed 2nd in each of the previous two seasons and hoped to stand atop the podium this year…but it wasn’t to be. The girls from Fort Collins ran a strong race and once again, the MoHi girls would finish 2nd. Would the outcome have been different if Junior Karina Mann hadn’t come down with a late season bout of Walking Pneumonia…we will never know. Congratulations to the FoCo girls!

Next on the track was the boys 4 X 800 Meter Relay team of Isaac Green, Tyger Roch, Parker Sitton and Chay Weaver. The guys also came in with high hopes as they were seeded third and had shattered the school record earlier in the season. Unfortunately, the guys hopes were dashed on the first lap when Parker Sitton got tangled up with three other runners and went down hard on the track. Parker, headed to run for Arkansas State next year, gathered himself and finished his leg…but the damage had been done. The guys finished 20 seconds off their season best in 14th place.

Day two saw Claire Green take the track in the 800 Meter Run, the second of her four events at State. Claire came in as the second seed and full of confidence having lowered her own school record on two separate occasions. Lap 1 found Claire right where she wanted to be, but it didn’t end up that way as she finished 9th. Claire would also run the 1600 Meter Run and finish in 14th place. Neither of Claire’s races at State were representative of the body of work she has completed at MoHi. Three times Claire has earned first team all-state in cross country, three times won the State team title and twice run at Nike Nationals. Claire also holds the distinction of being the only Coyote to have run in four events at State…all four years!  Claire will run  at the University of Arizona next season…we wish her nothing but the best!

Junior Elissa Mann also hit the track in the 800 Meter Run, one of her four events. Having put  an injury laden 2013 season behind her, she too was full of confidence after running her fastest time of the season in the opening leg of the 4 X 800. Seeded 6th, she had hopes for a top  five finish before settling for a spot on the podium in 7th place. Elissa also qualified for State in the 400 Meter Dash, but was scratched from the race due to the short recovery time before the 4 X 800. Elissa lowered her own school record in the 400 twice during the season. It was a strong comeback season for Elissa!

Freshman Isaac Green lined up for 800 Meter Run, the second of his three events as the fifth seed. Isaac ran a solid tactical race and put himself in position to kick down the final stretch and finished 3rd…in the process setting a new personal best. Isaac had a similar race in the 1600 Meter Run, possibly timing his kick a little late, Isaac still finished in 4th and again set a new personal best. Isaac was the fastest freshman in the state in cross country…that he was able to race so well with the top upperclassmen in track was truly impressive!

Chay Weaver also toed the line in the 1600 Meter Run. Chay came into the race seeded 12th and finished 13th. A late season bout of Strep Throat may or may not have played a role two weeks prior to State.  Chay will be running for Seattle University next year.

The girls 4 X 400 Meter Relay team of Claire Green, Elissa Mann, Karina Mann and Sophomore Nathalie Tessier placed 13th. The race marked Nathalie’s first competition at the Colorado State meet. Nathalie’s family is moving to California this summer. Hopefully, Nathalie picks up where she left off…best of luck!

Senior Bryan Su placed 8th in the 100 Meter Dash Special Olympic race. Congratulations to Bryan, his effort earned him a medal and place up on the podium!

In the team standings, the girls finished in 18th place with 17 points. Both Claire Green and Kaitlyn Benner accounted for points and will be missed on next year’s team. Alison Stouffer, Georgia Reis and Karina Mann barely missed out on qualifying for events this year. All three will be looking to advance next year.

The boys placed placed 12th with 25 points. Julian Dulaney graduates as the only senior to garner points at this year’s State meet. The guys seem poised to gain on their position next season. Ben Hogan was off to a great start this season before an ill-fated accident with a tree. Both Luke Arnsberger and Logan Burgess showed promise in the Long and Triple Jumps. All three could be poised for big things next year.

Front Range League Meet


Julian Dulaney qualified for State in both the 100 and 200M Dash.

So sorry for the late recap of the Conference Meet. There were a number of results that were a clear indication of things to come at State. Andrew Barlow continued to raise the bar in the pole vault, this time clearing 15′ 4″ and breaking his own school record. In the process, he came away with the win and an all-conference title. Isaac Green easily won the 800 and came away with an all-conference title as well. On this day, there was no school record for Isaac as the school record he chases was also the state record set by Kirk Webb. If you’ve seen Isaac race, it seems silly to bet against him. Only a freshman, the future is very bright for Isaac!

Overall, the team ran very well. Athletes that set a new PR are listed below. Seniors are listed in boldface…to PR in your last meet deserves recognition!


100 Meter Dash Kyra Blackstock
200 Meter Dash Kaylee Zamastil
400 Meter Dash Jensen Avey
800 Meter Run Nathalie Teissier
1600 Meter Run Holly Bent Anna Hogan
3200 Meter Run Holly Bent
100 Meter Hurdles Julia Pereira-Schmidt
300 Meter Hurdles Carly Donner Sheridan Paul Monica Mah
Long Jump Monica Mah
High Jump Alison Stouffer
Shot Put Autumn Johnson
Discus Autumn Johnson


100 Meter Dash Chad Sloan
200 Meter Dash Julian Dulaney Bruce Oliver
400 Meter Dash Noah Pelsmaeker
800 Meter Run Riley Sorbo
1600 Meter Run Isaac Green
3200 Meter Run Tyger Roch Max Ruth
Pole Vault Andrew Barlow Sean Chen
Shot Put Nico Heineke-Magri

MoHi’s State Meet Qualifiers


The traffic jam in last year’s girls 4 x 800 relay.

The Colorado High School Athletic Association just announced State Meet qualifiers. The State Meet is reached by having a time, jump or throw in the top 18 in the State posted throughout the season. Additionally, some athletes may qualify for more than four events and their coach much decide which event they will scratch from. When this happens, the 19th (and so on) athlete moves up in the rankings. Below is a listing of Mohi athletes, the events they qualified in and the day and time of their race at State.

On the guys side:
Andrew Barlow – Pole Vault – Thursday 5/15 – 8:30 a.m.
Ben Beauchamp – High Jump – Thursday 5/15 – 8:30 a.m.
Julian Dulaney – 100 Meter Dash – Thursday 5/15 – 9:00 a.m.
Julian Dulaney – 200 Meter Dash – Thursday 5/15 – 12:55 p.m.
Isaac Green – 800 Meter Run – Friday 5/16 – 12:55 p.m.
Isaac Green – 1600 Meter Run – Saturday 5/17 – 4:15 p.m.
Tyger Roch – 1600 Meter Run – Saturday 5/17 – 4:15 p.m.
Tyger Roch – 3200 Meter Run – Thursday 5/15 – 9:30 a.m.
Chay Weaver – 1600 Meter Run – Saturday 5/17 – 4:15 p.m.
Isaac Green, Tyger Roch, Parker Sitton & Chay Weaver – 4 X 800 Relay – Thursday – 11:55 a.m.

On the girls side:
Kaitlyn Benner – 1600 Meter Run – Saturday 5/17 – 4:05 p.m.
Kaitlyn Benner – 3200 Meter Run – Thursday 5/15 – 9:15 a.m.
Holly Bent – 1600 Meter Run – Saturday 5/17 – 4:05 p.m.
Holly Bent – 3200 Meter Run – Thursday 5/15 – 9:15 a.m.
Claire Green – 800 Meter Run – Friday 5/16 – 12:50 p.m.
Claire Green – 1600 Meter Run – Saturday 5/17 – 4:05 p.m.
Ashley Litoff – 3200 Meter Run – Thursday 5/15 – 9:15 a.m.
Elissa Mann – 400 Meter Dash – Thursday 5/15 – 11:05 a.m.
Elissa Mann – 800 Meter Run – Friday 5/16 – 12:50 p.m.
Kaitlyn Benner, Claire Green, Elissa Mann & Karina Mann – 4 x 800 Relay – Thursday – 11:40 a.m.
Claire Green, Elissa Mann, Karina Mann & Nathalie Teissier – 4 X 400 Relay – Friday – 4:00 p.m.