There were three meets contested last weekend, the JV League Championship, the St. Vrain Invitational and the Thornton Last Chance Meet. A large majority of our athletes were on the track at least once, and many ran in multiple meets. A common thread for most of the kids was that they ran their best times of the season.
Front Range JV League Championships
This meet was originally scheduled at Fairview, but was shifted up to Fort Collins at the last minute. As has been the case in many meets this spring, the wind took center stage and wreaked havoc with many of the events. The PR list:
Zach Ichiyasu and Brian Phan in the 100, Jack Herrmann and Caycee Reese in the 800, Rhett Stockebrand in the 1600, Alexa Keller in the 100 and Emily Hoffman in the 800.
St. Vrain Invitational
This meet, as mentioned previously, had a little bit of everything. Missing from last year’s meet was the jumbotron, but the entertainment value didn’t miss a beat. Sitting in the stands, watching the elite pole vaulters and clapping in unison in hopes of seeing the bar cleared gives the meet a “big time” feeling. Throw in races where the top times in the state were run and you have a special evening. The PR list:
Elissa Mann lowered her own school record in the 400 and Nathalie Teissier and Jensen Avey also ran PRs in the event. Claire Green is less than a half a second from going “sub 5” in the 1600 and once again lowered her PR. Julia Pereira-Schmidt, continued to make the most of her “exchange student” year and lowered her PR in both hurdle events, the 300 by a whopping 10 seconds. Chloe Bernard and Kyra Blackstock continued to take tenths off of the 100 and 200 and Holly Bent ran another solid 3200.
Julian Dulaney continued his strong season in the sprints, this time lowering his 200 PR…as did Cameron Quast and Sam Lopez. Cameron, along with Derek Wright also lowered his 400 PR. In the 800, Isaac Green continued his incredible freshman season with another strong race and both Greg Hibl and Riley Sorbo also lower their times. All three guys ran PRs in the 1600 with Tyger Roch nosing out Chay Weaver at the finish with Parker Sitton close behind.
Thornton Last Chance Meet
With the St. Vrain meet ending at 10:00 Friday night…this meet sneaks up on you early the next morning. That didn’t stop a few from once again saving their best for last. The PR list:
Senior Ben Beauchamp has to lead off this list. His high jump PR has been 6′ 1″ since his sophomore year. Two weeks ago, he inched up to 6′ 2 and tied the school record. And so it was, with the kick of his heels…he cleared 6′ 3″ on Saturday and wrote his name in the school record book. Kavin Wijeskekara ducked under the 12 second barrier in the 100 for the first time. Zach Ichiyasu added to his PRs in the 100 and 200 on Thursday with a PR in the 400 and Max Ruth again lowered his 1600 time.
Senior Autumn Johnson, out for track for the first time, made the most of her throws in the discus and the shot put before heading off to the Big Apple next year to study theatre. Kaylee Zamastil lowered her PR in the 200 and Jensen Avey added to her 400 PR on Friday with a PR in the 800 at this meet.
If you would like to see an athlete’s progression, click on the roster page. There you will find the athlete’s meet times from this season as well as their season bests throughout their career.