Two Meets and a Prom

Liberty Bell Invitational Highlights

4X8libertyOn Saturday the boys 4 X 800 meter relay team ran this year’s fastest time in the state and broke the MoHi school record. The team of Parker Sitton, Chay Weaver, Tyger Roch and Isaac Green finished in 7:58.67…well under the previous record of 8:05.71 set in 2011. To give you a little perspective. Nationally, there have been over 23,000 schools post a time in the 4 x 800 meter relay this year…MoHi ranks 58th!

The two day meet saw several other Coyotes set personal bests including:

100 Meter Hurdles – Alison Stouffer / 200 Meter Dash – Carly Donner / 800 Meter Run – Elissa Mann & Holly Bent / 3200 Meter Run – Holly Bent Guys: 400 Meter Dash – Julian Dulaney / 800 Meter Run – Isaac Green / 3200 Meter Run – Tyger Roch / High Jump – Ben Beauchamp / Pole Vault – Sean Chen

LoboCat Invitational Highlights

This meet was contested at French Field in Fort Collins on Friday and also produced quite a few personal bests.

100 Meter Hurdles – Julia Pereira-Schmidt / 200 Meter Dash – Julia Pereira-Schmidt & Kyra Blackstock 300 Meter Hurdles – Sheridan Paul / 400 Meter Dash – Nathalie Teissier & Katie Johnson
1600 Meter Run – Elissa Mann / 3200 Meter Run – Daisy Fuchs Guys: 100 Meter Dash – Zach Hilliard 200 Meter Dash – Sam Lopez & Derek Wright / 400 Meter Dash – Noah Pelsmaeker / 800 Meter Run – Riley Sorbo / Long Jump – Noah Pelsmaeker / Shot Put & Discus – Jason Gallmeyer

Prom 

With meets on both Friday and Saturday…followed by Prom Saturday evening, it’s good to be young!!!

BoCo Championships

IMG_9946Very few meets bring out the best in the MoHi Track Team like BoCo does. The meet, in its 38th year, is put on for the public schools in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts. Needless to say, when bragging rights are on the line, it should come as no surprise that school records, personal records, and even a meet record were set by MoHi runners.

Of the 26 girls that toed the line at BoCo, 19 set Personal Records, 2 set School Records and 1 set a Meet Record.

PRs:
Chloe Bernard – 100 Meter Dash
Kyra Blackstock, Kaylee Zamastil – 200 Meter Dash
Jensen Avey, Katie Johnson, Elissa Mann, Julia Pereira-Schmidt – 400 Meter Dash
Kate Brunette, Nathalie Teissier – 800 Meter Run
Claire Green, Ashley Litoff, Alyssa Reese – 1600 Meter Run
Kaitlyn Benner, Daisy Fuchs – 3200 Meter Run
Drew Bussanmas, Carly Donner, Sheridan Paul – 100 Meter Hurdles
Carly Donner, Monica Mah – 300 Meter Hurdles

Claire Green broke the BoCo meet record for the 800 meter run that was set by Elise Cranny last year. Kaitlyn Benner lowered her own 3200 meter school record and Elissa Mann did the same to her 400 meter school record.

On the guys side, 23 athletes participated on Saturday, setting 14 Personal Records.

PRs:
Julian Dulaney, Bruce Oliver, Kavin Wijesekara – 200 Meter Dash
Zach Hilliard, Noah Pelsmaeker – 400 Meter Dash
Fred Austin, Ben Hogan, Chay Weaver – 1600 Meter Run
Greg Hibl, Max Ruth, Matt Tubbs – 3200 Meter Run
Alec Clement – 300 Meter Hurdles
Luke Arnsberger – Long Jump & Triple Jump

If you’d like to look at specific results for any of the above athletes, there are a couple of options. Select the roster tab at the left and choose the athlete’s page, or select the results page for links to specific meet results. It’s likely I’ve missed someone above…apologies if so!

Solid Results

Allison

Alison Stouffer set a PR at Mountain Range

Mountain Range Mustang Invitational

Saturday’s meet at Mountain Range High School featured 23 team and saw the Coyote’s place 2nd in both the boys and girls final standings.

The guys were paced by wins from Julian Dulaney in the 200 Meter Dash and Andrew Barlow in the Pole Vault. The guys earned points in 8 of the 18 events including sprints, distance, relays as well as jumps.

The girls only win came in the 4 X 800 Meter Relay. The team of Kaitlyn Benner, Karina Mann, Elissa Mann and Claire Green ran the fastest time in the state and their time of 9:16.43 ranks second nationally. Much like the boys, the girls team placed in 11/19 events.

Horizon JV Meet

Friday’s JV meet at Horizon High School did not keep “official” meet results that count towards State rankings. Since most meets limit the number of entries to two or three individuals, meets like Horizon are a way for all of the athletes on the team to get a chance to compete. There were 15 athletes that made the most of the opportunity and were able to better their season best marks at this meet.

State Rankings Update

The top 18 in each event qualify for the State Meet at season’s end. Currently there are 10 guys seeded in the top 18 in seven different events as well as two of our relay teams. The girls have 14 individuals in six events with two relays as well. That number changes each week as meet results are posted. 

Be sure to check out the results page for more information. Individual athletes results can also be found on their roster page.

A Week Of Records

Claire

Congratulations go out to senior Claire Green for bettering her school record in the 800 meter run to 2:12.66. Her time is currently the fastest across all classifications in the state of Colorado.

While Clarie was setting the school record, this week found many other athletes setting Personal Records (PRs) of their own.

GIRLS
Chloe Bernard in both the 200 & 400. Carly Donner in the 100m Hurdles. Autumn Johnson in the the Discus and Shot. Jamie Lyon in the Triple Jump. Elissa Mann in the 800.

BOYS
Logan Burgess in the Triple Jump. Isaac Green, Jack Herrmann and Riley Sorbo in the 800. Ben Hogan in both the 1600 & 3200. Tyger Roch in the 3200. Greg Hibl, Max Ruth and Parker Sitton in the 1600. 

While not every athlete set a PR this week, many others lowered their season best times en route to what they hope will lead to new PRs. There are still six weeks until the season ending State Meet. Plenty of time left for improvement!

It was great to get three meets in this past week. Fort Collins Runners Roost rescheduled their snowed out meet to Wednesday, the cold and windy Broomfield Shootout took place Friday and Saturday brought beautiful weather for the Longmont Invitational. Even though this was spring break and many athletes were missing, those that stuck around made the most of their opportunities! Check the results page for meet results and state rankings.

The Week In Review

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Thursday we finally got a meet in the books. It’s always nice to see some results and gauge how the team stacks up against the competition. The early verdict looks favorable as no less than 4 events saw Monarch athletes set the current best 5A marks in the state this year.

It didn’t take Junior Andrew Barlow, relaxing above, long to raise his Pole Vault school record seven inches to 14′ 9″. In the process he set the state standard in 5A and leads second place by over a foot. Andrew also took a break from the pole vault to run a leg in the winning 4 X 100 meter relay.

Senior, Claire Green, clocked the state’s fastest times in the 800 meter run, 2:17.84, as well as the 1600 meter run in 5:08.23. Neither mark is a personal best for Claire but both are fantastic early season times!

The girl’s 4 X 400 meter relay also set the fastest time in the state at 4:11.00. Again, not a personal best for the team of Kaitlyn Benner, Claire Green, Elissa Mann and Karina Mann…but a solid early season relay and a sign of good things to come.

Other’s turning heads were Julian Dulaney by winning both the 100 and 200m dashes as well as anchoring two winning relay teams! Newcomer Logan Burgess and Luke Arnsberger were solid in both the long and triple jumps. Ashley Litoff and Holly Bent dominated the 3200 meter run. Newcomer Tatiana Cherry-Santos and Chloe Bernard were quick in the sprints and Allison Stouffer looked good in the high jump.

A couple of new pages have been added the “Results” page at the left. Click there to learn more.

As nice as the weather was on Thursday, old man winter struck again on Saturday.  The Fort Collins Runners Roost Invitational was snowed out. For those of you keeping score: Weather Cancellations 3 – Track Meets Completed 1.

Boulder Triangle Meet

The schedule is now available for Thursday’s meet at Boulder High School. Click on the 2014 Schedule at the left to find meet details. This meet begins at 2:00…which means school is still in session. Parking is never an easy proposition for this afternoon meet…plan accordingly!

Weather 2 – Track Meets 0

IMG_8110Feels like a scene from the movie Groundhog Day all over again! This time we were teased into thinking that the meet might go off as planned, only to have it cancelled a little less than half way through. The 1600 meter run, shown at the left, was the last event contested before they shut it down. Results from events that were run will be posted when available. The wind was howling enough that it’s likely that many sprint/jump results will not have wind legal marks to be considered for State qualifying. Results will be added to athlete pages when they become available.

A link to the overall meet results can now be found by clicking on the Results tab in the menu to the left. Scanning through the results posted by the meet, I don’t find several events that were completed. Missing are the boys 100 meter dash as well as hurdles for both boys and girls. It also appears as though some of the results from field events are incomplete. A couple that I recognize are the boys pole vault and the girls high jump. The meet results are spotty at best. Clearances are listed for a couple of athletes, but I do not believe either athlete had missed at the next height when the event was cancelled.

The cancellation had some kids elated, while others were disappointed. A handful of MoHi runners stuck around after the cancellation and took advantage of the empty track by running a workout anyway!

As of Saturday evening, the forecast for Thursday’s Triangle meet with Fairview and Boulder is for partly cloudy skies and a high of 61°, with no precipitation!

 

Schedule Change

The Boulder Tri meet that was scheduled for next Tuesday the 18th, has been pushed back to Thursday the 20th.