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Final day of Colorado State Track 2017

Highlights from the action from Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood Sunday, May 21, 2107. Photos by Christian Murdock

Air Academy's Olivia Whitaker, right, celebrates with her teammate Kamerin Valdes after winning the 4A Girls 100-meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Academy's Olivia Whitaker, right, celebrates with her teammate Kamerin Valdes after winning the 4A Girls 100-meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fountain-Fort Carson anchor runner  Phillip James Thomas falls across the finishline for second place in the  4x400 relay and enough points to win 5A boys team title Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fountain-Fort Carson anchor runner Phillip James Thomas falls across the finishline for second place in the 4x400 relay and enough points to win 5A boys team title Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Academy’s Maria Mettler, facing camera, hugs Mountain View’s Lauren Offerman after the 4A Girls 1600-meter face Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. Mettler finished second behind Offerman. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Academy’s Maria Mettler, facing camera, hugs Mountain View’s Lauren Offerman after the 4A Girls 1600-meter face Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. Mettler finished second behind Offerman. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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TCA’s Katie Flaherty, right, hugs her teammate McKenzie Elliot while an exhasted Rifle’s Sarah Wagler lies on the ground at the finish of the 3A Girls 1600-meter run Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
TCA’s Katie Flaherty, right, hugs her teammate McKenzie Elliot while an exhasted Rifle’s Sarah Wagler lies on the ground at the finish of the 3A Girls 1600-meter run Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Vista Ridge boys team accepts their trophy for the 4A title Sunday, May 21, 2017, after the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Vista Ridge boys team accepts their trophy for the 4A title Sunday, May 21, 2017, after the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The boys Fountain-Fort Carson team celebrates after winning the 5A boys title Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The boys Fountain-Fort Carson team celebrates after winning the 5A boys title Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The TCA girls team pose for a photo with their 3A girls championship trophy Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The TCA girls team pose for a photo with their 3A girls championship trophy Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Academy sprinter Nik Chappee, center, beats Alameda's Fernando Hernar, left, and Palisade's Zaccre Kenward to win the 4A boys 100-meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Academy sprinter Nik Chappee, center, beats Alameda's Fernando Hernar, left, and Palisade's Zaccre Kenward to win the 4A boys 100-meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fountain-Fort Carson sprinter Donovan Williams reaches for the finishline ahead of Hinkley's Darrien Wells to win the 5A boys 100-meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Fountain-Fort Carson sprinter Donovan Williams reaches for the finishline ahead of Hinkley's Darrien Wells to win the 5A boys 100-meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sierra sprinter Dante Thomas sprints ahead of Manitou Springs' Jayden Omi, right, and D'Evelyn's Wesley Tedstrom to win the 3A boys 100-meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sierra sprinter Dante Thomas sprints ahead of Manitou Springs' Jayden Omi, right, and D'Evelyn's Wesley Tedstrom to win the 3A boys 100-meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Academy sprinter Olivia Whitaker celebrates as she wins the 4A Girls 100-meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Academy sprinter Olivia Whitaker celebrates as she wins the 4A Girls 100-meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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TCA's Erika Willis clears 12 feet, 5 inches to win the 3A Girls Pole Vault competition Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

TCA's Erika Willis clears 12 feet, 5 inches to win the 3A Girls Pole Vault competition Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fountain-Fort Carson's Jequan Hogan attempts to clear 6 feet, 11 inches during the 4A boys high jump finals Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. Hogan cleared 6 feet, 9 inches for the title. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Fountain-Fort Carson's Jequan Hogan attempts to clear 6 feet, 11 inches during the 4A boys high jump finals Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. Hogan cleared 6 feet, 9 inches for the title. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cheyenne Mountain’s Michaela Moore, left, Claire “Scooter” Ross, Mary McCowen and Ashlyn Ventimiglia celebrate after the scoreboard announced they had won the 4A Girls 4x100 relay Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cheyenne Mountain’s Michaela Moore, left, Claire “Scooter” Ross, Mary McCowen and Ashlyn Ventimiglia celebrate after the scoreboard announced they had won the 3A Girls 4x100 relay Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Claire Ross jumps into the arms of Michaela Moore as Mary McCowen jumps into the air after the scoreboard showed the Cheyene Mountain team had won the 4A girls 4x100 relay Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cheyenne Mountain's Claire Ross jumps into the arms of Michaela Moore as Mary McCowen jumps into the air after the scoreboard showed the Cheyene Mountain team had won the 4A girls 4x100 relay Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Claire “Scooter” Ross, left, Michaela Moore, Ashlyn Ventimiglia and Mary McCowen celebrate after the scoreboard announces that they had won the 4A Girls 4x100 relay Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Claire “Scooter” Ross, left, Michaela Moore, Ashlyn Ventimiglia and Mary McCowen celebrate after the scoreboard announces that they had won the 3A Girls 4x100 relay Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cheyenne Mountain’s Michaela Moore celebrates as she crosses the finishline to win in th4A Girls 4x100 relay Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cheyenne Mountain’s Michaela Moore celebrates as she crosses the finishline to win in the 3A Girls 4x100 relay Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Academy's Nik Chappee, right, edges out Harrison's Tyrese Van Horn to win the 4A Boys 400 meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Academy's Nik Chappee, right, edges out Harrison's Tyrese Van Horn to win the 4A Boys 400 meter dash Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fountain-Fort Carson anchor runner  Phillip James Thomas falls across the finishline for second place in the  4x400 relay and enough points to win 5A boys team title Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Fountain-Fort Carson anchor runner Phillip James Thomas falls across the finishline for second place in the 4x400 relay and enough points to win 5A boys team title Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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TCA's McKenzie Elliott, second from right, catches her breath with the other runners at the finish of the 3A girls 1600-meter run Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. Elliott finished nineth in the race. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

TCA's McKenzie Elliott, second from right, catches her breath with the other runners at the finish of the 3A girls 1600-meter run Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. Elliott finished nineth in the race. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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TCA's Katie Flaherty, right, hugs her teammate McKenzie Elliot while an exhausted Rifle' Sarah Wagler lies on the ground at the finish of the 3A Girls 1600-meter run Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

TCA's Katie Flaherty, right, hugs her teammate McKenzie Elliot while an exhausted Rifle's Sarah Wagler lies on the ground at the finish of the 3A Girls 1600-meter run Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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TCA's Tanner Norman begins to break away from the pack after the first lap to win the 3A Boys 1600 meter race Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

TCA's Tanner Norman begins to break away from the pack after the first lap to win the 3A Boys 1600 meter race Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Academy's Maria Mettler races to a second-place finish in the 4A Girls 1600 meter race Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Academy's Maria Mettler races to a second-place finish in the 4A Girls 1600 meter race Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Academy's Maria Mettler, facing camera, hugs Mountain View's Lauren Offerman after the 4A Girls 1600-meter face Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. Mettler finished second behind Offerman. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Academy's Maria Mettler, facing camera, hugs Mountain View's Lauren Offerman after the 4A Girls 1600-meter face Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. Mettler finished second behind Offerman. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Palmer Ridge's Jeremy Meadows crosses the finishline to win the 4A Boys 1600 meter race Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Palmer Ridge's Jeremy Meadows crosses the finishline to win the 4A Boys 1600 meter race Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Vista Ridge boys team celebrates after their 4x400 team won to secure the team 4A title Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Vista Ridge boys team celebrates after their 4x400 team won to secure the team 4A title Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Vista Ridge boys team celebrates with their 4A State Champions trophy Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Vista Ridge boys team celebrates with their 4A State Champions trophy Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Air Academy girls team celebrates after winning the 4A girls title Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The Air Academy girls team celebrates after winning the 4A girls title Sunday, May 21, 2017, during the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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