• This week's Peak Performer: Caleb Ojennes, Palmer Ridge, track and field

    By JUSTIN SHAW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    When Palmer Ridge's boys' track and field team took a step back and looked at what it accomplished at last week's 4A state meet, it was hard not to be ecstatic. The Bears claimed their second straight team title at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, and they did it in dominating...

  • Cheyenne's William Mayhew, Fountain Valley's Dominic Carrese both win in 1,600 meters

    By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    LAKEWOOD - Cheyenne Mountain's William Mayhew never gave up hope, even when he was trailing by 30 meters going into the final lap of the Class 4A 1,600. The Indians senior surged ahead and passed Palmer Ridge's Eric Hamer with about 150 meters to go. And he won the 4A mile in 4...

  • No doubt about it: Palmer Ridge, Fountain-Fort Carson repeat as state track champs

    By DAVE MOROSS, preps@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    LAKEWOOD * Palmer Ridge and Fountain-Fort Carson are yet again state champions. The Bears boys’ track and field squad repeated as the Class 4A overall state champions, while Fountain-Fort Carson did the same at the 5A level at the track and field championships at Jefferson County...

  • Klee: James Irwin's Miguel Molas wins state titles the old-fashioned way

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    LAKEWOOD - Team Miguel is two-deep. No, make that three. There's Elijah Shaw and Emileo Ochoa and another classmate whose name I didn't catch. That's my bad. But she's a proud member of Team Miguel. She made and lugged around the sign at the state track and field championships...

  • Three athletes - Tevin Donnell, Jordan Edmonds, Katie Rainsberger - win four titles at state track meet

    By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -By Brent W. New preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    LAKEWOOD - Widefield's Jordan Edmonds thought for a moment she had won the Class 4A 100-meter run. The Gladiators senior crashed toward the finish line, nearing a state title, when she was blinded by a flash of red. "I just see this red hair go by me in the last five steps," the...

  • On final attempt, Woodland Park's Hayden Erickson throws for gold

    By DAVE MOROSS preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    LAKEWOOD - Five throws into the biggest day of his prep career, Hayden Erickson had people, his own people, scratching their heads. Colorado's top-seeded shot putter in Class 4A wasn't exactly rising to the occasion at the state championship meet at Jefferson County Stadium. But...

  • State track and field notes: Hamstring injury keeps Ally Watt out

    By DAVE MOROSS AND BRENT W. NEW The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Hamstring injury keeps Ally Watt out The Pine Creek girls came into this year's state track and field meet with hopes of claiming a 5A team title. But once sprinter Ally Watt pulled up limping during the 800-meter relay Friday, the Eagles saw the writing on the wall. "They can...

  • Pine Creek jumpers' hopes come up short with injuries

    By Dan Mohrmann preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    LAKEWOOD - Only 50 yards from each other, Pine Creek seniors Amelia Harvey and Dionne Taylor were struggling with the same problem. Both were doing their best to compete for state championships during the field events of the Colorado state track and field championships and both seemed...

  • Jordan Smith leads redemption song for Fountain-Fort Carson 800 relay

    by BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    LAKEWOOD - It'd been two years since Fountain-Fort Carson senior Jordan Smith dropped the baton for the Trojans' top-seeded 800-meter relay team at the state meet. It was Thursday when he and teammate Christian Lyon faltered in the 200 preliminaries and missed a shot to run in...

  • State track and field notes

    BY BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Lewis-Palmer girls win sprint medley in record time Lewis-Palmer's Nicole Montgomery said she felt like she was going to throw up before her turn in the girls' 800 sprint medley. And maybe that's not such a bad thing. Running as the relay's anchor, the senior moved from near the...

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