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The Gazette Girls' Track and Field Peak Performer of the Year: Ally Watt, Pine Creek

Sports: Gazette Preps : Cross County/ Track & Field Thu, Jun 5, 2014 - 10:04 PM

The frenetic pace keeps going for Pine Creek senior-to-be Ally Watt. Even in the summer. Watt, who won the 100- and 200-meter races and anchored winning 400 and 800 relays at the recently completed state meet in...


The Gazette Girls' Track and Field Coach of the Year: Max Oliver, Pine Creek

Thu, Jun 5, 2014 - 9:30 PM

Max Oliver had a pretty good idea his girls' track team had the potential and talent to finish in the top three among the talented Class 5A teams at the state track and field meet.

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  • The Gazette all-area girls' track and field teams

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    Not long after Pine Creek had been mathematically eliminated from 5A girls' title contention late Saturday, the Eagles made quite the statement in the day's last race, the 1,600-meter relay. The Eagles wrapped a bow on the major sprint relays, winning the finale as junior Heide Barron rallied in the homestretch to give her team a day-closing...

  • Klee: Chasing shadows, TCA's Conner Wilburn wins state title

    LAKEWOOD - Before he won the Class 3A state title in the 3,200 meters, he did something he's not supposed to do. He chased shadows. That's so Conner Wilburn. His track coach at The Classical Academy calls him a "free spirit." Superstitions? Conner has none, because everyone else has them, and if, before a race, he were to forget his...

  • Track and field notes

    Pine Creek's 800 relay sets Colorado high school record Heide Baron, MacKenzie Howie, Madelyn Baron and Alleandra Watt were all a part of history on Thursday. The Pine Creek 800-meter relay team set a Colorado prep record when it finished prelims in a time of 1:37.05 at Jefferson County Stadium. The Eagles quashed a record that had stood...

  • Track and field: Air Academy girls set school record; F-FC boys finish third

    LAKEWOOD - It's a toss-up to which Katie Rainsberger moment caused more anxiety in the bleachers of Jefferson County Stadium. Was it watching her close a sizeable gap on Mountain View anchor Riley Cooney while turning ghostly white on the final leg of the 3,200-meter relay? Or was it watching her wobble in exhaustion on the podium afterward?...

  • Track and field: Walker, Spalding repeat as shot put champs

    LAKEWOOD - If Discovery Canyon's Jackson Spalding or Sand Creek's Mariah Walker felt any nerves Thursday when trying to repeat as Class 4A state shot put champions, they didn't show it. In a field smeared with amped-up athletes, nervous performances and more overthrows than the 15th century, Spalding and Walker stayed calm and repeated to win...

  • James Irwin sprinters aim to defend 3A state track titles

    Alicia Lawrence admittedly gets a little misty eyed when thinking about running at her final track meet as an athlete in high school. Miguel Molas has another year to go, but he's just glad he gets a chance to run in an otherwise lost season. And if each runs to their potential, both will defend sprinting titles for James Irwin, a 3A...

  • Same-season, two-sport Colorado Springs athletes find proper balance to excel in both

    The Pikes Peak region has its share of multidimensional athletes who excel at a variety of sports. Most have the ability to transition from one season to the next, without much of a break between the seasons. Then there are a select few who find a way to not only play, but excel, at two sports in the same season. "It definitely requires two...

  • State track and field heat sheets

    On Monday, the state track and field heat sheets were released. Click on each class to see those heats.