Published: May 9, 2014
Highlights from Thursday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
TRACK AND FIELD
At Vista Ridge: The Palmer Ridge boys' and girls' teams didn't win a whole lot of events. They didn't need to. Both still walked away with league championships.
The Bears swept the 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference championships at Vista Ridge on Thursday.
While no results were posted, championships host Jay Peltier was impressed with the Bears.
"I think for sure they're going to be the team to beat (at state), and that's got a lot to do with what (coach Josh Trahan) has done with them," Peltier said about the boys' team. "They just looked awesome in every event they were in over the last two days."
Trahan said the Bears boys won the 400 meters, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 800 and 1,600.
"Our kids did a good job today," Trahan said. "Really, to be honest our goal is just to compete. I challenged our kids to go out and compete the best they can."
The girls did just as well. They won the triple jump, 800, 1,600, and both the 800-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay.
"It's just one of those things where at a meet like the PPAC, you're not going to win a ton of events," Trahan said. "We've got a lot of talent, but the PPAC is solid.
"We're good all the way around. We just tried to load up and score points."
Sophomore Caleb Ojennes won the 400 meters for the Bears.
On the boys' side, the Bears have a state qualifier for every event but the long jump and shot put.
"That's just a testament to the kids listening and being coachable," Trahan said. "And our assistant coaches do a great job."
The state meet is May 15-17 at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood.
CSML championships delayed
The Colorado Springs Metro League track and field championships were pushed back a day after weather blew into the area.
The meet, which will take place at Garry Berry Stadium, will start Friday and conclude Saturday.
PPAC meet No. 4
At Antler Creek: Cheyenne Mountain wrapped up the league crown and lead golfer Kylee Sullivan capped it off with an individual win to go with her individual league title.
Sullivan shot 77 to hold off Air Academy's Kelsey McKenna for first in the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference. Sullivan won with a total score of 228. McKenna was second with 237.