Gazette Preps 2018 Girls' Track & Field All-Stars



100M dash: Olivia Whitaker, sr., Air Academy – Whitaker ran a season-best of 12.22 at the PPAC Championships, and a month later claimed bronze at the 4A state championships with a time of 12.31. She earned the 100m title in at the Pueblo Twilight, and CSU-Pueblo Early Bird Invitational.

200M dash: Aliyah George, sr., Liberty – Clocking in at 25.04 for a season-best at the Coronado Cougar Classic in April, George entered the 5A state championships with the best local time in the 200 and earned seven first-place finishes throughout the season in the 200 along. She also placed fourth in the 400 at the 4A state championships with a time of 57.91.

400M run: Lauren Gale, sr., Discovery Canyon – Gale won the 400 (54.23), 200 (24.04) and 100 (11.79), and helped Discovery Canyon to a third-place finish in the sprint medley at this year’s state championships. Gale ran for a season best in the 400, and hit a career PR in the 100 and 200 at the state championships. She claimed 13 gold medals throughout the season between her three individual events.

800M run: McKenzie Elliott, sr., The Classical Academy – Elliott cut more than six seconds off her 800 time in the month of May, capping it off with a sixth-place finish in 3A at the state championships with a time of 2:16.96, posting the fastest 800 time of any female runner in the Pikes Peak region. Elliott also brought home a state medals in the 3A 1,600, placing eighth, and helped her 4x800 team to a fourth-place finish.

1,600M run: Tatum Miller, so., Air Academy – Miller entered the Class 4A state championships with the top girls’ 1,600 time in the Pikes Peak region. Miller clocked in her season best time eight days before the state championships with a 5:03.29 1,600 at the St. Vrain Invitational. She placed 16th at state with a time of 5:30.36, and 11th in the 3,200 in 11:22.46.

3,200M run: Liberty Ricca, jr., Discovery Canyon – Ricca solidified her standing as the most dominant female distance runner in the Pikes Peak region with a stellar performance in the 3,200 at the 4A track championships. She entered the weekend with a No. 1 seed time of 10:49.45 - nearly 10 seconds faster than the next-ranked runner. She claimed gold with a time of 10:57.56, more than three seconds in front of the field.

100M hurdles: Leilani Washington, jr., Doherty – Washington qualified for the 5A state championships with a season best time of 15.53 in the 100 hurdles, and ran a 15.65 in the 5A prelims. She placed no worse than third at any regular season invitational, and hit her season-best time at the Coronado Cougar Classic in April.

300M hurdles: Karla Delgadillo, sr., Vista Ridge – Delgadillo brought home a top-10 finish in the 300m hurdles at the 4A state championships, placing seventh with a time of 46.28. Prior to the finals she ran a season-best time of 45.58 in the 4A prelims. She also claimed the title as PPAC champion in the 300m hurdles with a first-place finish in 48.67 and helped her 4x100 relay team to a PPAC title and a bronze medal at state.

High jump: Katelyn McMoore, so., Liberty – McMoore cleared a season-best height of more than three inches at the Petrelli & Hunt Invitational in April. Her first-place effort of 5-6.25 gave her the No. 1 seed heading into the 5A state championships. Clearing 4-11 at state, McMoore took eighth place. She also placed ninth in the 5A 100m hurdles.

Long jump: Caroline Giusti, sr., Palmer Ridge – Heading into the 4A state championships, Giusti was seeded third with a jump of 17-7, but she leaped to a four-inch season best in the 4A finals, good for second-place with a jump of 18-1. She also helped her 4x100 team to fourth-place state finish with a time of 49.85. Her 4x200 team placed eighth and her 800 sprint medley squad were PPAC champions.

Triple jump: Aaliyah Ricketts, jr., Widefield – Ricketts earned the No. 1 4A seed with a jump of 36-10 at the Coronado Cougar Classic, and entered the state championships with a season best nearly 10 inches farther than the second-seeded athlete. With a jump of 36-6 the junior won the 4A state title. In eight scoring events this year, Ricketts came home with five gold medals, in the triple jump. She also placed third in the long jump (17-0) at state.

Shot put: Shaelynn Williams, sr., Mesa Ridge – The 2017 Class 4A state champion entered the 2018 championships seeded second with a throw of 39-04. Although she fouled on all of her attempts at state, she still holds the mark of top female shot putter in the Pikes Peak region by more than three feet. Her state-winning mark of 2017 was 40-10.

Discus: Hannah Perry, jr., Falcon – After hovering around 114 for much of her junior season, Perry hit a breakthrough at the end of April, breaking 130 for the first time. She used that momentum to propel her to the finals of the 4A state championships, in which she threw for another PR of 130-9, good for a third-place finish. Prior to the state championships, Perry had finished no worse than second at any meet.

Pole vault: Erika Willis, sr., The Classical Academy – Willis capped off her high school career with a memorable run at the state championships. Due to a lightning delay Willis competed into the night for a state title, eventually breaking the 3A state record with a gold medal-winning vault of 12-9. With that she also broke her own state meet record from last year. In nine events this year Willis placed no worse than second, and finished her career with four state medals, including two golds.


100M dash: Ereana McCallister, jr., Harrison - 12.33

200M dash: Brittany Fuchs, sr., Calhan - 25.58

400M run: Jaelyn Wilson, so., Air Academy - 57.38

800M run: Kaylee Kearse, sr., Peyton - 2:18.20

1,600M run: Kyla Ramsey, sr., Rampart - 5:13.20

3,200M run: Isabella Prosceno, fr., Palmer Ridge - 11:05.28

100M hurdles: Jenny Dekker, sr., Peyton - 16.44

300M hurdles: Lily Acosta, so., Rampart - 46.24

High jump: RaeAnn Queener, sr., The Classical Academy - 5-5

Long jump: Kiana Jackson, sr., Fountain-Fort Carson - 18-10

Triple jump: Alexandria Burns, sr., Sierra - 37-1

Shot put: Meg Tualamalii, so., Liberty - 38-10

Discus: Kelly Farnham, jr., Mesa Ridge - 126-0

Pole vault: Kristina Willis, so., The Classical Academy - 11-4


Air Academy – Paige Embaugh, jr., Kesler Stutzman, fr.

Calhan – Natalie Hlatki, fr., Sierra Knox, sr., Savannah Teetor, sr.

Canon City – Taylor Lee, jr., Hollie Miller Minto, so.

Cheyenne Mountain – Kinley Coe, sr., Madison Fox, fr., Gabrielle Hyatt, jr., Cassie Lynn Bonner, sr., Ashlyn Ventimiglia, jr.

The Classical Academy – Raegan Bervig, sr., Greta Corneliusen fr., Shenna Daum, so., Esther Eyberg, so., Katie Flaherty, jr., Chantae Steele, jr., MacKenzie Teel, fr., Claudia Valenzuela, sr., Cayla Wilburn, jr.

Colorado Springs Christian – Rachel Ingram, jr., Elisabeth Jensen, so., Charleston Tidwell, so.

Coronado – Jaelyn Hershberger, sr., Layla Roebke, jr.,

Discovery Canyon – Bronwen Bowen, so., Lindsey Parker, jr., Mya Young, so.

Doherty – Mikayla Cox, so., Jordan Thomas, jr.

Ellicott –  Kayli Cooper, jr., Kaela France, fr., Kaitlyn Hill, jr.

Falcon – Shoncire Graham, so.

Fountain-Fort Carson – Zaria Joseph, jr., Kierra Nash, so., Afrasia Robinson, sr.

Harrison – Diamond Moore, so., Jovanni Murray, so., Kaylene Richardson, sr., Adriana Vasquez, so.

Lewis-Palmer – Elizabeth Beagle, sr.

Liberty – Jasmine Charles, jr., Sophia Collins, sr., Olivia Garrison, sr.

Mesa Ridge – Monet Hubbard, so.

Palmer – Keyanda Bolton, so.

Palmer Ridge – Riley Colby, so., Madeleine Bonneau, sr., Annalese Edwards, so., Julia Howe, jr., Ave Lewis, sr., Grace Szucs, jr., Isabel Tellez, sr.

Peyton – Skylar Botos, jr., Aisha Hammill, sr., Madeline Schuemann, fr.

Pine Creek – Nadine Almasri, so., Cami Beatty, jr., Elaena Murdock, sr.

Rampart – Carina D’Angelo, jr., Emily Ellis, jr.

Sand Creek – Jahzara Davis, so.

Sierra – Xavier Brown, sr., Briyana Bunson, sr.

St. Mary’s – Seneca Hackley, so., Josephine Howery, so., Hannah McReavy, sr., Ana Muehlbauer, sr.

Vanguard – Krysten Gard, sr., Madi Moen, so., Trinity Stevens, jr., Olivia Wren, so.

Vista Ridge – Brianne Watkins, sr.

Widefield – Shynesti Johnson, sr.

Woodland Park – Emily Arseneau, jr.

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