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3A state track: One more chance for Coal Ridge’s Allen

Jon Mitchell
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Coal Ridge High School senior Britni Allen competes in the shot put during the Class 3A State Championships on Friday at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Allen finished fourth in the event with a put of 38 feet even.
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Colorado 3A High School Track Results

LAKEWOOD — Here are Friday’s results in the finals of the Colorado Class 3A state track and field championships at Jefferson County Stadium. (Running events in meters):

BOYS

Team scores — Platte Valley 41; Alamosa 34; Lutheran 32; Sterling 29; Bayfield 28; Eaton 22; Colorado Springs Christian 21; Lamar 20; Brush 17; Monte Vista 15; Gunnison 14; Basalt 13; Vanguard 13; Coal Ridge 12; Salida 12; Fountain Valley 10; Bennett 10; SkyView Academy 10; La Junta 8; Frontier Academy 8; Platte Canyon 7; Moffat County 7; Manitou Springs 5; Kent Denver 5; Faith Christian 5; James Irwin 4; Buena Vista 4; University 4; Grand Valley 2; Liberty Common 1; Machebeuf 1.

800-meter run — 1, Dominic Carrese, Fountain Valley, 1:53.82; 2, Jake Dunn, Colorado Springs Christian, 1:54.46; 3, Mason Phillips, Platte Canyon, 1:56.60; 4, Oscar Martinez, Alamosa, 1:57.91; 5, Miles Hatton, Vanguard, 1:57.98; 6, Gage Mayo, La Junta, 1:59.50; 7, Zach Walsh, Basalt, 2:00.36; 8, Isaiah Remington, Frontier Academy, 2:01.36; 9, Tanner Martin, Alamosa, 2:01.45.

3200-meter run — 1, Ben Butler, SkyView Academy, 9:25.39; 2, Zach Walsh, Basalt, 9:41.41; 3, Isaiah Delacerda, Alamosa, 9:43.41; 4, Cooper Wiens, Gunnison, 9:51.45; 5, Jacob Rogers, Lamar, 9:55.19; 6, Jericho Ulibarri, Alamosa, 9:55.98; 7, Zach Watson, Lamar, 9:59.64; 8, Kaleb Crum, Lamar, 10:00.36; 9, Taylor Stack, Salida, 10:01.79.

800-meter relay — 1, Lutheran, 1:28.93; 2, Bennett, 1:30.46; 3, Gunnison, 1:31.26; 4, Brush, 1:32.31; 5, Coal Ridge, 1:32.36; 6, Sterling, 1:33.29; 7, Monte Vista, 1:33.33; 8, Eaton, 1:33.55; 9, Frontier Academy, 1:33.56.

Triple jump — 1, Kharon Hall, Lutheran, 45-3.5; 2, Jose Flores, Monte Vista, 44-7.5; 3, Matt Hamilton, Moffat County, 43-5; 4, Erik Barfuss, Brush, 42-10.5; 5, Spencer Serumaga, Kent Denver, 42-8.75; 6, Joe Kerlavage, James Irwin, 42-1.25; 7, Michael Chavez, Sterling, 42-1.25; 8, Benjamin Coleman, Grand Valley, 41-10.75; 9, Darren Troudt, Eaton, 41-5.5

Pole vault — 1, Victor Zimmerman, Sterling, 13-6; 2, John Sponaugle, Platte Valley, 13-3; 3, Michael Jacobson, Colorado Springs Christian, 12-3; 4, Michael Voss, Bayfield, 12-3; 5, Brandon Mondragon, Platte Valley, 12-3; 6, Dawson Hopkinson, University, 12-3; 7, Austin Chavez, Sterling, 12-3; 8, Brady Krier, Sterling, 11-9; 9, Sam Huggins, Liberty Common, 11-9.

Discus — 1, Garrett Coalson, Eaton, 163-3; 2, Adam Dawson, Lutheran, 160-5; 3, Aubry Brown, Bayfield, 155-0; 4, Parker Joens, Platte Valley, 148-9; 5, Tristan Volk, Brush, 143-10; 6, Matt Barnes, Monte Vista, 142-3; 7, Isaac Salguero, Faith Christian, 137-4; 8, Jake Levy, Basalt, 136-5; 9, Donovan Ramirez, La Junta, 136-1.

GIRLS

Team scores — Eaton 64.5; Salida 30; Estes Park 27; Lamar 24; Bayfield 24; Moffat County 21; James Irwin 19; Platte Valley 17.5; Peak to Peak 17; Kent Denver 16; Alamosa 16; Coal Ridge 16; Sterling 15.5; University 15; Manitou Springs 13; Buena Vista 13; Lutheran 10; Gunnison 10; SkyView Academy 9; Olathe 7; Pagosa Springs 5; Middle Park 4.5; Grand Valley 4; Vanguard 3; Colorado Springs Christian 2; Strasburg 2; Liberty Common 2; Aspen 2; Basalt 2; Faith Christian 2.

800-meter run — 1, Taryn Ceglowski, Salida, 2:17.33; 2, Kiara Mattern, James Irwin, 2:19.19; 3, Jessica Cusick, Bayfield, 2:20.03; 4, Emma Willadsen, Eaton, 2:21.89; 5, Lily Tomasula-Martin, Estes Park, 2:21.92; 6, Madison Lewis, Pagosa Springs, 2:21.93; 7, Jenny Smith, Vanguard, 2:22.07; 8, Mattiejo Duzik, Moffat County, 2:22.53; 9, Julia Ridgeway, Colorado Springs Christian, 2:36.39.

3200-meter run — 1, Lily Tomasula-Martin, Estes Park, 11:27.91; 2, Taryn Ceglowski, Salida, 11:37.13; 3, Julia Jaschke, Kent Denver, 11:45.29; 4, Cassie Unruh, SkyView Academy, 11:58.09; 5, Holli Holmes, Estes Park, 12:07.32; 6, Emily Womble, Moffat County, 12:12.23; 7, Sam Schaffer, Kent Denver, 12:12.77; 8, Lynzi Doke, Buena Vista, 12:13.28; 9, Sydney Fesenmeyer, Salida, 12:14.00.

800-meter relay — 1, Moffat County, 1:45.03; 2, Manitou Springs, 1:46.53; 3, Eaton, 1:47.04; 4, Platte Valley, 1:48.38; 5, Coal Ridge, 1:48.51; 6, Buena Vista, 1:48.78; 7, James Irwin, 1:49.41; 8, Faith Christian, 1:54.37.

800-meter medley relay — 1, Platte Valley, 1:49.61; 2, James Irwin, 1:50.05; 3, Eaton, 1:52.47; 4, Salida, 1:52.91; 5, Coal Ridge, 1:52.95; 6, Lutheran, 1:54.42; 7, Manitou Springs, 1:54.64; 8, Liberty Common, 1:55.33; 9, Pagosa Springs, 1:58.94.

Long jump — 1, Brenna Vallejos, Lamar, 17-3.25; 2, Aftynne Lujan, Alamosa, 16-11.25; 3, Katie Nelson, Olathe, 16-8; 4, Kylie Chavez, Sterling, 16-7; 5, Aleah Eddy, Lamar, 16-5.25; 6, Kyra Chenoweth, Grand Valley, 16-1.5; 7, Berlin VanNess, Buena Vista, 16-0; 8, Erica Elpers, Strasburg, 15-11.5; 9, Ary Schaffer, Moffat County, 15-11.25.

Pole vault — 1, Maddie Smith, Gunnison, 9-3; 2, Bailey Schumacher, Eaton, 9-0; 3, Ivy Todd, Estes Park, 8-9; 4, Katie Hawkins, Bayfield, 8-9; 5(tie), Jayla Jarnagin, Eaton, and Morgan Allred, Bayfield, 8-3; 7(tie), Jenna Kellogg, Sterling, Madeleine Foutz, Bayfield, Olivia Butrymovich, Middle Park, and Hayle Kelsey, Platte Valley, 7-9.

Shot put — 1, Tarynn Sieg, Eaton, 43-5.25; 2, Courtney Clark, Lamar, 41-8.5; 3, Tessa Anderson, Peak to Peak, 38-2.75; 4, Britni Allen, Coal Ridge, 38-0; 5, Belle Whyrick, University, 37-11; 6, Jayla Jarnagin, Eaton, 37-10.75; 7, Caiden Rexius, Eaton, 37-0.5; 8, Angala Jensen, Manitou Springs, 34-5.25; 9, Haley Bender, Lamar, 34-4.75.

LAKEWOOD — Britni Allen was happy with her performance in the shot put final in the Class 3A State Championships at Jefferson County Stadium on Friday. But she was also sad.

The Coal Ridge High School senior was happy because she finished fourth thanks to her put of 38 feet, which gives her a chance to place in both the shot put and the discus finals for the first time. What she felt sad about, however, was that she knew that she could have done a lot better.

“I can’t really throw under pressure, and I put a lot of pressure on myself,” she said. “I really let the pressure got to me.”

Still, Allen had the highest finals finish of the day among Garfield County competitors and, in doing so, became a four-time state placer in the shot put. It’s also the second consecutive year that Allen has placed fourth in the event, with her highest finish of third place coming after a mark of 37-8 in her sophomore year. She also finished fifth in the shot put when she was a freshman.

Yet, over all of that time, Allen has never managed to reach the podium in the discus. She has a chance at 8:30 this morning when the first flights of the discus take place. Allen has gone 114 feet this year, giving her the No. 5 throw among the Class 3A field.

And this time, she feels like she can break through to the podium.

“There’s a chance I can get into the 120s,” she said with a smile.

Her coach, Ben Kirk, also has confidence she can make it.

“She’s incredibly athletic,” Kirk said. “She’s a much more powerful thrower than she’s been in the past. I’m hoping that tomorrow she shows that she can expand her arena and show that she’s not one-dimensional.”

Allen isn’t the only Class 3A competitor who has a chance today, nor was she the only Garfield County athlete — or Coal Ridge athlete, for that matter — to reach the track podium on Friday.

For Coal Ridge’s boys, the Titans’ 4×200 relay managed a fifth-place finish in 1 minute, 33.36 seconds, finishing just .05 seconds behind the fourth-place time posted by Brush. Coal Ridge’s girls 4×200 relay finished fifth in 1:48.51 to go with a fifth-place finish by the Titans’ sprint-medley relay that finished in 1:52.95.

Grand Valley also had a pair of podium finishers on Friday. Senior Kyra Chenoweth, whose previous personal-best mark in the long jump was 15-9 coming into the meet, popped off a jump of 16-1 1/2 for a sixth-place finish. Another Grand Valley senior, Ben Coleman, recorded a mark of 41-10 3/4 for an eighth-place finish.

“Best jump of the year right there,” Coleman said afterward. “That jump would have won second place at state last year.”

This year’s winner was Lutheran junior Kharon Hall, who posted a winning mark of 45-3 1/2.

Plenty of activity remains for the area’s Class 3A teams during today’s finals.

The Coal Ridge girls have a very busy day that includes athletes in both hurdles finals and both relays. Roaring Fork senior Jose Lopez is one of the top competitors in the 110 hurdles final, and teammate Lyle Luckett will compete in the Class 3A 1,600. For Grand Valley, Kylyn Rigsby will run in the 300 hurdles final, and Coleman will run with Lopez in the 110 hurdles final today.


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