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4A state track: Alternates given ‘A’ for effort

Jon Mitchell
Glenwood Springs High School senior Garrett Goodstein hands the baton off to freshman David Gasper for the final leg of the 4x200-meter relay final during the Class 4A State Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Gasper was running in place of regular anchorman Kaden Weller, who was unable to continue in the meet becuse of a hurt foot, coach Blake Risner said.
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Colorado 4A High School Track Results


Team scores — Palmer Ridge 45; Mountain View 38; Erie 21; Ponderosa 16; Pueblo West 15; Thompson Valley 15; Montrose 15; Durango 15; Longmont 14; Classical Academy 13; Pueblo Central 11; Valor Christian 11; Cheyenne Mountain 10; Mullen 10; Canon City 10; Eagle Valley 9; Golden 8; Pueblo Centennial 8; Battle Mountain 8; Vista Ridge 7.5; Windsor 7; Littleton 7; Pueblo South 6; Montezuma-Cortez 6; Denver South 6; Mead 5; Air Academy 5; D’Evelyn 4; Steamboat Springs 4; Mesa Ridge 4; Widefield 4; Silver Creek 2; Rifle 2; Niwot 2; Falcon 1.5; Palisade 1; Glenwood Springs 1; Fort Morgan 1.

800-meter run — 1, William Mayhew, Cheyenne Mountain, 1:50.74 (4A meet record; old record, 1:52.18, by Boris Berian, Widefield, 2011); 2, Zack Retzlaff, Pueblo West, 1:53.35; 3, David Moening, Durango, 1:55.60; 4, Justice Ramos, Montezuma-Cortez, 1:55.74; 5, Nick Rodriguez, Ponderosa, 1:56.37; 6, Ian Meek, Montrose, 1:57.40; 7, Jarrett Thollot, Thompson Valley, 1:57.43; 8, Colin Cannon, Littleton, 1:57.53; 9, Eric Hamer, Palmer Ridge, 1:57.60.

800-meter relay — 1, Valor Christian, 1:26.31; 2, Longmont, 1:28.35; 3, Windsor, 1:28.49; 4, Denver South, 1:28.91; 5, Littleton, 1:29.28; 6, Widefield, 1:30.28; 7, Palmer Ridge, 1:30.61; 8, Mountain View, 1:30.80; 9, Glenwood Springs, 1:31.80.


Team scores — Air Academy 41; Mountain View 37.5; Classical Academy 31; Niwot 29; Thompson Valley 25; Green Mountain 20; Valor Christian 20; Longmont 19.5; Canon City 18; Silver Creek 13; Battle Mountain 12; Widefield 12; Palisade 10.5; Lewis-Palmer 10; Vista Peak 10; Denver North 8; Sand Creek 8; Summit 8; Fort Morgan 8; Wheat Ridge 8; Durango 7; Delta 6; Greeley Central 6; Ponderosa 5.5; Erie 5; Berthoud 5; Evergreen 5; D’Evelyn 4; Littleton 4; Eagle Valley 4; Cheyenne Mountain 4; Pueblo West 4; Skyline 2; Golden 2; Pueblo Centennial 1.

800-meter run — 1, Katie Rainsberger, Air Academy, 2:08.87; 2, Cammy Sargent, Green Mountain, 2:12.43; 3, Riley Cooney, Mountain View, 2:12.53; 4, McKenna Ramsay, Summit, 2:15.53; 5, Emily Gallegos-Francksen, Wheat Ridge, 2:16.84; 6, Katie Till, Canon City, 2:17.02; 7, Reagan Hausmann, Valor Christian, 2:17.31; 8, Kayla Wiitala, Air Academy, 2:17.70; 9, Kayla Young, Denver North, 2:17.96.

800-meter relay — 1, Niwot, 1:41.13 (4A meet record; old record, 1:41.28, by Cherokee Trail, 2006); 2, Classical Academy, 1:42.48; 3, Widefield, 1:42.73; 4, Thompson Valley, 1:42.83; 5, Valor Christian, 1:43.83; 6, Mountain View, 1:44.27; 7, Green Mountain, 1:46.31; 8, Cheyenne Mountain, 1:46.43.

800-meter medley relay — 1, Lewis-Palmer, 1:45.06 (4A meet record; old record, 1:45.38, Harrison in 2014); 2, Thompson Valley, 1:46.74; 3, Niwot, 1:48.45; 4, Classical Academy, 1:49.00; 5, Erie, 1:49.04; 6, Eagle Valley, 1:49.54; 7, Green Mountain, 1:50.01; 8, Evergreen, 1:50.50; 9, Durango, 1:50.52.

High jump — 1, Rylee Anderson, Silver Creek, 5-5; 2, Joscelyn Wind, Mountain View, 5-4; 3(tie), Emily Banks, Ponderosa, Andrea Williams, Greeley Central, Alexis Leonard, Palisade, and Katherine McCain, Longmont, 5-1; 7, Lauren Russell, Evergreen, 5-1; 8, Allison Stanley, Air Academy, 5-1; 9, Elizabeth Wayne, Cheyenne Mountain, 5-1.

LAKEWOOD — Glenwood Springs High School freshman David Gasper didn’t expect to have a chance to compete in the Class 4A State Championships at Jefferson County Stadium on Friday afternoon.

He was more than happy to get his chance in the boys 4×200-meter relay final, just like his teammates were.

“Kaden [Weller] is a great athlete, and obviously it would have been great to have Kaden out here,” senior Garrett Goodstein said. “But in the long run, you have to just work with what you have. What we had was a group of boys who wanted to run, and one of them was the freshman, David. And honestly, I proud of him. He stepped up.”

Gasper ran the anchor leg for a Glenwood team with Goodstain, Evrett Marr and Tim Batchelder that finished ninth in 1 minute, 31.80 seconds. The day before during preliminaries, Glenwood improved on its school record in the event by running a 1:29.54.

“I was just excited for the opportunity,” Gasper said. “I was pumped.”

Gasper was running in the state final in place of Weller, a Glenwood senior who was the Demons’ regular fourth leg in the event. Prior to the second day of the state meet on Friday, Weller told Glenwood coach Blake Risner that he was no longer able to participate in the meet because his left foot hurt.

Risner was unable to give details of the extent of the injury.

Weller came into the meet with the second-best time in Class 4A with a time of 38.39, which is second in 4A to the 37.56 that was posted by Canon City’s Trenton Stringari in Colorado Springs on May 9. Stringari now looks to have a clear path to a second-consecutive state title after running a 37.61 in Friday’s prelims.

Stringari won the 300 hurdles final a year ago in 38.20, with Weller finishing second in 38.80.

Weller was also unable to run as the anchorman for the Demons 4×400 relay at the end of the day. Larry Flores stepped in and ran the lead leg with Goodstein, Marr and Zane Lundin, and the team went on to qualify for today’s finals with a time of 3:24.44 seconds. According to Risner, that time is the Demons’ best time of the season by close to 4 seconds.

“Isn’t that something?” an ecstatic Risner said.

The Glenwood boys 4×400 relay team will take part in finals at 4:48 p.m. today. The team will be the only relay finals participant for the Demons — Carly Setterberg will compete in the 100 hurdles final at 9:33 this morning.

Glenwood’s two girls relay teams that participated in preliminaries weren’t able to make finals on Friday. Glenwood’s 4×100 relay team finished 16th in 51.35, and the Demons’ 4×400 relay team finished 12th in 4:05.56.

The Demons also were unable to get someone into the finals of the girls 300 hurdles. Setterberg was 12th in 47.60, and Lexi Montoya was 14th in 47.84.

Also competing in finals during today’s 4A meet is Rifle High School senior Brenden Wagler, who will compete in the boys 1,600 meters at 1 p.m. today.

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