McKinnie named athlete of the week |

McKinnie named athlete of the week

Megan McKinnie will not admit to being classified as an “old school” athlete, but those traits are definitely part of her personality.

Rather than talking about her ability on the track, McKinney prefers to display her talents.

An outstanding performance at last week’s Pikes Peak Invitational track meet has established the Glenwood Springs High School senior as one of the top intermediate hurdlers in Class 4A.

Running against a field of big school hurdlers, McKinnie qualified for the 300 hurdle finals, then took third place with a time of 46.64 seconds.

The time assured Megan a return engagement to the 4A State Track and Field Championships in Lakewood in May.

As a junior, McKinnie finished seventh in the 300 hurdles at the 2001 state meet.

Before leaving Colorado Springs on Saturday, McKinnie aided her 4×400-meter relay teammates – Abbey Walters, Jennifer Kishimoto and Yuri Salvidrez – as they ran a time of 4 minutes, 23.54 seconds.

Those efforts led to McKinnie’s being selected by the school’s coaches and staff as the Glenwood Springs High School’s Athlete of the Week.

McKinnie said last Saturday’s meet was fun, because of the presence of the 5A schools.

“The meet was a lot more competitive that some of the others we’ve been at because the 5A schools really take them seriously,” McKinnie said.

The athlete-of-the-week award is sponsored by McDonald’s restaurant of Glenwood Springs.

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