Six Springers tracksters complete season at Colorado USATF State Meet
Six members of the Glenwood Springers Track and Field Club traveled to Aurora July 10-11 to compete in the Colorado State Junior Olympic Meet with coach Anne Swanson.
In the 8 and Under boys division, Azariah Fulk ran in the 200 meter dash, where he placed fourth with a time of 34.58.
In the 9-10 girls division, Eliana Fulk competed in the 400 meter dash, where she placed second with a time of 1:14.96, and the 800 meter run, where she placed first with a time of 3:01.97.
In the 9-10 boys division, Acuka Williams competed in the highly competitive 100 meter dash (14.77) and 200 meter dash (31.27), placing third in both.
Three Springers competed in the 11-12 boys 1500 meter run: Henry Smith, first place with a time of 5:35.38; Jonah Wells, second place with a time of 5:42.65; and Calvin “The Crusher” Swanson, third with a time of 5:42.66.
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Smith also participated in the high jump, where he placed first with a jump of 4 feet, 3.25 inches (he’s 4-foot-11).
“I focused on my form going over the bar since the slightest touch will knock it off,” Smith said. “I also focused on long strides on my approach, and it all came together.”
Wells also competed in the 100 meter dash (10th, 15.11) and the 400 meter dash (fifth, 1:10.64).
C. Swanson won the 3000 meter run with a time of 12:39.77, stating, “I didn’t really know quite how to run the race, but I kept a steady pace and wound up with a win.”
Aidan Riciputi competed in the boys 13-14 age group in the 400 meter dash (ninth, 1:08.95) and the 800 meter run (third, 2:45.56). Riciputi said after his races, “Even though I was racing against kids who are two years older than me, I pushed hard and finished strong.”
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