The Eagles competed at the Mullen Invitational this past weekend and had several standout performances. The weather cooperated for great conditions at the high-powered invitational meet.
The girl’s team had several standout performances and is showing steady progress as a top team in the 4A ranks. Sophomore Destiny Grimes had a personal record in the 100m hurdles, running 15.64 and moving into fourth all-time at Valor in that event. She also ran a season-best in the 300m hurdles, as well as running a leg on the 4x100m relay with Sadie McMullen, Hannah Peters and Hannah Tesone that posted a season best mark. Izzi Mroz jumped 35’ 2 ¾” in the triple jump in her first meet and moved into second all-time in the program. Sophomore Lizzie Waters won her heat in the 300m hurdles and set a personal record at 47.74 and moving into third all-time. Senior Abby Zuschlag ran a big personal record in the 1600m, running in 5:33.67 ,and moving into fourth on the all-time list. Sophomore Hannah Tesone had a big performance in the 100m and won her heat with a personal best of 13.10. Bianca Lopez broke through in the 400m for a lifetime best of 59.52 and remains third all-time in the event. Avery Vieregger also added six inches to her pole vault best by jumping 10’6”, and remains in the #3 all-time position. Sophomore Joy Gerow also hit a lifetime best in the discus with a throw of 96’ 3”. Sophomore Anna Hall competed in the Arcadia Invitational on Thursday/Friday in southern California in the heptathlon in her first outdoor meet of the season. The invite-only meet is one of the top high school invitational events in the country, attracting the best from the US and even a few International competitors. Anna finished second overall in the heptathlon, scoring 4963 and breaking two school records and three additional performances in the top five all-time at Valor. Her high jump of 5’ 7 “ and long jump of 16’ 11 ¼” made her the school record holder in both events.
The boy’s team showed up and competed tough and had an overall good weekend as well. The 4×100 team of Titan Birkholz, Buddy Nelson, Austin Saupe and Zach Reid ran a season best time of 44.06 despite a tough handoff in the third exchange when Austin dove to get the baton to Zach. The 4×200 relay also showed a big improvement posting a time of 1:31.57 with the team Titan Birkholz, Buddy Nelson, Zach Reid and JJ Jungjohann. They placed fourth in the invitational section of the meet. Multi-sport athlete Zach Reid had a nice long jump and outdoor personal best of 19’2”. The Rose brothers, Peyton and Preston, had solid performances in the shot put with throws of 45’ 1” and 44’ 7 ½” respectively.
Next weekend the squad heads back to Jeffco Stadium for the Pomona Invitational.