Girls take second, boys finish third in 4A Jeffco League Championships

This week, the Eagles competed in the Jeffco 4A League Championships.  The team had an awesome performance, showing great resolve and competitive spirit!  The girls finished second in a close finish to Green Mountain, while the boys took third place.

Sophomore Anna Hall scored 30 points, leading the way, and was nominated for the MVP of the meet with her three-event win in the 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and high jump. She broke two Jeffco league records in the 300m hurdles and high jump. Freshman Sadie McMullen won the long jump in a Jeffco league record and also placed third in the 100m . McMullen also led off the 4×100 and 4×200 relays that were league champions and the 4×200 (McMullen, Waters, Grimes, Jamison) set the Jeffco league record. Sophomore Destiny Grimes finished second in both hurdle events with two personal bests and ran on the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. Sophomore Lizzie Waters had a breakthrough day, finishing third in both hurdle events with two personal bests and also ran on the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. Junior Izzi Mroz won the triple jump and placed third in the long jump and ran on the third place 4×400 relay (Smith, Jones, Mroz, Lopez). Sophomore Keely Jones finished second in the 1600m and also placed fifth in the 800m. The pole vaulters scored big, finishing second and fifth. Junior Avery Vieregger took second place and senior Haidyn Ogg was fifth. Sophomore Isabel Bowen jumped her way into third place in the high jump. The 800 sprint medley team of Allie Herrick, Makenna Baldwin, Alexa Jamison and Bianca Lopez contributed to the team finish with a third place finish. Sophomore Joy Gerow placed fourth in the discus. Sophomore Hannah Tesone was injured in the 100m final and was not able to finish the meet.  She was ranked in the top three in both the 100m and 200m.

Senior Chase McLean was a part of 37 points as he won the 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles, pole vault and ran the anchor leg on the third place 4×400 relay team (Nelson, McCaffrey, Traeger, McLean). His pole vault performance was a new Jeffco league record and he was nominated for the MVP of the meet. Junior Peyton Rose won the shot put with a huge personal best throw and also scored in the discus. His twin brother Preston finished third in the discus and placed fourth in the shot put. Junior Stuart Folkerts also placed fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot put to complete and awesome meet for the throwers. Sophomore Luke McCaffrey burst on the scene in just his third meet of the season finishing third in the 100m, 400m and eight in the 200m.  His performance in the 400m will qualify him for the state meet. Multi-sport standout junior Austin Saupe scored points in the 100m and ran on the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. Senior Buddy Nelson placed fifth in both the 400m and 200m as well as running on two relays that both placed third. Senior Will Wixson scored in the 3200m finishing fourth. The long jumpers scored third and fourth place points. Multi-sport athlete junior Zach Reid had a personal best jump to finish third and senior Karsten Michael finished right behind in fourth place.

The Eagles qualify 22 athletes to the state track meet this week at Jeffco Stadium!