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Eleven Lake County athletes qualified to participate in the Colorado High School Activities Association State Track and Field Championships at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood last weekend. Of the ten Panther athletes who competed, nine of them brought home medals. 

Underclass athletes compete in AlamosaOn Tuesday, April 25, Alamosa High School hosted a meet for only freshmen and sophomores. The meet was a great opportunity for Lake County’s underclass athletes to shine. Panthers who finished in the top three of their event were honored on a podium and awarded medals. Lake County athletes won both the men’s and women’s pole vault. Matthew Wilson was the men’s champion with a personal best clearance of 11 feet. Jason Ayers, who celebrated a birthday during the meet, took second with a new personal record (PR) of 9’2.” Iwo Krupa cleared 8’8” and tied for third. On the women’s side, Susie Bullock earned the title of champion by jumping 8’8.” Amara Olsen jumped 7’8” and placed second. Tal Sheleg and Aimee Lenhard ran a strategic 1,600-meter run and accomplished PRs, earning the opportunity to stand on the podium. Sheleg crossed the finish line in 6 minutes, 43 seconds and second place. Lenhard was only six-tenths of a second behind in third place. Indigo Olsen placed fourth in the 800m with a PR of 2:49. Sheleg was just behind, placing fifth in 2:50. In the throws, Kimberlin Hinojos set a PR of 21’6.5” in the shot put and earned sixth place. Kelsea Roeder threw the discus a new best of 67’11” and also took sixth. Amara Olsen was eighth in the long jump (11’4.5”) and the 300m hurdles (1:05). Chelsea Monge, Dulce Chavez, Maggie Roeder and Indigo Olsen teamed up for the 800m sprint medley relay, finishing fourth in 2:17. Maggie Roeder, Sheleg, Monge and Indigo Olsen worked together to place fourth in the 4x200m relay with a time of 2:14. In the men’s competition, Jaren Peters had victories in the 110m hurdles (20.41) and the 400m (55.69). Jaren Peters was also eighth in the long jump with a leap of 15’1.” Trice Missey completed the 300m hurdles in 58.56 and placed third. He took fourth in the 110m hurdles with a new best time of 22.77 and sixth in the pole vault with a 7’6” clearance. Henry Greene finished fourth in the 300m hurdles (1:00) and fifth in the 110m hurdles (23.45). In the triple jump, Ayers reached a PR of 33’0.75” and fourth place. Canaan Hall was sixth with a jump of 32’8.75.” Krupa tossed the discus 90’7,” a new PR and enough for seventh place. Raymond Harvey ran the 800m under 2:30 for the first time, placing eighth in 2:29. The 4x100m relay team of Hall, Ayers, Krupa and Joseph Gutierrez was third in 51.39. Gutierrez, Matthew Medina, Jake Cairns and Abdiel Tarango ran 1:50 in the 4x200m relay and placed fourth. In the last event of the day, the men’s 4x400m relay, Medina, Hall, Tarango and Wilson got off to an early lead and never looked back. They cruised to victory with a time of 4:04. On Thursday, April 27, Lake County’s pole vaulters participated in the High Country Pole Vault Meet at West Grand High School in Kremmling. Jace Peters won the men’s event and improved his school record by six inches by clearing 13’3.” Ivan Liewer took third with his jump of 11’6,” and Wilson cleared 11’0” for fifth place. Dakota Hanson set a PR by over a foot, jumping 11’0.” He placed seventh and earned a state qualifying position. Jaren Peters also earned a new PR of 10’0.” In the women’s division, Susie Bullock reached a PR of 8’9” and finished second. Amara Olsen was sixth with her jump of 7’9.” Additional athletes with personal bests this week were Maggie Roeder in the 200m (32.23), Chelsea Monge in the long jump (10’5”), Lenhard in the 800m (3:02), Jake Cairns in the 400m (1:08), Gutierrez in the 400m (1:02), Abdiel Tarango in the 200m (28.83) and Jermayn Negrete in the 200m (30.87).

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