Tracksters get last crack at state
Steamboat Springs — Area track and field teams have one final meet remaining this week, a last chance to qualify for the state meet in Lakewood, which begins May 19.
Steamboat Springs High School competes Thursday and Friday in Grand Junction in one of the week’s largest invitationals, featuring many of the same schools it saw last week at the Western Slope League meet.
The Sailors have a pair of girls on the 4A state bubble in seniors Alexandra Tumminello and Allison Casey.
Tumminello is about six seconds off the current state qualifying time in the 1,600-meter race, while Casey is within a second of qualifying for the 400-meter race. The girls 3,200-meter relay team is also within striking distance of qualifying for state but will need to shave at least four seconds off its current best mark.
Soroco and Hayden high schools are competing in Kremmling Thursday at the Joe Shields Invite.
The Rams are sitting cozy with most of their kids safely within state qualifying times in 2A. A few, namely the boys 800-meter relay team, junior Morgan George in the 100-meter dash, freshman Chloe Veilleux in the 3,200-meter race and senior Kali Constine in the high jump — are currently qualified but could use a new PR this weekend to maintain their place.
The Tigers currently have two athletes right on the qualifying line in freshmen Allison Ingols (triple jump) and Faith Day (high jump). Freshman Makenna Knez will need a strong final meet to qualify for the girls mile and two-mile races.
Coaches expect to know who qualified for what events on Sunday, with heat sheets for state coming out early next week.
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