The Colorado State Track Meet is always an exciting end of the season for the Lyons Lions, and the normal schedule of three days at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood for all five classifications has become a well-known routine since the combined meet began in 2009. However, the late winter weather that rolled in Wednesday night threw a monkey wrench into the schedule this year, and when the snow cleared, the meet had been consolidated to two long days on Saturday and

 

 

Another close contested battle, but the girls ended up 2nd to the always talented opponent, Highland.  All-Conference Honors with a first place finish went to Brenna Kuskie in the Pole Vault (10-7), Ixchel Leeuwenbergh in the Discus (114-6) and four amazing Relays: 4 X 100M – Hana Fankhouser, H.Karsel, C. Rogers, A.Karsel   in a season best (SB) 52.62, 4 X 200M – H.Karsel, Paton, Rogers, T.Maguire   1:53.21, 4 X 400M – H.Karsel, M.Frohling, Paton, A.Karsel  in a

 

 

 

For the seventeenth year in a row for the boys, and sixteen out of the last eighteen years for the girls, the Bob Charles Trophies will remain in the Lyons Lions’ trophy case until (at least) the third Saturday in April next year.

The girls managed to compile thirty-four points, led by Ixchel Leeuwenburgh’s fifteen points from her fourth place finish in the shot put, and her first place finish in the discus, with a season and personal best throw of 114’ 8”! The Kuskie sisters finished third and fifth in the pole vault. Liz Jonjak-Plahn contributed two eighth place finishes in the shot and discus, and the 400 relay

 

 

Spring weather in Colorado can often be a challenge for the local sports teams. The track team had planned their Lyons Invitational to fall on Saturday, April 1, the end of the spring break for the St. Vrain District, but with an impending storm looming all week, the

 

 

 

After a one-year hiatus, the RE-1J District meet was reinstated by the folks at Mead High School, and the meet for the nine district high schools saw some strong performances as the schools all head into spring break this last week of March. The meet was a mixture of varsity and junior varsity athletes with an expanded number of entries, and the performances also counted in the state rankings as athletes continue to pursue top-18 state

 

 

Former Lyons High School (class of 2016) cross country/track standout Paul Roberts returned to Colorado earlier this week from a successful trip to Uganda for the IAAF U-20 World Cross Country Championships in Kampala. As the first American runner to cross the finish line (33rd place overall) in

 

 

This year’s edition of the Lyons High School track team features sixty-nine hard-working student-athletes, and the Lions came roaring into the 2017 season with two meets in Pueblo on Saturday, March 11, and the following Saturday, March 18, sandwiching their home relay meet on Wednesday,

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