A perfect Friday and a hot Saturday contested three league meets at the Longmont stadium, and with a heroic, team effort to the bitter end by the boys, they were crowned the champions! First or second place in this meet are considered All-Conference. Winning their events were Isaac Roberts with a 10:19 in the
two mile. Nate Christy with a 16.12 in the 110M hurdles. Field events provided four: Colton Jonjak-Plahn in the high jump (5-8.5), Tristan Chavez in the triple jump (38-9), Kyle Frohling in the discus (120-9) and Chase Jonjak in the pole vault (9-10). And, two relay teams dominated their event: 4 X 400M – Ethan Burton, F.Sooslof, I.Roberts, C.Jonjak-Plahn finishing in 3:42.16 and the 4 X 800M -Milbrath, Crowl, Batts, Sooslof finishing in 9:02.08. Finishing second and also receiving All-Conference honors were Colton Hanratty in the discus with a throw of 105-7, Tristan Chavez with a season best in the high jump (5-6.5), the 4 X 100M relay team – Reeves, Laurienti, Chavez, Christy with a time of 45.98, and an three-peat for Colton Jonjak-Plahn with season bests in both the 800M (2:01.04) and the 1600M (4:36.29). Third place finishers are considered Honorable Mention All-Conference and there were three: Isaac Roberts in the 1600 (4:37), the 4 X 200M Relay – Burton, Laurienti, Reeves, Christi in a season best (SB) time of 1:36.02, and Kyle Frohling in the shot put who also managed a season best of 38-7.5.
As we know, meets are not won by individuals and Mr. Roberts let the team know that it would be the points scored between 4th and 8th places that would ultimately fuel the battle. In response to this the boys’ team managed 21 season bests and 22 4th-8th place finishes! Adding to the championship points and rallying the team were the following athletes: 5th-6th and 9th respectively in the 100M Dash (all SBs) Nate Christy, Jake Laurienti, and Cobey Faubus, 5th-6th and 8th, all SBs, in the 200M Dash were Jake Laurienti, Ethan Burton, and Nate Christy, 4th-5th and 6th in the 400M Dash were Ethan Burton (SB), Adam Crowl, and Jackson Reeves (SB), 6th in the 800M Run with a SB was Jaiden Batts, 7th in the 1600 Field Soosloff (SB), 5th and 6th in the 3200M Run Landon Milbrath and Simon Stone, 5th and 9th in the 110M Hurdles Nathan Radich and Isaac King, 4th and 9th in the 300M Hurdles Nathan Radich and Isaac King (SB), 4th and 7th in the Long Jump Tristan Chavez and Cobey Faubus (SB), 7th in the Discus Aaron Vasquez (SB) and 5th and 9th in the Shot Put Colton Hanratty and Aaron Vasquez. Well done Lyons Lions!!!