The state track and field meet gets underway Thursday at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood.
For most of the spring track and field season, Soroco High School sophomore Mattie Rossi has owned Class 2A’s top spot in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles. Heading into this weeks’ state meet in Lakewood, however, she’ll have at least one person to look up to.
The Hayden High School track and field team also competed at the Joe Shields Invitational Thursday, the boys and girls both taking fourth, overall.
Soroco High School track and field coach David Bruner really likes where his team sits. This week, the Rams will travel to West Grand for their last-chance meet, although most of their athletes don't have anything to worry about in regards to state qualification.
Regional play gets underway this week for girls tennis, girls golf and track. Steamboat girls soccer and both lacrosse teams wrap up their regular seasons with home games.
For the first time in a handful of weeks, the Soroco High School track and field team did not break any school records when it competed Friday at the Clint Wells Invitational in Craig. In fact, nothing really stood out to Soroco coach David Bruner as being special. Even freshman Chloe Veilleux’s dominance in the mile and two-mile races was nothing surprising.
It didn’t happen Friday at the Coal Ridge Invitational, but the belief is Hayden High School sophomore Alan Aguirre will reach his goal before the track season ends.
Hayden track and field led by strong contingent of underclassmen
There is still a hint of fear for the Tigers, who continue their season at Coal Ridge on Friday, less than a month before the state track meet gets underway in Lakewood. But, as the weeks go by, this fear is being replaced by excitement and determination.
An April snowstorm has caused the cancellation or postponement of numerous prep games across the state, including Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse, girls soccer and girls tennis.
Gypsum was the place to be Saturday, as all three Routt County High School track and field teams competed in the Eagle Valley Invitational, hosted by Eagle Valley High School.
Both schools competed in the Mickey Dunn Invitational on Saturday, which featured 24 teams and more than 700 athletes.
Steamboat Springs High School's boys and girls lacrosse teams, as well as its soccer team, all play at home this weekend.
Briana Peterson, a senior for the Ram girls, and Eric Logan, a senior on the boys’ team, were both awarded player of the year honors in the Class 2A Western Slope Gore league following the 2015-16 season.
The Sailors' boys and girls lacrosse teams each host games Saturday, while the SSHS girls soccer team has a pair of weekend road games. Steamboat baseball plays at Rifle on Saturday, while the SSHS, Hayden and Soroco track seasons all begin Friday, also in Rifle.
Having fun and being a normal kid is a difficult task for this 15-year-old. Austin Niehus suffers from Goldenhar Syndrome, an incredibly rare birth defect that affects the face, and in his case, vertebrae. Niehus was born without the right side of his jaw and one of his ears, and last summer had his 54th reconstructive surgery.