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Hayden senior Chris Zirkle throws his hands up soon after winning the 3,200-meter run on Friday at the state track meet in Lakewood. Zirkle won a thrilling duel with a late sprint, claiming his first state championship.

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2 titles for Hayden Tigers at state track

Zirkle, Haskins claim championships

The Tigers were champions twice over Friday, the second day of the state track meet at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. Aubree Haskins broke through with a powerful statement in the shotput, and Chris Zirkle hung on with a desperate surge in the 3,200-meter run. Zirkle and Haskins were among the favorites in their events, but both championship performances were so dramatic, it was difficult not to be stunned.


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