Qualifying for the Colorado state track meet in five individual events was hard. Choosing not to compete at the state meet was even harder, and Soroco High School sophomore Chloe Veilleux said it took several days to truly accept that fate.
If Saturday brought a big surprise for the Steamboat Springs High School track team, Sunday brought big success.
Soroco junior overcomes bad memories to earn medal
The thought of the 100-meter hurdles at the state track meet didn’t haunt Soroco High School junior Mattie Rossi in the philosophical sense. It haunted her in the “stay up at night” sense.
Hayden freshman Hannah Wilkie got the lead from the gun and never looked back as she ran to a state championship.
He set an ambitious schedule, he weathered months of training, injuries and illness, and after his three events at the state track meet, Kelley was undefeated.
The hopes and dreams of the Steamboat Springs High School girl track 3,200-meter relay team took a dive a month ago, or they seemed to, anyway.
Redmond, Kelley win events on state meet's first day
The first time Soroco High School sophomore Grant Redmond tried the high jump this spring, it ended in a bit of a disaster. The last time he high jumped in the spring, things went considerably better, and Saturday, he was one of two Rams to win a state championship.
The Steamboat Springs Running Series returns on Saturday for its second event of the season, the Spirit Challenge Race and Fun Run at Steamboat Springs Middle School.
Steamboat track team still at home
Now that weather has postponed the first two days of the state track meet, some local high school athletes have time to kill on the Front Range.
It’s hard to punt on a name as good as "The Verne Lundquist Sickest Trail in America."
Thursday's mountain storm has forced the Denver Broncos to cancel an appearance scheduled for Friday afternoon in Steamboat Springs, and another scheduled for Saturday in Aspen.
The cheerleaders from the Steamboat Allstars gym headed to Florida earlier this month and earned top places at The Summit All Star Cheerleading Championships
There will be more than half a dozen events where Routt County high school athletes have good, solid chances at winning a state championship this week at the state track and field championships. There's only one event where one local athlete's prime competitor will be another local athlete.
There was a time track and field was the bread and butter of Steamboat Springs High School sports, and that’s reflected in the large displays near the school’s gymnasium that show the school’s official track records.
Teams qualify 16 individual athletes, 6 relay teams
Hayden High School track coach Pat Moore’s cellphone service was at its most frustrating Thursday in Kremmling, fluctuating in and out in a moment when he desperately wanted it in.