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Track and Field Starts Strong

The Track and Field team is off to great start thus far with a few meets under their belt including a big win for both the boys and the girls at the Boulder Quad Meet. Monarch won the meet by defeating Fairview, Boulder, and Centaurus and earning bragging rights for another year.

One of the top runners to watch this Spring is junior, Isaac Green, who is coming off a state championship in cross country and will be defending his state champion in the mile. At the Boulder meet, Isaac won the 800 meter race, the mile AND the high jump.

The pole vaulters on the team are another strong part of the team effort. The trio of Max Manson, Sean Chen, and Cole Rowan swept first to third place in the first meet of the year with Max Manson setting a Colorado freshman record. On the girls’ side, Captain Georgia Reis and sophomore, Heidi Liles, lead the team. Heidi set a Monarch school record at the Boulder Snow Invitational in March, but it’s a record that may be broken again soon by these talented vaulters.

As always, the Monarch distance squad is fast and deep. The duo of Holly Bent and Audrey Lookner look to improve on their finishes at State last year in the mile and 2 mile. Liz Hogan, Hailey Leader, Samantha Wexler, Daisy Fuchs, Emily Hoffmann, and Abby Hein also look to contribute to the team effort. In addition to Isaac Green, the boys’ distance team will be led by Captain Ben Hogan, Charlie Perry, Will Dixon, Zach Litoff, Isaac Russo, Jack Herrmann, and Greg Hibl.

The state-qualifying sprint relays return all four runners in Chloe Bernard, Paige Overcash, Tatianna Cherry-Santos, and Danielle Honan. Other sprinters looking to contribute include Libby Moore, Brynn Bussanmas, Logan Burgess, Logan Berghoefer, Sean Gambone, Mitchell Waters, and Tyler Waters.

It looks to be a great year for the Coyotes awash with new faces as well as old and a lot of potential in all of the athletes!

Samantha Wexler
Track Athlete/Reporter