Cara Elliott (10th grade) competed in the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Youth World Champion show in Oklahoma City in August, where she competed (with her horse Slurpee) in the speed events of pole bending, barrel racing, and stakes race. Cara was the bronze champion in Level 1 pole bending (Click Here for video), and won multiple placements in the the top 15 of the Level 2 and 3 classes. (barrel racing Click Here for video).
Jesse Fassler, Peak to Peak's Middle School PE Teacher and High School Head Cross Country Coach and Track Coach, ran a blistering 5:02 to win his age group in the Pearl Street Mile.
Kourtney Rathke (10th grade) took first place in the 15-16 age group at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships! Kourtney pole vaulted to a height of 12' 3" to earn the title of national champion.
The following High School Track & Field athletes will compete in the 3A State Meet:
Allison Beasley (Class of 2021) won the 1600-meter race at the regional meet and was named the Metro League's Athlete of the Year. She will compete in the 3200-meter, 1600-meter, and 800-meter races at the state meet. Alison also was named to the First Team All-Conference for the 1600-meter race
Aidan Graziano (Class of 2021) won both the 110-meter hurdles and the Long Jump and was named the Metro League's Athlete of the Year. He will compete in the Long Jump, 110-meter hurdles, and 300-meter hurdles at the state meet. Aidan also was named to the First Team All-Conference for the 110-meter hurdles and the Long Jump.
Corte Peterson (Class of 2021) set a new school record in the Boys Pole Vault with a jump of 12'-9" which qualified him for the state meet and recognition as Second Team All-Conference.
Kourtney Rathke (rising 10th grader) qualified for the state meet in the Pole Vault, Long Jump, and Triple Jump.
Ryan Kuykendall (Class of 2021) received recognition as First Team All-Conference in the 800-meter race.
Annaka Rudolph (rising 10th grader) was also recognized by the league with an Honorable Mention in the 800-meter race.