Tuesday, May 22, 2012

HRHS Results in Colorado State 5A Meet

On the first day of the 2012 Colorado State Meet, HRHS earned 5 medals. Congratulations to Trevor Rex, who placed 5th in High Jump with a PR of 6'5" and to our Girls 4x800 Relay (Kristen Kientz, Kristi Oslund, Erica Koch and Macy Kreutz) who placed 8th with a season best time of 9:35.70. Cody Petrick also competed for HRHS in the 400 meters on Thursday but did not advance to Saturday's finals.

On Day 2, sophomore Macy Kreutz placed 8th in the girls 800 Meters with a time of 2:16.75. The HRHS Boys 4x100 Meter Relay (Joe Hansley, Ashton Winslow, Jalen Kittrell, and Steve Donatell) placed 10th in prelims with a time of 42.94, missing finals qualification by only one place.

On Day 3, the weather took a turn for the worse, with rain and cool temperatures. With a jump of 47' 3.5", sophomore Connor Turnage became Colorado's 5A State Triple Jump champion. Freshman triple jumper, Daisy Luo, placed 11th with a jump of 35' 5.75", and freshman Andrew Bauer represented HRHS in the Special Olympics 100 meters.

Congratulations to all our State Meet competitors

Monday, May 21, 2012

2012 State Meet Results

On Friday, sophomore Macy Kreutz placed 8th in the girls 800 Meters with a time of 2:16.75. The HRHS Boys 4x100 Meter Relay (Joe Hansley, Ashton Winslow, Jalen Kittrell, and Steve Donatell) placed 10th in prelims with a time of 42.94, missing finals qualification by only one place. 

Saturday the weather took a turn for the worse, with rain and cool temperatures. With a jump of 47' 3.5", sophomore Connor Turnage became Colorado's 5A State Triple Jump champion. Freshman triple jumper, Daisy Luo, placed 11th with a jump of 35' 5.75", and freshman Andrew Bauer represented HRHS in the Special Olympics 100 meters.

Click here for results from Day 1 of the 2012 State Championship meet.

Congratulations to all our State Meet competitors!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

HRHS Track Awards Celebration

HRHS Track athletes and their families are invited to our Awards Celebration today, Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. in the HRHS Commons. Bring appetizers or a dessert to share as the coaches celebrate the season's successes with our athletes.

Note from the Boosters: Traditionally the Boosters do not provide end of season gifts for the coaches. Thanks and gifts for coaches are, instead, at the discretion of individual athletes and their parents.

Friday, May 18, 2012

State Meet Day 1 Update

On the first day of the 2012 Colorado State Meet, HRHS earned 5 medals. Congratulations to Trevor Rex, who placed 5th in High Jump with a PR of 6'5" and to our Girls 4x800 Relay (Kristen Kientz, Kristi Oslund, Erica Koch and Macy Kreutz) who placed 8th with a season best time of 9:35.70. Cody Petrick also competed for HRHS in the 400 meters on Thursday, but did not advance to Saturday's finals. Click here for photos from Day 1.

Congratulations to all our athletes who have already competed. Making it to the State Meet is a huge accomplishment, and we are proud of you! Best of luck to all our athletes who will compete on Friday and Saturday.


Friday
9:30 am - 4 x 100 Boys Relay (Joe Hansley, Ashton Winslow, Jalen Kittrell, and Steve Donatell - Alternates: Connor Turnage, Jason Phou, and Ben Morgan)
12:50 pm - Girls 800 Meters - Macy Kreutz

Saturday
8:30 am Boys Triple Jump - Connor Turnage
10:20 am - 100 Meter Dash Special Olympics - Andrew Bauer
11:00 am - Girls Triple Jump - Daisy Luo
3:35 pm - 4 x 100 Boys Finals

Monday, May 14, 2012

Meet Results and Awards Celebration

Meet Results

Our last full-squad meet, the Continental League Championship, was last week. Despite cooler temperatures on Saturday, many of our athletes had PR's in this meet. What a great way for our team to wrap up the season! Click here for full meet results.

Special congratulations to:

  • The HRHS Girls 4x800 Meter Relay team (Kristen Kientz, Kristi Oslund, Erica Koch, Macy Kreutz) whose time of 9:42.11 earned Milesplit's National Silver Standard
  • Macy Kreutz whose 800 Meter Run time of 2:16.17 placed her in Milesplit's National Silver Standard
  • Connor Turnage whose Triple Jump of 45'3.25" was also a National Silver Standard mark
Only one more meet to go -- the Colorado State Championship (May 17-19). Watch your email for a list of athletes who have qualified and the meet schedule so you can come cheer them on at Jeffco Stadium this week.

Awards Celebration -- May 20 @ 4pm

HRHS Track Boosters will host  an Awards Celebration for athletes and their families on Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. in the HRHS Commons. Please come and bring munchies, appetizers, or a dessert to share as the coaches celebrate the season's successes with our athletes. Parents and/or athletes who would like to help decorate will meet in the Commons at 3:15, and anyone who wants to stay for a few minutes after is welcome to join our clean up crew!

Note from the Boosters: Traditionally the Boosters do not provide end of season gifts for the coaches. Thanks and gifts for coaches are, instead, at the discretion of individual athletes and their parents. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Personal Fundraising Opportunities for Stanford Meet

As the 2012 season winds down, we encourage you to start planning for next season. Each year, HRHS Track offers varsity athletes whose performances qualify the opportunity to travel to Palo Alto, CA for the Stanford Invitational. (Note: unlike our other meets, this meet is not an all-comer meet; it has minimum qualifying requirements for each event). This year the cost of the trip to each athlete was $475.

If you think your athlete may want to travel to Stanford next season or in a subsequent season, you may want to take advantage of one or both of these fundraising opportunities.

1.  King Sooper Cards (earn 5% of everything you spend)
2. Run Concessions at Sports Authority at a June 9 Zoom Track Meet (earn up to $250 in one day)


Here are the details for each:

King Sooper Cards
We can provide you with a trackable KS Gift Card. Every time you reload the card, 5% of what you put on it goes into your athlete's designated travel fund in the HRHS Booster account. Buy groceries, gas, other gift cards, plants and flowers, even Starbucks inside the store with your KS gift card, and 5% of everything you spend gets tucked away into your child's account. It's EASY! Some athletes covered well over half their travel costs with their KS balances this year. We will have KS cards available at the Team Celebration on May 20 if you would like to start personal fundraising now.

Concessions
Athletes working with a parent/guardian would be eligible to earn travel funds for managing and running concessions during a June 9 track meet at Sports Authority. A minimum of 4 athlete/parent teams  (4 people in the a.m., 8 people in overlapping lunch shift, 4 people in the p.m.) would need to commit to participating. Parents who participate would be completely responsible for managing and staffing the concessions for the meet. At least one parent would need to volunteer to be the point person, and all parents who participate would need to complete a manager training with Dawn Spencer, Manager of DCSD Concessions prior to June 9.

Proceeds would  be divided evenly among the athlete/parent teams and deposited into the Booster travel account, earmarked for that athlete. With an estimated draw of $1000 divided among 4 athletes, that would be $250 each, more than half of this year's expenses per athlete in one day's work. For 6 hours work, each parent/athlete team would earn about $40 per hour or $20 per hour per person. Not a bad return for their time.


If an athlete participates in this as a fundraiser and for whatever reason does not go to Stanford before he or she leaves the HRHS track program, his/her designated funds will go into a travel scholarship fund. 

This opportunity is currently being considered by Rock Canyon. If they decline this opportunity, HRHS is next in line to accept it, and we would need to accept by early next week or it will go to the next in line. If you would be interested in this personal fundraising opportunity, email Kim Turnage ASAP.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

HRHS State Hopefuls

We're down to two meets left in the 2012 track season -- this weekend's Continental Conference Championship and next weekend's Colorado State Meet. With one more qualifying meet left in the season (our Conference Championship), here are your Highlands Ranch High School track and field athletes with marks that place them in the Top 25 in their events among 5A competitors. The top 18 athletes in each division qualify for the state meet so we'll be cheering for as many of those athletes as possible to move into or stay in the Top 18 this week. (Check out our FAQ's article from earlier in the season if you have questions or to see how much some of these marks have improved since the beginning of the season.)


With one qualifier to go, it's a game of fractions of inches and seconds. Here are your Falcon State Hopefuls for 2012. Best of luck to all our athletes competing this week as they strive to earn new personal bests and state meet berths!


Girls:

400 Meters
#22 Macy Kreutz  (Sophomore)   59.16 @ HRHS Memorial 5/5/2012

800 Meters
#10 Macy Kreutz (Sophomore) 2:18.28 @ Liberty Bell 4/27/2012

1600 Meters
#25 Kristen Kientz (Senior) 5:19.37 @ Mullen Runner's Roost 4/14/2012

3200 Meters
#23 Kristi Oslund (Junior) 11:45.83 @ Liberty Bell 4/27/2012

4x200 Relay
#20 HRHS  1:46.40 @ HRHS Memorial 5/5/2012

4x800 Relay

#14 HRHS 9:47.29 @ Pre-Prom Invite 4/18/2012


Sprint Medley Relay
#21 HRHS 1:51.18 @ HRHS Memorial 5/5/2012




Boys:

400 Meters
#12  Cody Petrick  (Senior) 49.0 @ ThunderRidge Invite 3/17/2012

4x100 Relay


#16 HRHS 43.48 @ Liberty Bell 4/27/2012

4x200 Relay
#18 HRHS  1:30.50 @ HRHS Memorial 5/5/2012


Long Jump
#16 Connor Turnage (Sophomore) 21'7" @ Liberty Bell 4/27/2012
#25 Ben Morgan (Freshman) 21'1.25" @ HRHS Memorial 5/5/2012 

Triple Jump
#1 Connor Turnage (Sophomore)  47'7" @ Liberty Bell 4/27/2012
#21 Ashton Winslow (Senior)  42'10.75" @ HRHS Memorial 5/5/2012

High Jump
#17 (3-way tie)  Brandon Kreutz  (Senior)  6'2.25"@ HRHS Memorial 5/5/2012

#17 (3-way tie)  Trevor Rex  (Freshman)  6'2.25" @ HRHS Memorial 5/5/2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Conference Championship Schedule

Hot off the presses and straight to your inbox, here's the schedule for this week's 2012 Continental League Conference Championship Meet. This is our last state qualifying meet of the season. The Thursday/Saturday (no Friday) format is unique to our season and gives our athletes whose events fall on both days plenty of time to recover in between.

Click here for the schedule and watch for further meet details from the Coaches in a separate email.

So close on the heels of the volunteer AWESOMENESS demonstrated by HRHS parents this weekend, we hate to ask again....but we must. Each school provides some volunteers so no school has to provide them all. This year, HRHS is responsible for the following:

  • (3) Exchange Zone Judges for the Girls Sprint Medley Relay on Thursday (report by 2:45 pm, done by 3:15)
  • 100/110 Hurdles Crew on Thursday (3:30-4:15)
  • 300 Hurdles Crew on Saturday (11:40-12:20)
If you will be at the meet at any of these times and willing to assist, please email Coach Padjen for further information.

Go Falcons!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Liberty Bell Article


Thanks to Gigi Rex (Trevor's mom) for scanning and sharing this recent article highlighting HRHS athletes (including a color photo of one of our runners, Erica Koch). Click here or on the image above to see a full size copy.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Thank You and Congratulations!

Thank you and congratulations to all the coaches, volunteers, and athletes who made our 2nd Annual Highlands Ranch Memorial Meet a great success this weekend (with a special shout-out for Lori Schofield, who coordinated all our volunteers!). We couldn't have ordered better weather. Our team represented well at the meet. We ran very nearly on schedule. We left the stadium spotlessly clean.


And we couldn't have made it all happen without everyone's help! Go Falcons!

No new pictures this week. We were all too busy making things run! But meet results are posted on MileSplit. Click here to see them. 

Also click here for the results from Thursday's Frosh/Soph League Championship and check the Sports section of your May 3 Highlands Ranch Herald for an article reviewing Highlands Ranch teams' performances  in the Liberty Bell Invite and highlighting several HRHS athletes. Click here to see a scanned copy.

We're down to two meets left in the season -- Conference Championship next weekend and the State Meet May 17-19. Stay tuned this week for a State Meet preview, with information on HRHS's State Meet hopefuls and where they stand in the rankings with only one more qualifying meet remaining.

Be sure to mark your calendars for our End of Year Team Celebration on May 20 @ 4pm.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Our Final Qdoba Day

Today is the first day of May and the last day for us to participate in Qdoba's Dollar Fundraiser.

Stop in to the Qdoba at Highlands Ranch Parkway and University for lunch or dinner today, and Qdoba will donate $1 to HRHS Track for every entree you purchase with this flier.


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