Saturday, March 8, 2014

What will it take to make it to State?

This weekend's weather leaves many Colorado athletes, including ours, just dreaming about state qualifying marks and new PRs. Next Saturday, athletes across the state will start defining what kinds of marks it will take to get to State in 2014. Making it to State is the pinnacle of the high school track experience, and we celebrate our athletes who achieve that goal! Click here for pictures and results for HRHS's 2013 State Qualifiers. 

Qualifying for State is all about performance. The top 18 marks in each classification qualify, and starting next week varsity athletes will be able to track where they rank in their events on State Leaderboards. For more details on how State qualifying works in Colorado and how to follow State Leaderboards this season, click here.

What kinds of marks should our athletes be setting their sights on if they want to get to State this year? What it took to qualify last year might be our best guess for what it will take this year. Coach Alan Versaw over at Colorado Track XC (aka Colorado MileSplit) graciously gave us permission to publish the 5A data from this season's "What Did It Take" series.

2013 5A Boys minimum qualifying marks by event 
(the number in parentheses is the number of seniors in last year's state field for the event)
[Brackets indicate HRHS results in the 2013 State Meet]

100 meter dash - 11.07 (7)

200 meter dash - 22.38 (7)

400 meter dash - 50.36 (9)

800 meter run - 1:58.87 (9)

1600 meter run - 4:29.22 (7)

3200 meter run - 9:58.33 (5)

100 meter hurdles - 15.45 (10)

300 meter hurdles - 40.78 (12)

4x100 meter relay - 43.89 - [HRHS placed 7th]

4x200 meter relay - 1:31.10 - [HRHS placed 7th]

4x400 meter relay - 3:27.45

4x800 meter relay - 8:11.39

High jump - 6-3 (5) - [HRHS placed 3rd]

Pole vault - 13-0 (6)

Long jump - 21-3.5 (7) - [HRHS placed 2nd & 6th]

Triple jump - 42-9.5 (10) - [HRHS placed 1st]

Shot put - 46-8 (13) 

Discus throw - 139-7 (11) - [HRHS placed 11th]



2013 5A Girls minimum qualifying marks by event
(the number in parentheses is the number of seniors in last year's state field for the event)
[Brackets indicate HRHS results in the 2013 State Meet]

100 meter dash - 12.53 (7)

200 meter dash - 25.70 (10)

400 meter dash - 58.67 (7) - [HRHS placed 12th]

800 meter run - 2:18.37 (4) - [HRHS placed 5th]

1600 meter run - 5:11.85 (7)

3200 meter run - 11:24.20 (8)

100 meter hurdles - 15.62 (5)

300 meter hurdles - 46.82 (6)

4x100 meter relay - 50.17 - [HRHS placed 12th]

4x200 meter relay - 1:45.18

4x400 meter relay - 4:04.77 - [HRHS placed 15th]

4x800 meter relay - 9:46.12

800 meter sprint medley relay - 1:50.67 - [HRHS placed 10th]

High jump - 5-2 (7)

Pole vault - 9-8 (11)

Long jump - 17-3 (6) - [HRHS placed 8th]

Triple jump - 35-4.75 (8)

Shot put - 34-5 (12)

Discus throw - 107-7 (9)


Used with permission from Colorado Track XC. Colorado Track XC provides the most comprehensive coverage of high school track and field in the state. Some of their content is freely available, but lots of the best analysis (including the analysis above) is available only by subscription. Click here for subscription details.

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