Monday, January 5, 2015

2014 Highlights and 2015 Game Plan

This will be a great year for HRHS Track!

  • We have 12 returning state qualifiers 
  • Our varsity athletes will have the opportunity to travel to Chandler, Arizona over Spring Break to compete in one of the premier high school track meets in the nation (click here for more info: cost is $575)
  • We had more athletes than ever before train with us during the Fall, and we know those numbers will grow as we begin Winter training this week (starting Wednesday, January 7 @ 3:10 - 4:30 meet in the weight room)
Looking back on 2014, we have a lot to celebrate! Here are some of the highlights:

For our returning athletes:

  • We had 18 state placewinners out of 21 total state qualifiers in 2014 and 12 of those qualifiers are BACK this year!!
  • Returning senior, Ben Morgan, was a State Champion in long jump and will bid for a repeat in 2015
  • Returning senior, Trevor Rex, won his third state medal in three years and will go for the gold in 2015
  • Ten other state qualifiers return to our team this year and will likely qualify again, both in individual events and in relays that will bring even more HRHS Track athletes to the state meet in 2015
  • Two of our returning sophomores were ranked #2 Statewide among Freshmen last year, Kaden Lathrop in the 800 meters and Richard Kepfer in the 300 meter hurdles -- we're excited to see what this year will bring for them! Click here for details
For our most recent grads:
  • 2014 graduate Connor Turnage became Colorado's first ever 3-time state triple jump champion 
  • 2014 graduate Macy Kreutz extended our string of state placewinners in distance to 7 years with her second place finish in the 800 meters
  • Three of our graduating seniors and state medalists in 2014 went on to Division 1 athletic scholarships:  Macy Kreutz to CSU (XC and Track), Connor Turnage to Nebraska (Track), CC Morgan to DU (Basketball)
For our coaches:
  • In his other coaching job, Coach Krauss led HRHS Volleyball to a Top 5 finish in 2014
  • Coach Padjen published his first book, Simply the Best: One Hero's Story. (It's about his dad, Will, and illustrated by his daughter, Koreen....talent runs in the family!) Click here to see it. 
For our alumni:
  • Former HRHS Track state qualifier and current CSU wide receiver Joe Hansley helped CSU to a bowl game this year
  • HRHS Track standout Eleanor Fulton, now at University of Washington, made All-Pac 10 and qualified for the NCAA Championship in cross country this year
  • Two former HRHS Track letterwinners made NFL rosters this year (Jace Davis with the Baltimore Ravens and Mike Purcell with the San Francisco 49ers)

We're excited about what 2015 will bring! It all starts NOW - with Winter Training. See you on Wednesday!


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