Heading into the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships in Lakewood, May 17-19, members of Dolores High School’s boys’ and girls’ track teams are confident and ready to post career best results.
Leading the way for the girls’ team will be sophomore Jordan Elder, who is currently the third-ranked long jumper in Colorado’s 2A Classification with a mark of 16 feet, 8 inches. To emerge victorious, Elder will have to defeat a talented field that includes Highlight High School’s Remington Ross (16 feet, 10½ inches) and Holyoke High School’s Taeryn Trumper (18 feet, 2 inches).
Also representing the girls’ team in an individual event will be senior hurdler Sierra Schwartz, who enters the state meet ranked 10th in the 100-meter hurdles (17.04). Schwartz and Elder will also compete at the state meet as members of the girls’ 4x200-meter relay, which will enter state as the 18th-seeded group (1:53.54).
On the boys’ side, Dolores will be represented by junior distance standout Phillip Huffman, who is ranked 12th in the 3200-meter run (10:37.64). Huffman will appear in the state meet for the second straight season.