track and field

Pomona boys, Lakewood girls best in 5A Jeffco

County track meet helps teams prep for state


- Pomona’s boys escaped the 5A Jeffco Track & Field League Meet with a one point victory Wednesday at Jeffco Stadium.

The Panthers posted a team score of 125, which was one point better than Chatfield who finished second with 124 points.

Arvada West finished third with 91 points, two points better than Lakewood’s fourth place finish with 89 points.

Bear Creek (74), Standley Lake (69), Columbine (62), Ralston Valley (34) and Dakota Ridge (22) rounded out the finished of the nine 5A Jeffco schools who participated in the meet.

But it was Pomona who was best-in-show winning four of the 18 boy’s events including the 4x100 meter relay and the 4x200 meter relay.

The Panthers had two individual winners including Nate O’Neill who won the pole vault with a 12 feet 6 inch distance.

In addition, Marcelo Laguera won the 800 meters for Pomona in 2:02.19.

And Bear Creek’s Olabisi Johnson proved to be the fastest man at the meet winning the 110 meters in 15.09.

In the girl’s side of the meet Lakewood proved to be best as they dominated the girl’s meet with a team score of 174 points.

Ralston Valley finished second with 142 points, followed by third place Arvada West with 120 points and fourth place Pomona (94).

Bear Creek and Standley Lake finished tied for fifth with 48 points each, Columbine finished seventh (46), Chatfield finished eighth (44) and Dakota Ridge finished ninth (15).

But it was the Tigers who blew out the girl’s field winning seven of 18 events including winning both the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay races.

In addition, Lakewood’s Claire Harris won both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles, and Audrey Hogenkamp won the high jump clearing 5 feet.

A-West finished third as a team but had won four girl’s events including the 100 and 400 meter races.

The Wildcats also won the 1600 meter (Savannah Wiman 05:33.84) and the 3200 meter (Erin Rawe-Thomas in 12:24.60).


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