Weather knocks meet schedule off track

Cold, rain, snow delay spring events for prep athletes

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Spring weather in Colorado can be uncertain and poor weather conditions forced several prep spring sports championships to be altered.

The all-classification track meet at Jefferson County Stadium started May 19 with sunny, warm contitions but the meet was postponed May 20 because of cold, rain and snow.

Colorado High School Activities Association personnel hoped to complete the final two days of the track championships by May 22 or May 23.

The championships resumed in the afternoon on May 21, according to Plan C. Action continued on May 22.

The action on May 21 did not include 4x400 preliminaries. The 4x400 finals were run on May 22, heats against time.

The girls lacrosse title game with top-seeded Colorado Academy facing No. 2 Valor Christian in a rematch of last season’s title game was rescheduled for May 22.

Boys lacrosse semfinals were moved to May 23 with the finals scheduled for May 27 at the University of Denver.

Broomfield and Grandview will play for the girls soccer state title on March 25 at Dick’s Sporting GoodsPark.

Class 5A regional state baseball qualifying tournaments were slated for May 21 but some were switched by the host schools to May 22 and May 23.

Girls soccer

Quarterfinal matches in the girls state soccer playoffs were held May 16 and top-seeded Valor Christian was the lone south metro school to advance to the semfinals.

Valor senior Peyton Parsons scored twice while juniors Jo Sees and Addison Whitehouse each had three points with a goal and assist as the Eagles downed Cherry Creek, 4-0. Valor goalie Jaidin Kinch made seven saves.

Rock Canyon lost 2-1 in overtime to second-seeded Broomfield. Reagan Kotschau scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 85th minute. Junior Ava Todd had scored for Rock Canyon on a free kick to tie the match with 7:27 remaining in regulation time.

In the semifinals on May 19, defending state champion Broomfield edged Columbine, 1-0, in overtime. Grandview needed two overtimes before finally ousting Valor, 1-0.

Boys lacrosse

Top-seeded Regis Jesuit, Mountain Vista and Arapahoe collected quarterfinal wins on May 18 in the boys lacrosse playoffs.

Regis scored five times in the fourth quarter to edge Kent Denver, 11-9. Mountain Vista held off Colorado Academy, 6-5, while sixth-seeded Arapahoe got three goals from Jack Paulson in a 6-3 upset over third-seeded Valor Christian. Poudre School District earned a 9-8 overtime win over second-seeded Cherry Creek.

Semifinal matches were changed to May 23 with Regis going against Mountain Vista and Arapahoe taking on Poudre.

Girls lacrosse

In the girls lacrosse semifinals played May 17, second-seeded Valor Christian and top-seeded Colorado Academy moved onto the finals.

Valor rallied to notch a 15-14 win over Fairview. Eagles junior Reagan Digby scored with two seconds left in regulation time to send the game into overtime and Tess Osburn won the game with a goal 37 seconds into the OT.

Valor sophomore Eliza Osburn had six goals and two assists in the game.

Cherry Creek senior Molly Threlkeld had three goals but it wasn’t enough for the Bruins in 9-7 setback to Colorado Academy, which has won six straight state titles.

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