McClave High School sophomore Ian Beckett set a meet record Saturday, May 21, at the Class 1A Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships in Lakewood.
McClave High School sophomore Ian Beckett set a meet record Saturday afternoon at the Class 1A Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships in Lakewood, winning the high jump with a height of 6-03.
Beckett broke the previous record held by Plateau Valley's Chase Langley set in 2011 who jumped 6-02.
Beckett qualified for the meet with a jump of 6-02 and outleaped 10 other competitors Saturday, including teammate Marco Marquez who finished fifth overall.
Marquez tied Saturday with three other jumpers with a mark of 6-01, but finished behind each of them based off of qualifying marks. Arickaree's Justin McCaffrey was second with a jump of 6-0 and a qualifying jump of 6-02, Springfield's Dillon Fisher was third with a qualifying jump of 5-11, Heritage Christian's Caleb Wickstrom fourth with a qualifying leap of 5-11 and Marquez fifth with a qualifying jump of 5-10.
Beckett was also sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 39-09.25 Friday afternoon. Arickaree's Trent Leoffler won the event with a mark of 44-03.75, setting a meet record.
Jake Trujillo finished eighth overall in the discus with a mark of 113-02. Trujillo qualified for the finals with a toss of 122-06. Springfield's Andy Borunda was first with a mark of 149.
The Cardinals finished 14th overall in the final team standings with 21 points. Heritage Christian won the overall championship with 126 total team points. Springfield was second with 91, Shining Mountain Waldorf third with 55 and Eads fourth with 54.
On the girl's side, junior Tatum Chase was 11th overall in the high jump with a mark of 4-06.
The team chase was won by Heritage Christian with 121 total points. The Lady Cardinals failed to score any team points. Springfield was second with 69.5 points, Baca County third with 69 and Sangre de Cristo fourth with 53.