Aspen was past her 15th birthday - a blessing of a long life in itself.
She still looked forward to our evening walks - however shorter or slower-paced.
She continued to follow me about the house - to stay close.
I felt the strength of her eyes with a wondering expression - questioning why she was weaker.
Expressions were almost apologetic - when her appetite was waning.
I knew she still wanted to make that ride in the Jeep - closeness for both of us. She would give me a clear look for help - to make that step from the porch into the house - and expressions of appreciation when her legs needed support.
During these days, however, there were no apologies, only, seemingly, an acceptance of her aging and declining strength.
The weakness, diminished level of activity, physical changes and longer time in sleep gradually accelerated over the past three years. I saw it and felt it creeping into Aspen's life and into mine. The change was difficult to witness, but I resolved to alter our time together, to keep her active, support her health and adjust our routines.
Pet owners can struggle with that change, sometimes to the extent of failing to see the need for accommodation pets require. It occurred to me the gradual aging process for our pets can be so similar to that of aging parents, family or friends - or literally our own lives. Yet regardless, each deserves the same sensitivity, attention, time, patience and support.
Yellow labs are sizable and sturdy, but when they cannot get themselves into our vehicles, they deserve a ramp or a lift so that they never are ignored or left behind. Walks should become a slower and more patient experience to provide a quality of life they deserve. Close attention and observation of food types and changes in body functions can require accommodation.
Unlike humans, the pain that comes with weakening hips, shoulders or body organs typically is not always apparent to us. So that requires periodic veterinarian examinations and, possibly, medication. When our companion's health changes, it is our call to adjust, to be sure the unconditional love they bring into our lives is extended back in their care and comfort.
A friend of mine who had a long line of Golden retrievers in his life observed that "when we bring a pet into our lives we need to be aware we will most certainly live past their days and we must be willing to provide compassionate support as their lives fade."
Those sunrises over the duck blind, the decoy days on the river, flushing birds from the fields and the high mountain hikes will be very different. But the memories will remind me of my good fortune in having had that special companionship with Aspen.
Outdoors writer Ron Hellbusch can be reached at Ron-Hellbusch@comcast.net.
The sales mark the latest step in Sports Authority's bankruptcy filing. The sale was authorized May 24 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware. Judge Mary Walrath approved the company proposal to have a team of liquidators start the going-out-of-business sales that will include all inventory and fixtures. The sales must be completed by Aug. 31.
The liquidators are a joint venture group made up of a trio of companies: Gordon Brothers Group, Hilco Merchant Resources and Tiger Capital Group.
On their website, Gordon Brothers also released a statement by Michael Foss, Sports Authority CEO.
"We cannot adequately express the disappointment we feel with the need to shut down our stores," he said in the statement. "We pursued both a plan of reorganization as well as a sale of our business but were unsuccessful in reaching an agreement that would have allowed Sports Authority to continue to operate."
In the statement, Foss thanked loyal customers for supporting the company over the years and encouraged them to shop early for tremendous values on sporting goods.
Sports Authority's corporate headquarters are in Englewood. Efforts to contact the company about the future of the headquarters have been unsuccessful.
At one time, Sports Authority was among Englewood's largest employers, with about 900 people in the two buildings that house the corporate headquarters. At that time, just about every space in the expansive parking lot was taken, but since the bankruptcy filing in March, many empty parking spaces can be seen.
Eric Keck, Englewood city manager, said he has received no information about the plans for the corporate headquarters and the people who work there.
"We only hear what everyone hears about Sports Authority, such as the announcement of the going-out-of-business sales at all their stores," he said. "This is a difficult situation for everyone. We know the reduction of the staff at the corporate headquarters will have a negative impact on surrounding business and on our community."
According to a bankruptcy court document, the judge's order finalized the bid by the joint venture to handle the liquidation. The bid contained sales guidelines for what is a basic agreement to guarantee Sports Authority a specific sum, and the joint venture will profit if the sale goes well.
The document said the venture will pay Sports Authority between $368 million and $393 million plus a $1.8 million augmentation fee, which is an agreement that could provide additional funds to Sports Authority, provided the going-out-of-business sales prove profitable to all parties.
Because the company reportedly was $1.1 billion in debt, Sports Authority filed for Chapter 11 protection in March. On May 3, it was announced in the bankruptcy court in Delaware that the company would not be able to reorganize but instead would pursue sale of its assets.
The company located its headquarters on the Englewood campus on Jason Street just south of Hampden Avenue about 2001. The campus includes expansive parking lots and about 200,000 square feet of space in two buildings.
Of course there are real problems that need very real solutions. But there are also problems that could easily be turned into opportunities, and there are problems that are indeed very good problems. Even problems or challenges that become opportunities need to be managed correctly in order to convert the opportunity into an achievement or success story.
And then there are the good problems. Those are the problems that also require a solid solution or proactive strategy or they too can quickly move from being a good problem to a very bad problem or crisis if not managed carefully and properly.
Let's look at just a couple of examples of what those good problems might look like. One such example may be that you have been a victim of "downsizing" or "right sizing" at work and have found yourself unemployed. However, you have been given a very lucrative severance package and you have more new job offers than you know what to do with. With each new day, another job offer seems to come your way. The good problem is that you are making money from your severance and you have opportunities ahead of you. How this turns into a bad problem is when you get comfortable not working, or procrastinate on your decision-making about which new job opportunity to take, and before you know it the money is gone and so are the offers.
Another good problem could be that you own a business and have more customers than you can possibly serve. Money is coming in, cash flow is good, customers and employees are happy, and you are enjoying your vacation time. If you watch the Food Network or happen to catch any of those restaurant shows where they have to do a makeover or fix the business, many of those owners had a very good problem at one time, they had more customers than they could serve. Before they knew it, quality suffered, service slowed down, chefs and servers walked off the job, and the ownership ended up in crisis mode. Enough of a crisis mode where they had to invite in a restaurant consultant and television show to help them re-establish their brand and credibility or risk losing everything they had worked so hard for.
You see, there really are good problems in life. But the word "problem" is still there. And as stated earlier, every problem, good or bad, needs a solution. My Uncle Harry used to always say, "Nothing is so bad it couldn't be worse, and there is nothing so good that it couldn't be better." Just another way of saying, we have to manage all the situations, challenges and opportunities in our lives or they will become a problem.
So the next time you are explaining a situation to someone and they say, "Well that's a good problem to have," instead of taking pride in that good problem, it should put you on alert. And instead of sitting back and getting caught in the comfort zone, the first thing you should do is pay attention to the word "problem" and figure out a plan and strategy to keep that good problem train chugging along or have a clear path to get the train back on the tracks of consistency. Problems are easy, solutions take work.
How about you, have you ever been in a "good problem" situation? What did you do about it or what are you doing about it? I would love to hear all about it at email@example.com, and when we turn our good problems into even better opportunities, it really will be a better than good week.
Michael Norton is a resident of Castle Rock, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach.
Please do me a favor. Get a haircut. Get two.
Our hairstyles in the 1960s were awful, but forgivable.
For the very first time, the focus was on young Americans and not on our parents.
We did OK, but there was a lot of hair.
Clothing was awful too. Bell-bottoms. Say no more, say no more.
The 1970s and the 1980s were just as bad.
But it was different. We should have known better by then, but most of us didn't
Women all looked like the Mandrell sisters or the Murphy Brown cast.
In music, there were "hair bands."
Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister, Poison.
Kiss. And Gene Simmons still has that hair. It's a shoe polish helmet.
Ann and Nancy Wilson were sisters, but they weren't twisted.
But Heart was a hair band too.
I was crazy on Nancy (the blonde).
There are photographs of me that I have tried to repress.
It never got completely out of hand, but my look somewhat embarrasses me now.
There were people and performers who seemed to get it right.
Robert Palmer - remember "Addicted to Love"? - always looked dapper.
The rest of us had hair over our ears, and collars the size of paper airplanes.
Women wore shoulder pads. And other things.
I think I know what happens.
We find a hairstyle that we like, and we stick with it.
I look now like I did when I was in Little League.
I have a crew cut.
A "crew cut" gets its name from the short hair that crew members had. Less wind resistance.
Maintaining it is a snap.
I dare you to people watch, and keep track of the men and women - mostly the women - who could use a haircut.
I still see hair that amounts to amber waves of fluffed-out locks.
Ginger Rogers, bless her.
She was a beauty in the 1940s.
She held on to her look through the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s.
She died in 1995 at the age of 83. She was still a platinum blonde with a surfeit of makeup.
Generally, we can fool our hair into thinking we're still in our 20s, 30s and 40s, but we can't fool our skin.
Some try. You do recall Joan Rivers?
I'm to blame. Men are to blame. We don't let women age gracefully.
Ashley Madison and others are out to take us away from our wives and girlfriends.
Of course, some women want to look like Charo.
Charo is 75. There is not one thing on her that looks 75.
I am not the one to ask.
I am opposed to beauty pageants and fashion shows and ogling red carpet get-ups.
Las Vegas showgirls are about as far away as it gets from my definition of beauty.
Eye makeup by trowel only worked for Cleopatra and Amy Winehouse.
If a woman and I are headed out to dinner, and it takes her 90 minutes to get ready, it will be our last supper.
Let me summarize.
Get a haircut.
Your next one might be on me.
Send me an email. In 100 words or less, tell me why you badly need an updated hairstyle.
I will see that the winner is taken care of at an area establishment.
Unless I lose my grip (see: Howard Hughes), I will never have long hair again.
There are always exceptions.
Try to imagine Einstein with a crew cut.
Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
But he has a bigger dream.
"We're a hot dog stand, we want to be a full-service restaurant," Elinoff said figuratively.
Elinoff and his wife and business partner, Louise, were planning to build an outdoor theme park on Parker Road south of Longs Way, where parents could ride the ferris wheel and carousel with their children. According to the Elinoffs, Mountain Man Fruit and Nut Co. was on board to sell concessions and White Fence Farms was prepared to open a restaurant on the premises. They had designs for landscaping and an $8.2 million business loan to purchase rides.
But a change to zoning codes for the area, approved by town council on May 2, means the Elinoffs' dream will have to wait.
Mike Conner, vice president of Mountain Man Fruit and Nut Co. in Parker, owns the lot the Elinoffs wanted to buy at 10655 S. Parker Road. He was prepared to sell the land, but wanted to avoid any complications, so he recommended presenting the idea to the town before submitting a plan.
"I didn't want Nathan to get into a contract he couldn't get out of," Conner said.
Community Development Director John Fussa and other officials met with Conner on March 11, and it didn't go well for Conner or the Elinoffs.
"We were a little baffled," Conner said. "The way our property was zoned, (a theme park) was an acceptable use."
At the meeting, Fussa said the town had already been working to remove "assembly use" from the list of acceptable uses for property in that section of town. Assembly use specifies a use that is primarily for people to gather in a location, such as a church, a school or, in this case, an amusement park. The area, according to Fussa and other officials, is best suited for retail development that will generate revenue for the town.
Nathan Elinoff said he was "devastated" by the decision.
"They pulled the rug out from under us," he said.
An emergency ordinance was introduced to town council on March 21, effectively preventing any new submissions for permits in the zone for 90 days while council considered removing assembly use for the area. The next time the issue was officially considered was a town council meeting on May 2, when the council voted to remove assembly use from the code.
Conner and the Elinoffs question the timing of the council's decision. Fussa said it was "coincidental" that the town moved to change the property's zoning at the same time the Elinoffs and Conner proposed their idea, and that he informed them that the town was already looking at changing the zoning.
"We were already monitoring and talking internally about our concern over assembly uses in that area," Fussa said.
But Conner isn't convinced.
"It was interesting to me that we showed up with a plan and the next meeting (the council) had a plan to remove the use," he said.
Mayor Mike Waid reiterated Fussa's statement that the town had been working toward changing the use of the high-traffic area for "a number of years." He said citizens look to elected officials to find the best use of any property, for the present and future, and the best use for that land is retail development that will provide economic benefits for Parker. Waid added that other institutions, including a church, have also been prohibited from setting up shop in the area.
"The ordinance the town put in place wasn't to ban amusement parks," Waid said. "It's not like town council set out to eliminate a specific usage Parker-wide."
Fussa reiterated Waid's statement about retail development. He said the town has to consider factors like year-round employment, retail sales tax and "economic multipliers," or how a business will attract consumers who will patronize other businesses while in the area.
Both Waid and Fussa said Lollipop Park, which would be closed eight to nine months out of the year, didn't provide the economic benefits a retail development would bring. Waid also said that, considering tax can only be collected from retail sales, not admission fees, the numbers just weren't there.
But the Elinoffs disagree. They said while the park would be open only in summer, the restaurant and concessions would be open year-round, generating sufficient sales tax revenue to justify the use.
"Why are they telling us how much money we're going to make?" Nathan Elinoff said.
He added that his previous businesses, Funtastic Fun and Physical Whimsical, had been profitable and, based on numbers from other parks around the United States, he is certain a Lollipop Park in Parker would have attracted tens of thousands of families. To him, the idea of choosing another shopping center over a theme park doesn't make sense.
"Everything about it is beautiful but they want to replace it with another asphalt parking lot and shopping center," he said.
For his part, Conner said he believes Fussa to be a "straight-up individual" and he trusts that the zoning decision was done with the best interests of the town in mind. His concern, he said, is that zoning changes implemented by the local government can affect the amount of control landowners have over their own property.
"I understand it's hard for the town to keep order and balance and put zoning where it needs to be," Conner said. "But it's unfortunate because sometimes these decisions seem to trample on the property rights of others."
Both Waid and Fussa said the town offered to compromise and help the Elinoffs find another location in Parker for Lollipop Park. Waid went so far as to say he liked the idea of having a theme park for families in the town, provided the location is suitable.
"In terms of having a use like Lollipop Park in Parker, that'd be sweet," Waid said. "I think it's a pretty cool idea, I think it's unique ... I think there's lots of opportunity for it."
"We believe there's a place for an amusement use like Lollipop Park, whether it's them or not, in town," Fussa said. "We offered to work with Nathan on finding an appropriate ... location for his use or business ... That offer still stands."
"It's not an offer, it's an insult," Nathan Elinoff said, adding that he feels the council is trying to "throw us in the back" of the town.
He said he won't take the town up on the compromise, and he used three other words to explain why:
"Location, location, location."]]>
Team scores: 1. Fort Collins, 81; 2. Arapahoe, 69; 7. Horizon, 30; 8. Mountain Range, 28; 10. Cherry Creek, 27.
100-meter hurdles: 1. Emily Sloan, Rock Canyon, 13:46; 2. Zoe Gilbertson, Mountain Range, 13.90; 5. Rhyan Pettaway, Rock Canyon, 14.68.
100-meter dash: 1. Arria Minor, Denver East, 11.83; 7. Mia Coats, Mountain Range, 12.55; 9. Morgan Shelton, Mountain Range, 18.57.
1,600 meters: Bri Oakley, Grandview, 4:58.47; 2. Madison Mooney, Horizon, 5:04.23; 8. Savanna Dalton, Castle View, 5:13.20; 10. Lillian Markusch, Cherry Creek, 5:14.84.
200-meter dash: 1. Arria Minor, Denver East, 23.42; 2. Julie Hall, Arapahoe, 24.19; 5. Mia Coats, Mountain Range, 24.37.
300-meter hurdles: 1. Emily Sloan, Rock Canyon, 41:24; 2. Zoe Gilbertson, Mountain Range, 43.50; 4. Anna Hall, Arapahoe, 43.77; 5. Delaney Smith, Cherry Creek, 44.23; 6. Hannah Carlson, Arapahoe, 45.03.
400-meter dash: 1. Arria Minor, Denver East, 52.50; 2. Julia Hall, Arapahoe, 53.35; 4. Mia Coats, Mountain Range, 54.29.
4x200 relay: 1. Cherokee Trail, 1:39.71; 2. Arapahoe, 1:41.80; 6. ThunderRidge, 1:43.27.
4x400 relay: 1. Arapahoe (A. Hall, Slack, J. Hall, Marizza), 3:46.70; 6. ThunderRidge, 3:56.36; 9. Cherry Creek, 3:58,59.
3,200 meters: 1. Brie Oakley, Grandview, 10:33.16; 2. Megan Mooney, Horizon, 11:09.34; 6. Savanna Dalton, Castle View, 11:15.96.
4x800 relay: 1. Cherry Creek (Swartz, McCurdy, Johnson, Peterson), 9:23.64; 4. ThunderRidge 9:29.80; 6. Horizon 9:34.04; 8. Mountain Vista 9:42.72; 9. Arapahoe 9:45.44.
Discus: 1. Gina Coleman, Fountain Fort Carson, 145-09; 4. Sierra Suazo, Castle View, 132-02; 5. Hannah McClure, Pomona, 124-00; 7. Meredith Minton, Douglas County, 126-06; 10. Jessica Kenney, Arvada West, 115-10.
Long jump: 1. Audra Koopman, Fort Collins, 19-05; 7. Julie Mackin, Castle View, 16-11.75;
Pole vault: 1. Chloe Woest, Fossil Ridge, 12-02; 2. Avery Paxton, Cherry Creek, 11-04; 8. Spencer Elder, ThunderRidge, 10-04; 10. Brooke Walker, Castle View, 10-04.
4x200 relay: 1. Cherokee Trail, 1:39.71; 2. Arapahoe, 1:41.80; 6. ThunderRidge, 1:43.27.
800 meters: 1. Becca Schulte, Fort Collins, 2:11.62; 3. Madison Mooney, Horizon, 2:12.43; 5. Megan Koch, Highlands Ranch, 2:14.78; 7. Megan Mooney, Horizon, 2:15.19; 8. Liz Swartz, Cherry Creek, 2:15.59; 9. Kamryn Hart, ThunderRidge, 2:15.64.
High jump: 1. Anna Hall, Arapahoe, 5-05.50; 5. Jessica Kenney, Arvada West, 5-0l.50; 9. Emma Smith, Mountain Vista, 5-01.50.
800 medley relay: 1. Arapahoe, 1:44.28; 3. Lakewood, 1:48.66; 9. Cherry Creek, 1:50.93.
Shot put: 1. Gabriella McDonald, Rocky Mountain, 40-08.50; 2. Leilah Vigil, Highlands Ranch, 40-06.50; 7. Hannah McClure, Pomona, 38-06.00; 8. Meredith Minton, Douglas County, 36-07.00.
Team scores: 1. Pomona, 94.50; 2. Fountain-Fort Carson, 79; 6. Cherry Creek, 35; 10. Mountain Vista, 28.
100-meter dash: 1. Christian Lyon, Fountain-Fort Carson, 10.80 (state meet and Colorado record); 2. Max Borghi, Pomona, 11.00; 4. Devin Cadena, Rock Canyon, 11.13; 7. Jeremy Gonzalez, Pomona, 11.23.
200-meter dash: 1. Christian Lyon, Fountain-Fort Carson, 21.67; 3. Max Borghi, Pomona, 22.07; 7. Jeremy Gonzales, Pomona, 22.07.
400 meters: 1. Darrien Wells, Aurora Hinkley, 48.05; 7. Kendal Smith, Douglas County, 49.59; 9. David Merkel, Arapahoe, 50.10.
3,200: 1. Henry Raymond, Poudre, 9:25.21; 3. Paxton Smith, Mountain Vista, 9:30.50; 4. Steven Goldy, Arapahoe, 9:32.94; 5. Parker Mackay, Mountain Vista, 9:36.75; 7. Kyle Moran, Cherry Creek, 9:41.26; 8. Mason Brevig, Arapahoe, 9:48.04.
4x800 relay: 1. Monarch, 7:51.57; 3. Mountain Vista, 7:57.50; 4. Cherry Creek 8:02.36; 5. ThunderRidge, 8:03.87; 7. Rock Canyon, 8:04.03; 10. Arvada West, 8:09.23.
Discus: 1. Jacob Condill, Chaparral, 157-03; 3. Andy Ritter, Ralston Valley, 148-09; 4. Brandon Micale, Pomona, 148-07; 8. Ryan Holt, ThunderRidge, 142-11.
High jump: 1. Austin Campbell, Regis, 6-09; 5. Danny Williams, Pomona, 6-02; 6. Koby Dudley, Castle View, 6-02.
Long jump: 1. David Cunningham, Highlands Ranch, 22-09.75; 2. Danny Williams, Pomona, 22-09.50; 5. Braden Smith, Lakewood, 22-11.
Pole vault: 1. Connor Roberts, Cherry Creek, 15-10; 3. Davis Butte, Chaparral, 15-04; 6. Riley Case, Castle View, 14-07; 9. Bryce Nault, ThunderRidge, 13-07; 10. Mack Yang-Aaron, Arapahoe, 13-01.
4X200 relay: 1. Fountain Fort Carson, 1:25.96; 2. Pomona, 1:27.55; 5. Arvada West, 1:28.39; 8. Legend, 1:29.59.
800 meters: 1. Henry Raymond, Poudre, 1:51.97; 5. David Merkel, Arapahoe, 1:57.14; 6. David Moore, ThunderRidge, 1:57.49; 7. Caden Foster, Mountain Vista, 1:57.55; 8. Kaden Lathrop, Highlands Ranch, 1:57.76; 9. Daniel Hamson, Cherry Creek, 1:57.93.
1,600 meters: Henry Raymond, Poudre, 4:18.67; 4. Paxton Smith, Mountain Vista, 4:22.29; 5. Mason Brevig, Arapahoe, 4:24.42; 6. Kyle Moran, Cherry Creek, 4:24.69; 7. Vincent Workman, Pomona, 4:25.01; 8. Steven Goldy, Arapahoe, 4:25.86; 10. Ryan Currie, Mountain Vista, 4:26.82.
110-meter hurdles: 1. Thomas Robillard, Fort Collins, 14.48; 3. Tyler Shannon, Ralston Valley, 14.80; 4. Ray Haas, Arapahoe, 14.80.
300-meter hurdles: 1. Angel Heredia, Aurora Hinkley, 37.88; 3. Ryan Marquez, Pomona, 39.34; 8. Tyler Shannon, Ralston Valley, 41.78.
4X100 relay: 1. Pomona (Gonzales, Matulik, Eckhardt, Borghi), 42.43; 3. Legend 42.57; 6. Cherry Creek, 43.44; 7. Highlands Ranch, 43.45; 9. Arvada West, 43.77.
4x200 relay: 1. Fountain-Fort Carson, 1:25.96; 2. Pomona, 1:27.25; 5. Arvada West, 1:28.39; 8. Legend, 1:29.59.
4x400 relay: 1. Fountain-Fort Carson, 3:17.91; 3. Cherry Creek, 3.21.16; 9. Heritage, 3:24.18.
Triple jump: 1. Danny Williams, Pomona, 47-03.00; 9. Ohibunna Ogu, Legend, 41-11.OO
Shot put: 1. Jake Moretti, Pomona, 54-10.00; 4. James Duckworth, ThunderRidge, 51-02.75; 6. Isaac Lopez, Pomona, 49-04.00; 7. Clae Walters, Pomona, 49-01.25; 9. Colton Homuth, Castle View, 48-07.50.
Team scores: 1. Classical Academy 84.50; Air Academy, 64.50; 3. Niwot, 58; 4. Valor Christian 54; 6. Green Mountain, 38; 10. D'Evelyn 29.
4x800 relay: 1. Air Academy 9:14.28; 6. Valor Christian 9:39.82; 8. Stanley Lake 9:42.64.
High jump: Rylee Anderson, Silver Creek, 5-07; 5. Sarah Cerrone, D'Evelyn, 5-04.
Shot put: 1. Lily Lockhard, Delta, 41-04.25; 4. Brittany Line, Littleton, 37-01.00
Triple jump: 1. Alex Hellenberg, Skyline, 36-08.00; 8. Kaysha Kacanda, Littleton, 34-11.25; 9. Sarah Smith, D'Evelyn, 34-10.50.
3,200 meters: 1. Katie Rainsberger, Air Academy, 10:23.24; 2. Lexi Reed, D'Evelyn, 10:55.50; 7. Reagan Hausmann, Valor Christian, 11:21.13; 10. Addi Iken, Littleton, 11:38.22.
800 meters: 1. Katie Rainsberger, Air Academy, 2:09.97; 3. Lexi Reed, D'Evelyn, 2:16.16; 8. Emily Gallegos-Francksen, Wheat Ridge, 2:18.56; 9. Keely Jones, Valor Christian, 2:18.84.
1,600 meters: 1. Katie Rainsberger, Air Academy, 4:45.27; 2. Lexi Reed, D'Evelyn, 5:00.83; 4. Reagan Hausmann, Valor Christian, 5:12.23.
100-meter dash: 1. Lauren Gale, Discovery Canyon, 12:21; 4. Tess Boade, Valor Christian, 12:39; 7. Tegan Alexander, Elizabeth, 12.80.
Long jump: 1. Maya Evans, Vista Peak, 19-05.25; 5. Nikki Strickler, Wheat Ridge, 17-05.75; 8. Chloe Peterson, Elizabeth, 16-11.25; 10. Kallaway Wood, Elizabeth, 16-08.50.
200-meter dash: 1. Lauren Gale, Discovery Canyon, 24.19; 6. Gianna Tesone, Valor Christian, 25.64.
300-meter hurdles: 1. Bailey Sharon, Green Mountain, 44.49; 7. Destiny Grimes, Valor Christian, 46.90.
400-meter dash: 1. Lauren Gale, Discovery Canyon, 53.72; 8. Saylor Sargent, Green Mountain, 58.48,
4x100 relay: 1. Valor Christian (Tesone, Maccagnan, Grimes, Boade), 48.39; 9. Elizabeth, 50.05.
4x200 relay: 1. Valor Christian, 1:40.42; 6. Elizabeth, 1:43.88.
4x400 relay: 1. Classical Academy, 3:52.10; 3. Valor Christian, 3:55.19; 5. Green Mountain, 3:58.54; 7. Elizabeth, 4:02.90.
4x800 relay: 1. Air Academy, 9:14.28; 6. Valor Christian, 9:39.82; 8. Standley Lake, 9:42,64.
Discus: 1. Raquel Valdez, Mountain View, 148-06.00; 5. Alexis LaLibere, Green Mountain, 126-11.00.
Pole vault: 1. Andrea Willis, Classical Academy, 13-04.00; 10. Marina Cannon, Littleton, 10-02.00.
800 sprint relay: 1. Discovery Canon, 1:44.54; 5. Green Mountain, 1:49.10.
Team scores: 1. Mountain View, 89; 2. Palmer Ridge, 79; 8. Valor Christian, 37.
100-meter dash: 1. Will Domier, Holy Family, 10:98; 3. Christian Barber, Valor Christian, 11:07; 8. Wesley Tedstrom, D'Evelyn, 11:16.
110-meter hurdles: 1. Jay Shuman, Palisade, 14.63; 5. Jacob Morse, Elizabeth, 15.13; 8. Chase McLean, Valor Christian, 15.45.
1,600 meters: 1. Ian Meek, Montrose, 4:20.38; 9. Colin Cannon, Littleton, 4:26.62; 10. Alec Hornecker, Golden, 4:26.68.
200-meter dash: 1. Caleb Ojennes, Palmer Ridge, 21.55; 2. Christian Barber, Valor Christian, 21.62; 6. Wesley Tedstrom, D'Evelyn, 22.49.
300-meter hurdles: 1. Aaron McCoy, Canon City, 37.94; 3. Chase McLean, Valor Christian, 38.35; 7. Hunter Dagnon, Valor Christian, 40.67; 9. Jacob Morse, Elizabeth, 41.36.
4x800 relay: 1. Durango, 7:53.60; 9. Green Mountain, 8:12.40.
Shot put: 1. Conor Bertles, Classical Academy, 53-02.75; 3. Dillon Reinkensmeyer, Valor Christian, 50-11.50; 7. David Bieber, Littleton, 47-50.00.
Triple jump: 1. Anthony Peters, Vista Ridge, 46-11.05; 9. Josh Hernandez, Elizabeth, 42-07.75.
800 Sprint relay: 1. Discovery Canyon, 1:44.54; 5. Green Mountain, 1:49.10.
3,200 meters: 1. Ian Meek, Montrose, 9:32.90; 5. Alec Hornecker, Golden, 9:38.35.
4x200 relay: 1. Longmont, 1:27.04; 8. Valor Christian, 1:40.56.
800 meters: 1. David Moenning, Durango, 1:52.26; 3. Colin Cannon, Littleton, 1:54.51.
High jump: 1. Jacob Bejarano, Roosevelt, 6-06.50; 2. Garrett Martin, Standley Lake, 6-06.50; 10. Ayden Flynn, D'Evelyn, 6-01.50.
400-meter dash: 1. Caleb Ojennes, Palmer Ridge, 46.71; 5. Tyler Williams, Standley Lake, 48.81.
Discus: 1. George Silvanic, Palmer Ridge, 158-07.00; 8. Dillon Reinkensmeyer, Valor Christian, 152-00.00; 10. James Doyle, D'Evelyn, 146-00.00.
Pole vault: 1. Ramon Salgado, Mountain View, 14-08.00; 7. Jake McMullen, Ponderosa, 13-02.00; 8. Ryan Stuchlik, Elizabeth, 13-02.00; 10. Phillip Zilhaver, Ponderosa, 13-02.00.
Team scores: 1. Eaton 107.50; 2. Moffat County, 88; 3. Peak to Peak 70; 8. Faith Christian 42; 9. Lutheran 34.
3,200 meters: 1. Lily Tomasula-Martin, Estes Park, 11:16.78; 7. Cassie Unruh, SkyView Academy, 12:06.90
High jump: 1. Morgan Barone, Lutheran, 5-05.
Triple jump: 1. Kylie Chavez, Sterling, 36-11.00; 8. Jessica Blahnik, Faith Christian, 34-07.50; 9. Sophia Baldwin, Faith Christian, 34-03.25.
100-meter hurdles: 1. Sarah Yocum, Faith Christian, 14:57; 7. Payton Walter, Faith Christian, 16:34.
100-meter dash: 1. Kayla Pinnt, Moffat County, 12.22; 4. Riley Darnell, Lutheran, 13.20.
200-meter dash: 1. Kayla Pinnt, Moffat County, 24.77; 2. Sarah Yocum, Faith Christian, 25.44; 7. Riley Darnell, Lutheran, 26.75.
300-meter hurdles: 1. Sarah Yocum, Faith Christian, 42.45;
400-meter dash: 1. Kayla Pinnt, Moffat County, 55:01; 2. Sarah Yocum, 56.55; 8. Mary Dyson, Lutheran, 1:01.43.
4x100 relay: 1. Moffat County, 50.03; 4. Lutheran, 51.01.
4x400 relay: 1. Colorado Springs Christian, 4:05.98; 3. Lutheran, 4:06.96.
Long jump: 1. Tymbree Florian, Bayfield, 16-06.50; 5. Sophia Baldwin, Faith Christian, 16-00.00.
Team scores: 1. Lutheran, 137; 2. Platte Canyon, 605.
3,200 meters: 1. Ben Butler, SkyView Academy, 9:22.27.
4x800 relay: 1. Alamosa, 8:11.81; 3. Lutheran, 8:18.35; 8. SkyView Academy, 8:27.51.
Discus: 1. Adam Dawson, Lutheran, 173-01.00; 10. Mitch Black, Faith Christian, 133-01.00.
Triple jump: 1. Kharon Hall, Lutheran, 48-01.75.
4x200 relay: 1. Lutheran (Harris, Tomko, Arkell, Hall), 1:29.09.
Shot put: 1. Jacob Dack, Lutheran, 51-04.00; 6. Zac Schulstad, Faith Christian, 46-05.50; 10. Ricardo Young, Lutheran, 41-10.25.
100-meter dash: 1. Kent Harris, Lutheran, 10.76; 4. Harrison Tomko, Lutheran, 11.38; 5. Luke Arkell, Lutheran, 11.43; 9. Trevor Olsen, Faith Christian, 11.67.
110 hurdles: 1. Matt Hanson, Lutheran, 14.68; 6. Kharon Hall, Lutheran, 15.36; 7. Aaron Clausen, Lutheran, 15.94.
1,600 meters: 1. Taylor Slack, Salida, 4:21.43; 2. Ben Butler, SkyView Academy, 4:21.44.
200-meter dash: 1. Kent Harris, Lutheran, 21.89; 6. Luke Arkell, Lutheran, 22.94.
300 hurdles: 1. Gallian Roberts, Salida, 39.08; 2. Matt Hanson, Lutheran, 40.13.
400-meter dash: 1. Sunday Abarca, Aspen, 48:54; 4. AJ Thompson, Lutheran, 50.75.
4x100 relay: 1. Lutheran (Arkell, Tomko, Harris, Hall), 43.27.
4x400 relay: 1. Manitou Springs, 3:21.46; 4. Lutheran, 3:27.81.
4x800 relay: 1. Alamosa, 8:11.81; 3. Lutheran, 8:18.35; 8. SkyView Academy, 8:27.51.
High jump: 1. Jasper Germain, Roaring Fork, 6-05.00; 2. Ryan Goldhammer, Lutheran, 6-05.00.