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Edwards leaps onto 3A high jump podium to end state track and field meet

Joel Priest/Special to the HeraldBayfield senior Crosby Edwards soars during the 3A boys high jump competition Saturday at the CHSAA State Track and Field Championships at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.

Bayfield High School senior Crosby Edwards soared onto the state podium in his final high school sporting event Saturday.

Edwards cleared 6-feet in the Class 3A high jump at the Colorado High School Activities Association State Track and Field Championships at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. That was good for sixth place for the Wolverine.

Three boys cleared 6-02 in front of him. Woodland Park’s Sonny Ciccarelli followed in the footsteps of his two-time state champion older brother, Skye, as he won a title of his own when he cleared 6-08. That was five inches better than Caden Church of Bennett.

Joel Priest/Special to the HeraldBayfield senior Crosby Edwards soars during the 3A boys high jump competition Saturday at the CHSAA State Track and Field Championships at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.

Bayfield senior Zeb Shields placed 13th in the boys 1,600-meter run in Class 3A. He finished in 4:37.82. Joshua Medina, who won the 800 and the 3,200 on Friday, also won the 1,600 with a time of 4:20.47 to edge rival Alex Baca of Gunnison by nearly four seconds.

Bayfield’s Emily Nelson threw to a 14th-place finish in the girls discus throw at 98-11. Alexandria Tice of Lamar won the event with a best of 125-00.

The Class 3A boys state title went to Resurrection Christian with 73 points, two better than The Classical Academy. Coal Ridge won the girls state championship with 111 points. Liberty Common was second with 80 points.

Class 4A

Durango junior thrower William Knight, who placed fifth in the discus throw, placed 11th in shot put with a final throw of 42-10.50. He had fouled in his first two throws but kept his third in to score two points for the Demons.

The shot put win went to Avery Shunneson of Thomas Jefferson with a best of 54-08. Xavier Freeman of Pueblo East was second at 53-00.

In the boys 1,600-meter run, Durango’s Paul Knight was 12th in 4:22.98, while Damian Frausto ran to 17th in 4:27.04. The win went to Zane Bergen, who continued his sensational week at the state meet with a new 4A state championship race record of 4:09.51. He was nearly four seconds faster than Longmont’s Connor McCormick.

Niwot won both the boys and girls state titles in Class 4A. The boys scored 90 to beat Longmont (59).

The Niwot girls were dominant with 183 points. Mullen was second with 48 and Battle Mountain third with 38.

jlivingston@durangoherald.com

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