- Cherry Creek School District No. 5
The week that was: A wrap-up of CCSD Athletics for the week of March 14
Track and Field – Cherokee Trail, Cherry Creek and Eaglecrest excel at area invitationals
The Cherokee Trail and Eaglecrest track and field teams were among 18 teams that participated in the Rangeview Raider Track and Field Invitational under sunny skies on March 19 at a packed Aurora Public Schools Stadium.The Cougars and Raptors girls and boys teams stood out, as Coach Chris Faust’s Cherokee Trail club took first overall on both sides, and Coach Chris Carhart’s Eaglecrest squad took second place for the girls, and fourth overall on the boys side.
For the girls, CT junior Symone Adams took firsts in the 100 and 200 meter dash, and freshman Ka’Moyyah Allen was the champion in the 400 meter dash. Cougars junior McKenna Mazeski took first in the 3200 meter run and CT came in first in the 4x800 meter relay.
Eaglecrest took titles in the 4x100, the 4x200 and 4x800 meter relays.
In the field events, Cherokee Trail went 1-2-3 in the long jump and 1-2 in the triple jump.
In boys events, Cherokee Trail junior Hunter Strand won the 1600 meter run and senior Brendan McClure took first in the 3200 meter run. The Cougars also won the 4x800 meter relay.
Eaglecrest took the day’s title in the 4x100 meter relay.
On the field, Cougars sophomore Miles Philson placed first overall in the pole vault.
Congratulations to the Cougars and Raptors!
Also on March 19, the Cherry Creek High School track and field team was one of 15 teams that participated in the ThunderRidge Invite at EchoPark Stadium in Parker.
The Bruins girls team took first overall team honors while the boys got second.
On the girls side, Bruins senior Kel McDavid took top honors in the 400 meter dash, junior Addison Price won the 800 meter run and sophomore Baylor Wolfe came in first in the 3200 meter run. CCHS also won both the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays.
For the boys, Creek senior PJ Robinson won the 200 meter dash, sophomore Daniel Hruska won the 1600 meter run and the Bruins took first in the 4x400 meter relay.
In field events, Cherry Creek senior David Wardlaw won the triple jump.
Way to go, CCHS!
Boys Swimming & Diving – Teams do well at Coaches Invite
The 2022 Colorado Dick Rush Memorial Coaches Invite hosted by Chatfield High School was held this past weekend at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center (VMAC) in Thornton. 28 schools participated, including four from the Cherry Creek School District.
Cherry Creek took overall team honors, with Smoky Hill coming in third, Cherokee Trail fourth and Grandview sixth.
In the individual events, CCSD swimmers took at least one of three top positions in 11 of 12 events.
Cherokee Trail senior Tucker Meeks took top honors in the men’s 200 yard freestyle, Smoky Hill sophomore Patrick Adams won the title in the men’s 500 yard freestyle and Cherry Creek senior Cade Martin took first in the 100 yard backstroke.
5A Spring Sports – District teams resume play
Some CCSD baseball clubs spent last week’s spring break gearing up for the rest of the regular season by playing in out-of-state tournaments. Late winter weather caused cancellations here at home and teams are hoping to resume play the week of March 21.
The snow and cold also caused cancellations in girls and boys lacrosse, girls soccer and girls tennis, with makeup dates to be determined.