Niwot track and field team is sending a robust contingent of athletes to this year’s Class 4A state championships, which open at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood on Thursday, May 16.
On the boys side, Niwot will have competitors in all but a handful of events, including junior Cruz Culpepper, the top seed in the 800m run. The Cougars also have the top seeded boys 4x800 relay, and Nolan Johan nabbed a pair of top-five seeds in hurdles.
In field events, junior Milo Ostwald made the cut in both long and triple-jump, and Rayan Elahi will be competing in the pole vault.
The Niwot girls will also be well-represented at Jeffco. Sophomore Taylor James is slated to compete in the high jump and the 200m, 400m, and 800m races, where she will be joined by Samrawit Dishon and Maggie Smith. Dishon is also the top-seed in the 1600m and will be one of six Niwot girls running in the 3200m.
Juniors Elise Gillett and Kelia Portis are both slated to run hurdles for the Cougars, while Julea Trank, Kayla Nowlin, and Princess Sagala are appearing in the 100m dash. Portis and Margot Diasabeygunawardena will be handling jumping duties.