Despite placing third in the preliminaries of the 400-meter dash, Montrose High School runner Abigail Renfrow’s time of 57.06 set a school record Thursday at the state tournament.
She is behind Mead’s Abby Glynn (56.14) and Niwot’s Taylor James (55.48) in that event.
Renfrow isn’t the only Montrose athlete who has shown promise so far at state.
Katie Sherwood, Kelsey Rycenga, Jade Replogle and Renfrow in medley relay medaled after taking third place (1:48.18). In the prelims, the medley relay just missed out on a season-best time but they also ended up in third place (1:50.61)
The 4X200 relay team of Kelsey Rycenga, Jade Replogle, Renfrow and McGee finished in fourth fifth with a season-best time of 1:44.65. The four runners moved up one spot from Friday’s prelims after setting a then-season best time (1:45.23).
Keli Drye placed fifth Friday in the shot put (38-8.75). On Thursday, Drye also took fifth place — which is four spots better than last year — in the discus throw (125-6).
Eden McGee, who was entering state ranked 11th, finished sixth in the long jump (16-9.50).
Saturday will be a busy day for the Lady Indians. Sherwood will compete in the 100-meter hurdles, Renfrow in the 400, Abbey Heide in the triple jump and the 4X400 finals.
Check out for the full results in Tuesday’s Montrose Daily Press edition.
Andrew Kiser is the Montrose Daily Press’ sports/business writer. Follow him on Twitter @andrew_kpress.