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Recognize Colorado

3/26/2009

Girls' Track - Thompson Valley

The success of last year's Eagles team was no surprise to
coach Matt Norton. "We thought we had a team to compete
for a state championship," he says. He was absolutely right,
as Thompson Valley edged Mullen by 14 points to claim the
Class 4A state crown. The Eagles enter this season as the
team to beat again since the majority of last year's top performers
and point scorers return to help the team repeat.
Senior sisters Liz and Laura Tremblay are two of the team's
biggest contributors. Liz finished fourth in the 200 and
third in the 400 last year and may also run the 800 this season.
"She had an awesome cross country season," Norton
says. "She's a versatile and dangerous athlete. We've
changed her workouts a little to give her more track
strength." Laura won both the 800 and the 1,600 last year
and is the favorite to repeat in both events. "She's as strong
as an ox right now," Norton says. "She's got big goals for the
800, the mile and the two-mile, and she's on target to hit
them."Senior Brooke Regan can compete in events from the
200 through the distance events and will join senior Sierra
Method in relays. Senior high jumper Justine Boddy finished
third at state last year despite injuries, and she hopes
to be healthy enough to compete in the pole vault and
triple jump as well. "She's going to be really dangerous in all
three events," Norton says.

Boys' Track - Longmont

Every track team struggles to replace the points lost by its departed seniors, but Longmont's crowd of up-and-coming stars
should be well-equipped for the task. Senior Daniel Barry, who was fourth in the 400 and sixth in the 100 at last year's 4A state
meet, should challenge for both individual titles this season. So will Junior Aaron Praska, who was seventh in both the 110 and
300 hurdle events. Junior Tevan McIntire's long jump, triple jump and high jump potential is promising.

Girls' Lacrosse - Heritage/Littleton

It took a monumental effort for the Gryphons to beat a highly touted Air Academy team in last year's state semifinal, but the
hard-fought 13-12 win is a sign that Heritage/Littleton can compete with anyone. Attacker Liz Datino, who was second on the
team in goals scored last year with 65, returns as a senior this season. Star sophomore attacker Anna Salemo added 42 for the
Gryphons and could be more productive this year. Sophomore Maddie Hosack, a midfielder, adds depth for the state finalists.

Boys' Lacrosse - Cherry Creek

The Bruins came up just short of the state championship game last year, falling to Fort Collins, 7-6, in the semifinal. This
year, the team looks suited for a run at the state title. Several of the team's All-State participants return, including All-
Colorado senior attacker Michael Beimford, an Ohio State recruit. All-Colorado honorable mention R.C. Willenbrock, a senior
midfielder, will also be a pivotal contributor.

BREAK OUT TEAMS

BASEBALL — BAYFIELD
Senior designated hitter Jeff Huffmyer cracked seven home runs for the Wolverines last year.
GIRLS' SOCCER – AIR ACADEMY
All-State senior Shelby Williamson, a Kansas recruit, was last year's team defensive MVP.
BOYS' SWIMMING – CONIFER
Senior Christian Treat hopes for a Class 4A state title in the 200 freestyle.
GIRLS' GOLF – GLENWOOD SPRINGS
The Demons are led by All-Colorado honorable mention senior Michelle Stripp.