The MaxPreps high school track and field standings have been updated through Wednesday.
The Top 18 in each event Class 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A will qualify for the state track and field meet which will take place May 17-19 in Lakewood. In Class 1A, the Top 9 in sprints, hurdles and relays and the top 12 in distance and field events will be at the state tournament that same weekend and venue.
La Junta High School has four boys in the Top 18 in their events and all four are in the weight events. Vicente Ramirez leads the Tigers as he is fourth in the shot put at 50-3 1/2 and fourth in the discus at 150-4.
Also ranked are Noah Sedillo, who is 12th in the discus at 140-5; Kaden Ramirez, who is 14th in the shot put at 45-3 1/4; and Carlos Rangel, who is 16th in the discus at 136-8.
Two more Tigers are close to qualifying. Chris Wilkins is tied for 22nd in the high jump at 5-10 1/2, which is 1/2 inch off. Wyatt Buhr is 29th in the triple jump at 39-10, which is 1-0 1/2 off of qualifying.
The only Lady Tiger in the rankings is Ilene Robledo, who is ninth in the discus at 110-11. She is also 29th in the shot put at 31-8, which is 7 1/4 inches off.
Swink High School has two girls in the rankings. Skyler Jones is eighth in the triple jump at 33-0 1/2, and Brianna Denton is 10th in the long jump at 15-10.
Both are close in qualifying for another event. Jones is 21st in the 100-meter dash in 13.56, which is 0.02 second off, and Denton is 22nd in the 300-meter hurdles in 51.21, which is 0.36 off.
The Lady Lions are close in two relay events. They are 19th in the 4x100 in 53.63, which is 0.06 off, and they are 20th in the 800 sprint medley in 1:59.59, which is 0.25 off.
No Swink boys are currently in the Top 18 in their events.
Rocky Ford High School has five ranked boys, three of whom are listed in more than one event.
Cody Danley is fourth in the 3,200 in 10:14.30, sixth in the 1,600 in 4:41.29, and seventh in the 800 in 2:01.26. David Trujillo is sixth in the 100 in 11.39, seventh in the long jump at 20-6, and 12th in the 200 in 23.51. Nick Barela is 14th in the 300 hurdles in 43.48 and 16th in the 110 hurdles in 17.28.
Also ranked for the Meloneers are Chris Gonzales, who is 10th in the triple jump at 40-0 1/2; and Noel Lopez, who is 12th in the 3,200 in 10:33.11.
Rocky is ranked in all four relays. It is fourth in the 4x800 in 8:34.97, 10th in the 4x200 in 1:35.87, 13th in the 4x400 in 3:40.00, and 14th in the 4x100 in 46.27.
Close to qualifying are Nate Hancock, who is 19th in the discus at 123-8, which is 2-10 off and 27th in the shot put at 39-9 1/2, which is 2-2 off; Lopez, who is 21st in the 1,600 in 4:52.35, which is 0.49 off; and Gonzales, who is 27th in the 400 in 53.53, which is 0.26 off.
The only Lady Meloneer in the rankings is Abigail Snyder, who is 13th in the 300 hurdles in 49.60.
Rocky is also seventh in the girls' 4x800 in 10:40.36.
Three Lady Meloneers are close as Jacklynn Snyder is 19th in the 800 in 2:31.75, which is 0.10 off, Maquela Huff is tied for 23rd in the high jump at 4-9, which is one inch off, and Kelly Long is 23rd in the 100 hurdles in 17.96, which is 0.37 off.
Fowler High School has two boys’ hurdlers in the rankings. Orin Carnes is 11th in the 110 hurdles in 16.71, and Brand Sharp is 14th in the 110 hurdles in 17.08 and 17th in the 300 hurdles in 43.96.
Grizzlies who are close to qualifying are Thor Schiffer, who is 20th in the 110 hurdles in 17.62, which is 0.07 off; and Carnes, who is 20th in the 300 hurdles in 45.79, which is 0.58 off.
For the Lady Grizzlies, Ryanna Pruet is 13th in the triple jump at 32-2 1/2, and Lexi Van Sickle is 14th in the 400 in 1:01.67 and 16th in the 200 in 27.60.
Fowler is also ranked in two girls’ relays. It is sixth in the 4x200 in 1:50.98 and 10th in the 800 sprint medley in 1:56.51.
Two other Lady Grizzlies are close to qualifying as Samantha Graham is 23rd in the long jump at 14-10 3/4, which is 2 1/4 inches off, and 26th in the 100 in 13.69, which is 0.15 off. Kaitlyn Smith is 19th in the triple jump, which is 1/2 inch off, and 26th in the long jump at 14-10, which is 3 1/2 inches off.
Fowler is 22nd in the 4x100 at 53.88, which is 0.31 off.
Crowley County High School continues to be led by Lane Walter, who has the best Class 2A mark in the discus at 176-4 1/2. He is also eighth in the shot put at 44-10 and tied for 18th in the 200 in 23.79.
Also ranked for the Chargers are Tyler Schwartz, who is third in the long jump at 20-10 and ninth in the triple jump at 40-7 1/4; and Hayden Carter, who is tied for 12th in the high jump at 5-10.
The Chargers are ranked in two relays. They are eighth in the 4x200 in 1:35.48 and 18th in the 4x100 in 46.52.
The Lady Chargers have only one ranked athlete as Rylee Haynes is tied for second in the high jump at 5-3, fourth in the 100 hurdles in 16.64 and eighth in the long jump at 15-11 1/4. She is close in another event as she is 23rd in the 300 hurdles in 51-24, which is 0.39 off.
Las Animas High School currently has no athletes ranked in the Top 18.
Cheraw High School also has no ranked athletes. Closest to qualifying is Joslyn Burnett, who is 10th in the 400 in 1:05.05, which is 0.26 off.
McClave High School has two ranked boys. Darian Herrera is sixth in the 200 in 23.59, seventh in the 400 in 52.95 and eighth in the 100 in 11.66; while Ian Beckett is 11th in the long jump at 19-8 1/4.
The Cardinals are ranked in two relays. They are fourth in the 4x200 in 1:36.40 and seventh in the 4x400 in 3:44.17.
Two more McClave boys are close in the standings. Mavric Lighty is 13th in the 800 in 2:08.87, which is 0.16 off, and Marcus Perales is 19th in the 400 in 54.81, which is 0.80 off.
The Cardinals are also close in two relays. They are 10th in the 4x800 in 9:32.76, which is 0.47 off, and 14th in the 4x100 in 47.65, which is 0.35 off.
Two Lady Cardinals are also in the rankings. Makenzie Watts is fourth in the discus at 110-11 and ninth in the shot put at 33-0 1/2, and Shalea Watts is tied for 10th in the high jump at 4-9.
McClave is ranked in three girls’ relays. It is third in the 4x800 in 10,53.61, fifth in the 800 sprint medley in 1:59.63 and sixth in the 4x400 in 4:35.43.
Shalea Watts is close to qualifying in another event as she is 16th in the 800 in 2:39.37, which is 0.50 off.
The Lady Cardinals are 11th in the 4x100 in 55.31, which is 0.49 off.
The Kim/Branson co-op team has two ranked male athletes. Zephyn Mason is fifth in the long jump at 20-1, and Zion Mason in ninth in the 100 in 11.71 and tied for 10th in the high jump at 5-9.
Both are close in other events. Zion is 12th in the 200 in 24.05, which is 0.41 off, and Zephyn is 18th in the 100 in 11.96, which is 0.21 off.
The Lady Mustangs continue to be led by Zariah Mason, who has the best Class 1A times in the 100 in 12.56 and the 200 in 26.28.
The Lady Mustangs have the best time in the 4x100 in 52.90 and they are eighth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:01.67.
Last chance to qualify
The local teams will wrap up their regular seasons this week with one final chance to qualify for state.
Crowley County and Swink are in the Pueblo West Cyclone Invitational, which began on Thursday and ends today. La Junta is in Salida today for the Tri-Peaks League Meet. Las Animas is at the Burlington Twilight Meet today. Fowler and Rocky Ford are at the Last Chance Meet in Monte Vista on Saturday. Cheraw and McClave are at the Class 1A Invitational in Limon on Saturday.