Ignacio High School senior Oakley Hayes raced to the podium in his last two prep races Saturday.
Hayes, who set the school record in the 400 meters in Thursday's qualifying, finished third in the 400 finals at the CHSAA Class 2A State Track and Field Championships at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.
Hayes ran 50.63 seconds in breezy conditions to finish third Saturday.
Coley David of Burlington won in 50.24 seconds.
Jarret Cure of Wray was second at 50.51 with Hayes next.
Jotrayl Campbell of Hilltop Baptist was fourth in 50.64.
On Thursday, Hayes ran 50.40 to break the Ignacio school record, previously held by Chris Herrera.
Herrera is the husband of Hayes' coach, Kathy Herrera.
Later Saturday afternoon before the large crowd at the state track meet, Hayes and his teammates on the 4x400 relay finished fifth.
Hayes, Ethan Pearson, Shane Brooks and Chance Wyatt teamed to run 3:31.02, good for fifth place.
Wray won in 3:26.38. Baca County was second (3:28.36). Rocky Ford was third with Burlington fourth.
The Ignacio finishes Saturday helped the Bobcats total 13 points in the boys division at state.
Burlington won the Class 2A boys state title with 67½ points. Wray was second wtih 62. Holyoke finished third, led by a second consecutive state triple jump title by senior Kyle Carper.
Carper played on the Holyoke basketball team that defeated the Ignacio boys in the state championship game in March.
Hayes was an All-San Juan League basketball selection who played on the Bobcats' state runnerup team.
Hayes also was an all-conference wide receiver/defensive back for the state-playoff Bobcats last fall.
The Mancos boys, led by sophomore Eric Lewis, finished tied for 11th in team scoring with 24 points.
Lewis finished third in the Class 2A 1,600 on Saturday (4:41.11). Earlier, Lewis finished fourth in the 800-meter dash at the state meet.
In girls Class 2A, Akron won the state title again with 82½ points. Paonia finished second with 65 points. The Holyoke girls were third (62).
The Dolores girls finished fourth at the state championships with 49 points, including a state title in the 4x100 relay (50.57). The Dolores girls fnished second in the 4x400 relay Saturday.