Bayfield High School ran into familiar territory Thursday at the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships in Lakewood.
The BHS boys, in one of the first events of the three-day championships, finished second in the boys 3,200-meter relay at Jeffco Stadium. The result matched the finish for the Wolverines last year at state.
The BHS silver-medal relay team featured Will Treanor, Derek Laue, Tanner Phelps and Jesse Krueger. They ran 8:06.23, behind the 8:03.74 of Classical Academy of Colorado Springs.
Their finish helped the BHS boys to third place in team scoring after the first day of competition.
Classical Academy led Buena Vista 31-20. Bayfield was third with 19 points.
Classical Academy's girls also led after Thursday's events. They totaled 35 points to 14 for second-place Greeley University.
The Bayfield girls also finished third after Day 1; they were tied with St. Mary's and Holy Family with eight points each.
The Bayfield boys also scored with Jacob Hetrick's fifth-place finish in the pole vault. He cleared 12-0.
Derek Laue of BHS finished sixth in the 3,200-meter run (10:08.85).
Myra Dean led the Bayfield girls Thursday.
The Bayfield junior finished second in the Class 3A high jump. She cleared 5-5, the same height as winner Tori Fisher of Greeley University High School. But Fisher won on fewer misses during the state competition.
"Myra (Dean) cleared 5-5 and tied her own school record," Bayfield head coach Sherry Kimball said. "That was a really fine effort by Myra."
In preliminary rounds Thursday, Jacey Sirios of the Wolverines advanced to the finals in the 100-meter dash. She finished with the eighth-fastest time Thursday (12.90). The 100-meter finals will be Saturday morning.
Two BHS girls relay teams also advanced to the finals.
The BHS 800-meter relay team had the sixth-fastest time Thursday (1:49.39). They'll race in the finals this afternoon.
The BHS girls 400-meter relay team logged the seventh-fastest time (52.38). The finals are set for Saturday afternoon.
Kimball said the BHS boys 3,200-meter relay team set a school record Thursday with a second-place finish.
"That was a great race," Kimball said.
In the Class 3A highlight of the day, discus thrower Mason Finley of Buena Vista didn't match his national record mark posted earlier in the year, but he did break a Class 3A state meet record.
The Buena Vista senior heaved the discus 214 feet, 1 inch on his final attempt of the competition. He threw the discus 210-10 and 209 on his previous two throws.
Meet officials moved the competition outside Jefferson County Stadium to an adjoining baseball field. Otherwise, Finley would have cleared the fence and had his discus land in a parking lot.
The UCLA-bound Finley's throw of 236-6 on April 25 in Alamosa broke the national high school record.