After a strong start to the state track and field championships in Lakewood at Jefferson County Stadium on Thursday, BHS had just one bright spot in Friday's competition.
The Wolverines' 4x200 relay squad finished sixth in state at 1:49.52. Their young team is made up of sophomore Sierra Aten, freshman Patty Powers, sophomore Jacey Sirios and sophomore Lisa Wickman.
Classical Academy led both the boys and girls competitions in overall scoring, with Bayfield 10th on the boys side and 15th on the girls.
Buena Vista's Mason Finley, committed to UCLA, broke a Class 3A record for the second consecutive day after breaking the discus mark Thursday.
It was his own shot put record that fell this time, with a heave of 67 feet, 10¼ inches. Finley owns the national high school record in the discus.
Class 5A State ChampionshipsDurango High School remained stuck at one point on the boys side, eight points on the girls, after senior Ian Cross failed to place in the 800-meter run Friday.
The final hopes for DHS rest in the morning's shot put with junior Lindsay Chamblee and the boys 4x400 meters in the afternoon. The relay squad consists of junior Gus Barnes and seniors Nick Gates, Matt Welbourn and Cross.
"They're all ready to compete," DHS head coach Mark Dutro said. "For the seniors, they want to perform the best they can and go out on top."
The 4x400 team is ranked ninth and will score points for DHS no matter what, having made the finals.
There are no such guarantees for Chamblee, who is ranked 10th but can make the finals with a strong day.
Dutro said he was slightly disappointed by the lack of attendance at this year's finals.
"There wasn't that big crowd," he said. "It's not the fan base that we've had in the past. It's not just my opinion, I've talked to three or four other coaches who've said that."