Track & Field: Eaglecrest sprint medley relay posts nation’s 2nd-best time at Liberty Bell


In another in a list of impressive performances for Aurora athletes April 26-27 at the Liberty Bell Invitational was the performance of the Eaglecrest girls 800 sprint medley relay.

In a blazing performance, the Raptors’ foursome of Shaun Trece White, Omotuminunu Olatipo, Tashay Brown and Alicia Taurchini clocked a time of 1 minute, 46.10 seconds, which currently ranks as the second-best girls time in the United States according to

The only team faster than Eaglecrest this season has been a group from Wakefield School in North Carolina, which recorded a 1:45.29 on April 20 at a meet in Apex, N.C.

The Raptors — who ran four seconds faster than their seed time — hold the top time in Colorado this season, but not by much, as Cherry Creek turned in a 1:46.27 at the Liberty Bell meet.

Other impressive Aurora performances at the meet came from Regis Jesuit senior Kelsey Cunningham, who set a new Liberty Bell meet record with a triple jump of 39 feet, 2 3/4 inches.

Cunningham’s mark— currently tops in Colorado — broke the standing meet record of 39 feet set last season by Eaglecrest’s Danielle Williams, who went on to win the state championship.

Grandview’s Adaeze Obinnah posted Aurora’s other girls win in the shot put.

Senior Zack Golditch’s discus title and junior Devundrick Walker’s 800 meter crown helped the Gateway boys tie for fourth place. Grandview’s Jordan Charles won the boys 110-meter hurdles.

Reach Sports Editor Courtney Oakes at [email protected] or 303-750-7555


Boys100 meter dash: 6. Jalen Williams (Regis Jesuit), 11.20 seconds; 7. John Schmidt (Regis Jesuit), 11.31; 200 meter dash: 6. John Schmidt (Regis Jesuit), 22.62 seconds; 110-meter hurdles: 1. Jordan Charles (Grandview), 14.45 seconds; 6. Triston Sisneros (Grandview), 15.69; 300-meter hurdles: 3. Triston Sisneros (Grandview), 40.39 seconds; 800 meter run: 1. Devundrick Walker (Gateway), 1 minute, 54.84 seconds; 7. Craig Kinney (Grandview), 1:58.43; 4×100-meter relay: 3. Grandview, 42.40 seconds; 7. Eaglecrest (Jacobi Hicks, Matthew Lally, Steven McCalister, Xavier Lewis), 43.75; 8. Regis Jesuit, 43.86; 4×200-meter relay: 6. Eaglecrest (Kyle Hampe, Jacobi Hicks, Steven McCalister, Xavier Lewis), 1 minutes, 31 seconds; 8. Smoky Hill (Isaiah Alexander, Sebastian Coombs, Hamilton Pennywell, Darshalon Smith), 1:31.30; 4×400-meter relay: 2. Gateway, 3 minutes, 25.43 seconds; Pole vault: 1. Jordan Hatfield (Regis Jesuit), 15 feet; 6. Frank Thomas (Smoky Hill), 12-6; T8. Steven Clopine (Grandview), 12-6; Discus: 1. Zack Golditch (Gateway), 169 feet, 6 inches; Shot put: 5. Zack Golditch (Gateway), 52 feet, 1/2 inch; High jump: 2. Austin Campbell (Regis Jesuit), 6 feet, 4 inches; T5. Steven Clopine (Grandview), 6-2

Girls — 100 meter dash: 2. Ana Holland (Regis Jesuit), 11.51 seconds; 4. Zainab Sanni (Smoky Hill), 11.78; 200 meter dash: 1. Ana Holland (Regis Jesuit), 23.29 seconds (Colorado state record, meet record); 400 meter dash: Ana Holland (Regis Jesuit), 53.58 seconds (Colorado state record, meet record) – Did not run in finals; 100-meter hurdles: 8. Kelsey Cunningham (Regis Jesuit), 47.53 seconds; 1,600 meter run: 3. Rachael Chacko (Smoky Hill), 5 minutes, 2 seconds; 4. Erin Norton (Grandview), 5:03.48; 800 sprint medley relay: 1. Eaglecrest (Shaun Trece White, Omotumininu, Tashay Brown, Alicia Taurchini), 1 minute, 46.10 seconds; 4×400-meter relay: 4. Eaglecrest (Victoria Coombe, Shaun Trece White, Omotumininu Olatipo, Ashley Windom), 4:05.93; Pole vault: 2. Anna Loken (Grandview), 10 feet, 3 inches; T8. Melissa Klatt (Smoky Hill), 9-3; Long jump: 9. Stephanie Nwagwu (Grandview), 16 feet, 11 1/2 inches; Triple jump: 1. Kelsey Cunningham (Regis Jesuit), 39 feet, 2 3/4 inches; 2. Stephanie Nwagwu (Grandview), 36 9 1/4; Shot put: 1. Adaeze Obinnah (Grandview), 41 feet, 3 1/2 inches;