The sunny day that greeted state track & field athletes Thursday has given way to cold, wet conditions that have forced the Colorado High School Activities Association to postpone the meet Friday. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

AURORA | The state track & field meet ran into a weather hurdle Friday that forced the second day of the massive multi-classification meet to be postponed.

Colorado High School Activities Association officials tracked the forecast of the storm that has currently arrived in the Metro area and conditions began to deteriorate earlier than expected, which caused a postponement for “in the interest of the athletes’ safety.”

“As we look to formulate a plan for how to complete the remaining championship events, CHSAA weather officials will continue to monitor the weather and search for the best possible solution,” the organization said in a statement.

Later, CHSAA said it would explore the possibility of resuming the meet midday on Saturday and continuing it into Sunday, when drier conditions are expected.

The first day of the meet went off without a hitch Thursday, as athletes from 10 Aurora schools competed in sunny conditions with temperatures in the high 80s.

The highlight of the opening day for city competitors came with a Class 5A state championship won by the Cherokee Trail boys 4×800 meter relay team of Reuben Holness, Beck Gutjahr, Evan Anderson and Logan McGowan.

— Full Day One boys 5A/4A prelim and finals results, here

— Full Day One girls 5A/4A prelim and finals results, here

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports

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