LAKEWOOD – Riverdale Ridge’s Braylen Fenderson carved his name in the school’s record books on June 26.
He became the school’s first individual state champion by winning the 100-meter title.
Fenderson, a senior, clocked 10.96 seconds in the final to edge Justin Blanton of Grand Junction Central by 0.04 seconds. Fenderson entered state competition as a seed in the 100 and 200-meter.
The final day of the state track and field competition was something for Frederick’s Ryan Chacon. The eldest, who has rehabilitated a partially torn meniscus in the past two and a half months, won the 200 meters in 21.96 seconds. He was second in the 400 meters (48.13 seconds) and fourth in the 100 meters (11.2).
Chacon ended his day by anchoring the Warriors 4m by 400m relay team to a state title. He, Wyatt Schroth, Alexander Carrillo and Garrett Colvin finished in 3: 23.78.
Fenderson was fourth in the 200 meters in 22.27 seconds.
Shot put: 1. Bahati Nibandu, Skyview, 36-5 1/2. 3. Brooke Franke, Riverdale Ridge, 34-11 3/4. 14. Jennifer Jaramillo, Skyview, 30-3.
Boys 100 meters: 1. Braylen Fenderson, Riverdale Ridge, 10.96 seconds. 4. Ryan Chacon, Frédéric, 12.2. 400-meter race: 2. Chacon, 48.13. 200-meter race: 1. Chacon, 21.96. 4. Fenderson, 22.27. 4m by 100 relay: 7. Fenderson, Isaac Bonner, RJ Holliday, Lucas Couron, Riverdale Ridge, 44.88, 4m by 400 relay: 1. Wyatt Schroth, Alexander Carrillo, Garrett Colvin, Ryan Chacon, 3: 23.78.