Gale sweeps sprints at state championship

They say history has a way of repeating itself. For Lauren Gale, that’s exactly what happened at last weekend’s Colorado 4A State Track and Field Championships as she swept the sprints for the second time in three years.

The Discovery Canyon College senior was the class of the field in the 100m winning in an all conditions best of 11.79 seconds – nearly half a second up her nearest competitor.

The margin of victory grew over the 400m where the Colorado State University signee’s margin of victory ballooned to nearly two seconds. Gale’s time of 54.23 was significant considering the sideways rain that soaked competitors and fans alike to go along with the eight degree Celsius weather.

The final piece of the triple didn’t quite come as easy as Gale didn’t seal the victory until the final meters, winning in a time of 24.05 seconds, just 0.07 seconds in front of the second place finisher.