Ittner breaks CHS shot put record - twice

Colfax girls record had stood since 1987
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Service
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It was a big week for Colfax High shot put athletes.

When all the scoring sheets had been tallied after last week’s action, a pair of school shot put records had been shattered and a first place finish at the Nevada Union Invitational had gone into the books.

For Colfax junior Maddi Ittner, twice proved to be nice. Ittner, a shot put and discus leader for the Lady Falcons all season long, set a Colfax High’s girls shot put record not once, but twice.

In a dual meet last Wednesday against Center, Ittner tossed the shot 37 feet one-half inch to break the 26-year old school record of 36-10 set in 1987 by Vicky McCall.

Two days later at the Nevada Union Invitational in Grass Valley, Ittner wiped out her fresh school mark by finishing in third place with a new record effort of 37 feet 6.25 inches.

"She's done a great job this year," said Colfax weight coach Mondo Alonzo about Ittner. "She's been steady and improved every week."

On the boys side at NU, Colfax’s Austin Perry won the varsity shot put with a first place toss of 53-2.

Colfax’s Mark Lerner (133-10) placed second in the boys discus while Jeromy Cabodi placed ninth (123-02). In the boys 110 high hurdles, Jaden Williams was seventh in 16.87 seconds.

Elsewhere in NU results, Colfax freshman Kyra Heimann placed fourth in the girls 400 meters (61.62) while Maddie Newman was fourth in the 800 meters (2:25.4).

Other top Colfax marks at the NU meet included a 6th place finish in the girls discus by Kailey Wright (96-01) and a seventh in the high jump (4-8) by Kylie Shinn.

Colfax’s track team will compete at the Pioneer Valley League championships at Center on Friday. First event begins at 3 p.m.