Aspen sprinter Abarca wins conference titles
Aspen High School sprinter Sunday Abarca doubled up Saturday at the Western Slope League Championships at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.
Abarca, a sophomore, won the 400-meter dash Saturday in a blazing 49.93 seconds, one of the top times in the state.
Later, Abarca won the 200-meter dash at Stocker Stadium. He was timed in 22.18 with some hand-times showing him under 22 seconds – again one of the top times in the state.
The State Track and Field Championships are upcoming May 14-16 in Lakewood.
A local kid got on the X Games Aspen podium on Sunday night, but it wasn’t the one most people expected. Even Jon Sallinen didn’t think he’d be taking home a medal.