By Michael Hicks
LAKEWOOD — Berthoud’s 4×100 boys relay team scored a photo-finish victory Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium in the 4A track and field championship to earn the school’s first state championship in the sport in more than a decade.
The team, comprised of Tye Duncan, Greg Mulder, Greg Glasser and Bryce Munoz, edged a foursome from Lewis-Palmer by eight-thousandths of a second to win Berthoud’s first state track and field championship since 1996 graduate Amy Doane won the girls 300 hurdles.
Duncan, who earlier in the weekend finished fifth in the boys high jump, jumpstarted the charge. After Glasser and Mulder carried the baton over the middle 200 meters, Munoz, who took third in the high jump Friday, rushed to the finish line, where he lunged forward and tumbled to the ground as he crossed the line. Initially, track officials ruled Berthoud had finished second, but after looking at the photo finish, the Spartans were awarded the victory and the first-place medals.
Berthoud finished the weekend with a combined 38 points, ranked 17th out of 53 schools to place in 4A. The Spartans placed in six of the eight events they competed in this weekend.
For more on Berthoud’s state title and the rest of the action at the 4A state track and field championship, check out Thursday’s Berthoud Recorder.
<p>Berthoud’s Greg Mulder prepares to pass off the baton to teammate Greg Glasser. A day after the Spartans finished sixth in the 4×200-meter relay, Berthoud scored a thrilling victory in the 4×100 relay to win the school’s first track and field title in more than a decade.</p>