TODAY IS HIGHLAND HUSKIES DAY! Several years ago, the Weld County Board of Comm…

TODAY IS HIGHLAND HUSKIES DAY!

Several years ago, the Weld County Board of Commissioners started a tradition of honoring high school teams in Weld County who win a state championship; paying tribute to the the dedication, teamwork, and work ethic of Weld County student-athletes.

Recognizing spring sports is difficult as the conclusion of the season is so close to the end of the year. That’s why today the board honored the Highland Huskies girls track team for winning the Class 2A State Championship in May by proclaiming today Highland Huskies Day.

The Huskies had several strong performances that enabled them to finish the three-day event with 100 points and capture their second consecutive state championship. The team medaled in 16 events and set new school records in four events. One Husky, Remington Ross, even set a new 2A state record in the 100-meter dash recording a time of 11.84 seconds.

“You guys represent all of Weld County so well, and it’s exciting to see my alma mater win another state championship,” Commissioner Pro-Tem Mike Freeman said following the proclamation. “You’re leaders in your school and in your community, and, athletics is so important to building future leaders for our county. Congratulations!”