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Weekly Roundup: 4/15 - 4/20

by: Aaron Montgomery, Athletic Intern
Boys’ Swimming 
  • Henry Montgomery swam well in the dual meet with Arapahoe, qualifying for state in both the 200 Free (1:49.39) and 100 Free (49.01), well under the state qualifying times. Oliver Valdez sped his way in the 50 Free with a state-qualifying time of 22.98 seconds. Oscar Valdez was not far behind his brother, achieving a state-worthy time of 23.86 seconds in the 50 Free. The 400 Free Relay team composed of Noah Mooney, Oliver Valdez, Luke Jordan, and Henry Montgomery crushed the competition with a season-best time of 3:22.75, securing their spot at the state meet. 
Boys’ Volleyball 
  • On 4/16 the Mustangs hit the road to take on the Overland High School Trailblazers. Mullen fell in straight sets 3-0. A couple days later on 4/18, the team had a road match against Valor Christian and, again, fell in straight sets 3-0. They look to change their fortunes on 4/23 when they travel to Heritage High School to take on Littleton Public Schools. 
Girls’ Soccer 
  • On 4/16, The Mustang Girls’ Soccer team hit the road for a match up against the Cherokee Trail Cougars. Mullen fell to the Cougars 3-0. On 4/l8, Mullen battled to a 0-0 tie with the Arapahoe Warriors.  On 4/23, the Mustangs will look to get back in the win column when they take on the Eaglecrest Raptors. 
Boys’ Lacrosse 
  • On 4/17, the Mullen Mustangs traveled to Golden High School and fell just short in overtime to the Demons by a score of 7-6.  On 4/19 the Mustangs fell to Dakota Ridge by a score of 16-9. The team will look to bounce back on 4/24 against Conifer High School. 
Girls’ Lacrosse 
  • On 4/16, the Girls’ Lacrosse team hit the road against St. Mary’s Academy.  The Mustangs would get the win, 14-9.  Later in the week on 4/18, Mullen took the field against Conifer and won 15-6. They will look to go for three straight against Green Mountain on 4/23. 
  • On 4/16, The Mullen Baseball Team hit the diamond at Grandview High School. The Mustangs fell to the Wolves 6-4.  Next, on a freezing cold day Mullen would get a big 10-0 victory over Mead High School.  On 4/19, the Mustangs stayed hot and hosted Pine Creek High School and got the 4-1 win.  Mullen had contributions up and down the line up. Mullen will go for three straight victories when they take on Cherokee Trail Cougars on 4/23. 
Girls’ Tennis
  • On 4/15, the Girls’ Tennis team traveled to D’Evelyn High School and lost a close one to the Jaguars, 4-3.  A couple days later, Mullen hit the road against Chatfield High School and picked up the win with a 5-2 score.  On 4/18, The Mustangs were scheduled to travel to Eaglecrest, but the match was postponed due to weather. 
Girls’ Golf 
  • The Mullen Varsity Golf team placed a strong 2nd at the City League Invitational hosted by East High School.  Co-Captain Jane Gray led the team with a 7th place individual finish while Abby Gray and Co-Captain Riley Sullivan tied for 16th.  The team is focused on regionals with just a month or so left in the season.  Their next challenge will be at the Centennial League event #4 at Murphy Creek on April 22nd where both Varsity and JV will compete. 
Track and Field 
  • On 4/19, the Huskie Twilight was an opportunity for some of the Mullen athletes to show out.  The Boys’ track team finished 18th.  Mullen’s Joshua Gross finished in the top half of the 100 meters.  The Girls’ team in the same event finished 11th out of 30 teams.  The Girls’ team finished ahead of the pack in the 4x100 meter race.  Sophie Valladares finished in fourth in the 100 meter.  Shelby Elms came in 7th in the same event.