Even the evening sky was gearing up for a big race tomorrow!
Colorado Track & Field and Cross Country News
This Saturday's NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky will feature home grown talent from the state of Colorado representing various colleges and universities around the country.
Quinn McConnell is the top returner from 2016 who will actually be back to run this year.
Top returners from NXR-SW, 2016? How about these two guys?
Reece Davidson will be taking his throws to Belmont University in Tennessee.
Even Brie Oakley didn't bump Katie Rainsberger out of the top two positions for Colorado girls on the Casa Grande course.
Dillon Powell and Cal Banta give Air Academy what may be the best returning 1-2 in 4A Boys, but the Kadets will also need to fill in a couple holes in the roster next fall.
Denver Lightning's Kyairra Reigh figures as one of the highlights of the upcoming indoor season.
Zoe Baker has made the most of her last two years of high school, turning it into an opportunity to take her race to the next level.
Aidan Troutner figures as a top contender for an individual berth to NXN on Saturday.
Mountain Vista (Vista Nation) figures to be a force in the open races as well as the championship races.
Justyn Knight’s high school PE teacher challenged him to do well in a 5K or get a failing grade. He won in a school record and has been on a tear ever since. The Canadian is now favored to win the NCAA individual title and has Syracuse in the hunt for a second team title.
Alyssa Wells of Holy Family (Colorado) should figure as one of the favorites in the small school girls open race.
Cole Sprout's 14:48.6 this fall stands as the fastest Colorado time ever on the Grande Sports World course.
Several of these top 3A runners from this year are back next year, but Peak to Peak still figures to have the upper hand.
Brace yourself for another rousing edition of NXR-SW Boys, but with lots of new faces this time around!
Learn how Karissa Schweizer, who never won an Iowa state title, went on to become an NCAA champion in cross-country and indoor and outdoor track.
Of course it's another year of hold-your-breath racing shaping up at NXR-SW! And a few girls who stand out from this photo in last year's race are very much in the hunt again this year.
Seth Bruxvoort and his companions in green could be the 2A Boys team to beat next fall.
The top five for Mountain Vista should all be back next fall, with Jenna Fitzsimmons likely at the front.
4A regional assignments didn't completely resolve at yesterday's cross country committee meeting at the CHSAA offices in Aurora.
Brock Dykema only recently came to see Colorado State University on his near horizon.
Early indications point to a crowded field at the top of 4A Girls next year.
As committee chair, Rick Macias once again presided over today's deliberations of the cross country committee.
James Vance was pretty happy about staking out a lead on Terry Witkowski last December.
Luke Arkell reckons the 200 meters as his favorite event.
When Harrison Scudamore went by Awet Beraki, the battle for first was done.
William Ledden and his Peak to Peak teammates make up one of the 3A Boys teams you want to be thinking about for next year.
See who you'll be competing against later today!
Landon Rast made an early impression as a freshman.