Devan Foster starts the anchor leg of the 5A girls 4x800 a step ahead of Devynn Miller. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Each year, Colorado Track XC recognizes the finest relay programs in the state meet. Calculation of the award is simple: the winner is the team in each classification that accumulates the most points via relays at the state meet. As such, the award is slightly tilted in favor of girls programs, since the girls have five relays and boys only four. But there are plenty of opportunities to pile up the points nevertheless.
In case of a tie, the award goes to the school accumulating more first-place relay finishes.
The Golden Baton Awards for 2013 go to:
Winner: Cherokee Trail, 44 points
Runner-Up: Cherry Creek, 40 points
Winner: Valor Christian, 38 points
Runner-Up: Cheyenne Mountain, 35 points
Winner: Coal Ridge, 58 points
Runner-Up: The Classical Academy, 57 points
Winner: Paonia, 52 points
Runner-Up: Hotchkiss, 49 points
Winner: Heritage Christian Academy, 36 points
Runner-Up: Vail Christian, 33 points
Colorado Track XC is pleased to have made, upon request, a plaque for each winning school. If you are a head track coach at the winning school and would like to have a 2013 Golden Plaque Award made for your school's trophy case, please drop me an e-mail at the address shown in the lower left corner of any page on the Colorado Track XC site.
5A - Loveland
4A - Thompson Valley
3A - The Classical Academy
2A - Lyons
1A - Simla