Generally speaking, this year's Golden Baton point totals were lower than in previous years, suggesting greater parity among relay programs than there has been in the past.
Of the five Golden Baton winners, one for each classification, four state title schools are represented, suggesting a fairly close correlation between winning the Golden Baton award and taking top honors at State.
Here are the top two relay schools from each classification for 2017:
Top Team: Springfield, 44 points
Runner-Up: Heritage Christian Academy, 43 points
Top Team: Meeker, 37 points
Runner-Up: Telluride, 35 points
Top Team: Lutheran, 50 points
Runner-Up: The Classical Academy, 46 points
Top Team: Vista Ridge, 47 points
Runner-Up: Harrison, 31 points
Top Team: Crandview, 39 points
Runner-Up: Cherry Creek, 36 points