Colorado Track XC 5A Boys All-State Teams

In a season of high-profile performers, Danny Vavrik and Grant Fischer reached a standard of excellence by a quieter route. Photos by Paul Jaeger.

First Team

Ashi Geberkidane, 12, Denver East

Clayson Shumway, 11, Liberty

Cerake Geberkidane, 11, Denver East

Connor Lockwood, 11, Arvada West

Danny Vavrik, 12, Arapahoe

Grant Fischer, 12, Poudre

Alec Brudzinski, 12, Cherry Creek

Second Team

Christian Martin, 12, Heritage

Shane Rhodes, 11, Cherry Creek

Marcelo Laguera, 10, Pomona

Zachary Alhamra, 10, Pine Creek

Dominic Compoz, 10, Chaparral

Carson Hume, 11, Dakota Ridge

Alexander Barton, 12, Castle View

Tucker Hamilton, 12, Rampart

Not lost on photographer Jeff McCoy was the height of this year's collection of top 5A runners. His comment, "I felt like throwing a basketball at the pack and seeing if one of these guys would spontaneously dunk!" Photos by Jeff McCoy.