Who Has The Toughest Region? 3A Boys

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Despite losses to graduation, it's still going to be tough getting out of this region.


This one will wrap up the toughest region series. You can access all of the articles in the series by clicking on Colorado 2017 Toughest XC Regions above. 

Last year, 3A Region 2 dominated the state meet as 3A's toughest boys region.  Can 3A Region 2 back that title up again for another year?

While acknowledging that not all of the relevant data is in yet, we can start toward an answer to that question by creating a virtual meet of returning runners, then scoring it by region. The complete 3A Boys virtual meet of returning runners can be found here. A quick summary of the top 25 teams, showing regions along the way, is provided below.

1. D'Evelyn - 5

2. The Classical Academy - 2

3. Gunnison - 1

4. Salida - 2

5. Faith Christian Academy - 3

6. Alamosa - 2

7. SkyView Academy - 5

8. Middle Park - 1

9. Liberty Common - 4

10. Conifer - 5

11. Resurrection Christian - 4

12. Lamar - 2

13. Holy Family - 3

14. Elizabeth - 5

15. Peak to Peak - 3

16. Delta - 1

17. University - 4

18. Estes Park - 4

19. Moffat County - 1 

20. Olathe - 1

21. Frontier Academy - 4

22. Berthoud - 4

23. Skyview - 3

24. Denver North - 3

25. Fort Lupton - 4

Team scoring the rankings above by region yields:

Region 1 - 3, 8, 16, 19 = 46

Region 2 - 2, 4, 6, 12 = 24

Region 3 - 5, 13, 15, 23 = 56

Region 4 - 9, 11, 17, 18 = 55

Region 5 - 1, 7, 10, 14 = 32

That puts Region 2 back on top in the hunt to repeat as the toughest 3A Boys region. We already know Cole Sprout is headed to the 4A ranks this fall, so Region 3 probably takes a hit on account of that. There are rumors of a couple of other key 3A runners not being back this fall, at least not with the teams they ran with this fall.

We'll let the start of the season sort some of that out. For now, though, figure it's a tough road to State if you have to get there through Region 2.


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