Personal bubbles are routinely burst on the Liberty Bell start line. Swapping sweat is the norm. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
I'll start this preview article with a caveat. I'm doing a little bit of guessing with respect to which teams will be in which divisions. Hopefully, I get most--if not all--of those guesses correct and any I get wrong don't end up being too distracting.
Liberty Bell needs little, if any, introduction. It is the fastest regularly-contested course in Colorado (though it has rivals). The starting line resembles 20 cans of sardines stood up side-by-side.
This year's Liberty Bell will be different from a long history of previous Liberty Bells in at least one important respect--there will be no Albuquerque Academy to threaten to take home all the top hardware in Division I. Adam Kedge's Red Army has opted for the Rock Canyon Invitational to satisfy the urge to race against some Colorado programs this year. In AA's place, though, RR appears. Rio Rancho will be repping the Land of Enchantment at this year's Liberty Bell.
We'll take this page-by-page, and starting with the smallest division first. Click on Next to view the Division 4 preview.