Seth Bruxvoort and Levi Killan lead a stellar Heritage Christian squad.
We can't really talk about the 2A landscape without mentioning Seth Bruxvoort and Heritage Christian. Dominance is the word that best describes how the individual race, and the team race currently look.
Bruxvoort has become a dominating presence on the cross country course this fall. The Heritage Christian senior finished fifth at state last year, though he looks to be the clear favorite through the first month of the season.
Bruxvoort has raced twice this season - a runner-up finish at Andy Myers, and a win at the Mountaineer/Cowboy Invite. And it's not only a consistency of place, it's time as well. He's run 16:12, and 16:08 so far. He's knocking on the Sub-16 door, and if he continues at this pace, he'll be the 2018 state champ.
He's in a league of his own, but not entirely. Teammate Levi Kilian has warmed up into his season, racing twice as well, with a 16:54 season best. But I wouldn't count him out. He is the 2018 state champ in the 800, 1,600, and 3,200.
Custer County's Micah Zeller has quietly been putting together a great season as well. He finished second at the St. Vrain Invite, and fifth at the Mountaineer/Cowboy Invite in 17:02. He's been knocking on the Sub 17 door - twice coming within four seconds of the barrier.
And then there's the freshman standout Jodzuel Jaurez from Ellicott. Jaurez had raced three times this season, placing in the top-two twice. He's run 17:05 so far this season, and nabbed a victory at the Air Academy Kadet Invite this past weekend.
If there's anyone you can never count out, it's A Roberts from Lyons. Isaac Roberts has made a trend out of showing up when it matters the most. Last year he was state runner-up. This season he's tallied a third-place finish at St. Vrain, and a win at the RE-1J District meet. He's run a season best of 17:18, which is No. 7 so far, though as mentioned above, I'd count on him being a threat in another month.
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