Peak to Peak's Quinn McConnell leads a star-studded squad.
The favorites remain just that.
Now that we're over a month into the season and with another month to go, it's clear that the script remains the same: Peak to Peak is The Team To Beat.
Led by the defending state champion Quinn McConnell, there doesn't appear to be anyone not wearing blue who can challenge.
As of September 25, Peak to Peak looks in prime position to duplicate last year's 1-2-3 finish at state.
McConnell's 17:38 leads the state by an impressive 43 seconds. It's currently her only 5k of the season, but it speaks volumes, given how far ahead of everyone else she is.
And when I write "everyone else," I'm referring to her own teammates, who come in No. 2 and No. 3. Anna Shults has run 18:21 at Liberty Bell, which was just ahead of Tiana Bradfield's 18:26.
Rachel Ingram appears to be the only runner within striking distance of cracking into Peak to Peak's top three. Ingram ran 18:43 at Liberty Bell, and holds the fourth fastest time in the state.
Who is behind her? Another runner in Peak to Peak blue: Allison Beasley, who has dipped right under 19 minutes.
The first non-Liberty Bell performance comes from The Classical Academy's Kaylee Thompson, who ran 19:02 at Eagle Valley. While the time comes in No. 6 so far this season, it likely translates into a performance that puts her within the top four, or even three individually.