The same Denver North girls who staked out an intimidating early lead at the St. Vrain Invitational in September are headed for Wisconsin this weekend.
Cassidy Hickey and Kathryn Hibbard check in at #6 and #7 on the list of top Colorado freshmen at NXR-SW.
Easton Allred entrenched himself in the lead group and ended up earning himself a spot at Nike Cross Nationals.
Brennan Stice's solid performance as a freshman in the small school open race gives Gunnison reason to be optimistic about their prospects for next year.
Carley Bennett was one of a lengthy list of Colorado athletes enjoying stellar days at this year's NXR-SW.
Cole Munoz led more or less throughout the Medium School Boys race, but met with a stiff challenge from Wyatt Evans at the end.
Check out how Colorado's high school alumni did at the various cross country nationals meets last weekend!
When Nike Cross Southwest reconvenes next November, Samantha Schadler will be the top returning girl.
Cole Sprout tops the list of runners who should be returning to NXR-SW next year, but it's an impressive list well past #1.
Ty McCray of Wings surged to an early lead, but most of the trailing pack ended up reeling him in.
Mary Gillett excels in a lot of events, but the 200 and 400 are her top events.
Midway through, Nicole Lawrence and Kaylee Thompson were still battling over the lead, and the field was beginning to string out behind them.
Up until about half-way through the race, the pack of leaders was tight and consistent.
The race standings were a lot different at one mile from what they would end up being at the end.
If you like thinking ahead to next year, you might want to check out how Dakota Ridge fares in a virtual meet of returning runners from NXR-SW.
An interesting thing happens when you plug Allie Chipman's result into the team scoring from NXR-SW.
Late in the race, Aidan Troutner took on the look of invincibility, while the team race came to a rolling boil behind him.
Lizzie Harding, Elizabeth Constien, and Naomi Harding set up strong early. And, they had some important folks in the rear-view mirror.
Even the evening sky was gearing up for a big race tomorrow!
Quinn McConnell is the top returner from 2016 who will actually be back to run this year.
Top returners from NXR-SW, 2016? How about these two guys?
Reece Davidson will be taking his throws to Belmont University in Tennessee.
Even Brie Oakley didn't bump Katie Rainsberger out of the top two positions for Colorado girls on the Casa Grande course.
Dillon Powell and Cal Banta give Air Academy what may be the best returning 1-2 in 4A Boys, but the Kadets will also need to fill in a couple holes in the roster next fall.
Will American Fork (UT) continue in its dominance and recent history at NXR Southwest
Denver Lightning's Kyairra Reigh figures as one of the highlights of the upcoming indoor season.
Zoe Baker has made the most of her last two years of high school, turning it into an opportunity to take her race to the next level.
Aidan Troutner figures as a top contender for an individual berth to NXN on Saturday.
Mountain Vista (Vista Nation) figures to be a force in the open races as well as the championship races.
Alyssa Wells of Holy Family (Colorado) should figure as one of the favorites in the small school girls open race.