Sarah O'Sullivan, Caroline Eck, and Jenna Fitzsimmons are three good reasons to keep Mountain Vista in mind as you project a 5A Girls team favorite for the fall season.
Cooper Rondinelli got better all last year and ran his PR 3200 at The Pueblo Twilight in May.
Ryan Matson figures to inherit the role of leader of the pack for the Bears, but can Palmer Ridge extend magic to another year?
Anna Busath was new to Palmer Ridge cross country and track and field last year, but you wouldn't have guessed it by her performances.
Anna Shults dominated the State 3200 this spring and figures to be a big part of Peak to Peak's cross country success this fall.
Jon Wilkinson probably isn't the Gunnison guy most 3A fans of cross country are most familiar with, but he's very important to Gunnison's hopes and dreams just the same.
It's hard to say right now who the top 2A boys team will be this fall, but Heritage Christian Academy and Seth Bruxvoort figure to be part of that mix, along with Lyons and the tandem of Jonjak-Plahn and Roberts.
You've heard about several of the Denver Lightning sprinters already. Keirryse Simpson may be next on the list of ones you want to be paying attention to.
At some level, every cross country team has a story to tell, but this series will be about the teams that have most piqued my interest.
Carter Dillon came on strong for Mountain Vista this past school year and could figure as the go-to guy this fall.
The rankings are a big fan of the girls from Battle Mountain.
Marcus Howard won last weekend at the State Junior Olympic meet. Can he repeat the feat this weekend at the Striders Invite?
Monarch's boys ended four years of Mountain Vista domination last fall. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Broomfield has won the last two 5A Girls state cross country titles. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Emilia Puskas should be a very strong addition to somebody's distance program very soon.
Reece Davidson improved his shot put nearly 12 feet from 2016 to 2017.
Korey Hairston already owns 11.50 and 23.81 marks in the 100 and 200.
Genna Campain added more than nine feet to her shot put from 2016 to 2017, and ended up pulling a place at State for her efforts.
Glenn Morris would be a serious consideration from yesteryear.
What's ahead for Colorado Track XC? Bonus points to anyone who knows where this photo was taken.
Lauren Gregory and Brie Oakley embark on a journey that would earn both of them enhanced position on the Rutherford 2 Mile list.
Arria Minor shattered a Colorado record with her 400 meter effort on Saturday. File photo.
Shannon King spotted the field a substantial lead before roaring back for the win in the 1500.
Among the top 100 girls for 2017, Nicole Phaneuf saw the greatest jump in 1600 time from 2016.
Cayce Reese saw a phenomenal drop of over a minute in his 1600 times from 2016 to 2017.
Adam Dawson went to #2 on the all-time Colorado discus list this spring, becoming only Colorado's second-ever to surpass 200 feet.
Hayley Rayburn has been paying her pole vault dues this summer. File Photo.
Although track and field is still very much in the news cycle, cross country is starting to insist on its share now, as well.
Arria Minor takes her two best races--the 200 and 400--to Sacramento, California, for Junior Nationals this weekend.
If you had to pick, what would it be?