Mia Manson achieved a little pole vault notoriety today. File Photo.
Tatum Miller takes her turn at leading the Kadet parade this fall.
Bean Minor's apprenticeship is done. He will be counted on to lead this fall.
High schoolers don't get many chances to throw the hammer here in Colorado, but this one opportunity to both learn and throw it.
Helen Cross had an outstanding freshman year for Nederland. She now becomes one of the seasoned veterans.
Valarie Allman is one of six athletes with deep Colorado ties who will be competing at the World Track and Field Championships.
John Houdeshell showed well as a freshman last fall. He figures as potentially one of the top sophomore talents in the state this fall.
Tanner Norman's 1600 and 3200 marks this spring not only took down a long-standing state record, but also helped make this a solid year for elite boys distance marks.
Winter Boese's 7th-place finish in the State 1600 this spring gave Steamboat two medalists in the event.
Here in Colorado, girls like Brie Oakley are separating from the field. And not just because the Brie Oakleys are getting faster. Read on. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Cruz Culpepper has some lost time to make up for in cross country this fall.
It's coming... later this month.
Nate MacDonald was D'Evelyn's top finisher at State last fall and one of a lengthy list of reasons D'Evelyn is a good team to have an eye on this fall.
Civianna Gallegos is a leading member of a senior class for Arvada West that has a real chance to write some program history this fall.
Sydney Petersen is half of a powerful duo at Crested Butte. If the Titans can find or develop a third, there could be trouble brewing within the 2A ranks.
As best as we can tell, Josh Torres posted the fastest high school time of the 4th of July holiday with a 15:56 for 5K in Greeley. File photo by Alan Versaw.
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.