Isabella Bowland and Claudia Burgess kept the lead between themselves until Bowland broke away later in the race.
Carter Dillon broke free on the second loop and carried it forward to a convincing win at the Vista Nation 2-Mile on Friday. File photo.
Cameron Murray set himself up for another state meet with wins in the 200 and 400. File Photo.
Eaglecrest's Mason Brown posted the upset special of the day in the 3200. File photo.
Paul Roberts' fifth-place finish at Foot Locker last year was the top finish for a Colorado boy since John McGuire finished fourth in 2004.
Alamosa has a habit of making this the last view most teams ever see of them at a meet. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It is possible to get out in front of Salida, it's just much more difficult to stay there. Photo by Alan Versaw.
James Logan stuns a few folks with a big win at the Centennial League meet. Contributed photo.
Ivy Gonzales ended up second, but still contributed in an enormous way to a tiny margin of victory for Broomfield. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Joslin Blair got the win on Friday that got away from her last weekend. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Great Southwest will come only two weeks after Colorado's state track meet this year!
Grandview's Michaela Onyenwere swept the 100 and 200 titles at this weekend's Centennial League Championships. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Brandon Pappas is doing very well with late-hour 800s this season, winning last night's Stutler Bowl Twilight in a statewide best time of the season of 1:56.21. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Lauren Gregory is Colorado's most recent representative at Foot Locker Nationals, joining an overall list that is both long and impressive. Photo by Don Rich.
Katie Rainsberger is slated to close out her storied Colorado high school career at 12:30 on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ian Meek brings the status of top returning finisher from last year to this year's 4A Boys state race. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Remaining skeptics, if there were any, were done in by Brie Oakley's 17:32 winning effort at the Centennial League meet on Thursday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Harley Morgan's 7th-place finish led Vanguard to first-place honors in the Dave Sanders Division 2 boys race. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
The Monarch boys put a 30-point margin of victory up on host Cherry Creek, leaving something for the rest of 5A to think about heading into the second week of the season. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
Lillian Markusch and Connor Roberts were two Cherry Creek Bruins who came away victorious at this weekend's Centennial League Championships. Colorado Track XC file photos by Alan Versaw.
Smoky Hill's Dom Carrasco took his first Colorado hurdles meet title at Liberty Bell, winning the 300s in a very quick 38.39. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
On a day where many top athletes were dealing with subdued performances, Carly Lester seemed very much on top of her races. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Michaela Onyenwere proved she hasn't forgotten a thing about winning. In fact, she may have learned a thing or two since last spring. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Lauren Gregory, finishing 11th this year, takes her place in a long line of distinguished Colorado athletes at Foot Locker Nationals. Photo by Jeff George.
Niwot's tightly-packed regional finish has helped to push the Cougars a little more into the 4A spotlight. Photo by Alan Versaw.
If Katie Rainsberger's regional domination was the warm-up routine for state, we have a lot watch out for, and to look forward to. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Emmah Johannes set the early pace in the girls race and helped push Smoky Hill to twin regional titles. Photo by Bill Mills.
Blake Yount opens a big, wet lead at the Centennial League Championships. Photo by Bill Mills.
Joshua Joseph bided his time early, then buried the field for a winning margin of 31 seconds. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.