The the sheer number of possible sites you can get to on the new course may not exceed that of the last course by much, the effort required to get to those points is significantly reduced.
CeAnn Udovich and her Lyons teammates raced patiently, moving up nicely later in the race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
SkyView Academy's Cassie Unruh went out to an early, and substantial, lead in the 3A girls race. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
If you wondered why Ben Butler put his hands to his face at the end of the 3A Boys race, you'll get a glimpse into the release it meant here. Photo by Tim Hilt.
4-Time Colorado State Champion Paul Roberts talks about his state title, China, nationals, and his ten siblings.
Brandon Swenson enjoyed a steady race, moving from ninth, to eighth, to seventh at one mile, two miles, and finish. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ben Butler and Taylor Stack stayed one-two throughout the 3A boys race, but plenty shuffled behind them. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Plotting Devilish deeds. Photo by Alan Versaw.
A strategy of patience through the first mile served Emily Leidig and the rest of the Thompson Valley Eagles well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Patience paid off for Ivy Gonzales and her Broomfield teammates, who ran a tempered first mile and came back later to win. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Joey Fedel and his Ouray teammates were very much within striking range of Lyons at one mile. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mae Anderson finds her race face back after a slip exiting the creek. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Miguel Baltazar exemplified an Alamosa effort that kept both feet beneath them until the job was done. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Ben Butler claimed his second straight 3A boys state title with a 15:50.5. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
With Brie Oakley just out of view, Lauren Gregory attacks the final hill on the state course. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Joel Such ran mostly injury-free this year to his third state medal in four years, helping to lead Lyons to a fourth-consecutive team title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Katie Rainsberger's 17:39 becomes the standard for the new configuration of the NPEC/BCRP state meet course. Photo by Alan Versaw.
From the sounding of the starter's pistol, it was all about getting the seemingly improbable job done for Telluride. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Isaac Green puts his head down and pushes past Jake Mitchem for the 5A Boys crown. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Halloween highlights from all the state meets around the country this Saturday.
Even half way into the race, it was clear that the team battle of interest was being waged between Durango and Palmer Ridge. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Anna Shults, Quinn McConnell, Lily Tomasula-Martin, and Kiara Mattern form a human wall behind Cassie Unruh's early lead pace, waiting for someone to take over the race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Colorado Track XC talks to Paul Roberts, and a bunch of other athletes, about their state meet races. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Paige Embaugh's 19:16 helped propel Air Academy to the top position in the merged scoring for girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It surprised very few folks that Parker Mackay's Mountain Vista teammates dominated all facets of team scoring at today's Colorado state cross country meet. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It's an almost entirely new course with a completely different start than last year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Checkout the previews written by MileSplit Colorado webmaster Alan Versaw who takes an in depth look at each race on Saturday.
The Cheyenne Mountain folks have produced a more professional state course map. Click here to get your copy.
2010 invididual titles for Kelsey Lakowske and Samantha Berggren piled onto an already-established trend in Colorado high school cross country. Read on to see what that trend is. Colorado Track XC file photos by Alan Versaw.
Katie Rainsberger is slated to close out her storied Colorado high school career at 12:30 on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Once again, the state cross country meet will be hosting a paralympic competition. 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.
It's a whole new race at the NPEC/BCRP venue!
Soleil Gaylord has come along very nicely as the season has progressed and may not rate as a slight favorite to snare the 2A Girls individual crown. Photo by Alan Versaw.
September 5 is probably not the last time Kaleb Crum has stolen at quick glance at what Alamosa is doing. Photo by Alan Versaw.
You don't want to ignore the tent behind the start line at the state meet, but you do want to spend as little time there as possible.
Rebekah McCabe advances to wear the colors of Mountain Range at state. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
GPS watches appear on the list of tweaks for cross country this fall.