The Classical Academy's Erika Willis is the defending state champion in the pole vault, and the clear favorite to claim this year's ttle.
Distance standout Colton Stice could make Gunnison a threat in the team race. Stice is the No. 1 returner in the state in the 800, and the No. 2 returner in the 1,600.
Kaya Wick is best known as a pole vaulter, but she is far from a one-dimensional athlete, even participating in cross country in the fall.
Jackson Connelly and Ray Robinson were two of the league's fastest last year. Look for even more of the same this year.
If Salida is to repeat as league champions this year, senior Rebekah Earhart figures as a pivotal piece in that effort.
Kyle Hall is one of the bigger reasons Palisade figures to be contending for a league title this spring.
As we enter the 2018 season, Ralston Valley's Maya Provencal is one serious contender for top-athlete honors for Jeffco 5A.
Carl Heide is one of several important reasons that Bayfield figures as the top team in the Intermountain League this spring.