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5A Region 2 Preview Alan Versaw Oct 18, 2016

This year's emergence of Talon Berta has helped put Central in a position where the Warriors are seriously challenging for a team berth to State. Photo by Alan Versaw.

A Hard Look at State: 5A Boys Alan Versaw Oct 26, 2015

The Arapahoe tandem of Steven Goldy and Mason Brevig will take their whacks at the 5A boys individual title in a crowded field of contenders. Colorado Track XC file photo by Jeff McCoy.

5A Girls Mid Season Analysis Alan Versaw Apr 24, 2015

It would be difficult to overestimate the impact Ally Watt, Shayna Yon, and Audra Koopman might have on the eventual outcome of the 5A Girls state contest. Photos by Alan Versaw and Paul Jaeger.

Role reversal Alan Versaw Oct 26, 2014

When you lay out all the factors leading to Fort Collins' stunning 5A girls title, possibly no factor looms larger than Heather Holt's eight-place finish. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Ending the season well Alan Versaw Oct 13, 2014

Caleb Randolph enjoyed what may have been the most dominating performance of the day, winning the freshman boys race in 18:25. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Centennial League start lists Alan Versaw Oct 7, 2014

With a faster course and a league meet title on the line, this might be an opportune time to look for a breakout race from Smoky Hill's Blake Yount. Colorado Track file photo by Alan Versaw.

Liberty Bell 2014 preview (updated) Alan Versaw Sep 10, 2014

As you start thinking of out-of-state entries who have the potential to snare a Liberty Bell crown, Jordan Lesansee of Albuquerque Academy should be on your list. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

A power shift in Colorado: US #11 Cherry Creek takes down US #4 Fort Collins girls Brandon Miles Sep 6, 2014

In a battle between two US top 15 ranked teams from the state of Colorado, the US #11 ranked squad Cherry Creek (33 pts) upset the US #4 ranked Fort Collins (52 pts) in Cherry Creek's home invitational meet on Friday. Fort Collins was racing without their #2 runner Devyn Miller (out due to illness), but Cherry Creek was actually missing their #1 runner in Jordyn Colter (on a recruting trip),  so with both teams having 6 of their top 7 on Friday, Cherry Creek still looks like they would have been the better team on this day regardless.

Amped up for Arapahoe! Alan Versaw Aug 27, 2014

Cerake Geberkidane won't be around to run this year's Arapahoe Warrior Invitational, but his meet record of 15:12 will toe the starting line with the rest of the field. Photo by Ashley Green.

5A Girls season preview Alan Versaw Aug 17, 2014

If you recall this scene from this year's 5A state 1600, you understand why Megan Mooney must be reckoned among 5A's biggest cross country threats. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Girls by 1600 and 3200 times Alan Versaw Aug 6, 2014

If you're looking for Monarch to claim their fourth consecutive 5A girls state title, you're probably not basing that on their accumulated 1600 and 3200 times from track this spring, though Holly Bent ranks among 5A's best in both events. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

A first look at NXR-SW girls Alan Versaw Jul 19, 2014

Many of the early leaders of last year's field have graduated, but that doesn't translate into a race that's any less competitive this year. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Region 2 boys preview Alan Versaw Jul 3, 2014

Cherokee Trail's Duncan Barnhill enjoyed a promising junior year and figures to be leading the Cougars in cross country this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.

5A boys for 2015 Alan Versaw May 31, 2014

Expect Bear Creek's Olabisi Johnson to figure prominently in at least a couple of 5A boys events next spring. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

5A girls, take two Alan Versaw May 13, 2014

The lay of the landscape has changed a little since the last time we visited 5A girls. This title bout is a whole lot more interesting that we figured it to be roughly a month ago.

5A boys, take two Alan Versaw May 5, 2014

If you like showdowns, and especially relay showdowns, you should be liking the possibilities for 5A boys track and field coming up in less than two weeks.

5A Boys Alan Versaw Apr 3, 2014

In theory, 5A boys is as good as boys track and field gets in Colorado. And, there’s nothing wrong with the theory this year.   

State Previews: 5A Boys Alan Versaw Oct 24, 2013

Connor Weaver and Zachary Alhamra battled for a long time at last Thursday's regional race before Alhamra broke away for the win. Photo by Mark Weeks.

Saucony Elite 50 Team Girls Rankings Week 6 Aaron Rich Oct 23, 2013

Conference, District, Regional and State meets are upon us and teams will begin resting up to compete well at their championship meets before gearing up for the post-season championship meets.  Therefore the rankings haven't changed much this week with the exception of a VERY strong Davis squad moving up to #1 and a few more teams added to the watch list.  

State Previews: 5A Girls Alan Versaw Oct 22, 2013

As they were at Pat Amato, Emma Gee, Kaitlyn Benner, Ashley Litoff, and Claire Green figure to be doing time at or near the front of the race on Saturday. Photo by Ashley Green.

Week in review, the rest of the story Alan Versaw Oct 13, 2013

You've heard about Josh Davis, but it Lamar wins a state title, it will be on account of the contributions of guys like Zach Watson, who finished fourth in Friday's Tri-Peaks League meet. Photo by Tim Hilt.

League Meet Frenzy! Alan Versaw Oct 7, 2013

If you were figuring on the Arvada West girls rolling over and playing dead for the Jeffco 5A title, you'd be sadly mistaken about that. Photo by Della Moore.

What Happened this Weekend? Alan Versaw Sep 22, 2013

Dismiss it as coincidence or ignore it if you must, but for many of us, the exceptional round of performances at Coronado and John Martin this past weekend uncovers a deep well of questions and speculation.

Southwest Rankings, September 17 Sep 17, 2013

It's a familiar face, but an unfamiliar singlet, for Colorado fans of cross country. Lone Peak (UT) is riding high these days with the help of Clayson Shumway. Photo by Kyle Perry.

Three Big Meets Alan Versaw Sep 4, 2013

One thing you can count on for the first half mile or so at St. Vrain is a mass of humanity. Colorado Track XC file photo.

Southwest Region Rankings Sep 4, 2013

Connor McMillan ran the second-fastest time ever at the American Fork Grass Relays and helped his team to a convincing victory on Saturday. Photo by Rochelle Pinnock.

Southwest Region Preseason Rankings Aug 20, 2013

You may remember this group of girls that hammered from the front end of last year's NXR-SW championship race. Three of the four will be back this fall, but the selection of teams at the top may be different this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.

5A Boys XC 2013 Alan Versaw Jun 21, 2013

Jose Garcia and Joshua Joseph are two key elements in a Thornton team that has some potential to create a little havoc in the 5A ranks this fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.

5A Boys 2014 Alan Versaw Jun 4, 2013

Tevin Donnell and his Fountain-Fort Carson teammates saw a potential state title elude them this year. Most of the team will be back next year. Photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Girls 2014 May 31, 2013

Shayna Yon figures to be one of the most dangerous athletes in 5A next spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.

League Meets Complete! Alan Versaw May 12, 2013

Gabby Pajak and Toni Stoll, Pagosa's dynamic duo--between them, they accounted for 72 points at Saturday's Intermountain League meet. Photo by Aaron Lorenzen.

Track Previews: 5A Boys Alan Versaw Dec 18, 2012

Based on marks from last spring, Castle View's Tanner Townsend projects as the top scoring athlete among 5A boys this spring. Colorado Track XC file photo.

A Closer Look at the Teams: 5A Alan Versaw Oct 23, 2012

Luke Sheesley and Ben Ervin are two stalwarts on a Fort Collins team that has become much better this fall than anyone outside the program expected. Colorado Track XC file photo.

Regional Glances: 5A Region 2 Alan Versaw Oct 17, 2012

Presumably, any underlayer issues evident in this photo will be fixed in time for regionals as a solid Regis Jesuit girls team tries to nail down a slot to state. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXR-SW Rankings: October 16 Oct 16, 2012

  With the Utah season nearly done and the Colorado season heading into regionals, here is the current shape of the NXR-SW rankings:  

League Week in Review Alan Versaw Oct 14, 2012

Rachael Chacko gets a little encouragement from Coach Jeff Bliven as she goes by at the Centennial League Championships on Thursday. Photo by Kelli Noto.

Week in Review: Feels Like Fall Alan Versaw Oct 7, 2012

Several of the left. the race's top finishers can be identified at the front of the pack in this photo from the early stages of the Windjammer girls race, but eventual winner Erin Norton is biding her time on the left. Photo by Kelli Noto.

NXR-SW Rankings: September 6 Sep 7, 2012

Kyle Lund leads a Fairview team that is rapidly rising the ladder of NXR-SW boys rankings. Photo by Alan Versaw.

After the Stampede Alan Versaw Sep 2, 2012

Clayson Shumway awakens a few echoes out of Liberty's storied past by winning the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede 5A boys race. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Looking Ahead to 2013: 5A Girls Alan Versaw Jun 20, 2012

Devan Foster had enough left in the state 800 to overtake Kaela Edwards for the win. Will she be able to help push Arapahoe over the top to a team title next spring? Photo by Alan Versaw.

Cross Country: Dynasties in Danger Alan Versaw Jun 9, 2012

Up until about mid way through the state race, 2A girls cross country was all about Nederland and Telluride. It figures to be a good deal more inclusive this fall, and the Nederland dynasty will be in a fight for its very existence. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXN-SW Rankings, November 3 Nov 4, 2011

Three of the top four girls finishers from last year's NXN-SW championship race are back, and they're each bringing top-tier teams with them to back them up. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Regional Week in Review Alan Versaw Oct 23, 2011

Despite a little lead bike misdirection, Kirk Webb recovered for the win at 5A Region 3, followed by Greeley West's Evert Finger. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

Week 6 in Review Alan Versaw Oct 9, 2011

A lone runner (who may be Evan Fortney--the form looks like his--but I'm not certain about that) negotiates the trails of the Pat Amato Classic on Friday. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.

NXN-SW Rankings, October 6 Oct 6, 2011

Last year, Luis Martinez finished 55th at NXN-SW. Don't look for a repeat of that finish this fall as he leads the Cleveland HS (NM) team into regional contention. Colorado Track XC file photo.

NXN-SW, The Week in Review Alan Versaw Sep 28, 2011

When you start looking at the top talent in Arizona, it's hard to miss Carter Macey and his Desert Vista teammates. And, although they took this past weekend off, they are taking the desert by storm. Photo by Margot Kelly.

Week 4 in Review Alan Versaw Sep 25, 2011

Fruita Monument's Kyler Brown made the four-hour trip over from west of Grand Junction to win the Aurora Invitational. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

NXN-SW Rankings, September 21 Sep 21, 2011

Shea Martinez, Sarah Feeney, and Summer Harper work the front of the pack at the Murray Invitational in Utah. Photo submitted by Corbin Talley.

NXN-SW, The Week in Review Alan Versaw Sep 14, 2011

Although it's way too early to make hard predictions about who will get bids to the NXN-SW championship races, it's not at all too soon to look and see what's happening in the various states that may have implications for who might make it to the big dance.

A Taste of Home Cooking (5A) Alan Versaw Sep 4, 2011

For most of the boys on this start line, this was the beginning of the competitive season for 2011. Photo by Alan Versaw.   Last year, there was a lot of complaining about the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds course. Too windy, too dusty, too difficult. If only we could have started using this course in 2011, there would have been a lot of people feeling differently about this one. Both 5A races were exemplary of exactly what makes cross country so much fun.

Post-Season Analysis: 5A Girls Alan Versaw Nov 23, 2010

Emily Wolff had a great freshman campaign for Arapahoe. Continued success in her sophomore season will help to keep Arapahoe at or near the top of the pile in 5A girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Boys: A Long Time Coming Alan Versaw May 23, 2010

Brandon Parson's victory in the 400 meters was one of several essential elements in Fountain-Fort Carson's drive toward the state championship. Photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Girls: Relentless... Alan Versaw May 22, 2010

Although Loveland's 4x400 would eventually bow to Littleton, it was Loveland's relays that gave them a 2010 state track and field title. Photo by Alan Versaw.

First Impressions: League and Regional Meets Alan Versaw May 16, 2010

It was fun and games last week as Adam Sinda offered up a little impromptu celebration at the end of the Jeffco 5A 800, but the intensity will be a few notches higher when the athletes next step onto the track. Photo by Clif Jurgens.

The Best of 2009 Alan Versaw Dec 28, 2009

 A quick little tour of the best of cross country and track and field in Colorado for the year 2009. Colorado Track XC file photo.

NXN-SW Update, Weekend of October 17 Oct 18, 2009

Scott Fauble (Wheat Ridge), David Perry (Niwot), Connor Winter (Arapahoe), and Dusty Solis (Coronado) each rank among Colorado's top male runners. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.

Colorado Week in Review, Week #6 Alan Versaw Oct 12, 2009

Chris Zirkle, after finishing fourth at the Chris Severy Invitational, will be counted on to lead a much improved Moffat County team into the championship season. File photo by Alan Versaw.

Week Five Coaches Poll Oct 7, 2009

An interesting phenomenon this week--every girls #1 team is a unanimous pick. Only Rocky Ford (2A) is among the boys.

NXN SW Update, Weekend of September 26 Sep 27, 2009

Sierra Lutheran's Wade Meddles, shown here at last year's NXN SW meet, had the NXN SW performance of the week, posting a 15:03 at the Stanford Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Girls by the Fives Alan Versaw May 11, 2009

Sophomore Eleanor Fulton just may have climbed to the top of the pile among a very solid group of female distance runners in Colorado. Photo by Rick Wilson.

March Statements Alan Versaw Mar 26, 2009

Fountain-Fort Carson's 4 X 400 team has spent a lot of time running alone already this spring. Will they be able to carry that momentum throught state? Photo by Alan Versaw

Nicolls v. Appel Round 1: Nation's Best Square Off in Early Season Meet Scott Bush Aug 29, 2008

It's rare to see such a great early season match-up take place, but that's what happened Thursday evening in Colorado. The top two ranked Midwest boys, Bobby Nicolls (pictured far right by Ken Regan) and Evan Appel, squared off for the first of what could be a few battles this season, while many other top Colorado teams and individuals took to the 5k spread at the Poudre SD Pre-State Cross Country Invitational in Fort Collins.