Colorado Track XC Preseason Rankings Put 2A under the Spotlight.
Alli Davis eyeballs the bar at last month's state meet. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Rock Canyon's Rhyan Pettaway hurdled her way to the Palmer Terror Invitational 100H title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
There's a very good chance the girls 2A state title is headed back to Delta County next year, but Miranda Mathiason and her Highland teammates may have something to say about that. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Taylor Polson takes her turn in pushing the Paonia 4x400 below the magical four-minute barrier. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Hotchkiss's Cody Bartlett took the lead on lap one of the 800 and eventually wore at the resistance, claiming the title in 1:59.47. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ashley VanVleet's speed at 400 and 800 meters has helped make Paonia the new Goliath on the 2A girls block. Photo by David Pressgrove.
Few of the state's jumpers rival the diversity of talents Nola Basey brings to the runways. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Not only did Kathryn New win a cold and wet state 100 last spring, she also brings back a 58.08 mark in the 400. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Natalie Anderson and company could throw a monkey wrench into Lyons' quest for a third consecutive 2A girls title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Justin Boldt's ride over the 300 hurdles was one of several Lyons qualifying marks for tomorrow's finals. Photo by Alan Versaw.
A couple of impressive relays in the last weekend before league meets thrust Vanguard in the state team title picture in a way they hadn't been before. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mckenzie Brogan has left a lot of people in her wake the last couple of years. On Saturday, she and her Lakewood teammates will be trying to do it again at the Greeley Central Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
If you like seeing what speedsters like Emily Romo are doing this winter, you'll love what's coming up this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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Lindsey Stindt is one of the big reasons that neither Lyons nor Akron may come in as the 2A girls favorite next spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rachel Hinker was untouchable at state, setting two new 2A state records. Photo by Alan Versaw.
When you're about five miles from Littleton HS, it can be tough to get the 4x400 recognition you deserve, but Arapahoe figures to contend this weekend. Photo by Alan Versaw.
47.58, Doherty Spartan Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Freshman Miriam Roberts has added strength to the Lyons middle distance events this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Akron left Johnstown Saturday afternoon with a meet title and a new meet record in the 4x400. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Golden's Trevor Evanson cleared 6-6 on his way to winning the high jump at Thursday's Jeffco 4A Qualifier. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Relays won a state championship for Akron last spring. Can they match last year's relay production this spring? Photo by Alan Versaw.
Catching Akron meant somehow compensating for all the points the Rams put up on relays. Nobody was able to do that. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Only a freshman, Logan Franek of Elbert is already one of the top hurdlers in the 2A classification. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Relays got it done for Wray last spring. Relays are doing their part again this spring. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Last year, Sydney Clarkson's job was to close the door on Akron's relays. This year, she just might run the open 400 at state as well. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Anthony Erps of Florence is quietly enjoying a very nice season in both hurdle events. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
As meet officials look on, Boulder's Kelsey Lakowske nips Eleanor Fulton at the finish of the 5A 3200. Photo by Rick Wilson.
Fountain Valley's Emily Hanna has spent four years as the undisputed best 100 hurdler in the classification. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Loveland's girls 4 X 200 relay team climbed to the top of the rankings this weekend. To say that it was a very good weekend for relay teams from Loveland would be somewhat of an understatement. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Marissa Smith of Holyoke returns as the top-ranked 400 runner in 2A this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.