The Golden Baton Awards

Devan Foster starts the anchor leg of the 5A girls 4x800 a step ahead of Devynn Miller. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Each year, Colorado Track XC recognizes the finest relay programs in the state meet. Calculation of the award is simple: the winner is the team in each classification that accumulates the most points via relays at the state meet. As such, the award is slightly tilted in favor of girls programs, since the girls have five relays and boys only four. But there are plenty of opportunities to pile up the points nevertheless.

In case of a tie, the award goes to the school accumulating more first-place relay finishes.

The Golden Baton Awards for 2013 go to:


Winner: Cherokee Trail, 44 points

Runner-Up: Cherry Creek, 40 points


Winner: Valor Christian, 38 points

Runner-Up: Cheyenne Mountain, 35 points


Winner: Coal Ridge, 58 points

Runner-Up: The Classical Academy, 57 points


Winner: Paonia, 52 points

Runner-Up: Hotchkiss, 49 points


Winner: Heritage Christian Academy, 36 points

Runner-Up: Vail Christian, 33 points

Colorado Track XC is pleased to have made, upon request, a plaque for each winning school. If you are a head track coach at the winning school and would like to have a 2013 Golden Plaque Award made for your school's trophy case, please drop me an e-mail at the address shown in the lower left corner of any page on the Colorado Track XC site.

2012 Winners

5A - Loveland

4A - Thompson Valley

3A - The Classical Academy

2A - Lyons

1A - Simla