Golden Baton Recognition, 2016

Once again, Eaton finishes the year as one of the state's most powerful relay programs. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Each year after the state meet, we take a look at which teams piled up the most points via the relays. By now, several of the team names at the top are getting familiar. There are a few schools that seem to consistently come out at the top of relay point production.

Listed below are the top two teams for each classification in relay point production for State, 2016:

1A Relays

Top Team - Springfield, 53 points

Runner-Up - Heritate Christian Academy, 50 points

2A Relays

Top Team - Paonia, 53 points

Runner-Up - Cedaredge, 47 points

3A Relays

Top Team - Eaton, 48 points

Runner-Up - Lutheran, 46 points

4A Relays

Top Team - The Classical Academy, 44 points

Runner-Up - Valor Christian, 33 points

5A Relays

Top Team - Cherokee Trail, 36 points

Runners-Up - Arapahoe and Cherry Creek, 29 points

Previous Years Golden Baton Winners: 20152014, 2013, 2012