2017 Golden Baton Awards

Recognizing the top relay schools at the 2017 state meet...

Generally speaking, this year's Golden Baton point totals were lower than in previous years, suggesting greater parity among relay programs than there has been in the past. 

Of the five Golden Baton winners, one for each classification, four state title schools are represented, suggesting a fairly close correlation between winning the Golden Baton award and taking top honors at State.

Here are the top two relay schools from each classification for 2017:

1A Relays

Top Team: Springfield, 44 points

Runner-Up: Heritage Christian Academy, 43 points

2A Relays

Top Team: Meeker, 37 points

Runner-Up: Telluride, 35 points

3A Relays 

Top Team: Lutheran, 50 points

Runner-Up: The Classical Academy, 46 points

4A Relays

Top Team: Vista Ridge, 47 points

Runner-Up: Harrison, 31 points

5A Relays

Top Team: Crandview, 39 points

Runner-Up: Cherry Creek, 36 points

Previous Years Golden Baton Winners: 201620152014, 2013, 2012