Colorado Makes Tracks For Kenosha

The same Denver North girls who staked out an intimidating early lead at the St. Vrain Invitational in September are headed for Wisconsin this weekend.

Well, not all of Colorado. But, a select few are making the trip to run on one of the nation's legendary cross country courses. 

As of this morning, the list of Colorado entries is as follows:

Charlie Perry Monarch
Paige Embaugh Air Academy
Tiana Bradfield Peak to Peak
Cassidy Hickey Chaparral
Quinn McConnell Peak to Peak
Hailey Leader Monarch
Shawn Scholl Open Race
Stephenie Scholl Open Race
Tyler Scholl SkyView Academy
Mary Fox Golden
Cruz Culpepper Niwot
Laura Romero Denver North
Esther Cornish Denver North
Isla Anderson Denver North
Amelia Gardner Denver North
Sadio Fenner Rampart
Kieron Brunner Air Academy
Luke Thurman Air Academy
Colton Stice Gunnison
James Lee Silver Creek
Brock Dykema Silver Creek
Logan Simington Silver Creek
Mackenzie Moss Air Academy
Harrison Scudamore Denver East
Noah Bodewes Durango
Carley Bennett Lakewood
Nyla Chamberlin Open Race
Tiya Chamberlin Wheat Ridge
Isaac Russo Monarch
Lucas Jordan D'Evelyn
Addi Iken Littleton
Madeleine Burns Durango
Ryan Lehmuth Jefferson Academy
Hannah McReavy St. Mary's
David Fine Elizabeth
Katie Flaherty The Classical Academy
Erin Percy The Classical Academy
Elizabeth Hogan Monarch
Will Dixon Monarch

Charlie Perry's participation might be up for review inasmuch as he qualified for NXN last weekend. It's not that he couldn't run Foot Locker MW and NXN, it's just that it might make for a busy string of three (and potentially four) weekends if he did. 

You probably already know that most of these athletes ran in Arizona this past weekend, but only Perry has the bonus element of consideration to weigh into his decision.

Perry, if he runs, and Quinn McConnell figure as Colorado's most likely candidates to advance to finals in San Diego. Certainly, there are others who could make it with a great race as well. And, there are definitely several top-50 finisher candidates on this list.

Harrison Scudamore vies with Quinn McConnell for standing as Colorado's most motivated individual at Foot Locker Midwest. Madeleine Burns figures to be the athlete in Kenosha who traveled the greatest distance to get there.

For the last couple of years, Kayla Young was Colorado's lone female Foot Locker Nationals qualifier. Paul Roberts was the last Colorado boy to qualify in 2015.

Technically, athletes still have a very brief window of time to get entries in, so this list could expand, but chances are that any decisions to race have already been made. Travel is never especially easy on Thanksgiving weekend, and perhaps especially so on late notice. If you think you're registered and don't show on the list above, it would be a really good idea to talk to race management without further delay.

Race-time temperatures look to be in the high 30s with 15 - 20 mph winds out of the northwest. At least portions of the course are reasonably sheltered from the winds by stands of trees. Course conditions should be pleasantly dry.

Colorado Track XC will be on hand for meet coverage.