There was Black Friday traveling the day after Turkey eating, and then there was a muddy course at Foot Locker Midwest in Kenosha Wisconsin in the tail end of November with a trip to sunny San Diego, California for Nationals on the line. So yeah, there were plenty of obstacles to overcome, and Cherry Creek's Riley Stewart and Parker Wolfe hurdled them all.
Hopefully the hotels had washing machines, otherwise that would've made for some messy travel with all that caked on mud...
Riley Stewart has proven that she can handle four high quality races in consecutive weekends - Nike Cross Regionals, Foot Locker Midwest, Nike Cross Nationals, and Foot Locker Nationals.
She did it last year, and she's doing it again this year.
The Cherry Creek sophomore booked her ticket to San Diego for Foot Locker Nationals just one week after booking her ticket to Portland for Nike Cross Nationals.
Stewart qualified in an insanely deep field at Foot Locker Midwest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, running 18:04 to finish sixth.
And she won't be the only runner from Colorado - or even Cherry Creek - to head to San Diego.