I'll be brief, I promise.
Or - I'll try.
It feels like there were a million meets over the past week, so there's plenty to recap. As always, these are the highlights of the highlights.
Let's start at the Centennial League Warrior 5k, where the top returner in the state opened his season.
Parker Wolfe came out of the gates at full speed. The Cherry Creek senior dropped the fastest time in the state so far, running 15:30.
Add that his margin of victory was nearly a minute-and-a-half...
Cameron McConnell took the runner-up finish here, dipping under 18 for the second time this season, running 17:57.
In the team race Cherry Creek once again came out on top of Arapahoe, winning 34-40, while Cherokee Trail was third with 48.
By comparison, Cherry Creek beat Arapahoe by the same margin (30-36) a few weeks ago the Centennial League Mullen Invite.
At the Evergreen Epic Topi Alahuhta joined the Sub-16 club. The Conifer senior ran away with the W in 15:52.
Jackson Shorten continued to rage over the course - the Mountain View junior dominated the field at the Niwot HS Invitational in Lyons, running 15:54. Broomfield's James Thomas took second here, running 16:17.
For more about the Niwot HS Invite: A Shorten Sweep At The Niwot HS Invitational
One of the more competitive meets of the weekend came from the high country. The Battle Mountain Husky Invitational was revealing in many ways.
We caught our first glimpse of the defending 4A state champions - the Niwot boys and girls - and another freshman sensation - Mia Prok.
Niwot's Prok ran away from a stellar field that included the top returner in 4A and last year's runner-up - Samantha Blair.
Prok proved that she deserves to be in the state conversation, along with Air Academy freshman Bethany Michalak.
For the boys Zane Bergen led Niwot in dominating fashion to take the boy's race.
For more about the Battle Mountain Husky Invite: Mia Prok And Niwot Dominate At Battle Mountain Husky Invite
At the 46th Rocky Ford Invitational Kylie Simshauser demolished the field - and the course record. The Florence senior ran 18:35, which broke the previous course record by nearly two minutes.
In Colorado Springs Ben Conlin picked up the second consecutive win of his season at the Rampart Meet. The Rampart senior nearly ran a Colorado PR, running 15:49. Pine Creek's Caleb Boutelle was 11 seconds back in 16:00.
And speaking of consecutive victories, Ryan Montera is now 3-0 on the season. The Legacy senior ran away with his third win at the Adams 12 COVID Clash, running 16:14.
Likewise, Mia Mraz is now 2-0, after winning the girl's race.
And speaking of 2-0, Scott Prieve picked up his second win, running 16:22 to claim the title at the Widefield Cross Country Invitational.
Charlie Welch showed some legit speed at the SkyView Academy Hawk 2-Mile. The George Washington senior torched the field with a stellar 9:33 clocking.
Photo Albums (4)
- Evergreen Epic Boys - Andrew Simmons
- Evergreen Epic Girls Race
- Evergreen Epic by Blake Mourer
- Evergreen Epic by bmourer
|5000m||F11st||19:12.10||Sarah Allen||Evergreen High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:52.50||Topi Alahuhta||Conifer High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:17.00||Isaac VanWestrienen||Conifer High School|
Photo Albums (1)
|5000m||F11st||15:54.40||Jackson Shorten||Mountain View High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:17.60||James Thomas||Broomfield High School|
|5000m||F13rd||16:29.20||Michael Beck||Heritage High School|
Photo Albums (2)
Photo Albums (1)
- Mia Prok And Niwot Dominate At Battle Mountain Husky Invite
- Through The Lens: Battle Mountain Husky Invite Photos
|5000m||F11st||19:15.10||Mia Prok||Niwot High School|
Photo Albums (1)
- Dominating Performances At The Ralston Valley North Invite
- Through The Lens: Ralston Valley North Area Photos
|5000m||F11st||17:29.30||Riley Stewart||Cherry Creek High School|
|5000m||F12nd||17:57.00||Cameron McConnell||Cherokee Trail High School|
|5000m||F13rd||18:25.70||Ava Mitchell||Arapahoe High School|
|5000m||F14th||18:27.80||Emily Lamontagne||Arapahoe High School|
|5000m||F15th||18:46.90||Addison Price||Cherry Creek High School|
|5000m||F16th||18:49.50||Ava Escorcia||Arapahoe High School|
|5000m||F17th||18:58.20||Addison Laughlin||Cherry Creek High School|
|5000m||F18th||18:58.90||Mckenna Mazeski||Cherokee Trail High School|
|5000m||F19th||19:06.20||Shelby Balding||Cherry Creek High School|
|5000m||F110th||19:09.00||Jordan Stead||Arapahoe High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:30.30||Parker Wolfe||Cherry Creek High School|
Photo Albums (1)
|5000m||F11st||18:35.50||Kylie Simshauser||Florence High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:49.00||Ben Conlin||Rampart High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:00.20||Caleb Boutelle||Pine Creek High School|
|5000m||F13rd||16:26.60||Caleb Mann||Liberty High School|
|5000m||F11st||16:14.50||Ryan Montera||Legacy High School|
|5000m||F11st||16:22.85||Scott Prieve||Palmer High School|
|5000m||F11st||16:25.00||Preston Fagerlin||Resurrection Christian High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:46.10||Aubrey Surage||Lewis-Palmer High School|
|5000m||F12nd||18:57.74||Jade Allen||Lewis-Palmer High School|
|2Mile||F11st||9:33.90||Charlie Welch||George Washington High School|
|2Mile||F12nd||10:16.90||Jack Lee||SkyView Academy|