Where to start?
It was another crazy week of cross country meets spanning the state, and this week we saw some real fireworks.
Let's head out to the western slope first...
Per the usual, the Warrior Lincoln Park Classic played host to some incredible performances.
Jadyn Heil continued to solidify herself as real threat - she cracked 18 for the third time this season, running 17:57 to claim a (nearly) 50-second victory.
On Day 2 of the meet Glenwood's Ella Johnson took the girl's race in 18:22, and we saw a revealing performance out of the boy's race that has state implications...
Gacnik back in the lineup is huge for Confier.
On the topic of 4A, and state implications, and yadda-yadda-yadda...
The Green Mountain senior went beast-mode at the East Meet, running 14:57. That's a Colorado No. 2, and a US No. 7.
Tuohy-Gaydos margin of victory was just as impressive - it was 1:05 ahead of Bryce Reeburgh, who is battling back from injury himself. Reeburgh ran a season-best of 16:02.
(Tuohy-Gaydos also won the D'Evelyn Small Invite four days earlier in 16:08.)
Sticking with this topic of next-level performances....
The Beet Juice Invite was The Fireworks Show of the weekend.
Mia Prok took down a stellar field to claim the girl's race in 17:38, while the Valor Christian girl's claimed a 35-46 victory over Niwot.
In the boy's race Harrison Witt showed those wheels from the Vista Nation 2-Mile. Witt torched the final half mile to run a season-best of 15:23. Jacob White was third here in 15:33, while Erik Le Roux and Zane Bergen went 3-4, both running 15:49.
And the team race was even crazier - the Niwot boys tallied 42 points to claim the team title. Mountain Vista took second with 55, which was just ahead of Cheyenne Mountain's 57.
At the LHS Sweetheart Varsity race Henry Murphy showed that he could do some damage at Penrose in a few weeks.
The Fairview senior turned the tables on Jackson Shorten over the final mile to claim the victory in 15:34. Shorten was second here in the first defeat of his season running 15:33.
Loveland's Elena Torres took the girl's race running away with a 19:12 clocking.
The Centennial League Championships was another fireworks-style of a meet, as some of the best girl's teams in 5A went head-to-head again.
At the NCAC League Championships James Overberg waited for no one - the Centaurus senior ran away with the victory, running 15:53.
Photo Albums (2)
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Photo Albums (1)
|5000m||F11st||17:38.00||Mia Prok||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F12nd||18:02.00||Lucca Fulkerson||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F13rd||18:25.00||Taylor Whitfield||Valor Christian High School|
|5000m||F14th||18:27.00||Shayda Zarrin||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F15th||18:28.00||Brooke Wilson||Valor Christian High School|
|5000m||F16th||18:37.00||Reese Tucker||Chatfield High School|
|5000m||F17th||18:49.00||Jocelyn Millican||Valor Christian High School|
|5000m||F18th||18:57.00||Madison Shults||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F19th||19:06.00||Isabella Prosceno||Valor Christian High School|
|5000m||F110th||19:07.00||Hope Stark||Cheyenne Mountain High School|
|5000m||F111th||19:16.00||Taylor Rorick||Valor Christian High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:23.00||Harrison Witt||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F12nd||15:33.00||Jacob White||Dakota Ridge High School|
|5000m||F13rd||15:49.00||Erik Le Roux||Cheyenne Mountain High School|
|5000m||F14th||15:49.00||Zane Bergen||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F15th||16:03.00||Owen Nolan||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F16th||16:04.00||Curtis Volf||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F17th||16:07.00||Kaden Levings||Cheyenne Mountain High School|
|5000m||F18th||16:07.00||Jayden Nats||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F19th||16:10.00||Grayden Rauba||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F110th||16:11.00||George Maldonado III||Chaparral High School|
|5000m||F111th||16:12.00||Carlos Kipkorir Cheruiyot||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F112th||16:15.00||Joey Hendershot||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F113th||16:16.00||Joaquin Herrera||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F114th||16:23.00||Knox Exton||Cheyenne Mountain High School|
|5000m||F115th||16:27.00||Brennan Draper||Chaparral High School|
Photo Albums (3)
|5000m||F11st||18:56.00||Laura Romero||Denver East High School|
|5000m||F12nd||18:58.70||Sara Wexler||Denver South High School|
|5000m||F13rd||19:12.90||Julia Schor||Denver East High School|
|5000m||F11st||14:57.30||Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos||Green Mountain High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:02.30||Bryce Reeburgh||Golden High School|
Photo Albums (1)
|5000m||F11st||19:12.37||Elena Torres||Loveland High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:34.33||Henry Murphy||Fairview High School|
|5000m||F12nd||15:53.69||Jackson Shorten||Mountain View High School|
|5000m||F13rd||16:23.79||Adugna Moritz||Fossil Ridge High School|
|5000m||F11st||17:56.40||Jadyn Heil||Fruita Monument High School|
|5000m||F12nd||18:44.70||Tristian Spence||Central (Grand Junction) High School|
|5000m||F13rd||18:49.70||Ella Unrein||Fruita Monument High School|
|5000m||F14th||18:59.00||Willow Lott||Durango High School|
|5000m||F15th||19:01.90||Mandy Moran||Grand Junction High School|
|5000m||F16th||19:08.80||Angela McManus||Durango High School|
|5000m||F17th||19:16.10||Elaina Arcand||Fruita Monument High School|
|5000m||F18th||19:16.40||Tea Forrest||Durango High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:28.80||Paul Knight||Durango High School|
|5000m||F12nd||15:38.60||McGinley Zastrow||Fruita Monument High School|
|5000m||F13rd||15:49.30||Kien Cogley||Fruita Monument High School|
|5000m||F14th||15:55.80||Land Lambert||Durango High School|
|5000m||F15th||16:00.90||Jonas Graff||Montrose High School|
|5000m||F16th||16:07.50||Aiden Quayle||Durango High School|
|5000m||F17th||16:09.30||Damian Frausto||Durango High School|
|5000m||F18th||16:20.80||Billy Adams||Central (Grand Junction) High School|
Photo Albums (1)
|5000m||F11st||19:01.50||Sawyer Wilson||The Classical Academy|
|5000m||F11st||15:41.00||Caleb Boutelle||Pine Creek High School|
Photo Albums (1)
|5000m||F11st||17:35.90||Cameron McConnell||Cherokee Trail High School|
|5000m||F12nd||18:34.20||Ava Escorcia||Arapahoe High School|
|5000m||F13rd||18:34.70||Emily Lamontagne||Arapahoe High School|
|5000m||F14th||18:49.20||Ava Mitchell||Arapahoe High School|
|5000m||F15th||18:55.70||Jordan Stead||Arapahoe High School|
|5000m||F16th||19:01.10||Mckenna Mazeski||Cherokee Trail High School|
|5000m||F17th||19:16.50||Alexis Pagel||Cherokee Trail High School|
|5000m||F18th||19:18.60||Claire Semerod||Cherry Creek High School|
|5000m||F11st||16:13.80||Caden Smith||Cherokee Trail High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:20.40||Peter Fox||Grandview High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:22.00||Ella Johnson||Glenwood Springs High School|
|5000m||F12nd||19:06.00||Sophia Connerton-Nevin||Glenwood Springs High School|
|5000m||F13rd||19:10.00||Elliot Pribramsky||Battle Mountain High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:33.00||Zack Gacnik||Conifer High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:10.00||Isaac VanWestrienen||Conifer High School|
|5000m||F13rd||16:27.00||Sullivan Middaugh||Battle Mountain High School|
|5000m||F14th||16:30.00||Topi Alahuhta||Conifer High School|
Photo Albums (1)
|5000m||F11st||15:53.10||James Overberg||Centaurus High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:07.20||Keegan Caldwell||Mead High School|
|5000m||F13rd||16:18.20||Max Heins||Centaurus High School|
|5000m||F14th||16:21.90||Evan Kraus||Erie High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:58.84||Mikayla Cheney||Coal Ridge High School|
|5000m||F11st||16:08.00||Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos||Green Mountain High School|
|5000m||F11st||19:05.08||Kylie Simshauser||Florence High School|