Zack Gacnik and Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos battled into the final mile of the 4A Jeffco League Meet.
We're into the final weeks of the 2020 Colorado cross country season!
Evidence of this fact can be found within the results of the past weekend - because there were a ridiculous amount of incredible performances. It's clear that everyone is beginning to sharpen up for Championship Season.
It's Monday - here are the highlights of the highlights...
Desert Twilight did happen this year, and a few of Colorado's best headed south for the two-day event.
On the girl's side of the competition Niwot's Stella Vieth led the way. Vieth ran 18:54 to finish 15th. On the boy's side of the meet some of Colorado's best 2A/3A runners toed the line.
In their first meeting of the season it looks like we've got a hot battle brewing - Begashaw and Wiliams will toe the line once again and battle it out for the 2A state title in a few weeks.
Back in Colorado there were plenty of big performances that lit up the sky.
Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos and Zack Gacnik battled into the final mile of the 4A Jeffco League Meet. Tuohy-Gaydos threw down the hammer in the final 1,000 to claim the victory here, running 15:59 to Gacnik's 16:07.
At THE Continental League West Division Championships Mountain Vista came out swinging.
Shayda Zarrin, Nina St John, and Shantell Hafner went 1-2-3 with Zarrin winning in 18:24. All three dipped under 19 minutes. And keep an eye on Skye Henley - the ThunderRidge sophomore ran a PR of 18:55 to finish fourth.
At the Tri Peaks Championships Zaila Smith once again proved she's the real deal.
The Buena Vista sophomore claimed the title in 19:05. Kylie Simshauser won the 3A race in 19:16 (different course).
On the topic of big performances, the Longs Peak League Meet had plenty of them.
On the boy's side of the meet Jackson Shorten made a big statement. The Mountain View junior dropped a stellar 15:15 - that's the third-fastest time in all classifications. Caden Schweer took second in 16:03.
Charlie Welch picked up his fourth consecutive victory, running 15:53 to claim the boy's race.
At the Wiggins Cross Country Invitational Peyton swept the individual races. Eowyn Dalbec took the girl's race in 18:39, while Joel Schluessler took the boy's race in 16:28. Dalbec's 18:38 is currently the fastest time in 2A.
Surage and Allen went 1-2 at the PPAC 4A League Meet. Surage took the win in 18:57, while Allen was second in 19:15.
At the Northern Front Range League Meet Ella Johns ran a season-best of 18:35 to claim the girl's title. Fossil Ridge's Adugna Moritz took the boy's title in 16:19, which was eight-seconds ahead of Dalton Kaines.
At the JV Pantherfest Samantha Blair cracked 18 minutes for the third time this season - Blair dropped a 17:40 FTW.
Ryan Montera picked up win No. 5 of his season at the South Front Range League Meet. The Legacy senior ran 16:07.
3A defending state champ Sierra Bower appears to be rounding into shape. The Basalt senior picked up the victory at the Whistle Pig Invite, running 18:11. Teammate Katelyn Maley took second here, running 18:23.
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|5000m||F115th||18:54.98||Stella Vieth||Real Training|
|5000m||F18th||15:25.09||Alex Baca||Gunnison High School|
|5000m||F110th||15:28.54||Kidus Begashaw||Lotus School for Excellence Middle School|
|5000m||F113th||15:38.05||Connor Williams||Crested Butte Community School|
|5000m||F31st||15:56.99||Dominykas Remeikis||Summit High School|
|5000m||F150th||16:11.75||Preston Fagerlin||Resurrection Christian High School|
Photo Albums (3)
- Jeffco 4A League Meet by Bobby Reyes
- Jeffco 4A League Meet by Blake Mourer
- Jeffco 4A League Meet by Blake Mourer
|5000m||F11st||15:59.70||Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos||Green Mountain High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:07.20||Zack Gacnik||Conifer High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:24.36||Shayda Zarrin||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F12nd||18:45.42||Nina St John||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F13rd||18:54.17||Shantell Hafner||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F14th||18:55.32||Skye Henley||ThunderRidge High School|
|5000m||F15th||19:01.05||Keira Gamily||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F16th||19:04.86||Annie Romalia||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F17th||19:05.64||Amelie Colsman||Regis Jesuit|
|5000m||F18th||19:09.92||Leah Christians||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F19th||19:14.16||Lila Crowley||Heritage High School|
|5000m||F110th||19:15.55||Katie Dupper||Rock Canyon High School|
|5000m||F111th||19:15.63||Erika Danzer||Regis Jesuit|
|5000m||F11st||15:30.00||Harrison Witt||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F12nd||15:49.86||Robert Scott||Rock Canyon High School|
|5000m||F13rd||15:56.46||Kyle Boe||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F14th||15:57.35||Owen Nolan||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F15th||15:57.91||Jayden Nats||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F16th||16:00.98||Jason Becker||Heritage High School|
|5000m||F17th||16:11.13||Connor Kennedy||Heritage High School|
|5000m||F18th||16:22.01||Nate Harbert||Mountain Vista High School|
|5000m||F19th||16:27.32||Tyler Captain||Highlands Ranch High School|
|5000m||F110th||16:29.44||Matthew Lobojko||Highlands Ranch High School|
|5000m||F11st||19:05.72||Zaila Smith||Buena Vista High School|
|5000m||F11st||19:16.45||Kylie Simshauser||Florence High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:30.60||Olivia Krueger||Berthoud High School|
|5000m||F12nd||18:47.80||Cayden Justice||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F13rd||18:50.40||Taylor James||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F14th||18:58.30||Lex Bullen||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F15th||19:16.70||Sarah Perkins||Niwot High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:15.60||Jackson Shorten||Mountain View High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:03.20||Caden Schweer||Severance High School|
|5000m||F13rd||16:09.00||Simon Saia||Niwot High School|
Photo Albums (1)
|5000m||F11st||19:10.27||Lauren Boutelle||Pine Creek High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:46.07||Ben Conlin||Rampart High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:08.10||Noah Gandley||Rampart High School|
|5000m||F13rd||16:24.66||Oscar Goll||Liberty High School|
|5000m||F14th||16:24.81||Caleb Mann||Liberty High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:40.40||Laura Romero||Denver East High School|
|5000m||F12nd||18:42.60||Sara Wexler||Denver South High School|
|5000m||F13rd||19:11.40||Julia Schor||Denver East High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:53.40||Charlie Welch||George Washington High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:26.00||Ian Kleinschmidt||Northfield High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:39.50||Eowyn Dalbec||Peyton High School|
|5000m||F11st||16:28.30||Joel Schluessler||Peyton High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:57.90||Aubrey Surage||Lewis-Palmer High School|
|5000m||F12nd||19:15.40||Jade Allen||Lewis-Palmer High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:35.30||Ella Johns||Fort Collins High School|
|5000m||F11st||16:19.00||Adugna Moritz||Fossil Ridge High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:27.00||Dalton Kaines||Rocky Mountain High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:57.70||Emma Stutzman||Pomona High School|
|5000m||F11st||15:52.10||Jacob White||Dakota Ridge High School|
|5000m||F11st||17:40.11||Samantha Blair||Eagle Valley High School|
|5000m||F12nd||19:11.60||Mikayla Cheney||Coal Ridge High School|
|5000m||F11st||16:07.10||Ryan Montera||Legacy High School|
|5000m||F11st||18:11.00||Sierra Bower||Basalt High School|
|5000m||F12nd||18:23.00||Katelyn Maley||Basalt High School|
|5000m||F11st||16:08.24||Scott Prieve||Palmer High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:26.48||Zinabu Engstrom||Coronado High School|
|5000m||F11st||19:15.00||Quin Gregg||Lyons High School|
|5000m||F11st||16:30.00||Xander Stanton||Heritage Christian Academy|
|3Mile||F11st||15:46.90||Jackson Edwards||Central (Grand Junction) High School|
|5000m||F11st||19:01.14||Lindsey Kiehl||Battle Mountain High School|
|5000m||F11st||19:16.52||Allison Pippert||Stargate High School|