The defending state champs return to Penrose with a target on their back.
This year TCA appears to be just as strong.
Wilson has run 18:44 so far, while McDonald has run 19:00.
But what makes TCA perhaps the most dangerous team is their pack - Cassidy McDonald, and Sophia Valentine have run 19:41 or faster, and all five under 20:30. Their fifth runner, Kyra Shaner, will be key Saturday, because the only team with a faster 1-2-3-4 is Basalt.
Basalt could score an upset Saturday - on paper the team race looks that close.
Basalt has the best 1-2 punch of any squad with defending state champ Bower, and Katelyn Maley, who actually owns the fastest time - 17:21 - in 3A. It's very possible that they go 1-2 Saturday.
Basalt has the No. 1 1-2-3-4 runners in the state. Though it's clear that every point will make the difference in Saturday's State Championships.
TCA and Basalt stand quite tall in the team race, but after them it looks like there could be a battle that'll be separated by single digits - just like who'll take the state title.
Faith Christian and Aspen are sending solid squads to Colorado Springs.
As mentioned earlier, the team race will be decided in the individual race, because quite a few teams with state ambitions have individuals in the running as well.