Riley Stewart ran a state leading 17:02 at the Colorado Classic XC Meet.
The state meet is behind us now, but that doesn't mean you still can't run a personal best...
This past weekend proved that much - while there wasn't a massive quantity of meets, there sure was quality.
We'll start with the fireworks at the Colorado Classic XC Meet, AKA Heritage Distance Classic 2.0, AKA Liberty Bell 2020 Edition.
Riley Stewart shaved a few seconds off her Colorado PR - she threatened the 17 marker again. This time she ran 17:02, which was four-seconds faster than she ran here at the Heritage Distance Classic in September.
While Stewart was doing Riley Stewart things, Cameron McConnell had a massive breakthrough. The Cherokee Trail junior showed that she was clearly eyeing the final week of October/first week of November on her calendar.
McConnell ran big Colorado PR of 17:10 to finish second.
Stewart and McConnell weren't the only ones dropping PRs - 3A state champ Katelyn Maley took .03 off her PR, running 17:21.00 to finish third.
When you scroll down the results, it's clear this race was high-quality well into the field.
A staggering 11 girls broke 18 minutes (and it was almost 12!)
That's more than any of the previous years of races on this course.
The girl's race wasn't just insanely fast up front, it was deep. And the boy's race mirrored this fact.
Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos has been making statements all season, and while State was an unfortunate asterisk, his performance here solidifies his position among Colorado's best.
The Green Mountain senior ran away from a stellar field to drop his third sub-15 clocking in Colorado this season.
Tuohy-Gaydos ran 14:53 for a seven-second victory over Caleb Boutelle, who came agonizingly close to becoming Colorado's third sub-15 runner this season. Boutelle, who finished third at the 5A state championships two weeks ago, was officially clocked at 15:00.00.
Add that Boutelle's run was massive PR - 25-seconds in fact.
Speaking of PRs - Cheyenne Mountain's Erik Le Roux was hot on Boutelle's heels, chasing that Sub-15 Club as well. Le Roux dropped a nicely sized PR of his own, running 15:02.
In total, nine broke 15:20.
Throwback to when 15:20 on this course could win the race...
24 broke 16 minutes (and it was almost 25!)
And the Colorado Classic XC Meet wasn't the only race with big performances.
Mead's Keegan Caldwell went big at the River's Edge PR Invite, running 15:58 - just off his PR from State. Sebastian Groom made the meet name true - he ran a 16:15 for a new PR, which was just two seconds ahead of Patrick Ash's new PR.
Photo Albums (1)
|5000m||F11st||17:02.00||Riley Stewart||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F12nd||17:10.00||Cameron McConnell||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F13rd||17:21.00||Katelyn Maley||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F14th||17:34.00||Taylor Whitfield||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F15th||17:45.00||Shelby Balding||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F16th||17:46.00||Sierra Bower||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F17th||17:52.00||Samantha Blair||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F18th||17:55.00||Isabella Prosceno||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F19th||17:55.00||Emily Lamontagne||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F110th||17:56.00||Aubrey Surage||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F111th||17:59.00||Ella Johns||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F112th||18:00.00||Ava Mitchell||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F113th||18:08.00||Elliot Pribramsky||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F114th||18:13.00||Addison Price||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F115th||18:13.00||Addison Laughlin||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F116th||18:13.00||Jocelyn Millican||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F117th||18:17.00||Jade Allen||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F118th||18:22.00||Aspen Fulbright||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F119th||18:22.00||Kiera Shorten||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F120th||18:26.00||Maelynn Higgins||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F121st||18:27.00||Reese Tucker||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F122nd||18:31.00||Brooke Wilson||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F123rd||18:32.00||Ava Lane||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F124th||18:33.00||Sophia Connerton-Nevin||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F125th||18:35.00||Lauren Boutelle||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F126th||18:38.00||Taylor Rorick||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F127th||18:39.00||Alexis Pagel||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F128th||18:39.00||Milaina Almonte||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F129th||18:40.00||Ava Escorcia||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F130th||18:42.00||Sarah DeLaCerda||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F131st||18:43.00||Jordan Blankenship||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F133rd||18:44.00||Lily-Ann Whelan||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F134th||18:44.00||Mckenna Mazeski||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F135th||18:47.00||Claire Semerod||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F136th||18:48.00||Hope Stark||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F137th||18:48.00||Abby Maclean||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F121st||18:50.00||Jaycee Williams||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F138th||18:51.00||Imani Fernandez-Gorbea||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F139th||18:53.00||Lily Mourer||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F140th||18:53.00||Jordan Stead||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F141st||18:55.00||Baylor Wolfe||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F142nd||18:58.00||Alexis Chelle||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F143rd||18:59.00||Skye Henley||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F144th||18:59.00||Julia Schor||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F145th||19:01.00||Sierra Parks||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F146th||19:02.00||Megan Hodges||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F147th||19:02.00||Lauren Hodges||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F148th||19:03.00||Addison Torres||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F149th||19:12.00||Leah Futey||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F150th||19:14.00||Lila Crowley||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F11st||14:53.00||Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F12nd||15:00.00||Caleb Boutelle||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F13rd||15:02.00||Erik Le Roux||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F14th||15:06.00||James Thomas||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F15th||15:08.00||Jackson Shorten||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F16th||15:09.00||Alex Baca||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F17th||15:17.00||Joshua Medina||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F18th||15:18.00||Kidus Begashaw||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F19th||15:20.00||Lukas Haug||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F110th||15:23.00||Scott Prieve||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F111th||15:32.00||Charlie Welch||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F112th||15:35.00||Ty Garrett||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F114th||15:42.00||Eric Sankey||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F115th||15:42.00||Sullivan Middaugh||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F116th||15:46.00||Kaden Levings||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F118th||15:52.00||Brennan Draper||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F119th||15:53.00||Jake Sheykhet||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F120th||15:54.00||James Ramey||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F121st||15:56.00||Abuzaid Fanning||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F122nd||15:58.00||Jaydon Fryer||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F123rd||15:59.00||Dominykas Remeikis||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F124th||15:59.00||Dominic Danborn||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F125th||16:00.00||Adugna Moritz||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F126th||16:00.00||Henry Ilyasova||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F127th||16:05.00||Gage Nielsen||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F128th||16:06.00||Porter Middaugh||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F129th||16:06.00||William John Brunner||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F130th||16:08.00||Tyler Pranno||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F131st||16:09.00||Dylan Brush||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F132nd||16:10.00||Jack Donze||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F133rd||16:11.00||Elijah Wilcox||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F134th||16:15.00||Isaac Higareda||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F135th||16:15.00||Enzo Knapp||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F136th||16:16.00||Shane Pranno||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F137th||16:18.00||Connor Kennedy||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F138th||16:18.00||Gavyn Welsh||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F139th||16:19.00||Jason Becker||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F140th||16:20.00||Caden Smith||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F141st||16:22.00||Sylas Chambers||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F142nd||16:23.00||Logan Stodden||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F143rd||16:24.00||Ethan Grolnic||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F144th||16:27.00||David Rhoades||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F146th||16:29.00||Tanner Brown||Unattached - CO|
|5000m||F11st||15:58.00||Keegan Caldwell||Mead High School|
|5000m||F12nd||16:15.00||Sebastian Groom||Frontier Academy|
|5000m||F13rd||16:17.00||Patrick Ash||Silver Creek High School|
|5000m||F14th||16:19.00||Carson Schmidt||Thompson Valley High School|
|5000m||F15th||16:30.00||Gerasimos Kavvadas||Thompson Valley High School|