Where to begin?
Anyone who was there is still trying to process what just happened at the Garmin RunningLane Championships Saturday.
There's soo much to unpack, particularly for Colorado, who - as a whole - came, saw, and conquered RunningLane.
And it wasn't just quality that Colorado brought to RunningLane, it was quantity -- according to RunningLane meet officials, Colorado was the second-most represented state at the meet.
Anyone who made the trip noticed the chaos of not just what was happening on the course, but off the course as well - the crowd, the energy, was insane. It had the feel of the NCAA Division 1 Championships.
Nearly every athlete interviewed noted the crowd, and how it urged them on. If there was ever a day or a place to be a cross country runner, it was was Saturday at RunningLane...
Let's get into it...
In a quick glimpse, Colorado had three teams capture podium finishes in the Gold Race, and four runners nab Top-10 finishes.
Among the (many) highlights has to be the RunningLane National Champions, the Niwot girls.
In arguably the most-competitive team race in the country this year, they took care of business.
The girls race race included US No. 2 Buchanan, US No. 3 Niwot, US No. 4 Arapahoe, US No. 5 Cherry Creek, and the list goes on.