Throwback Thursday: Logan Gullett Comes Out Swinging On 2022

While the 2022 Colorado cross country regular season might be over, there were some telling performances - and when I write "performances" I'm not limiting that to just one race. 

Because when we look back at Logan Gullett's 2022 season - and add it to his 2021 season, it's hard not to be impressed. 

Of his 10 races in 2022, he won seven of them. Of his 10 races in 2021, he won nine of them. Add that up and you get - 16 victories out of 20 races. 

That puts the Easton senior is rare company in terms of dominance on the course. 

He capped his 2022 season by duplicating his 2021 state performance with a runner-up finish.

So, let's take a look back on how Gullett opened his 2022 Colorado cross country season...

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Logan Gullett could feel it now. 

He was 20 meters away from the finish line at the Rocky Mountain Lobo Invitational on August 20, and he had shed all challengers. 

Gullett's eyes hid behind his sunglass, but the slight smile that stretched across his face said it all: he was enjoying his Saturday morning.

The Eaton senior opened up his senior campaign just like he did a year ago - with a win.

The boys race played host to some of the best in 5A, 3A and 2A. 

While the finish belonged to Gullett, Fort Collins' Christian Groendyk - who would go on to claim the 5A state title two months latermade sure he had to work for it. 

Two miles earlier Gullett and Groendyk race stride-for-stride through the opening mile while Fossil Ridge's Cy Teruel ran in their shadows a stride back.

Gullett pressed the pedal to the floor over the next mile, creating a gap between him and Groendyk. Off and away and in familiar territory, Gullett raced on, chasing the bikes. 

The Eaton senior held his lead over the final mile, running 16:21 for Win No. 1 of the 2022 season. Groendyk took second 10-seconds back, running 16:31, and then the pencils began their tally. Resurrection Christian's Jackson Fagerlin kicked late to take third just behind Groendyk, running 16:33. 

Cy Teruel took fourth in 16:44 to start Fossil Ridge's tally, while Heritage Christian's Ryan O'Loughlin finished fifth in 16:48.