Tasty Race Tuesday: Girls 1,600 At NoCo Series

The girl's 1,600 at the  NoCo Series #1 was perhaps the most competitive 1,600 run this season - so far.

And it had all the ingredients of a tasty race. 

Three sub-5 milers on the start list, and there were multiple breakthrough performances coming outside the top-three finishers.

That's the definition of sizzle, and spice.

From the opening strides it was clear this race would be decided in the final meters, and likely come down to three:

Niwot's Mia Prok and Olivia Alessandriniand Mountain Vista's Peyton Adams.

Prok set a hot early pace to keep this race honest. 

The Niwot junior led from start all the way through nearly 1,400 meters before Adams and Alessandrini slid out into Lane 2 - The Lane of High Hopes - and stormed by.

Adams picked up her first win of the season, running a state-leading 4:57.27, which was also a Colorado personal best.

Alessandrini finished just under the five-minute mark in 4:58, while Prok was just on the other side in 5:01. 

Four out of the top-five times run in Colorado this season came out of this race, and when we look beyond the top-three, there's a gem of a result in the form of Jo Collins, who finished fourth in a massive PR. 

The Regis Jesuit senior finished fourth in 5:05 - she's clearly put in some work. Previously her best was a 5:23 clocking from last year. 

By Saturday night she was the fifth-fastest 1,600 runner in Colorado.

And looking just two-seconds behind her is another reveal: Niwot freshman Avalon Beltran, who finished fifth in 5:07 - that's a 10-second PR, and ranks her No. 4 in 4A.

Watch the race unfold above!