Where to begin?
The 4A landscape is simply loaded this year, individually, and in the team competition. If there's anything noteworthy - and there are many - it's the depth.
On the girl's side 15 have run 18:15 or faster, and Niwot and Battle Mountain aren't just the two best in the Colorado, but they're two teams with NXN ambitions.
The boy's side has the best 1-2 punch in the country, and a team race that could go one of five ways.
Saturday will be battle with no clear favorites, save for one race.
But let's jump into the grind first and try to fit some puzzle pieces...
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