A Look At The 2019 Boys 5A State XC Championships

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Cole Sprout vs the bikes. 

Now there's a challenge!

2018 was the year of Cole Sprout, and 2019 is likely to be much of the same. The defending state champ, and current State course record holder was flawless all season, and nearly on into the post season. There's no reason to think 2019 will be any different. 

Sprout was undefeated in Colorado, and his only loss of the season came at NXN, where he finished third. And now with the information that his closest competitor, Easton Allred, is headed to Utah, Sprout looks all the more dominate. 

If he'll have a shadow, it'll likely come from Dakota Ridge's Connor Ohlson, who put together an impressive season and post-season himself. Ohlson was the 2018 Colorado runner-up, and he did finish 10th at NXN. Any other year and he'd be the one dominating figure in Colorado everyone would talking about, but 2018 was simply insane. Rest assured, placing second to Sprout still means you're a national caliber athlete.

Parker Wolfe put together a stellar sophomore season. He was the No. 1 sophomore in the state this year. And like Ohlson, it's got to be tough when you're part of such a stacked field, regardless, he's proven his mettle. 

The frightening thing about the boy's 5A race is that it was not senior-heavy this year. Six of the top 10 return, including Gus McIntyreCole Nash, and Jacob White

And the team race looks just as stacked. 

Anyone counting on Dakota Ridge's 2018 win being a one-year thing might have to wait a little longer. The 2018 state champs return five of their top seven, which including four out of their top five. On paper they are a clear favorite.

Mountain Vista, Heritage, and Legend all return squads that were somewhat senior-heavy this year. Each squad returns four at most from their 2018 squad. 

This leaves an open door for a few younger squads to rise. 

Cue: Fairview, Castle View, and Fort Collins. 

Fairview returns five of their top seven, and four out of their top five, while Castle View six of seven, and their entire top five. And keep an eye on Fort Collins, the junior-heavy squad returns six of seven, including their entire top five who will all be seniors next year.

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
115:16.10
Valor Christian High School
2020
215:40.60
Dakota Ridge High School
2020
315:56.90
Cherry Creek High School
2021
416:11.40
Palmer High School
2020
516:17.70
Chatfield High School
2020
616:20.70
Dakota Ridge High School
2021
716:23.10
Rampart High School
2021
816:27.50
Denver East High School
2020
916:32.60
Heritage High School
2020
1016:32.90
Rock Canyon High School
2020
1116:33.30
Mountain Vista High School
2020
1216:33.50
Fort Collins High School
2020
1316:34.20
Dakota Ridge High School
2020
1416:37.80
Boulder High School
2021
1516:41.80
Legacy High School
2020
1616:42.10
Chaparral High School
2021
1716:42.20
Rock Canyon High School
2020
1816:45.70
Liberty High School
2021
1916:45.90
Castle View High School
2020
2016:46.00
Regis Jesuit
2020
2116:47.50
Mountain Vista High School
2020
2216:49.70
Mountain Vista High School
2020
2316:50.40
Castle View High School
2020
2416:55.80
Regis Jesuit
2020
2516:56.10
Smoky Hill High School
2020
2616:59.30
Grandview High School
2021
2717:00.20
Monarch High School
2020
2817:00.50
Fairview High School
2021
2917:00.60
Fairview High School
2020
3017:01.20
Dakota Ridge High School
2020
3117:02.70
Legacy High School
2021
3217:03.70
Monarch High School
2020
3317:05.70
Denver East High School
2020
3417:06.60
Heritage High School
2021
3517:07.50
Fort Collins High School
2020
3617:10.40
Arapahoe High School
2020
3717:10.50
Arapahoe High School
2020
3817:11.40
Arvada West High School
2021
3917:12.50
Fairview High School
2020
4017:17.50
Overland High School
2020
4117:17.90
Fort Collins High School
2020
4217:18.50
Castle View High School
2020
4317:20.00
Fairview High School
2021
4417:21.80
Castle View High School
2021
4517:24.30
Ralston Valley High School
2021
4617:26.20
Broomfield High School
2021
4717:27.40
Chaparral High School
2021
4817:27.90
Heritage High School
2020
4917:28.80
Ralston Valley High School
2021
5017:29.40
Regis Jesuit
2021
5117:30.60
Smoky Hill High School
2021
5217:31.70
Pine Creek High School
2020
5317:32.90
Horizon High School
2021
5417:33.60
Cherokee Trail High School
2021
5517:35.50
Fort Collins High School
2020
5617:37.40
Arvada West High School
2021
5717:38.60
Fort Collins High School
2020
5817:39.20
Overland High School
2020
5917:43.60
Legend High School
2020
6017:46.00
Ralston Valley High School
2021
6117:46.70
Castle View High School
2021
6217:47.20
Boulder High School
2021
6317:48.60
Chaparral High School
2020
6417:49.70
Overland High School
2021
6517:49.90
Loveland High School
2022
6617:50.80
Poudre High School
2020
6717:50.90
Chaparral High School
2022
6817:51.30
Pine Creek High School
2021
6917:51.40
Overland High School
2020
7017:53.00
Mountain Vista High School
2021
7117:57.10
Dakota Ridge High School
2020
7217:58.40
Regis Jesuit
2020
7317:59.80
Arapahoe High School
2021
7418:00.90
Legend High School
2020
7518:03.50
Smoky Hill High School
2020
7618:04.20
Fossil Ridge High School
2020
7718:08.10
Monarch High School
2020
7818:09.40
Overland High School
2021
7918:10.90
Fossil Ridge High School
2021
8018:11.10
Pine Creek High School
2020
8118:11.20
Arvada West High School
2020
8218:13.10
Arvada West High School
2022
8318:13.80
Fairview High School
2020
8418:14.20
Legend High School
2021
8518:15.50
Loveland High School
2021
8618:17.40
Loveland High School
2021
8718:19.30
Boulder High School
2022
8818:19.80
Pine Creek High School
2020
8918:20.90
Fossil Ridge High School
2020
9018:21.60
Chaparral High School
2020
9118:21.80
Poudre High School
2020
9218:22.10
Horizon High School
2021
9318:22.90
Poudre High School
2022
9418:25.60
Regis Jesuit
2020
9518:27.60
Fort Collins High School
2020
9618:32.70
Ralston Valley High School
2022
9718:35.60
Poudre High School
2020
9818:39.10
Boulder High School
2020
9918:40.20
Poudre High School
2021
10018:45.00
Arapahoe High School
2021


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