It's no shocker that the majority of the fastest times run in Colorado have come from the Liberty Bell Invitational.
Over the past decade the semi-road, net-downhill course has drawn some of Colorado's fastest times, and best performances.
With this year's edition of the meet just days away, it's about time we look at the Top 500 times run over the past decade, because let's face it, Colorado as a whole is insanely deep this year, which means we'll likely see a big rewrites of this list...
Over the past decade only two girls have broken 17 minutes - and it was almost three, while only one boy (Zachary Alhamra) has cracked 15 minutes, or even come close to the mark.
For starter's, that 2016 edition of the race was crazy on the girl's side - Brie Oakley and Lauren Gregory broke 17 minutes, with Oakley taking the W in 16:44, and Gregory running 16:52. Jordyn Colter nearly cracked 17 two years earlier, but the mark remains as an Everest-style pursuit.
Jenna Fitzsimmons came within 30 seconds of the mark a year ago, and with the sort of talent that exists in Colorado this year, it's possible we'll see someone come closer Saturday morning.
On the boy's side Alhamra stands along under 15. Beyond Alhamra, the mark has remained elusive for nearly every boy. Easton Allred, who ran last year's fastest time at 15:17, is No. 3 over the past decade, though with Cole Sprout presumably racing at full-strength this year, we could see Isaac Green's No. 2 15:16 go down, and maybe - maybe - Alhamra's 14:58.
Of the times run over the past decade...
10 girls have broken 17:39
24 girls have broken 18:00
177 girls have broken 19:00
10 boys have broken 15:28.1
93 boys have broken 16:00
500 boys have broken 16:50
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