Ben Hershelman gives us five things to keep, and five things to toss from the 2020 cross country season.
A robust set of trail warriors joined together for the 2017 Fastest Coach In The State Race. Contributed photo.
James Vance was pretty happy about staking out a lead on Terry Witkowski last December.
We haven't seen much of this trio in state this year, but they still know how to put a race away.
Silver Creek, led by Brock Dykema and Logan Simington, fired a message heard around the 4A state.
The Colorado guys chased hard, but ultimately Laramie won the battle and the war.
Brynn Siles put yet another dominating victory in the bank at last night's Arvada West Invitational.
Donovan Williams was solidly ahead of the pack in the 100 and 200, helping Fountain-Fort Carson to an outstanding team showing.
Scott Johnson does his part to get Legend to 8:02 in the 4x800.
A fast 400 at Lyons saw a lot of Vista Ridge blue at the front.
The much-anticipated showdown between Arria Minor and Michaela Onyenwere in the 100 meters went Minor's way.
Jefferson Academy's Christian Van Cleave breaks away from Sam Hitchens and Cole Sprout on the second lap of the 800.
Former Centaurus standout Jake Link infuses a little element of much-needed youth into Saturday's Fastest Coach in the State Race.
James Vance was all alone out on front of the last FCITSR, obliterating Kelly Christensen's course record. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Kayla Young provided a splash of color in the monochromatic scheme at the front of the girls race. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Ashten Loeks was first, but the rest of the Elizabeth order lurked not far behind. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Aubrey Frentheway has been causing headaches for Colorado girls all season. This time it was via a first-place finish at the Thornton Invitational. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Katie Doucette was part of a purple wave of Wildcats that voted early and often for team champion honors. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Having shaken all pursuit, Natalie Platil closes in on her first cross country meet title. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Heide Baron and London Evans were well out in front of the 17-18 Girls 200. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Different colors, same result: Christian Lyon dominated the 17-18 100 meter dash prelims. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Katie Rainsberger and Andrea Willis have already broken all-classification records this season. Maya Evans could potentially be the next 4A athlete to join that list. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Kiana Gomez dominated the 100 hurdles early in the meet. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Will Domier exhibits winning--and sub-11--form in the 100 meters. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Thomas Robillard surges out ahead of the 110 hurdles field. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Pomona's Semaye Johnson was in a league of her own in the 100 and 200. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Samantha Skeen and Stephanie Carrasco wage a battle for second late in the race. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Heritage Christian Academy isn't just the two in front, as Olivia Couch and Leeann Wagner run to top-ten finishes and an easy team title at the Wolverine XC Invitational. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
In one of the few events contested, and fewer still under marginally tolerable conditions, Lutheran ran away from their league rivals in the SMR8. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Solana Quistorff pulls away in the rain on the final lap of the Twilight Girls Elite 3200. Photo by Alan Versaw.