Rachael Chacko's Liberty Bell and State placings in 2012 were remarkably consistent. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Clayson Shumway enjoyed very nice races at both Liberty Bell and State in 2012. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Things get a little intense on the state meet starting line. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
The pieces are largely interchangeable on Monarch's varsity seven. On Saturday, it was Elissa Mann leading the pack. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Exultant, Ashi Geberkidane approaches the finish line to his state championship run. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Things were at pretty close quarters for the start of the 4A girls race and stayed that way well into the event. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Garrett Coles rounds the turn at the creek crossing en route to a third-place individual finish. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Danielle Medearis leads a parade of finishers to start the scoring for eventual state champion Holy Family. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Bailey Roth held a slim lead at two miles, but Eli Hemming kept Roth well within range for the final surge. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It doesn't get much better than this. Photo by Karen McCoy.
All wrapped up in the finish banner, Paul Roberts claims what could be but the first in a long list of state titles. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Pine Creek's Heather Bates breaks the tape all alone, but it took some late rewriting of the script to get us to this point. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Rachel Hampton not only maintained her lead on the second half of the course, but gained on all of the field except Miriam Roberts. Photo by Alan Versaw.
CO State 2A Girls Highlights
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CO State 5A Girls Highlights
CO State 5A Boys Highlights
Can the Peak to Peak Black Cloud do something special on Saturday? Read on and find out. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Erich Hixson leads an enigmatic Holy Family team and just might also contend for the 3A individual title. Photo by Karl Fortney.
Luke Sheesley and Ben Ervin are two stalwarts on a Fort Collins team that has become much better this fall than anyone outside the program expected. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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Fair warning: Mandy Ortiz already owns a meet title on the NPEC/BCRP course. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Will 2012 be the year for Natalie Anderson and her Hotchkiss teammates? Colorado Track XC file photo.