Erin Hooker goes by Jordyn Colter in the state 3200, putting one last exclamation point on a spectacular high school career. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Before the race closed up and before the lighting grew harsh. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
The Wednesday afternoon crowds lining Utah's state meet course are the stuff of legend. Photo by William Hasty.
Liam Meirow held off a late charge from close friend Ethan Gonzales to win the 4A boys state title. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
It's tough enough just to overcome Lauren Gregory's talent, but as she starts to take on the patterns of a wily old veteran, it becomes even tougher. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Sisters Natalie and Mae Anderson are an example of the most obvious key to success in 2A cross country. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Behind Cerake Geberkidane, it was a very spirited race for second for much of the race. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Ricardo Ocampo gets a little verbal boost from Coach Greg Weich with just over 600 meters to go in the race. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Eva-Lou Edwards emerges from the dust and shadows of the creek crossing en route to the day's largest victory. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ever so briefly, Paul Roberts left the outcome of this race in doubt. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Ashley Litoff crosses the creek with barely a splash to lead the Monarch Coyotes home in a dominating team victory. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Jacob Benson celebrates a hard-earned victory over Salida's Taylor Stack. Photo by Logan McCoy.
Elise Cranny works a very wide smile into her domination of the 4A girls race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Before they parted company, Miriam Roberts and Natalie Anderson had already established clear leadership of the 2A individual race. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Joel Such fights off a bid from Ben Butler to seal the deal on Lyons' perfect score. Photo by Alan Versaw.
CO State Championships Boys Highlights - All Classifications
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Great times in Colorado with Elise, Cerake and Lauren! Sarah Baxter 16:11 #2 AT, Tal Braude 14:27 #4 AT, Austin Tamagno soph record at Mt. SAC.
The top two questions for this year focus on the top two runners for the season so far--Elise Cranny and Cerake Geberkidane. Photos by Alan Versaw.
This year's state course presents some bonus viewing challenges that last year's did not. Read on.
If you're looking for a wild card who could potentially spin the 2A girls race for a loop, you need look no further than Jenna Anderson. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Connor Weaver and Zachary Alhamra battled for a long time at last Thursday's regional race before Alhamra broke away for the win. Photo by Mark Weeks.
If you're looking for a team to create havoc at the state meet that you might not have been thinking about, this would be your crew. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Tabor Scholl returns to the state meet on Saturday in hopes of regaining the crown she lost in 2012. Photo by Alan Versaw.
As they were at Pat Amato, Emma Gee, Kaitlyn Benner, Ashley Litoff, and Claire Green figure to be doing time at or near the front of the race on Saturday. Photo by Ashley Green.
Wondering which teams made it to state in 5A? The list is here.
Do you want to know which teams qualified for state in 4A? The list is here.
Looking for the list of 3A qualifying teams? It's here.
Wanting to see the list of teams qualified for state? It's here.
Custer County's Corey Lewenkamp has demonstrated an eagerness to mix it up with the state's top talent all fall. He seeks to reap the rewards of those effort on Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Job one for Chris Baker will be winning a team state title, but if things go well he may figure into the individual race as well. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Get to know this face, because Jenna McCaffrey is the newest member of the Niwot shock-and-awe team. Photo by Alan Versaw.