Allie Chipman moves into a very early lead at St. Vrain--a race that would set the stage for still bigger things a week later. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Hannah Capek and Palmer Ridge strengthened their team position late in the race, nearly taking over second place by the end. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Matt McDonald and his Air Academy teammates moved up solidly late in the St. Vrain 4A/5A race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Although Salida did not win the in the score-4 format of the St. Vrain Invitational, Phoebe Powell and her Spartan teammates executed a solid race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Gary DeLeon and his Rocky Ford teammates moved up with through the 2A/3A boys race at St. Vrain on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It didn't take Mountain Vista long to find themselves in control of the St. Vrain race and, ultimately, the entire weekend. Photo by Alan Versaw.
If you thought Mountain Vista looked like the top team in the state before this weekend, you might be even more convinced now. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The race that exacted a toll. Photo by Alan Versaw.
One of the big differences for Salida this season has been the emergence of Seth Minor as a top competitor for the Spartans. Photo by Alan Versaw.
For those who didn't see it coming, the Peak to Peak team led by Quinn McConnell and Anna Shults sternly challenged Taryn Ceglowski and Salida for 3A Girls team honors at St. Vrain. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Paul Roberts at 15:18 and Ben Butler at 15:29 made for an outstanding race in the heat and dust. (via MileSplit)
The boys race was very competitive through more than two miles up front, but even here you can detect a green wave about to crest. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Heritage Christian Academy put up a nice showing for both teams at the St. Vrain Invitational, but perhaps especially so with their girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.
St. Vrain Cross Country Invitational 2A/3A Girls Highlights
St. Vrain Cross Country Invitational 4A/5A Girls Highlights
St. Vrain Cross Country Invitational 2A/3A Boys Highlights
St. Vrain Cross Country Invitational 4A/5A Boys Highlights
St. Vrain Cross Country Invitational Open Boys
St. Vrain Cross Country Invitational Open Girls
Is this the week the Mancos Blue Jays go off their tethers? Photos by Alan Versaw.
After a huge win at Centaurus last weekend, Catherine Liggett gets to take on Katie Rainsberger this weekend. Photo by Ashley Green.
A lot of eyes will be fixed on the spectacle when the paths of Ben Butler and Paul Roberts cross at 9:05 AM on Saturday morning. Photos by Alan Versaw.
It's the week that requires no introduction (but, we'll give it one, anyway)! Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Will Tyler Scholl and Quinn McConnell be the big impact freshmen of 2015? Photos by Alan Versaw.