Five battles we're excited to see at this weekend's slate of state championships
Virtual meet rankings by classification/division heading into all the major state championship meets for this upcoming weekend across the nation. On tap this weekend, there will be state championships in Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Beware of unharnessed blobs of blue on the course on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The current Widefield team has been four years developing. It all comes together for one final effort in these uniforms on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Your top ten may not match my top ten point for point, much less in my ordering of things, but I'm guessing these questions are on a lot of folks' minds as we approach tomorrow's state meet.
Battle Mountain had the hunting party out early in the 4A Girls race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alamosa has a habit of making this the last view most teams ever see of them at a meet. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ivy Gonzales powers her way home on what would prove to be the first step toward a second-consecutive Broomfield girls team title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jerald Taylor's stellar season could come down to a rematch at state with Ben Kelley. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It is possible to get out in front of Salida, it's just much more difficult to stay there. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cole Sprout led the parade of freshman boys at State with a 16:10.9. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The white of Palmer Ridge was in evidence early, but not as a flag of surrender. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Peak to Peak's girls celebrate a team title that came in extraordinary fashion. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The 5A leaders early bore only a faint resemblance to the 5A leaders at the end. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jenna Fitzsimmons and Mountain Vista held the team lead early, but could not quite manage to keep it. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rocky Ford brings back-to-back meet titles into the state meet on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brandon Swenson and Henry Barth were out strong early, but the eventual leaders weren't too far behind. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Kayla Young and Quinn McConnell would end up 1-2, but there would be a lot of shuffling of places behind them. Photo by Alan Versaw.
We have a new, and quite different, schedule of races for this year's state meet.
2A cross country will run six and score three at state this year, just like it did last year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In complete command of the race with 200 meters to go, Maria Mettler heads toward home. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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Look for a few minor changes at state cross country as a result of the new field sizes. Photo by Erin Percy.
Battle Mountain started out strong, and stayed strong through the race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Colton Stice and his Gunnison teammates moved up nicely through the course of the 3A Boys race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jerald Taylor closes out his high school cross country career with a convincing win. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Vanguard, Peyton, and Lyons started conservatively. It paid off big for two of the three. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Early in the race, Whitney White had the lead, but there was trouble brewing behind her. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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