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The battling at the front was at fever pitch between 5A giants Mountain Vista and Monarch, plus 4A powerhouse Palmer Ridge. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Isaac Roberts sets out on a journey to join, and even enhance, the legacy of older brothers Andrew and Paul at Saturday's running of the St. Vrain Invitational. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Paul Roberts (right) and Ben Butler (left) own the No. 1 and No. 4 times over the past decade.
And he's got a kick
The Heritage Christian Academy boys put a barge load of early season success on the line Saturday against a fleet of 2A and 3A powerhouses. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Few meets in the state have seen a sub-15:20. The current St. Vrain has seen four of them, by three different athletes. Photos by Alan Versaw.
If you merge the results between St. Vrain and Liberty Bell, with a multiplication factor on Liberty Bell to "equalize" the results, Carter Dillon and his Mountain Vista teammates come out a narrow winner. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Allie Chipman's 17:55 from last fall is the standard on the current configuration of the St. Vrain Invitational course. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mountain Vista edges Broomfield in a girls merge of the Liberty Bell and St. Vrain results, but it is unlikely anyone is going to feel comfortable about the margin. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Liberty Bell--the state's most crowded start line. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Monarch's Isaac Russo probably had other things on his mind, but he was making a kind of history neverthless on his first-place run in the JV Boys race Saturday at St. Vrain. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Monarch was both well-positioned entering the final circuit and improved their overall position on the final circuit. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The Rio Rancho girls came to Lyons with a very patient race plan, one which the executed superbly. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rio Rancho (New Mexico) is coming to Lyons in September, and Devin Paredes could be contending for an individual title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The 2A-3A boys race appeared to be down to four contenders at the beginning of the final circuit. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Look forward to more sightings of this trio at this year's St. Vrain Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ruby Brown checked to be sure, but Salida led early and led late in the 2A-3A girls race. There was no slippage. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cecilia Kastner and Claire Shepherd helped give Salida a strong presence toward the front of the 2A-3A girls race, but how might the other 3A powers have fared if they had been in the same race? Photo by Alan Versaw.
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