5A Region 5 dominated the 5A Girls regions at State. Much of that, but certainly not all of it, was due to Mountain Vista.
3A Region 2 Boys lived up to their billing at State.
Ben Conlin didn't run at the middle school state meet in 2016, but that didn't prevent him from becoming the top freshman at State this fall. File photo.
Claudia Burgess of Boulder was this year's top senior girl at State who also ran there as a freshman.
Cole Sprout, of course, topped his class at the state meet. But, what about the rest of the class of 2020?
The top 4A boys teams show well in a power merge, right behind the top three 5A boys teams.
When you win both team state titles, it's hard not to win the combined program score for your classification as well.
Caroline Eck has been among the top performers in her class from day one.
Not only was Charlie Perry the top senior at State this year, but he is one of only 10 of the top 50 who ran at State as a freshman.
Charlie Perry checked in on his competition midway through the race, but by the end there was nobody there.
Ethan Rouse closes in on the creek crossing, and a Mountain Vista state title draws nearer with every step.
It's been a while since we've seen Peak to Peak in blue singlets, but the remainder of the scene is familiar to the rest of 3A.
Naomi Harding was one of four Battle Mountain Huskies claiming top-20 finishes on Saturday.
It took a long time for the lead group to dwindle even as far as four in the 5A Boys race.
What you may not have realized is that Steamboat Springs was actually beating Peak to Peak through two miles of the 3A Girls race.
Isabella Prosceno maintained a consistent position at or near the front through the entire race.
Isaac Roberts' second-place finish helped keep Lyons in the familiar position of first.
Lyons' Field Soosloff moved from 34th place at the mile to seventh place at the finish.
Once inside the stadium, Mason Norman made certain he made his lead stick to the finish line.
The 3A Boys race had nothing close to a well-defined leader at the base of Little Willis.
Helen Cross's patient persistence meant an individual title for her and a team title for Nederland.
Hannah Brown's late-race fatigue wasn't enough to keep her from nailing down a team title for Mountain Vista.
Colorado State Cross Country 4A champion Elizabeth Constien talks about her win, NXR Southwest and college
Stephanie Carrasco set a solid pace for the 5A Girls race through most of its duration.
Brock Dykema dogs the heels of Cole Sprout nearing the midway point of the race.
Ryan Matson's patient persistence helped keep Palmer Ridge in a position to execute their dreams of a state title.
Mountain Vista's patience paid off for a big result that put them atop the 5A results and both meet merges.
4A Girls show well in the full meet merge.
Not surprisingly, Mountain Vista wins the state meet merge, but how do the rest of the teams fare?
Cole Sprout dominated on this course on August 25. Can he do it again on October 28?