Jarrett Thollot's speed and experience is one big reason Thompson Valley rates as a slight favorite to start the season. Photo by Ashley Green.
Makinna Miller ranks as the top returner for Fort Morgan in cross, at 1600 meters, and at 3200 meters. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In a long list of reasons why Battle Mountain should be a great team this fall, count Hannah Gaylord as one of those reasons. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alana and Sandra Dillinger figure as a sister tandem at the front of Woodland Park cross country this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In a roster full of capable Durango Demons, Benjamin Lachelt is one of the best. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Blake Salvador is a name on a long list of Fort Collins names that can close the door on your hopes and dreams. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Larkin Brodie, a standout cross country runner for Telluride last fall, turned out to be pretty fast in the 400 this spring as well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Everyone you saw for Frontier Academy last year is back this year--only stronger and faster. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Kayla Wiitala has been running alongside Katie Rainsberger for three years now, but she's far from the only other dagger in the drawer for Air Academy. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Maria Montes comes over from Sangre de Cristo in the fall to spearhead the favored team from Sargent. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Hayelom Fitsum and Brandon Swenson were this close at the finish of last year's Wiggins Invite, but Swenson may have some catching up to do this fall. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Alex Fu and Addison Hellier rank among the leaders in an extremely deep returning roster for Mountain Vista. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Julia Jaschke leads a very strong Kent Denver team into the fall season, but even Kent Denver will find the going tough in this league. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Austin Walrod looks to inherit the lead runner role at Pueblo West this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Dakota Ridge figures as the top Jeffco 5A team heading into the season, and Mia Valerio is one of the bigger reasons for that. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Caleb Smith figures as the Peyton #2 this fall after solid seasons in cross country and track last school year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Joel Such should be back healthy for Lyons this fall, signaling bad news for the Mile High League and all of 2A. Photo by Alan Versaw.
You could likely count on one hand the athletes who made as much of a springboard of their spring track season as Samantha Skeen. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Senior Steven Goldy is a leading reason why Arapahoe is an enormous threat to take things over in the Centennial League--and possibly beyond. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Paige DeGolyer spent a lot of time running 3200s this spring, a convenient little fact which should pay dividends in her cross country times for Alamosa this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sophia Schelle sticks mostly to shorter distances in track but is a big part of the success of Hotchkiss cross country nevertheless. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Taylor Johnson is part of a solid returning corps for Erie that makes them an early favorite in the Tri Valley League. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In the summer, Buena Vista's Lynzi Doke has gained a reputation as one of the state's top burro racers. Photo courtesy of Kelly Doke.
Maggie Allen returns to the front of the Wiggins pack for this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ben Dingman should be back this fall to shoulder to leader's load for a very strong Rampart team. Photo by Ashley Green.
Branden Huisman-Nevin appears to have had an abbreviated track season this spring, but will be counted on heavily nonetheless to help lift the fortunes of the cross country team this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Reagan Hausmann spent last school year as Lauren Ogg's understudy. This year, the responsibility on Hausmann's shoulders is much greater. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Emily Gauna, Jacklynn Snyder, and Emily Aragon give Rocky Ford what most 2A teams lack--depth. Photo by Ashley Green.
Jenna McCaffey helps to give a formidable Niwot team the inside track to a league title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Conner Shaver is a key piece in a returning roster that should keep Fort Morgan atop the Colorado 7 League. Photo by Alan Versaw.