The 1981 Green Mountain Rams featured (left to right) Mike Lane, Rob Spykstra (obscured with arm raised), Rob Schreiber, Brad Jordan, Larry Lucero, and Mike Hanak. Contributed photo.
For a span of roughly ten years, Grand Junctions was feared and dominant force in Colorado high school cross country.
A generation ago, Keith Williams was winning state titles in distance events for Norwood High School. Today, his son Ty tends the fire--running for Telluride in the fall and Norwood in the spring.
Frank Mencin inherited a legacy when he started at Lake County. He left another legacy when he departed.
Note: This is the first installment of what I hope to be a lengthy series of visits with some prominent names in the history of Colorado track and field/cross country. Please feel free to suggest names for this series (and it's doubly helpful if you can supply me with contact information). For most of the current crop of distance runners in Colorado, Bret Schoolmeester is only a name in the record books. Very few ever watched him run.