Spanning the state to give you comprehensive previews of the upcoming season...

Colorado Cross Country Previews 2014

5A Girls season preview Alan Versaw Aug 17, 2014

If you recall this scene from this year's 5A state 1600, you understand why Megan Mooney must be reckoned among 5A's biggest cross country threats. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

2A Boys season preview Alan Versaw Aug 16, 2014

Jack Plantz traded strides with Ben Butler deep into last year's state race. There will be no Ben Butler to worry about in 2A this year. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.

4A Boys season preview Aug 15, 2014

Kaleb Simington, already well-established in the ranks of 4A, is joined by younger brother Logan this year to help give Thompson Valley one of its strongest boys teams ever. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.

5A Boys season preview Alan Versaw Aug 13, 2014

Dominic Compoz has been a big contributor since his freshman year. This year he gets the opportunity to make his last and biggest contribution. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.

Corrections on analyses for 3A Regions 1, 2, and 3 Alan Versaw Aug 13, 2014

My set of regional analyses failed to pick up on the fact that Colorado Academy was moved from 3A Region 2 to 3A Region 3 this year and Lake County and Middle Park from 3A Region 3 to 3A Region 1. So, here is what the analyses for those three regions should have looked like...

2A Girls season preview Alan Versaw Aug 12, 2014

For Tabor Scholl, it's been an endless summer of track and field action since the state meet. Can she keep the momentum moving forward in cross country season? Photo by Jeff McCoy.

4A Girls season preview Alan Versaw Aug 11, 2014

After two years of chasing Elise Cranny, it may be time for Katie Rainsberger to chase some dreams. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

3A Boys Season Preview Alan Versaw Aug 10, 2014

In the short list of serious individual title contenders, Taylor Stack and Ben Espinola rank high. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Boys by 1600 and 3200 times Alan Versaw Aug 9, 2014

Satchel Caldwell showed a thing or two in track this spring and he and his Boulder teammates are a group you want to keep an eye on. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

4A Boys by 1600 and 3200 times Alan Versaw Aug 7, 2014

Palmer Ridge has an abundance of distance depth. You've heard a lot about Eric Hamer, but it's younger guys like Liam Cox who will determine how far Palmer Ridge goes this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Girls by 1600 and 3200 times Alan Versaw Aug 6, 2014

If you're looking for Monarch to claim their fourth consecutive 5A girls state title, you're probably not basing that on their accumulated 1600 and 3200 times from track this spring, though Holly Bent ranks among 5A's best in both events. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

2A boys by 1600 and 3200 times Alan Versaw Aug 5, 2014

The guy in the middle for Lyons will be taking his race to Western State this fall, but the rest of these guys will be mixing it up in 2A cross country this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Jeff McCoy.