Articles with Falcon High School
Air Academy's Cal Banta is the top returner in the 800 and 1,600.
Dontavis Moore Ford will look to help Vista Ridge in the sprints this season.
Jumper Annalese Edwards is but one of a long list of talented returnees for Palmer Ridge.
In a region dominated by Air Academy, Pine Creek, and Palmer Ridge, Ashley Polk could be potentially the only individual qualifier. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The pack is almost entirely back for Palmer Ridge, but that doesn't necessarily mean that things will be easy for the Bears this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Track season suggests that Ryan Matson, after a couple of years of relative obscurity on a very deep roster, is ready to run with the big dogs this fall. 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.
Liam Cox was the #2 finisher at state for Palmer Ridge last fall, but the top guy for the Bears this fall could be anyone's guess. Photo by Alan Versaw.
We begin the preseason rankings with Class 4A.
The list of candidates for top runner in the region is a short one--Eric Hamer is your guy. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Few people have ever dominated Colorado high school cross country the way Allie McLaughlin did the two years she ran at Air Academy High School.
Daniel Belk's 400 speed adds a lot of heft to Cheyenne Mountain's bid to become the dominant 4A boys team this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
At Monarch High School, it's not always clear who the lead horse on the team is. This weekend, it was Kaitlyn Benner, who won the 1600 at the Runners Roost of Fort Collins in 5:14, but it could just as easily be someone else next weekend. Depth is a nice problem to have. Photo by Ashley Green.
Isabelle Kennedy was the star of the show running in her high school's own backyard. Photo by Ashley Green.
Though pictured here as a shot putter, Valarie Allman did her biggest damage in the discus this weekend, slinging the device over 157 feet. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Monarch's girls and a few bold enough to run with them pass under the shade of an enormous tree at Saturday's Pat Patten Invitational in Boulder. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Colorado Springs has been home to a lot of top cross country talent for a long time. Hannah Everson and Bryce Gregoire run in that tradition. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Cam Magnall flanked by two of his highest achieving athletes at Falcon High School, Wes Rickman and Kevin Johnson. Contributed photo.
Niwot's David Perry ranks among the leading contenders to fill the shoes of a brilliant graduated class in 4A boys cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Broomfield's Trent Ireland is a threat to win a state sprint title sometime. If not this year, then certainly next. Photo by BroomfieldFan.
Most Surprising Performer - Joseph DeMoor, Senior, Buena Vista HS
Without a lights-out performance from sophomore Josh Simkins, TCA goes home with second place in 3A boys. Other state-champion teams have similar stories.
Coming off the hill at 1.8 miles, Walter Schafer and Evan Appel hold a small lead over Bobby Nicolls in the 5A boys race.
Kevin Harris is one of a group of unsung Niwot Cougars who don't post the biggest times in the state, but get things done as a team as well as anyone.
At a meet where most competitors were running okay, but not spectacular, times, Joseph DeMoor took the Tri-Peaks League championship with a 15:51.
Falcon got a solid 2-3 finish from Wes Rickman and Kevin Johnson, above, but it wasn't enough for Falcon to prevent Fairview and Niwot from slipping into the top two places of the team standings.
Green Mountain's Andi Carpenter (above, photo contributed by Clint Boston), one of the athletes to watch at Friday's John Martin Invitational.
Boulder's Kelsey Lakowske was one of four girls to finish sub-19 at the St. Vrain Invitational on Saturday. Lakowske's finishing time was 18:52.
The face of 4A boys cross country is as much changed as any classification in the state. Battle Mountain is back to defend its repeat state championship, but the odds against it seem long. Traditional power Liberty has departed to 5A, but for anyone looking to take advantage of Liberty's departure, there's the troubling little issue of Wheat Ridge coming down from 5A. Nature, we are told, abhors a vacuum. At left, Falcon's dynamic duo of Wes Rickman and Kevin Johnson in their accustomed position--out in front.