Braeden Holcombe's big indoor season seemed poised to spill over into a big outdoor season.
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Fountain-Fort Carson's 2013 squad is No. 2 over the past decade.
Longmont's 2016 squad is the sixth fastest 4x200 team over the past decade.
A seven-foot high jump clearance by Colt Sessions was the 4A standard for the decade.
Can anyone keep pace with the Niwot girls?
Eliana Thompson defended her home course with a dominating victory.
Sam Dirkes is one reason Silver Creek throws are looking bright even after a big hit to graduation.
It's not quite cross country season yet, but you wouldn't know that from Georgia Barone's race this morning. File photo.
Nolan Kembel was a key piece of Mountain View's title run last spring. He's back for more this year.
Lauren Offerman and Riley Geldean set up a power pass by early race leader Allison Hiatt. Photo by Mike Offerman.
You can make a solid case for Vista Ridge as the 4A Boys team that did the most to improve their standing 2015 to 2016, but there's another very strong case to be made as well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Logan Stewart hits the sand en route to a state long jump crown. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Katie Rainsberger and Andrea Willis have already broken all-classification records this season. Maya Evans could potentially be the next 4A athlete to join that list. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Palmer Ridge does a lot of things well, including, apparently relay symmetry. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Long after most former state champions have hung up the spikes, Melody Fairchild is still at it, and going strong. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Kayla Young punished the Lyons turf for the best time in all Lyons regions of 18:12. Photo by Renee Haip.
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.
Jenna McCaffey helps to give a formidable Niwot team the inside track to a league title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
A massive collection of stunning images from state track, 2015. Photo by Ashley Green.
Caleb Ojennes won the 200 and 400, and helped Palmer Ridge to a 4x400 title at the end of the meet as well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Before the rain came, there was some serious heat in the Pueblo Twilight 100. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Keely Parish has a big season well underway, pushing her season's best throw out to 151-7 Saturday in Fort Collins. Photo by Levi Stone.
Silver Creek's Bronson Thomas-Garcia and Andrew King dominated the RE-1J 800. Photo by Renee Haip.
We begin the preseason rankings with Class 4A.
Sydney Wetterstrom ranks among the state's best and most versatile jumpers. She is also a multi-sport star. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
When it came down to the final battle for third in 5A Region 3, Karina Mann, Cami Kennedy, and Claudia Burgess were all still in it. Photo by Ashley Green.
Kiah Leonard figures to be among those in contention for the regional crown, but can Berthoud eke out a state berth in this powerful region? Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Julian Von Holten figures to be one of the key pieces if Mountain View is to repeat as regional champions. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Kevin Akers exhorts a runner in a race early this spring. Colorado Track XC file photo.
With throwers like Santana Salazar constantly coming up through the ranks, we've long suspected Lamar has one of the best throwing programs in the state. The point totals from this year's state meet add a lot of weight that suspicion. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Fort Collins moved by Monarch on the second leg of the 4x800 and never looked back. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Give Niwot the nod of advantage for now, but this one could go down to the wire.
Dailyn Johnson's dance of the discus was doing well enough to destroy the competition. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jake Link won the 2013 Northern Conference individual title, and must be ranked among the favorites for 2014 as well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It's always competitive as soon as the gun sounds at the St. Vrain Invitational. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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.
Eaton's Aimee Ledall pulls ahead of Silver Creek's Brooke Mallette and Erie's Chelsea Martus in the Randall Hess 100. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Matt Norton shares a few observations and thoughts after an eye-opening day at the Valor Christian Invitational.
Barely anyone noticed when Mullen's Grant Emrie triple jumped last year. Starting tomorrow, that could be a good deal different. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Not all meets were as fortunate as the City to City Challenge. About half of last weekend's action was lost to weather, but the week ahead looks good. Take a closer look with us. Photo by Kenny Regan.
Brandon Cartagena and Jaylyn Mars return as two of the top 4A sprinters for 2013, but the sprint group may end up more crowded than you were expecting. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Longmont's Steven Wacker won the 4A pole vault competition on misses at 15-0. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brandon Cartagena and Harrison Einspahr both figure to get a lot of work tomorrow as their respective teams chase a 4A state title.
Vista Ridge will rely heavily on sprints at this weekend's state meet. Will it be enough to carry them? Photo by Alan Versaw.
Andres Flores helps take University to a 3A best 4x800 time of 8:28.13. Photo by Mike D'Amato.
Lutheran's Kendall Horan was one of several 2A girls who enjoyed a large measure of success this weekend. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
For Sam Lewis and Kirk Webb, there are no more years to wait. It's a matter of do or do not in their senior seasons. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Lindsey Stindt is one of the big reasons that neither Lyons nor Akron may come in as the 2A girls favorite next spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Despite a big win in the 4x400, the Glenwood Springs girls came up just short of a state title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cyler Miles is part of a Mullen sprint group that is as deep and as talented as any this state has seen in a good, long time. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Valerie Allman has been winning meet titles everywhere she goes this season. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Akron left Johnstown Saturday afternoon with a meet title and a new meet record in the 4x400. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brandon Cartagena of Vista Ridge won the 100 and 200 meter events at the Pueblo Centennial Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In what may have been the finest race of the entire 4A state meet, Wasson's Trevor Brown beats Longmont's Aaron Praska in Saturday's 4A 300 hurdles finals. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Amy Medina's jumping figures to keep Mountain View among the top 4A girls teams. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Trent Ireland and the Silver Creek sprinters (Scott Hardy shown here) are already making a lot of things interesting in 4A boys sprints this year. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Phillip Decoud of Lewis-Palmer returns with the fastest 4A time in the 200 and the third-fastest time in the 100. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Kelby Dias, above, seeks to defend his twin titles in the 4A 110 and 300 meter hurdles (Photo by Ken Regan).