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Mason Norman and Ben Conlin traded strides for better than half of the race, but the last 2000 meters belonged to Norman.
Harrison's sprint relays were not taking no for an answer.
Lucy Hart and William Hibbard were instrumental in bringing not one, but two, CSML 5A titles back to Pine Creek High School.
Sophia Mena subdued the resistance for second before taking on the challenge of the lead.
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The Classical Academy's Erika Willis is the defending state champion in the pole vault, and the clear favorite to claim this year's ttle.
When Cole Munoz ran to the win at this year's Pueblo Central Invitational, it set loose a chain of events that would change the next four years of his life in a big way.
Matthew Roberds is one of those athletes whose lower profile early in the season can't be trusted to reflect what will happen later in the season.
Chloe Cassens, Kyla Ramsey, and Kaylee Thompson set out on the final 80 meters that would determine the eventual winner.
Kylie Simshauser is establishing a new order of things in southern Colorado girls cross country.
For most of the first mile, the boys race was leadership by committee. The committee would start to dwindle soon thereafter.
Chaparral's advantage wasn't yet apparent at the Fort Morgan Invitational, but it would be soon enough.
Brynn Siles took her third profoundly convincing meet title in as many weekends at Liberty Bell on Friday.
Buena Vista's Rossten Sherlock is one of an impressive array of freshmen already making a difference for their teams.
Thomas Chaston works to fend off a late challenge from Cal Banta in the 4A Boys Race.
Elliot Cassidy figures to be part of a loaded Silver Creek roster for this fall.
Ryan Matson figures to inherit the role of leader of the pack for the Bears, but can Palmer Ridge extend magic to another year?
At 42-8, Josh Hernandez is the league's top returning triple jumper--and a pretty good long jumper, too.
Max Martinez will be running close to home come next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The white of Palmer Ridge was in evidence early, but not as a flag of surrender. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
The current Widefield team has been four years developing. It all comes together for one final effort in these uniforms on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Platte Valley's Andrew King won the battle in 3A Region 4, but Cody Jones and Frontier Academy won the war. Photos by Ron Eberhard.
Ben Highfill will be carrying much of the weight of Pueblo South's state hopes on his shoulders. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Midway through the race, Max Martinez and his Widefield teammates were still packed like sardines. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Daniel Marquez and his Gila Ridge teammates came back from Desert Twilight with a win at the Ken Denson Invitational this past weekend. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Before it was all over, there would be a lot of wet feet and one of the tightest team finishes in meet history. Photos by Alan Versaw.
With more than just a personal top-ten finish in view, Alamosa's Caleb Palmer closes in on the finish line. Photo by Alan Versaw.
James Lee is part of a long list of standouts on the Silver Creek roster, but can they take all the marbles? Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Drew Seidel and Cale Englert battle to a photo finish at the front of the Division 2 Boys race at the John Martin Invitational on Friday. Photo by Scott Chamberlin.
Isaac Roberts sets out on a journey to join, and even enhance, the legacy of older brothers Andrew and Paul at Saturday's running of the St. Vrain Invitational. Photos by Alan Versaw.
While we've been waiting to see the real Mountain Vista team, Monarch gave some proof they will be heard from this season. Here, Charlie Perry forms the middle of a 2-3-4 finish for Monarch at Centaurus on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The view from second place at the Battle Mountain Invitational. Contributed photo.
Palmer Ridge, Mountain Vista, and Rock Canyon mixed it up spendidly at the Vista Nation XC 2-Mile, but evidently the Rock Canyon girls were not easily impressed. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
With the finish line directly ahead and all the green behind him, Chris Theodore takes a quick look around to be sure. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
In case you missed, or otherwise overlooked, Widefield's show of force at the Run for Rwanda, the Gladiators will be doing their thing again--this time in uniform--at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede on Friday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Max Martinez and Ryan Outler hammering out a steady pace with one mile to go. Photo by Alan Versaw.
If you're looking for a most-improved team from last year to this, Montrose should be high on your list. Evan Graff figures as a leader on a very good Montrose team this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Landon Ruiz-Diaz had a huge debut season for Montrose this spring in track and could be a key to the Indians' hopes this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Parker Joens gets most of the ink in the Platte Valley throws program, but it was James Baladez (above) and Morgan Smith who pushed the Broncos over the top to becoming 2016's 3A Royalty of the Rings. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Harrison's Marquez Boykin took the 4A boys high jump at 6-4, assuring his spot in the state field. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rampart's Robert Richardson introduced himself to this week's circle of winners with a last-lap pass of Doherty's Hayden Martinez. Photo by Alan Versaw.
While Andrea Willis has garnered most of the headlines, younger sister Erika has emerged as a solid pole vaulter in her own right. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Elijah Whatley is one of several promising young talents in the Widefield camp. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ellie Enderle heads toward the finish line with a regional title in sight. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Aspen Heidekrueger navigates the final turn en route to a league title in her debut season. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It wasn't intentional that the two top girls teams started out next to each other, but it definitely worked out that way. Photo by Alan Versaw.
After a huge win at Centaurus last weekend, Catherine Liggett gets to take on Katie Rainsberger this weekend. Photo by Ashley Green.
In a long list of strong small-school performances this weekend, Salida's second-place performance at Arapahoe probably takes the cake. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
Alana and Sandra Dillinger figure as a sister tandem at the front of Woodland Park cross country this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
If Canon City is to make an upward move this fall, Jamison Smith looks to be the guy to key that step forward. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Erik Nelson's Widefield teams have left an enduring smile on his face. Contributed photo.
Tianna Terrell raised a few eyebrows with the top 300H mark of the week. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Sammi Watson is one big reason Mountain View is staring down the possibility of a state title this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
When the dust had settled at the end of a breezy day, Celia Smith's 5-4 winning high jump was high on the short list of top marks for the day. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Widefield's relays make their second trip to Pueblo of the season, once again looking to make some noise. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jack Fisher leads a Woodland Park team that could be making more league noise than usual next fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Cheyenne Mountain's girls used a pack strategy to coast to a girls regional title on Thursday. Photo by Tim Hilt.
William Mayhew spearheads what could be the strongest Cheyenne Mountain team since the 2010 state championship team. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Wearing lucky #13, Katie Rainsberger crosses the Desert Twilight finish line just ahead of local favorite Dani Jones. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Estes Park's Dylan Zurfluh took second in the Patriot League boys race, helping to lead the Bobcats to a sweep of the team titles. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Aubrey Till cruises to a win at her home invitational on Thursday. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
Lauren Ogg's big win at Liberty Bell marks her as a competitor of no small interest at Dave Sanders. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Probably the worst draw on the entire starting line. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Paxton Smith and Tyler Matzke get most of the ink, but it's guys like Addison Hellier who keep the Mountain Vista team score low. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Michael Duran returns as the region's top state finisher, but William Mayhew may be inclined to test that status this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
The Centennial Invite completed with a girls 4x400 run under conditions of driving snow. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Word around town is that Aubrey Till's running is going very nicely this summer. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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.
Where Kyree Gerstle-Goodman's triple jumps land next spring could have a big influence on where Widefield lands in the 4A scheme of things. 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.
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.
Berian's Run: Boris Berian staked a huge early lead in last year's 4A 800 and then hung on to win by the narrowest of margins. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Mike Cernoia returns for his senior season as the classification's top-ranked runner. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Widefield's GinAsia Hamilton negotiates the turn of the 200 and heads toward victory. Photo by Alan Versaw.