Aidyn Woodall had lots of time and space to herself at the end, but it would be Pine Creek securing the team title.
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Bryce Johansen dropped six seconds from her 800 PR to win the event last year.
In the sprints - and the hurdles - the man to beat is Zion Gordon.
Douglas County's Abigail Brown is a certifiable rising star in the sprint ranks.
Jackson Connelly and Ray Robinson were two of the league's fastest last year. Look for even more of the same this year.
Ben Morrin is a key element in a very deep group of returning runners for Dakota Ridge next fall.
Scenes like this have the Coronado faithful hopeful they could be seeing their team at State.
The teams won't all be the same as the last time there was a meet at Polson Ranch, but all the start line intensity will be back.
I don't have any results from the meet to share with you, but I do know Center honored the memory of former Antonito coach Tommy Archuleta at Center's home meet on Friday, even renaming the meet in Archuleta's honor.
Chaparral's advantage wasn't yet apparent at the Fort Morgan Invitational, but it would be soon enough.
Rampart's boys were neither challenged nor made to feel that way.
Lukas Haug had a nice freshman debut for Boulder on Friday.
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.
5A Region 5 eked out top honors among the 5A regions, thanks in no small part to a big state meet by Alex Hebner and the rest of the Chaparral Wolverines. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Josh Welo gave a promising preview of the future of Chaparral cross country late Monday afternoon. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Shannon Osoba leads a solid, and steadily getting better, Rock Canyon girls team into the Continental League championships on Wednesday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Senior Austin Dennis managed a top ten finish in combined scoring and helped Chaparral to the "overall" team title at Thursday's Ponderosa Mustang Stampede. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Wet, but not weakened, Caroline Robbins closes in on her first high school cross country title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alex Fu and Addison Hellier rank among the leaders in an extremely deep returning roster for Mountain Vista. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jessica Nats holds a high spot on a very deep Mountain Vista roster. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Not only was Trenton Stringari's 37.56 the top 300H mark in the state this past week, it was also #6 in the nation. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Before the rain came, there was some serious heat in the Pueblo Twilight 100. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Javon Spencer, who broke into the state roster in the 100 and 200 as a sophomore, is one good reason to keep a close watch on Chaparral this spring. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Landon Rast had a very solid freshman campaign for Legend this fall and figures to be an even bigger part of next fall's picture. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Dominic Compoz was part of Chaparral's state-winning 4x800 team last spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
New uniform, fantastic late afternoon lighting, same old Rebekah Rairdon pressing the pace. Photo by Renee Haip.
At one mile, Kaleigh Kroeker had successfully created separation between herself and all pursuit. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It was difficult to miss the Albuquerque Academy presence at the front of their own invitational on Friday. Photo by Rod Stanopiewicz.
Austin Dennis and Alex Hebner help give Chaparral a strong hand--both this year and next. Photo by Alan Versaw.
By the final stages of the race, the only thing left chasing Savanna Dalton was the sunlight. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Chris King and his Dakota Ridge teammates will be among the masses at the Dave Sanders Invitational on Friday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Each year, one of the greatest spectacles in cross country in the entire Southwest region is the American Fork Grass Relays. Photo contributed by Timo Mostert.
Tabor Scholl was spotted this weekend at the CU Alumni/Open Time Trial. Photo by Lyle Knudson.
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.
A big part of the Mountain Vista leadership this season falls to senior Tyler Matzke. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Expect Bear Creek's Olabisi Johnson to figure prominently in at least a couple of 5A boys events next spring. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Chaparral enjoys something of a history of being out in front of the 5A boys 4x800. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Connor Weaver and Zachary Alhamra battled for a long time at last Thursday's regional race before Alhamra broke away for the win. Photo by Mark Weeks.
Pine Creek's strong early standing in the 5A Region 5 girls race would be scattered before the end of the race as Hannah McIntyre (in white, at left) would go on for the win. Photo by Mark Weeks.
Mountain Vista graduated a lot of senior girls last spring, but Madison Easton and company are filling in very nicely. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Cross country at the Legend Cross Fest includes a lot of country. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Jose Garcia and Joshua Joseph are two key elements in a Thornton team that has some potential to create a little havoc in the 5A ranks this fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Dakota Ridge seems to be a team perpetually on the cusp on greatness. Can Carson Hume and company take it to the next level next year? Photo by Paul Jaeger.
The roster of teams has been released for NXR-SW!
Caleb Ingram had a big win at the TCA Titan Thunder and figures to be an important part of Pine Creek's bid to send a boys team to state as well. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Clayson Shumway had the lead over Alec Brudzinski as they passed by the camera on Friday evening, but the ultimate victory went to Brudzinski. Photo by Ashley Green.
It didn't end up as a perfect score for Chaparral, but Travis Anderson, James Kadolph, and Dominic Compoz did get a 1-2-3 out of the deal. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Study these faces well. If they run at the Desert Twilight this weekend, you'll want to know who they are. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Cerake Geberkidane is making a habit of leaving fields in his dust. This week it was the Arvada West Invite field. Photo by Alan Versaw.
While the Liberty Bell course qualifies as tame on just about every count, things are never tame from the report of the starter's pistol to the finish of the race. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Alec Brudzinski is part of a very solid lead pack for Cherry Creek's Bruins. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Bridger Tomlin wins the battle with Mountain Vista's Blake Graf, but Graf's finish would be instrumental in handing the team title to Mountain Vista. Photo by Alan Versaw.
James Kadolph regularly ran in the mid 16s last fall. He's back this fall to lead the Chaparral team again. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Danny Vavrik leads a very strong Arapahoe team into the fall season. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Chaparral's Gavin McHenry edges Berthoud's Troy Johnson in the 100 at Friday's R2-J Invite. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The folks at Cheyenne Mountain wanted to create a unique and rewarding cross country experience in the state of Colorado. Like many of us, they are proud of the sport’s hold in these parts, the tradition of the sport in Colorado over the years, and the success our high school athletes achieve on a national level today.
In a talent-rich county, Jake Dysart and Kristen Kientz are two of the best. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Jeff McCoy takes his camera to the track events.
Last year, Andrew Proebstle and his Rifle teammates were competing in 4A. This year, they threaten to take over 3A. Contributed photo.
Pole vaulter Josh Holland is just one of the reasons that Arapahoe figures to finish the state meet with an industrial strength point tally. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
That look of confidence on Kelsey Lakowske's face isn't necessarily good news for the rest of the 5A field. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Palmer Ridge's Spencer Wenck ran away from the 4A field on Saturday and posted the top boys' time of opening weekend. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Chris Zirkle, after finishing fourth at the Chris Severy Invitational, will be counted on to lead a much improved Moffat County team into the championship season. File photo by Alan Versaw.
Rikki Gonzales of Rangeview posted a 15-second victory at Friday's Dave Sanders Invitational. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.
The matchup between TCA and Fort Collins was supposed to be a good one. It did not disappoint.. Photo illustration by Alan Versaw.
The NXN SW 2008 boys championship race at one mile. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Get used to the faces you see at the front of this pack. They'll be causing trouble for other teams all season long. Photo by Jim Lewis