Cole Sprout's 14:16 is the third-fastest cross country 5k ever run by a high schooler.
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More meets are won by fifth runners than by first runners, but packing up your 3-4-5 is particularly effective.
Makenna Mazeski ran away for a big win Friday afternoon.
Gus McIntyre is one of a few runners with big-time potential this fall.
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.
Cole Sprout vs the Lead Bikes - now there's a challenge!
Dust isn't so bad if you don't mind clogged nostrils and dry throats.
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.
Scenes like this have the Coronado faithful hopeful they could be seeing their team at State.
Amber Valdez is moving up as the rising star of the Arvada West roster, taking third in 19:28. Colorado Track XC file photo.
It was a Castle View kind of day as Jared Wright and Aidan Scott led the way for the Sabercat boys.
Lukas Haug had a nice freshman debut for Boulder on Friday.
Buena Vista's Rossten Sherlock is one of an impressive array of freshmen already making a difference for their teams.
Jackson Connelly has the fastest set of wheels in this year's crop of 5A freshman boys.
Sydnie Main and her Meeker teammates beat down the 2A competition in the throws with depth, never finishing higher than fourth in any of the four throwing events, but piling up points all along the way.
Regis Jesuit's Tama Tuitele figures as the league's top returning thrower in both the shot put and discus.
Josh Torres got the individual and team title earlier this week at the Sterling Invitational. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Vanguard is a 2A program with everything to gain and just about nothing to lose at Friday's running of the Cherry Creek Steve Lohman Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sierra Suazo comes into the spring as the top-ranked thrower in the Continental League in both the shot put and discus. 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.
Things get a little intense around a Salida finish line. Photo by Sarah Hudelson.
Castle View once again hosts their trendy little (or, now, not-so-little) meet just outside of Sedalia on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Catherine Liggett broke to a lead early and dominated the gold race at Saturday's Rim Rock Classic. Photo by Greg Hall.
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.
Christina Stathakis has opened the season with an impressive set of pole vault performances, including the 5A-best vault for last week. Photo by Ann Mueller.
Michaela Onyenwere proved she hasn't forgotten a thing about winning. In fact, she may have learned a thing or two since last spring. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Parker Strahler returns this spring as one of 5A best hurdle threats, but there's more in the Castle View arsenal. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Chloe Arbuckle ranks as the top returner on a very good Rock Canyon team. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Mackenzie Pettit jumps at just about every opportunity, but the high jump ranks as her favorite. Contributed photo.
In a week full of nice league meet performances, Erin Rawe-Thomas and Forrest Barton took their performances to the next level. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Senior Solana Quistorff of Douglas County hopes to lead her team to a state qualifying berth on Thursday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Joshua Joseph and Savanna Dalton both claimed big wins at their home invitationals this past weekend. Photos by Ron Eberhard, Alan Versaw.
By the final stages of the race, the only thing left chasing Savanna Dalton was the sunlight. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Tyler Day and Marcus Wheeler (Corona del Sol) enjoy some shoulder-to-shoulder running at the front of Saturday's Ojo Rojo Invititation. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Jenna McCaffrey leaves the field in her wake at the RE-1J meet. Photo by Renee Haip.
Jefferson Academy's Nathan Moore, Ryan Lehmuth, Joe Raff, and Christian Van Cleave have been packing it in in a nice way this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
A big part of the Mountain Vista leadership this season falls to senior Tyler Matzke. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
After years of being the younger element of Mountain Vista's varsity roster, Delaney Fitzsimmons becomes the ranking senior this fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Savanna Dalton gave a few eyebrows some exercise this past fall. Those same eyebrows may want to keep working out over the winter as the extra level of fitness may prove useful next fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
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.
If you were figuring on the Arvada West girls rolling over and playing dead for the Jeffco 5A title, you'd be sadly mistaken about that. Photo by Della Moore.
Carson Hume and Eric Hamer went quickly to the front of the Joe Vigil high school boys race--and stayed there. Photo by Eric Flores.
Jacob Blackburn leads a group around the final turn of the TCA Titan Thunder from last fall. This year, he could be leading the Rock Canyon team. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Cross country at the Legend Cross Fest includes a lot of country. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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.
Rikki Gonzales has won a few races before, but probably none as big as the 5A title at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw
Dominic Carrese edged Castle View's Forrest Barton for the boys' title at the Joe Davis Invitational, but Morgan Neher was unthreatened in taking home the girls title. Photos by Scott Johnson.
In a talent-rich county, Jake Dysart and Kristen Kientz are two of the best. Colorado Track XC file photos.
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.
Still undefeated on the season, Boulder's Kelsey Lakowske posted a huge win at the Front Range Conference meet in Loveland. Photo by Jim Lewis.
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.
After all of the intensity of week three, we should not count it surprising that large numbers of top athletes were out of competition in week four. Kara Slavoski (above), however, was one of the ones who was in action this week.
Frank Socha, Aaron Friedland, Sam Feldotto, and Victor Montoya go through the mile in the lead group at the Fountain-Ft. Carson Invitational.
Drew Ryther of Arvada West turns for home in third place at Tuesday's Elizabeth Cross Country Invitational (photo courtesy of Della Moore).