There were two close matchups in Utah and Colorado this weekend.
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Riley Stewart stormed away with a dominating victory Saturday morning.
Cherokee Trail returns the third fastest squad in 5A.
Cherry Creek is the second fastest girls team in the state.
The 2012 squads from Rangeview and Heritage make up two of the top three 4x400 squads over the past decade.
Denver East leads the way with a 46.51 clocking from 2018.
Longmont's 2016 squad is the sixth fastest 4x200 team over the past decade.
Valor Christian enters the season in prime position to defend both 5A state titles.
Mountain Vista owns two of the top-three fastest team averages since 2010.
This week, we're breaking down the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional
Cherry Creek's Riley Stewart heads to Arizona as one of the favorites...
Arapahoe upset three nationally ranked squads to claim the Colorado 5A state title.
This much is sure. The Niwot girls team isn't sneaking up on anyone.
Mountain Vista and Dakota Ridge are set for another big clash at State.
Fort Collins owns the fastest team average at 15:38.
Cole Sprout's 14:16 is the third-fastest cross country 5k ever run by a high schooler.
The biggest race of the season is tomorrow and needless to say we're pumped for the action lined up for this massive showdown in Casa Grande.
Cherokee Trail won Dave Sanders, but would be behind one other squad this week...
Makenna Mazeski ran away for a big win Friday afternoon.
Fort Collins stormed the latest NXR-SW poll!
Cole Sprout ran 14:38 to crush the previous course record, and run the fastest time in the country.
Mountain Vista returns the fastest squad among 5A.
Niwot returns as the second-fastest squad in the state.
Anna Hall will look to put her stamp on a handful events this 2019 season.
By midway through the race, there were no challengers left for Cole Sprout and Easton Allred.
The Classical Academy leapt into the latest Southwest Rankings, landing on the No. 6 spot.
Jenna Fitzsimmons ran away to defend her state title.
We gathered all the performances from October 22 to October 27 that athletes in the MileSplit50 rankings have run.
Can anyone run with Cole Sprout?
The top two teams in 2A are set to battle at the Region 1 championships in Lyons.
Have a look back at the highlight performances at the Desert Twilight XC Festival.
Cole Sprout ran a nation-leading 14:32 to win at Desert Twilight.
We break down our picks for the top girls teams that will shape the Sweepstakes race tonight.
Check out our preview of the top girls most likely to make an impact at tonight's Sweepstakes race.
Cherokee Trail remains firmly in the No. 2 spot in 5A.
Valor Christian's Cole Sprout will open up his season of *racing* at Desert Twilight.
Tiya Tamberlin leads the Division 2 race through the early stages.
Mountain Vista girls come in No. 1 in the first edition of the SW region rankings.
A look inside one of the most competitive meets of the weekend.
Grab the popcorn, and prepare to be entertained!
It was a hot day, and a hot race at the Aurora City Championships.
Mountain Vista tops the charts heading into the 2018 season.
Yonas Mogos and Luke Sundberg will battle for the individual title this year.
Claiming Colorado honors were Bayfield's Coach Josh Walton, and Cherokee Trail's Coach Chris Faust.
Jimmy Scavuzzo helped elevated SkyView's 4x8 to a new state-leading mark.
Taylor Watson will look to help lift Cherokee Trail to a league title this year.
Aaron Harris jumps off the season as the No. 2 returner in the state in the long jump.
Casting about for a team to pay extra attention to next year? Try Caitlin McConnell and her Cherokee Trail teammates.
Charlie Perry, not much heard from of late, reminded a few folks of what's he's capable of at 5A Region 3.
Harrison Scudamore sets out to building a lead he would never relinquish.
Caitlin McConnell extended her run of nice races yesterday with a second at the Centennial League Championships. File Photo.
Chloe Cortes is one of the ones Grandview will be counting on the come through for the team to claim the Centennial League title.
New Mexico's Kashon Harrison barely outdueled Colorado's Cole Sprout in the cool of the Arizona night at Desert Twilight.
Adventure calls your name at the Chris Severy Invitational Saturday in Aspen.
The starting line setting at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs is among the very best in the state.
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.
Taylor Watson is one of a group of very talented sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers coming back for Cherokee Trail.
Fort Collins will need a big weekend out of their sprinters if they are to repeat as state champions this year.
Cameron Murray set himself up for another state meet with wins in the 200 and 400. File Photo.
Big state meets from these two would go a long way toward locking down another Fort Collins state title.
Donovan Williams was solidly ahead of the pack in the 100 and 200, helping Fountain-Fort Carson to an outstanding team showing.
One of many things ahead of schedule this season for Fountain-Fort Carson has been the 4x800 meter relay.
The much-anticipated showdown between Arria Minor and Michaela Onyenwere in the 100 meters went Minor's way.
Last year, Fort Collins won a state title with Lauren Gregory functioning at less than 100%. If they mean to repeat this year, they may need all Gregory can offer.
Darrien Wells is one of two top-tier talents already under the Hinkley umbrella. If they get a third, watch out.
Emma Dern's throws are one big reason Fort Collins has a solid shot at repeating this spring.
In a league that graduated a lot of star power last spring, Isaiah Sanford is one of a relatively few established veterans coming back this year.
Fathom, if you can, having the #1 returning 100, 200, and 400 time, plus the #2 TJ mark, in the Centennial League. That's what Michaela Onyenwere brings to this year's table.
Loveland's Blonde Bombers were responsible for a state title or two won on the basis of sprint relays.
This year's emergence of Talon Berta has helped put Central in a position where the Warriors are seriously challenging for a team berth to State. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sophia Maeda leads a sharply-improved Mead team this season. They get a larger stage to show something on Friday at Dave Sanders. Photo by Alan Versaw.
As story lines go, they don't get much bigger than Brie Oakley vs. Lauren Gregory. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Rock Canyon has officially arrived as a certifiable contender. Look for this team tearing up courses around the state this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ivy Gonzales tasted a team state title last fall. But, did the taste make Broomfield satisfied or give them an insatiable hunger for more? Photo by Alan Versaw.
Any great cross country team has solid depth--Erin Ellington is part of that picture at Grandview. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Bryson Nelson is one of a cadre of Cougars that just might be feisty enough this fall to knock off Cherry Creek for the regional title. Photo by Erin Percy.
Angel Heredia came into his own as a hurdler this spring and helped Hinkley make a couple of giant strides forward in their program. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Max Borghi and a long set of talented teammates return, making Pomona the likely team to beat in 2017. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Gabriella McDonald is arguably the top returning thrower in 5A, and Rocky Mountain is very much in next year's 5A Girls title hunt. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Pick me, pick me!
Once again, Eaton finishes the year as one of the state's most powerful relay programs. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Becca Schulte takes over Friday's 800 entering the final turn. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brie Oakley reintroduced lapping runners to the 5A 3200 en route to a new classification record in the event. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Just when we thought that we might go a couple years without blazing, top-end sprint speed, Arria Minor arrives on the scene. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Haley Rogers is one of the individuals Cherokee Trail will be counting on for a big state meet, but this should be closer than it looked like it would be a month ago. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
If Fort Collins is to prevail this spring, much will rest on the shoulders of hurdler Thomas Robillard. Photo by Renee Haip.
Brandon Pappas is doing very well with late-hour 800s this season, winning last night's Stutler Bowl Twilight in a statewide best time of the season of 1:56.21. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Thomas Robillard surges out ahead of the 110 hurdles field. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Jack Davidson has been a huge surprise for Regis Jesuit this spring, emerging almost out of nowhere as one of the state's top 1600s. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brendon Klaseen gives Cedaredge the kind of threat at 800 meters they've never had before. Colorado Track XC file photo by David Pressgrove.
Alex Romero and his Poudre teammates could be seeing action in as many three meets before this week is done. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In being competitive at state, it's usually very much about scoring points in big bundles. Rocky Mountain's Gabriella McDonald is capable of doing exactly that. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Haley Rogers is part of an extremely deep sprints and jumps corps for the Cherokee Trail Cougars. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cherokee Trail and Jordan Herrera will look to continue the rise of that program into 2016. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It's a tough assignment, but can George Rykovich and his Eaglecrest teammates upset either Arapahoe or Cherry Creek at the Centennial League Championships? Photo by Alan Versaw.
Even down one of their scoring five, Desert Hills was a decisive winner at Desert Twilight. Contributed photo.
Seamus Millett was one of five Durango boys under 16 minutes at Desert Twilight on Friday night. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Last year, Henry Barth was a top-10 finisher at middle school state. This year, he opened as the top finisher for Glenwood and third-place overall at the Basalt meet. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Julie Eoff led the Smoky Hill girls to a solid team title at the Aurora City meet. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Eaglecrest's George Rykovich opened last season with a second-placed finish. Can he make it a first this year? Photo by Alan Versaw.
Regis Jesuit's Julia Vitella owns the top returning time from last fall for this year's running of the Aurora City Championships, but she has some close company near the top. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Senior Steven Goldy is a leading reason why Arapahoe is an enormous threat to take things over in the Centennial League--and possibly beyond. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lillian Markusch is an 18-something type on a formidable Cherry Creek roster. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Audra Koopman is one of an outstanding list of returning individuals for the Fort Collins girls track program. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The addition of Shayna Yon and a few of her Cherokee Trail teammates help to make an already-fast Colorado contingent faster yet. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Springfield ran away with a lot of things at the state meet, including the 1A Girls 4x100 title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
When it was time to put the meet away, nobody was even close to being as fast at Cherokee Trail in the 4x100. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Zoe Gilbertson won first round of the 100 hurdles, but a more important round awaits her. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The 5A Girls race could easily be the most exciting of any classification when the state track and field meet convenes on Thursday.
Lillian Markusch and Connor Roberts were two Cherry Creek Bruins who came away victorious at this weekend's Centennial League Championships. Colorado Track XC file photos by Alan Versaw.
It was a hopeful sign for the Pine Creek faithful when Kaleigh Kroeker took over control of the Pueblo Twilight 1600. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Before the rain came, there was some serious heat in the Pueblo Twilight 100. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It would be difficult to overestimate the impact Ally Watt, Shayna Yon, and Audra Koopman might have on the eventual outcome of the 5A Girls state contest. Photos by Alan Versaw and Paul Jaeger.
Charles Tigner's long jump joins a long list of other things at Fountain-Fort Carson that are going well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
On a day where many top athletes were dealing with subdued performances, Carly Lester seemed very much on top of her races. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
A lot of nice performances hit the cold weather ceiling on Friday, among those Dawit Abate's winning triple jump at the Sand Creek Scorpion Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Taira Cottingham jumped to the front of the 5A shot put pack with a 39-5 at the NC Golden Spikes #2. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Lily Tomasula-Martin quickly dispatched all pretenders to the Greeley Central Invite 3200 throne. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Here it is, your preseason picks for 5A!
Kyree Herron and Arsean Wilbon make for a daunting duo of long jumpers for Cherokee Trail's 2015 edition. Colorado Track XC file photos by Alan Versaw.
When Jordyn Colter has been out of the lineup this fall, Devon Peterson has taken over the reins of leadership very nicely. Photo by Ashley Green.
2014 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans named, and Cherokee Trail's Garrison Hayes figures prominently on the list. (via Team USA)
Blake Yount opens a big, wet lead at the Centennial League Championships. Photo by Bill Mills.
Lauren Ogg's big win at Liberty Bell marks her as a competitor of no small interest at Dave Sanders. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
It wasn't really a matter of great mystery, was it? Fairview's JV has been very nearly as much of a load to handle as their varsity. 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.
If you're looking for the most dangerous runner in the region who may not already be on your radar screen, Lillian Markusch is one to consider. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Ally Watt helped carry Pine Creek to a couple of sprint relay state titles, but Pine Creek didn't quite come out of top of the 100 meter cross country scoring. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Cherokee Trail's Duncan Barnhill enjoyed a promising junior year and figures to be leading the Cougars in cross country this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.
The eventual top teams were nicely represented the 5A boys 100 meter final, but it was Trey Smith of Douglas County in lane one who took the event title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cerake Geberkidane and Blake Yount battled for the entire last 300 meters of the 5A boys 800. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Fort Collins moved by Monarch on the second leg of the 4x800 and never looked back. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Blake Yount, shown here in an effort from earlier in the season, took control of the 800 early and established a new Colorado boys record for 800 meters. Colorado Track XC file photo.
If you like showdowns, and especially relay showdowns, you should be liking the possibilities for 5A boys track and field coming up in less than two weeks.
Andrew Walton takes a moment to revel in the thrill of winning the 1600. Photo by Ashley Green.
For those who haven't yet discovered, Palmer Ridge has developed some exceptional relays, and they will be putting a couple of those squads on display Friday night in Longmont. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Jai'Shawn Thompson had a small lead and both spikes securely tied to start the anchor leg of the 4x100, but Mar'Keith Bailey is a tough guy to keep down. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ashley Miller made the 100 hurdles look simple in a wind-legal 13.87. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Having made his break from the rest of the 3200 field, Paul Miller starts to separate from Keaton Schelir. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
If I'm reading the tea leaves correctly, Fountain-Fort Carson and Cherokee Trail will be matching up relays at this weekend's Pomona Invitational. Blink and you'll miss it. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rock Canyon's Rhyan Pettaway hurdled her way to the Palmer Terror Invitational 100H title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In theory, 5A boys is as good as boys track and field gets in Colorado. And, there’s nothing wrong with the theory this year.
Bailey Hammer of Fruita Monument edges Moffat County's Ashlee Griffiths and Karmen Christopher to the finish line. Photo by David Pressgrove.
Hannah Struttman leads a pride of Lions of the turn of the 200. Could CSCS be auditioning? Photo by Tim Hilt.
Canon City returns to Pueblo this weekend where last Saturday Katie Till wrapped a nice 400 around the track to give the Tigers a come-from-behind win in the SMR8. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Colorado Track XC takes an early shot at identifying the top five 5A girls teams.
When you can't run fast enough to keep the hair out of your face, that tells you something about the conditions. Photo by Alan Versaw.
For Cherokee Trail to be successful, their relays must be successful. And, for that to happen, guys like Evan White need to have a big season. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Brandon Singleton's stellar 2013 season at 200 and 400 meters earned him a scolarship at Oklahoma State University, making three from Colorado for this signing year. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Blake Yount ranks high on the list of 5A boys with a shot at breaking a state record this spring. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Valor Christian broke one all-time relay mark last spring and could be taking a shot at more this spring. Colorado Track XC file photo.
The 5A boys state title all came down to this. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Steven Goldy is one of a phalanx of highly talented sophomores who will come back as older and wiser juniors for Arapahoe next fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
With Emily Wolff graduating in the spring, Mandee Middleton is next in line to take over the front-running responsibilities at Arapahoe. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Emily Wolff left everyone behind in route to the 5A Region 1 girls title. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Amy McConnell picked up her first cross country meet title on Friday and Tola Walio his second. Photos by Ken Regan.
Cherry Creek's boys are loaded this fall, and Shane Rhodes is the Bruins' top returning runner. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Cross country at the Legend Cross Fest includes a lot of country. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Tevin Donnell and his Fountain-Fort Carson teammates saw a potential state title elude them this year. Most of the team will be back next year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Shayna Yon figures to be one of the most dangerous athletes in 5A next spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ana Holland currently owns two national #1 rankings and one national #2 ranking in the sprint events. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Devan Foster starts the anchor leg of the 5A girls 4x800 a step ahead of Devynn Miller. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brandon Singleton takes the lead on the final straight and clinches CT's first 5A state track and field title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ashley Miller contributed to the Cherry Creek state championship with eight points in the 100 hurdles and another point in the 300 hurdles. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jordyn Colter rolls off the final turn of the 800 ahead of Arapahoe's Devan Foster. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Photo coming soon to this space.
Erin Hooker surges past Jordyn Colter on the final lap. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
In some respects, sprinter Emily Romo is the forgotten Bruin, but a very important part of the picture for Cherry Creek nevertheless. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Gabby Pajak and Toni Stoll, Pagosa's dynamic duo--between them, they accounted for 72 points at Saturday's Intermountain League meet. Photo by Aaron Lorenzen.
Dakota Leazer, a state hurdle champion two years ago as a sophomore, is central to Fountain-Fort Carson's title hopes. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Grandview's Jordan Charles won the 110 hurdles at the Pomona Invitational and owns the 5A top mark in the event. Photo by Kelli Noto.
Poudre's Carly Paul still high jumps, but she's making big inroads into other events as well this spring. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Caleb Seeton joins Ryan Rogers to give Fort Collins a top-tier pair of hurdlers. Will they be able to overcome the other 5A powers in May? Photo by Alan Versaw.
Monarch's Claire Green outduels Boulder's Erin McLaughlin to the finish line at the Longmont Invitational. Photo by Ashley Green.
Battle Mountain's Mandy Ortiz pulls away from Clarissa and Cleo Whiting at Saturday's Mickey Dunn Invitational in the pre-sunlight hours of the meet. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Midway through the 60 meter dash, it looked like a dead heat between Zainab Sanni and MaryBeth Sant. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Based on marks from last spring, Castle View's Tanner Townsend projects as the top scoring athlete among 5A boys this spring. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Presumably, any underlayer issues evident in this photo will be fixed in time for regionals as a solid Regis Jesuit girls team tries to nail down a slot to state. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Josh Mielke, one of the state's top hurdlers, is headed to the St. Vrain Invitational this Friday. Photo by Alan Versaw. Free content.
Eaton's Chad Foos is one of the reasons the Reds are a much-improved team this spring. Photo by Mike D'Amato.
Mullen's Jaylyn Mars makes up the stagger well before the turn is done. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lutheran's Kendall Horan was one of several 2A girls who enjoyed a large measure of success this weekend. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Pueblo South's Angelique Urenda takes it over the bar at 5-3. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Jesus Herrera and Jen Lehr both had the kind of seasons last fall that make you eager to see what they can accomplish this fall. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Megan Patterson sends a little bronze ball on a 45-foot ride. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Scott Fauble (Wheat Ridge), David Perry (Niwot), Connor Winter (Arapahoe), and Dusty Solis (Coronado) each rank among Colorado's top male runners. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.
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.
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.
The Scourge of Utah - the American Fork boys. Contributed Photo.
Cherokee Trail, led by Alex Dillenbeck, returns a strong cast this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Fountain-Fort Carson's 4 X 400 team has spent a lot of time running alone already this spring. Will they be able to carry that momentum throught state? Photo by Alan Versaw