The Lutheran boys and girls enter the season ranked No. 1.
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Coal Ridge's Kara Morgan scored individually in four events at last year's WSL. The Titans will need another big performance out of the junior to defend their title.
Distance standout Colton Stice could make Gunnison a threat in the team race. Stice is the No. 1 returner in the state in the 800, and the No. 2 returner in the 1,600.
Moffat County will look for big things in the throws this spring from Keenan Hildebrandt.
One thing the depth analysis shows, just not directly, is that Coal Ridge should be dropping some very competitive relays onto the track this spring.
Tarynn Sieg was unstoppable in the throws, going 45-5 in the shot put and 142-10 in the discus. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Hoehne's Jacob Yates dominated the hurdle events at Thursday's Primero Invitational. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Riley Chase free and clear at 14 feet. Photo by Eric Versaw.
Brennan Noyes won the meet and went to the top of the 2A high jump pile with a 6-2 clearance. Photo by David Pressgrove.
Amber Bowles enters the season as one of 3A top 300 hurdlers, but also runs a competitive set of 100 hurdles as well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Aspen's Sunday Abarca is a major force in the sprints, but the Coal Ridge depth is likely to surpass everyone else on the relays. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Branden Huisman-Nevin appears to have had an abbreviated track season this spring, but will be counted on heavily nonetheless to help lift the fortunes of the cross country team this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Emily Womble leads a tough Moffat County team that figures to spell trouble for the rest of the Western Slope 3A programs. Photo by Ashley Green.
Sarah Martinez teams up with Tessa Anderson to give Peak to Peak a throws tandem that can stand up to any in 3A, but P2P can't match Eaton's overall depth. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sofia Calabrese was one piece in a massive Battle Mountain team effort that just managed to overcome Palisade for the WSL 4A crown. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Chris Youngs pushed his 200 time to 22.62, second only to Miguel Molas in the classification. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sam Hopfe helped Woodland Park to a team title in Salida on Saturday with an individual title of his own. Colorado Track XC file 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.
Mountain View was all about business and efficiency on their sprint relays on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rifle's Brendan Wagler and Basalt's Zach Walsh stage their second battle of the day in the 3200. Photo by David Pressgrove.
Grand Valley's Benjamin Coleman, who took an opportunity this winter to sharpen his race a little at the Western State High School Indoor Open, should be one of today's featured hurdlers. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Here it is, your preseason picks for 3A!
Britni Allen should be among those pitching for a state title this spring. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Noah Crisler figures as the guy to elevate the status of distance events in the Coal Ridge game plan. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Gunnison has been mixing it up with 4A and 5A teams all season, and with good success. The payback for that effort should start coming this week. Photo by Tim Hilt.
You know all about Ben Butler, but Isaac Holm is busy adding a little depth to the SkyView Academy roster. Holm finished third in the 2A/3A race at St. Vrain with a time of 17:44. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
The lengthy list of state meet records from 2014 includes a 53.44 400 from Nicole Montgomery. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Nick Deray, second from left, stunned a strong 3A 200 meter field. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Paonia's relays were golden this weekend and a big reason why the Eagles were able to repeat as 2A state champions. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Coal Ridge extended their tradition of relay excellence with a big win in the girls 4x200. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sarah Yocum had a very nice first day of her first state meet, with promises of more to come. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Coal Ridge holds a very strong hand, but things are far from settled among the ranks of 3A. Here's a quick glance at the strongest programs as State draws near.
It's probably safe to say that 3A girls has taken a little clearer shape since our last look at the classifications top five. And most of that shaping has been taking place in a quiet little town just north of Greeley.
Paonia's Jeramiah Hillman (left) paces up front with Dustin Ownbey and Gino Giovagnoli on the first lap of the boys 800. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Riley Rowles-Birdson, Andy Bowles, and Trevor Kelly fight for the lead in a very close 110 hurdles race. Photo by David Presssgrove.
With this 3A girls installment, we continue our rotating series of Colorado Track XC Top 5 rankings, checking up on the top teams in each classification and gender.
We take a stab at identifying the top teams in 3A boys.
Andy Bowles clears the bar at 6-9, a mark which currently leads the entire state. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Lutheran's relays created a stir in Fort Morgan last weekend. This weekend they show up in Keenesburg. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Coal Ridge was way out ahead of everyone in last year's 4x100 final, and they will be looking to repeat the feat this year. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Taylor Finn figures to help keep the 3A hurdle events interesting for the next three years. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Alicia Nelson, this year DII Steeplechase champion, is a graduate of Moffat County High School. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lamar's Courtney Clark returns as one of several top throwers among 3A girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Andy Bowles had a premature ending to his state meet this year, but figures to come back with redemption on his mind next year. 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.
TCA's Alexa Chacon flew to two new 3A state meet records in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Photo by Alan Versaw.
There was a little bit of mayhem early on the second lap of the 3A girls 800. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Collin Scheer leaps to a triple jump title and a PR after missing most of the season with an ankle injury. 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.
The Coal Ridge relays have been nothing short of special this spring. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Monarch's Claire Green outduels Boulder's Erin McLaughlin to the finish line at the Longmont Invitational. Photo by Ashley Green.
Greg Eccher leads a tight 1600 field past McDonald's and around the first turn en route to winning the Frank Woodburn 1600 in 4:32. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
The big red Eaton bus is rolling down the highway. Emily Naill is one of the drivers of that bus. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Loveland's Taylor Buschy ran down Littleton in Friday's SMR8, just one of five impressive relays for the Loveland girls. Photo by Ashley Green.
Miguel Barajas stunned the favored throwers to win the 3A boys shot put today. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alexa Chacon had the distinction of breaking the 3A 100 hurdles mark twice on Saturday morning. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The FinishLynx camera said Coal Ridge 44.43, Fruita Monument 44.44. Photo by David Pressgrove.
As she did all last spring, Jennifer Celis quickly left the 800 field in her wake. Photo by David Pressgrove.
Andrew Mansfield and Kylie Davis figure to have a large stake in their respective teams' success this fall. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Garrett Smith and Lori Weirich of Eads have been on a roll of late. Each is atop of the 2A discus rankings. Photos contributed by John Weirich. Rocky Ford's Amber Lowther is a legitimate threat to win all three jump titles in 2A girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cheyenne Mountain drops the first sub-8 4x800 of the season at the Coronado Cougar Classic. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Anthony Erps of Florence is quietly enjoying a very nice season in both hurdle events. Photo by Alan Versaw.