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Isaac Harris will look to help Sterling defend their league title this year.
Eaton may not have quite as many of the top-end athletes returning this year as in some previous years, but jumper Alexis Lamoreaux should be one they can count on to help keep the rest of the league at bay.
Ashley Hinojos headlines Brush's hopes to return to making state meet team trips a standing tradition in Brush.
Ryan Lehmuth withstands the charges of Andrew King and Simon Kelati at the finish of the University Break Your Pace race. University's spiffy new track puts in a cameo appearance in the background.
Ryan Lehmuth thinks about making a pass on Simon Kelati, but Kelati kept him in the rear-view mirror.
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.
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.
Jordan Lanning successfully transitioned from 2A to 3A this year. The sky could be the limit next year.
Jasmine Chesson and Audra Koopman got a nice early start on a big Fort Collins day in the 100 meters.
Chloe Peterson has been part of an Elizabeth troupe of girls tearing up runways and straightaways this spring.
Ashten Loeks and Elizabeth come down from 4A this year, and they could be trouble.
Loveland's Blonde Bombers were responsible for a state title or two won on the basis of sprint relays.
Ana Scott is part of the bevy of talent Eaton returns to the track this spring.
Finn Tierney's development this fall has provided a nice lift to the Estes Park cross country program. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ellie Fantauzzo opens a gap on Emma Willadsen en route to her first high school meet title. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Chloe Veilleux hit a major milestone in her career by taking the individual title at the Chris Severy Invitational. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Emma Willadsen is the first face of the Eaton Red Scourge sweeping across northeastern Colorado. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
This image from last fall's St. Vrain Invitational still tells you a great deal of what you need to know about 3A Girls cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Emma Willadsen leads an Eaton team that could have some regional redemption in mind for 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.
Once again, Eaton finishes the year as one of the state's most powerful relay programs. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Tarynn Sieg was unstoppable in the throws, going 45-5 in the shot put and 142-10 in the discus. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Matt Hanson was the picture of precision in the 110 hurdles prelims, and Lutheran is very much on schedule to repeat as 3A state champions. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lutheran's devastating class of seniors includes hurdler/triple jumper Kharon Hall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Caleb Palmer won his heat of the 3200 on Friday night in Pueblo, then won the 3200 outright in Pagosa on Saturday. Well done, Mr. Palmer, now get some sleep! Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brock Knechtel had a PR of nearly 18 feet to claim the Boulder County discus title. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Chelsey Lockey takes a firm place in the tradition of horizontal jumps excellence at Eaton High School. Photo by Alan Versaw.
McKenna Ramsay's 2:21.47 won the 800 on Friday by just over a second. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Alie Hodgson handles the individual sprint piece of the puzzle in Eaton's bid for a repeat state title this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Garrett Coalson is part of a rather astonishing legacy of throwing excellence at Eaton High School. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Despite some adverse conditions, it didn't take long for Josiah Davis and Isaiah Remington to assert control over the lead of the race. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Sargent's Makayla Garcia ran to the individual title at the Eric Wolff Invitational on Friday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
The boys individual title was still very much in doubt when Dylan Zurfluh and Andrew King entered the stadium for the finish. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Samantha Skeen and Stephanie Carrasco wage a battle for second late in the race. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Heritage Christian Academy isn't just the two in front, as Olivia Couch and Leeann Wagner run to top-ten finishes and an easy team title at the Wolverine XC Invitational. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Kyra Hanson picked up her debut high school meet title this weekend at Platte Valley. 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.
Everyone you saw for Frontier Academy last year is back this year--only stronger and faster. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jennifer Bowles (center) figures as an important cog in the machine if Frontier Academy is to be the top team in the Patriot League this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Allee Beach promises to be a potent force in 3A Girls next spring, but Beach and Platte Valley have to solve the same puzzle of closing the gap on Eaton that other 3A programs face. 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.
Tyler Boyd, Ellie Berry, and Miryah Jones made Burlington the 2A Royalty of the Rings for 2015. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Between the 800 and 1600, Emma Willadsen poured 12 points into the Eaton state title bucket. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
A great deal about the 3A state meet could be determined by the kind of three days Ashley Snyder has. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Skyview Academy's Tiana Schwarz posted the fastest 3A 400 of the week at 1:00.31, moving her to #2 on the 3A list. Photo by Eric 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.
Here it is, your preseason picks for 3A!
Tarynn Sieg and Jayla Jarnagin return, meaning Eaton should be very optimistic about their potential in the shot put this spring. Colorado Track XC file photos by Alan Versaw.
McKenzie Reiher and her Eaton teammates have a tall order in front of them to chase down both Frontier Academy and Estes Park next fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
CeAnn Udovich's second-place finish at Castle View warranted a few second glances. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sabine Lindler had two nice medal finishes on grinder courses in as many days this weekend. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
For the first time in a long time, Eaton looks like a 3A cross country threat, and Emma Willadsen is a big part of that picture. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
McKenzie Reiher and Lily Tomasula-Martin had a big impact on 3A distance running as freshmen. Their impact figures to even bigger this year as sophomores. Colorado Track XC file photos.
McKayla Bauer, who kept this year's high jump interesting all the way through 5-5.5, figures to be back next year as one of the top high jumpers in the 3A classification. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Hannah Carr winds up on a state meet record mark of 143-9 in the discus. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The lengthy list of state meet records from 2014 includes a 53.44 400 from Nicole Montgomery. Photo by Alan Versaw.
TCA's Andrea Willis sets a new 3A pole vault standard at 11-6. Photo by Tim Hilt.
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.
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.
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.
Lutheran's relays created a stir in Fort Morgan last weekend. This weekend they show up in Keenesburg. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Eaton set the standard in 3A 4x200 qualifying last spring with a 1:44.39. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Pole vault is a specialty event for Eaton, and Jazmin Schwark returns to defend her 3A state title. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Taylor Finn figures to help keep the 3A hurdle events interesting for the next three years. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Cerake Geberkidane crosses the finish mats just a little over 15-flat at Tuesday's DPS meet. Photo by Lyle Knudson.
It's a bad place to stray unless you've come prepared.
Lamar's Courtney Clark returns as one of several top throwers among 3A girls. 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.
Austin Waterman winds up for one of his big throws. His biggest throw of the day, 167-11, won the boys discus competition. Photo by Kenny Regan.
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.
The big red Eaton bus is rolling down the highway. Emily Naill is one of the drivers of that bus. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Eaton's Aimee Ledall pulls ahead of Silver Creek's Brooke Mallette and Erie's Chelsea Martus in the Randall Hess 100. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Few of the state's jumpers rival the diversity of talents Nola Basey brings to the runways. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Holy Family's Ryan Willis tops the 3A returners in both hurdle events. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Brittany Pierce led Eaton to a 4x400 state title last spring. She'll have her sights set on more this spring. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Grayson Bundick returns for his senior season at Faith Christian next spring. Don't get caught underestimating the Eagles' chances. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ryleigh Haynes is just one of a substantial and solid group of returning athletes for Eaton next spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alex Mead took the 3A 100 meter record down to 10.62 in rainy conditions. 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.
Sometimes you can tell athletes all you want about holding back a little on the first day of state, and adrenaline still takes over. Maybe that explains what happened at state today.
You'll have four chances to see Courtney Mills perform at the state meet. Make sure you don't blow them all. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The league meets are now done. The big event is nearly upon us.
Roosevelt's Tanner Starr gets nice clearance en route to winning the Welco pole vault title. Photo by Jim Siegle.
Kelley Robinson and Elise Cranny enjoyed stellar performances at Saturday's Boulder County Championships meet in Broomfield. Photos by Ashley Green.
Eaton's Chad Foos is one of the reasons the Reds are a much-improved team this spring. Photo by Mike D'Amato.
Andres Flores helps take University to a 3A best 4x800 time of 8:28.13. Photo by Mike D'Amato.
Mckenzie Brogan has left a lot of people in her wake the last couple of years. On Saturday, she and her Lakewood teammates will be trying to do it again at the Greeley Central Invitational. 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.
Great relay races are a highlight of almost any track meet, but nowhere more so than at state. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Anthony Rios and Victoria Milano bring a lot of state experience and savvy back for the Brush Beetdiggers. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Sierra Williams of Cedaredge starts to establish a lead at about 40 meters into the 3A girls 100. Photo by Alan Versaw.
When you're about five miles from Littleton HS, it can be tough to get the 4x400 recognition you deserve, but Arapahoe figures to contend this weekend. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Following the scent of last year's trail that led to a state title, Clint Myers won the Tri-Peaks League shot put title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jose Salazar and Taylor Webb give Rifle a formidable 1-2 punch in both hurdle events. Photo by Alan Versaw.
47.58, Doherty Spartan Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Courtney Mills is currently creating a lot of concern for 3A rivals in the 200 meters, and a few other events as well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Eleanor Fulton had another big day at the Mullen Runners Roost, dominating the 1600 and 800 meter events. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Adam Avischious of The Classical Academy will be next fall's top returning finisher from the 3A state meet. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
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.
This is what .006 seconds of difference at the finish line looks like. TCA's Emily LaValley and Kara Slavoski of St. Mary's will go at it again in the 800 at state. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Briotto Niuller of Manitou Springs edges ahead of Rye's Jake Van for the Tri-Peaks 100 meter dash title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Miss Diversification: the triple jump is just one of the things that Beth Jones does well for 3A power Eaton. She also runs a mean 800 and runs legs on relays. Photo by Alan Versaw.