Caitlin Simmons had her jumps game going strong in indoor. She never got to show it in outdoor.
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The Lutheran boys and girls enter the season ranked No. 1.
Basalt's Sierra Bower ran away with the 3A state title, and the fastest time of the day.
Jefferson Academy's Jacob Crookston dominated the boy's field and led Jefferson Academy to the team title.
Connor Ohlson ran away for a dominating victory, and the fastest time of the day.
Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos surged late to claim the title Thursday evening.
University's white uniforms stood out, but that wasn't what stood out most about the Bulldogs today.
Quinn McConnell dominated a field mostly blue to capture her fourth consecutive region title
Skyview's Jimmy Scavuzzo will give the Wolverines some added depth in the distance events.
Unless you live on the Western Slope, you probably haven't heard much about Wyatt Mortenson yet, but he could be playing a much larger role among 3A boys as early as next fall.
Hannah Ellis won huge at her regional last week and now faces bigger obstacles at State.
We haven't seen much of this trio in state this year, but they still know how to put a race away.
Regionals should be a whole lot of deja vu for about about half of the guys in this photo.
It's an amped-up SkyView Academy team with Tyler Scholl in the lead role.
Adventure calls your name at the Chris Severy Invitational Saturday in Aspen.
One of the teams that quietly had a very good meet this weekend was the Rock Canyon girls. Nina St. John and Shannon Osoba were a big part of that.
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.
A very good Faith Christian boys team takes on a stiff test at Legacy's new meet on Friday.
Isabella Bowland and Claudia Burgess kept the lead between themselves until Bowland broke away later in the race.
Denver North's girls appeared ready to run the table early in the 2A-3A Girls race at the St. Vrain Invitational.
There are few spectacles in Colorado high school cross country at stirring as the St. Vrain start.
John O'Malley and Cooper Brown very nearly led Centaurus to an upset of epic proportions on Saturday. Photos by Ashley Green.
Holy Family's Alyssa Wells made what was perhaps the biggest 3A freshman splash of the weekend.
Thomas Chaston works to fend off a late challenge from Cal Banta in the 4A Boys Race.
Nate MacDonald was D'Evelyn's top finisher at State last fall and one of a lengthy list of reasons D'Evelyn is a good team to have an eye on this fall.
Lots of 3A boys come back in the 300 hurdles, but Carl Heide may be the guy to beat next year.
Sarah Yocum took her show on the road to Grand Junction, meeting with rave reviews.
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.
Lutheran's Riley Darnell figures as a major force in 3A Metro sprinting this spring.
As of the day after graduation last spring, Luke Arkell became the #1 sprinter in the pride of Lions.
Platte Valley's Andrew King won the battle in 3A Region 4, but Cody Jones and Frontier Academy won the war. Photos by Ron Eberhard.
Kayla Young provided a splash of color in the monochromatic scheme at the front of the girls race. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
The tandem of Christian Van Cleave and Ryan Lehmuth has accomplished a lot this season, but Friday's question is whether they can lead Jefferson Academy to a state berth. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Who are the 3A stars and teams of the future? Conifer's Amanda Stein is one who could be leading her team to new levels over the next two years. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mackenzie Moss followed up a solid performance at Desert Twilight on Friday with a PPAC individual title on Wednesday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Simon Kelati led his Greeley Central Wildcat teammates to an overpowering team title at the Greeley City XC Championships on Wednesday. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
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.
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.
As story lines go, they don't get much bigger than Brie Oakley vs. Lauren Gregory. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Tanner Price is part of a deep Holy Family roster that returns to 3A this fall and also the region's #2 ranked returning miler. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Steve Urban joins the celebration of the college signing of Marcelo Laguera, one of Urban's two state champion individuals as a coach. Contributed photo.
Long after most former state champions have hung up the spikes, Melody Fairchild is still at it, and going strong. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Ryan Butler closed out the scoring on a dominating performance for SkyView Academy at today's 3A Metro League meet. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
A big part of the reason SkyView Academy is so good is the depth provided by guys like Joseph Pippin. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The Pagosa Springs girls were back at it with a dominating win at the Chicken Creek Challenge on Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
After a nice freshman campaign last fall, bigger things will be expected of Jefferson Academy's Ryan Lehmuth this fall. Photo by Ashley Green.
Here it is, your preseason picks for 3A!
Peak to Peak has been a fixture at state for several years running, but it's not a foregone conclusion this year. Isaac Ruble will strive to keep the streak alive. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cerake Geberkidane won't be around to run this year's Arapahoe Warrior Invitational, but his meet record of 15:12 will toe the starting line with the rest of the field. Photo by Ashley Green.
Dallas Frisbie could possibly win the regional individual title, but the depth of the Kent Denver team just might tell the story of the regional team title. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
It's a year of transition for Peak to Peak, but Calvin Riss should be a measure of stability for the Pumas. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Lindsey Chavez runs the last regional race of a very nice high school career on Friday. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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.
As Liberty Bells go, this one ranks among the most bizarre of them all. All photos by Jeff McCoy.
Platte Canyon's Jacob Benson is the top returning finisher from last year's 3A state cross country race. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Rounding the first turn at the Arvada West Invitational. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Jake Rogers and Josh Davis lead a dramatically improved Lamar team into the fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
What figures to be unique about Jacob Adamson when the 3A state race runs on October 27? Read on and find out. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Ty Koenig paces an Alamosa team that could be very dangerous this fall as Coach Larry Zaragoza chases state title number seven. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Grayson Bundick returns for his senior season at Faith Christian next spring. Don't get caught underestimating the Eagles' chances. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
The league meets are now done. The big event is nearly upon us.
Here's a quick look at what the early returns from Wednesday's meets suggests...
With Alaina Anderson and Desmin Ramirez running, Pomona should keep a highly visible profile this fall. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Lindsey Stindt is one of the big reasons that neither Lyons nor Akron may come in as the 2A girls favorite next spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jose Salazar and Taylor Webb give Rifle a formidable 1-2 punch in both hurdle events. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Evan Marshall returns for his senior season to anchor the state title hopes of the Faith Christian Eagles. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Adam Avischious of The Classical Academy will be next fall's top returning finisher from the 3A state meet. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
The Alamosa boys have consistently produced a great pack time this season, helping to make them a favorite for the 3A title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Desmin Ramierez, Alex Pawlak, Gerardo Rodriguez, Nic de Herrera, and Jack Burger mix it up at the front of the pack at Friday's Pat Amato Classic. Photo by Kelli Noto.
Monarch's Kirk Webb outduels Mountain Vista's Stephen Chipman to the finish line at the St. Vrain Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Following two consecutives years of disappointment at state, Sam Yeager leads Faith Christian in the quest to discover if three really is a charm. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ben Hinckfoot opens a huge gap on the third leg of TCA's 4x400 relay. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Lindsey Hubbard, shown here en route to winning the 300 hurdles at last spring's state meet, is one of those athletes who will have to make some event choices prior to the state meet. Colorado Track XC file photo.
It will be a new set of legs going by next fall, but it's still the same sport scored the same way. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jordan Montera of Pueblo West battles Chad Palmer of Alamosa for position in the final quarter mile. Photo by Eric Flores.
After this, it's all about doing and nothing about what anyone thinks. Take a look and see how close you think the coaches are to getting it right!
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.
An interesting phenomenon this week--every girls #1 team is a unanimous pick. Only Rocky Ford (2A) is among the boys.
For the third week in a row, Scott Fauble takes home a major meet title. Photo by Rick Wilson.
Nick Taylor, the top freshman in 3A boys cross country last fall, returns to key the hopes for Colorado Academy in his sophomore season. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cherry Creek clings to a narrow lead in 5A, while Broomfield surges to the top in 4A.
Thomas Hoffman of Platte Canyon leads the 3A 800 field around turn 3 at last year's state meet. Photo by Alan Versaw
Late in the race, Kaitlin Hanenburg holds a slim lead over Kara Slavoski of St. Mary's in the 3A Region 2 girls race.
Amos Bowen of Brush is one a several top talents in the ranks of 3A boys.
In what has become an annual rite of passage, runners negotiate the water crossing at the Prairie View Invitational (photo by Bill Stahl).
Santino Apodaca, winner of the Division 2 race at Friday's Kadet Invitational, is key to Rocky Ford's hopes for a repeat state championship.
Of course you've wondered which schools rank highest in the state when you combine all sports. Unfortunately, the conventional media outlets do not help us answer that question. So, Colorado Runners has.