The girls race hits the first dip with Fountain-Fort Carson already firmly in the lead.
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Harrison's sprint relays were not taking no for an answer.
Lilly Lavier built a formidable lead on the first lap and crushed the field on the second.
Jaydes Warwick just may have made a hurdles name for himself with two big wins on the opening day of competition.
Mikayla Cox was the runaway winner in the 800 last year, and this year she'll want to defend that title.
Rampart's Ben Conlin will look to become the league's top distance runner this year.
Jequan Hogan's 51-8 triple jump was No. 1 in the country during the 2018 outdoor season.
Sophia Mena subdued the resistance for second before taking on the challenge of the lead.
Fountain-Fort Carson, Denver East, and Cherry Creek racked up a lot of relay points at state this year.
Brandon Deas gets to watch the rankings tonight and wait and see if his 11.08 100 gets him to the big dance.
Morgan Short went to #5 on the 3A long jump list with a 16-10 winner early Friday evening.
Jimmy Scavuzzo helped elevated SkyView's 4x8 to a new state-leading mark.
Raymon Harper went 6-4 to leave an impressive early mark on the high jump rankings.
The outdoor season has arrived! But not for everyone - Colorado will send some of its best to New Balance Nationals Indoor.
Ariana Bishop-Falu didn't see a lot of track action last spring, but what she did see was enough to indicate some serious promise at 100 meters.
James Thomas didn't quite manage to hold off Highlands Ranch, but he did all that was necessary, plus a little, to secure yet another state title for Fountain-Fort Carson in the 4x400.
What do you do when the generator goes out? Well, nobody is going over the timing mat unless you hold the inflatable up.
For most of the first mile, the boys race was leadership by committee. The committee would start to dwindle soon thereafter.
The starting line setting at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs is among the very best in the state.
Donovan Williams and Fountain-Fort Carson weathered an unbelievable onslaught of points from the Monarch distance program to win the 2017 5A Boys state title.
Drew Ellis was a key element in propelling Pawnee to the 1A Lords and Ladies of the Leap crown.
On a long list of very good 300 hurdlers at Fountain-Fort Carson, it's plausible that Jason Farrell ends up as the best.
Jequan Hogan bounds his way to the first 50-foot triple jump Colorado has seen in more than a decade.
Iosua Maika could very well held one key for tipping the scales in favor of Fountain-Fort Carson this weekend.
Before the season started, Jason Farrell wasn't on a lot of state meet watch lists, but now he's one of those guys the outcome of the entire meet could turn on.
Donovan Williams was solidly ahead of the pack in the 100 and 200, helping Fountain-Fort Carson to an outstanding team showing.
It's a very busy week of track and field ahead.
One of many things ahead of schedule this season for Fountain-Fort Carson has been the 4x800 meter relay.
Donovan Williams wasted no time climbing to the top of the 5A Boys 200 meter rankings.
Darrien Wells is one of two top-tier talents already under the Hinkley umbrella. If they get a third, watch out.
Donovan Williams picks up where Fountain-Fort Carson sprinters before him have left off.
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.
Danny Williams opened his state meet with a tie for fifth in the high jump. It got better from there. 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.
Harrison's Marquez Boykin took the 4A boys high jump at 6-4, assuring his spot in the state field. 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.
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.
Riley Chase free and clear at 14 feet. Photo by Eric Versaw.
Alexis Buckhaults was well out in front of the 100 hurdles field for one of her two event titles of the day. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Danny Williams is the all-around jumps threat in an amazingly diverse Pomona attack. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Xavier Bishop-Falu is part of a long list of returning Rampart Rams who could, collectively, spell trouble this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Matthew Roberds fends off the pursuit on the back side of the first circuit of the Fountain-Fort Carson course. Photo by Alan Versaw.
James Lee and Brock Dykema keyed a very strong opening weekend showing by Silver Creek. The Raptors get a chance to back that showing up at Saturday's Centaurus Invitational. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Ben Dingman should be back this fall to shoulder to leader's load for a very strong Rampart team. Photo by Ashley Green.
Pine Creek lost some firepower to graduation this spring, but Athena Kuehn is one reason to believe they have plenty coming back. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cast your vote for the story of the year!
If you've been looking for a break in the Fountain-Fort Carson string of domination, Johnathan Penrose and his Broomfield teammates may be able to provide that next year. 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.
In a scene reminiscent of countless meets this spring, Tevin Donnell and Christian Lyon move to the front of the 100 meter pack. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Zoe Gilbertson won first round of the 100 hurdles, but a more important round awaits her. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Widefield's Bethany Rodrigues surprised a few folks and won the 4A 400 out of lane seven. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Uche Obinnah is a key part of a very talented Grandview team, but it's going to take something special to run down Fountain-Fort Carson. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Before the rain came, there was some serious heat in the Pueblo Twilight 100. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The 4x100 was the third of four Fountain-Fort Carson winning relays on the day. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Sergio Currie takes his hurdling talents over Monarch Pass next year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Smoky Hill's Dom Carrasco took his first Colorado hurdles meet title at Liberty Bell, winning the 300s in a very quick 38.39. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Charles Tigner's long jump joins a long list of other things at Fountain-Fort Carson that are going well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It was a solid weekend for Javan Lanier, nailing down the top 5A 100 time and tying for the top 200 time. Photo by Alan Versaw.
For one day, Blake Yount and Paul Roberts were as close to dead even as it gets. Photo by Levi Stone.
When the dust had settled at the end of a breezy day, Celia Smith's 5-4 winning high jump was high on the short list of top marks for the day. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Tevin Donnell was unstoppable in the sprints. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Jake Dunn pulls up alongside, challenging the lead of Benjamin Thomas with 200 meters to go in the 800. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lamar's Santana Salazar was one of a surprisingly large number of athletes who started the 2015 season beyond the state-qualifying mark for the 2014 season. Photo by Eric Versaw.
Meet Destinee Hillman, who made her case with a strong opening statement in the 100 hurdles. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Fountain-Fort Carson produced a clean sweep of the relays at the CSU-Pueblo Early Bird. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Here it is, your preseason picks for 5A!
Charles Tigner and Christian Lyon are merely two of the dangerous elements on a very deep Fountain-Fort Carson roster. Colorado Track XC file photos by Alan Versaw.
Phillip Benjamin Thomas is accustomed to the contact of the 800 and will take that experience to the University of Wyoming next school year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Dylan Day keeps his school colors intact by committing to the University of Mississippi. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Air Academy's Lilliana Hamilton held the lead with 800 meters to go, but the threat that would eventually overtake her was closing behind her in the person of Sydney Fesenmeyer. Photo by Alan Versaw.
At the top of the hill at one mile Dylan Day's pace had already begun to wither the Vanguard pursuit. 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.
You've probably never thought of Christian Lyon as a member of a cross country team, but it isn't too hard if you try. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Expect Bear Creek's Olabisi Johnson to figure prominently in at least a couple of 5A boys events next spring. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
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.
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.
The lay of the landscape has changed a little since the last time we visited 5A girls. This title bout is a whole lot more interesting that we figured it to be roughly a month ago.
At the beginning of the year, few would have suspected Fountain-Fort Carson would own the #2 4x800 seed, but Dylan Day and his teammates are there. 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.
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.
The Pomona Invitational round of the 4x200 went to Fountain-Fort Carson, but with subsequent rounds to follow. Photo by Ben Hershalman.
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.
With five meters to go in the 800 meters, Fountain-Fort Carson's Philip Benjamin Thomas was in full stumble mode, but he managed to keep his feet for another five meters and the win over Bailey Roth and Kyle White. 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.
One of the better marks of the end of the week was Monarch's Andrew Barlow over the bar at 14-9. Photo by Ashley Green.
Heather Harrower put away the 400 meter field in convincing fashion. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Drue Harris adds relay punch to his 400 meter contributions for Fountain-Fort Carson. 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.
The 5A boys state title all came down to this. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Aaron Rickey could be the go-to guy for a very solid Palmer team next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The ebbs and flows of emotions shifted several times in the final stages of the race as Ariana Toland and Casey Griggs battled for the lead and the win. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Few people have ever dominated Colorado high school cross country the way Allie McLaughlin did the two years she ran at Air Academy High School.
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.
Brandon Singleton takes the lead on the final straight and clinches CT's first 5A state track and field title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jordyn Colter rolls off the final turn of the 800 ahead of Arapahoe's Devan Foster. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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Erin Hooker surges past Jordyn Colter on the final lap. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
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.
In one of the few sprint and jump events Fountain-Fort Carson didn't win, Tevin Donnell and Solyde Bankston gave Kalen Ballage all he could handle in the 100. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Gateway's Devundrick Walker takes an early leading en route to winning in a loaded 800 meter final at Liberty Bell. Photo by Kelli Noto.
Elise Cranny completes her record-setting 1600 with nobody in sight. Photo by Ashley Green.
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.
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.
Liberty's Gina Hauptman grimaces as she nears the finish line of the Palmer Terror 1600 on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rachel Pott won two titles in a big, big way on Friday. Contributed photo.
Dakota Leazer signs on with one of the nation's most prestigious universities, Columbia University of New York City. Contributed Photo.
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.
Expect to see more of Raymond Bozmans coming off the 200 meter turn at state. Photo by Ashley Green.
Markesh Woodson made his 2012 season debut at Saturday's Doherty Spartan Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Abby Simpson and Jordan Chavez gave Pueblo County a sweep of the 400 titles at the Banana Belt Classic. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Colorado Springs has been home to a lot of top cross country talent for a long time. Hannah Everson and Bryce Gregoire run in that tradition. 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.
Jeff McCoy takes his camera to the track events.
Lakewood's Jake Jones eyes the flight of his winning throw in the shot put. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Last year, Andrew Proebstle and his Rifle teammates were competing in 4A. This year, they threaten to take over 3A. Contributed photo.
Kaela Edwards was at it again on Saturday, lowering her season-best 800 mark to 2:09.05. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Pole vaulter Josh Holland is just one of the reasons that Arapahoe figures to finish the state meet with an industrial strength point tally. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Double Trouble: There aren't many places to hide when Markesh Woodson and Solyde Bankston take the track together. Photo by Alan Versaw.
As a sophomore last spring, Markesh Woodson finished second at state in the 100 and 200, plus gave the Trojans a big lift on relays. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brandon Parson's victory in the 400 meters was one of several essential elements in Fountain-Fort Carson's drive toward the state championship. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It was fun and games last week as Adam Sinda offered up a little impromptu celebration at the end of the Jeffco 5A 800, but the intensity will be a few notches higher when the athletes next step onto the track. Photo by Clif Jurgens.
A strong set of relays, coupled with considerable individual talent, makes Fountain-Fort Carson one of the top contenders for this year's 5A boys state title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Palmer gets a solid contribution from Reggie Allison in both hurdle events and the triple jump. If the Terrors can get all the pieces producing at the same time, they could make a run at state. Colorado Track XC file photos.
For the second week in a row, Fountain-Fort Carson's Solyde Bankston took home 100 meter honors for the Trojans. The timing system demons were caught napping this time, so the time counts. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cherokee Trail's Michael Tasker is among the top hurdlers in a hurdler-rich classification. 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
For the second weekend in a row, Widefield's Derek McAllister posted one of the state's top 400 meter times of the weekend.
Widefield's GinAsia Hamilton negotiates the turn of the 200 and heads toward victory. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Movin' out... Anna Marshall (far left) of Pueblo West and Emily Husted, Kassie Mazzocco, Shelby Stableford, and Kaitlin Hanenburg of The Classical Academy establish position at the start of the TCA Titan Thunder Invitational.