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Have a look at our rundown of the top boys and boys' teams to make an impact at the second most important meet of the Arizona cross-country season.
Peak to Peak returns everyone from their 2017 state championship squad.
Mason Norman and The Classical Academy look to primed defend their state titles this year.
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.
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.
Colton Stice left nothing to be decided late in the 3A Region 1 Boys race.
The Moffat County boys enjoy favorite status in 3A Region 1 Boys.
Megan Greenly may be your strongest candidate for the girls individual title at Friday's Eric Wolff.
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.
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.
Colton Stice won yesterday's inaugural edition of the Devil's Thumb Hill Climb in 22:36. You read that correctly. File Photo.
Thomas Chaston works to fend off a late challenge from Cal Banta in the 4A Boys Race.
Colton Stice is a name you're going to become familiar with this fall.
Tiana Bradfield doesn't get most of the ink at Peak to Peak, but she gets things done nevertheless.
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.
Jon Wilkinson probably isn't the Gunnison guy most 3A fans of cross country are most familiar with, but he's very important to Gunnison's hopes and dreams just the same.
By midway through the race, Tanner Norman was running unaccompanied after an unusually competitive first mile. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alamosa has a habit of making this the last view most teams ever see of them at a meet. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Having broken from the field, Maggi Congdon approaches the finish line for the win. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Delaney Khung and her Pagosa teammates will be looking to extend a long tradition of Pirates at state. 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.
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.
Emma Willadsen is the first face of the Eaton Red Scourge sweeping across northeastern Colorado. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Caleb Berlinger aims at his, and Alamosa's third straight state title this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In Mountain Vista's system of interchangeable parts, it was Joshua Romine who came up big this week. 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.
The view from second place at the Battle Mountain Invitational. Contributed photo.
With the finish line directly ahead and all the green behind him, Chris Theodore takes a quick look around to be sure. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
Chris Carrouth was one of a couple of Bulldog freshmen who made a big impact last fall and should be cornerstones of the program this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Crowley County's Lane Walter started out the season at the top of the freshman class discus rankings and finished there, too. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Oscar Martinez helps to make Alamosa one of 3A's five preseason top teams. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ben Butler claimed his second straight 3A boys state title with a 15:50.5. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Sargent's Makayla Garcia ran to the individual title at the Eric Wolff Invitational on Friday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Even down one of their scoring five, Desert Hills was a decisive winner at Desert Twilight. Contributed photo.
Cooper Wiens was the top finisher for a victorious Gunnison Cowboy team on Friday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Durango's Abby Scott ran her way to a meet title in her hometown on Friday night. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
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In a long list of strong small-school performances this weekend, Salida's second-place performance at Arapahoe probably takes the cake. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
After taking one on the chin to Air Academy on Friday, Megan Rossman and her Battle Mountain teammates could be loaded for bear this weekend. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The Southwest region small schools lay claim to plenty of exceptional talent, as exemplified here by Tuba City senior Albert Fuller. 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.
Bennett's Danny Warner could potentially figure as the top scorer at the 3A state meet next week, but it will be tough to overcome the team depth of Lutheran and Platte Valley. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Manitou's Taylor Finn was unstoppable all weekend, including when she left Dutch Clark with athlete-of-the-meet honors. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Durango's Justin Marcum clears 12-9 in the pole vault in Farmington, New Mexico. Photo by Don Scott.
As you look ahead to next year in 3A boys, Isaiah Remington and Kaleb Crum are two guys who could readily become difference makers for their teams. Photos by Ashley Green.
3A Region 3 left us with a lot of questions left to be answered at state. Photo by Renee Haip.
With CeAnn Udovich, Jenna Anderson, and Sierra Tucker all running at the same meet, Lyons had just enough to get by Heritage Christian Academy for the 2A Region 1 title. Photo by Renee Haip.
Erik Barfuss added to his collection of league meet titles with a shorter one in Greeley on Tuesday. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
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.
Despite what the arrow might suggest, Mykayla Music was headed fast in the direction of the finish at this point. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Running like a seasoned veteran, St. Mary's freshman Hannah McReavy bided her time early and came up big late for a fifth-place finish at the Pueblo Central Inviational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
In the short list of serious individual title contenders, Taylor Stack and Ben Espinola rank high. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
An already loaded Moffat County team gets a little stronger if track phenom Mattie Jo Duzik shows up in a cross country uniform this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Cooper Wiens headlines a Gunnison junior class that threatens to dominate this region for the next two years. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Everyone in 4A knows about Eric Hamer, but if Palmer Ridge has a big year next year, it's likely Tommy Herebic will be playing a crucial role as well. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Runners from Montrose, Grand Valley, Coal Ridge, Delta, and Ouray make their way up the first of the never-ending Hotchkiss 'dobies. Photo courtesy of David Emory.
Aspen's Megan Woodrow leads a team that is aiming for a strong finish to their season this year. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Alicia Nelson, this year DII Steeplechase champion, is a graduate of Moffat County High School. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jake Rogers and Josh Davis lead a dramatically improved Lamar team into the fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Most of the spotlight has headed to Bayfield and Eva Lou Edwards, but Emily Bryant of Pagosa Springs has quietly enjoyed an outstanding season as well. 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.
Maddie Manning, Lindsey Chavez, and Molly Morrison (front, left to right) each figure to be close to the front of the 3A girls pack once again this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Madi Goodstein leaves the hurdle pursuit in her wake. Photo by David Pressgrove.
Coach Gregg Smith passes on some last-minute instructions to the Gunnison girls. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Giulio Del Piccolo of Basalt and Carlos Brinkmann of Pagosa Springs battle to the finish of the 3A Region 1 boys contest. Photo by Matt Scoggins.
In one season of cross country, Adrian Lovato and Haydyn Pike get to see more of Colorado than most of us do in a decade. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Jose Salazar and Taylor Webb give Rifle a formidable 1-2 punch in both hurdle events. 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.
Kirk Webb leads Monarch's boys to a regional title and into the state meet. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Colleen Koenig's third-place finish helped to lead Arapahoe to the Centennial League title on Thursday. 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.
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.
Coronado's Dusty Solis and Arapahoe's Connor Winter break away from the pack at Thursday's Coronado Cougar Classic. Photo by Mark Weeks.
University's Sam Hutchison and Greeley Central's Ali Hassan battle for the lead in the 800 in Saturday's action in Greeley. Photo by Mike D'Amato.
Peak to Peak's Jhenya Nahreini returns to run in her final state meet with hopes of finishing high in the medals.
From left to right, several of the top girls from the western slope, Katrina Selsor (Glenwood), Chiara Del Piccolo (Basalt), Brandi Krieg (Grand Valley), Holly Keeper (Rifle), and Nettie Stenstadvold (Basalt) from last month's Glenwood Invite (photo courtesy of Diane Krieg).
Kelley Robinson, Kat Robinson, and Tara Richardson take an early lead at the 2A Region 1 meet today in Lafayette (photo courtesy of Mario Garcia). Look for all three in the lead pack again at next Saturday's state meet.
In what has become an annual rite of passage, runners negotiate the water crossing at the Prairie View Invitational (photo by Bill Stahl).
After all of the intensity of week three, we should not count it surprising that large numbers of top athletes were out of competition in week four. Kara Slavoski (above), however, was one of the ones who was in action this week.