Shame on you if you've forgotten about Jennifer Celis. I promise you Tabor Scholl hasn't.
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After years of Telluride and Hotchkiss domination of this region, the Paonia girls wear the mantle of regional favorites this year.
After a brilliant freshman season, Remington Ross looks to solidify her standing as the top 2A sprinter next spring.
Brendon Klaseen figures to come in for lots of duty in the Cedaredge scheme this spring. His talents fit in lots of different places.
The Hotchkiss boys made their first appearance in the rankings with a strong showing at 2A Region 4. Photos by Matt Scoggins.
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.
Victory secured, Chloe Veilleux pounds it toward the finish line. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Meeker's Austin Russell is one of several very strong contenders for individual berths to state out of 2A Region 4. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lyons has an astonishing record of no state finish worse than fourth, boys or girls, since the decade opened. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
With teammate Ro Paschal graduated, Simon Kearns assumes the reins of leadership in Mancos and is now one of the region's grizzled veterans. Photo by Alan Versaw.
You can think of Taylor Carsten's 122-7 in the discus as yet another log on the Paonia bonfire. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Soleil Gaylord has come along very nicely as the season has progressed and may not rate as a slight favorite to snare the 2A Girls individual crown. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jack Plantz leads with a little push from Ro Paschal early in Friday's 2A regional at Delta. Photo by Matt Scoggins.
Sophia Schelle sticks mostly to shorter distances in track but is a big part of the success of Hotchkiss cross country nevertheless. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Nate Fedel will be trying to keep the rest of the Western Slope distance types in his rear-view mirror this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Sierra Tucker returns next fall for her senior season at Lyons. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cody Danley is just one the reasons that things are looking up for Rocky Ford cross country for 2015. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jenna Anderson's gritty race under adversity sealed a state title for the Lyons girls, one that has eluded them since the beginning of the 2A classification. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jack Plantz figures to be high on the 2A boys leaderboard come Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Lyons continues to dominate the boys rankings, and there is much to look forward to in the state girls race.
Mae Anderson and Sophia Schelle will try to lead Hotchkiss to a third consecutive regional title this week, but it may end up being more of a contest than the last two years. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Sydney Fesenmeyer scored one for the small schools by winning the individual girls title at Saturday's TCA Titan Thunder. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In 2A cross country, it's the third runner that is so very important. Hotchkiss looks to Katy Parsons for big things this fall. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Sabine Lindler had two nice medal finishes on grinder courses in as many days this weekend. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Despite what the arrow might suggest, Mykayla Music was headed fast in the direction of the finish at this point. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
If you like jigsaw puzzles, you'll want to check out the 2A girls rankings.
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.
The top positions in 2A remain in the same hands, but...
Check out who our panel of coaches picked as the top ten teams in the state!
Jack Plantz traded strides with Ben Butler deep into last year's state race. There will be no Ben Butler to worry about in 2A this year. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
For Tabor Scholl, it's been an endless summer of track and field action since the state meet. Can she keep the momentum moving forward in cross country season? Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Andrew Tiedeman leads a very strong Hotchkiss entry, but the Bulldogs are far from having this region sewn up. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
After a couple year's of understudy work, Mae Anderson's turn at the front of the pack appears to have arrived. Colorado Track XC file photo.
For the span of a half an hour on Saturday, Jennifer Celis was simply untouchable. 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.
Morgan Hartigan pitched a win for Paonia in the shot put with a throw of 39-10. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Photo coming soon to this space.
The scenario that 2A girls is coming down to isn't terribly surprising, but it should be very exciting nevertheless. We saw at least four of these five teams coming even before the season started. And now they face a massive showdown at state.
So far, we haven't seen much that is all that surprising about 2A girls
Rock Canyon's Rhyan Pettaway hurdled her way to the Palmer Terror Invitational 100H title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Canon City returns to Pueblo this weekend where last Saturday Katie Till wrapped a nice 400 around the track to give the Tigers a come-from-behind win in the SMR8. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Natalie Anderson joins the fold of very capable distance runners at Western State Colorado University this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Lutheran's relays created a stir in Fort Morgan last weekend. This weekend they show up in Keenesburg. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Although Jennifer Celis ran very well in cross country, it's her 400 and 800 that garner most of the attention. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Kelli Buhrdorf adds a little speed to an endurance-heavy Hotchkiss track and field roster. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Paonia rewrote a couple of relay records last spring--they're coming back for more this spring. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
The Cougars most likely to pounce on a state title in 2014 may not be from Niwot, Evergreen, or Coronado. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Sisters Natalie and Mae Anderson are an example of the most obvious key to success in 2A cross country. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Before they parted company, Miriam Roberts and Natalie Anderson had already established clear leadership of the 2A individual race. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
If you're looking for a wild card who could potentially spin the 2A girls race for a loop, you need look no further than Jenna Anderson. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Anna Fake doesn't look to have a team to carry her to state, but she just might stir some things up in the girls individual race. Colorado Track XC file photo.
The final set of rankings before state--how accurate will the coaches be?
Jake Erickson leads Grand Junction's Greg Eccher and Telluride's Jack Plantz through early stages of the Anna Banana boys varsity race. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
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.
Liberty Bell has spoken and the polls have responded.
Greg Eccher paces with Jake Erickson for a few moments before taking over at his home invitational. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Lots of movement in the polls this week after the action on opening weekend...
The 3A girls start their season at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. Photo by Tim Hilt.
A little over one week away from the season-opening Cheyenne Mountain Stampede, here is how the coaches rank the teams.
Andrew Tiedemann was a surprise as the top Hotchkiss finisher at state last October. This fall, he will be counted on to lead the team. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Alicia Nelson, this year DII Steeplechase champion, is a graduate of Moffat County High School. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Dallas Frisbie leads a Peak to Peak squad that should be very competitive in 3A this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Natalie Anderson and her Hotchkiss teammates don't lead 2A in this analysis, but none of the other 2A schools are getting overly confident on account of that. Photo by Alan Versaw.
You wouldn't necessarily know she runs for Hotchkiss with her bib pinned over the school imprint, but Sophia Schelle is one of the reasons that Hotchkiss will enter the 2013 cross country season as the 2A favorities. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Jack Plantz was the "other" freshman in 2A last fall, making a name for himself on the western side of the Continental Divide. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
There's a very good chance the girls 2A state title is headed back to Delta County next year, but Miranda Mathiason and her Highland teammates may have something to say about that. 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.
Taylor Polson takes her turn in pushing the Paonia 4x400 below the magical four-minute barrier. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Paonia's 4x800 set a completely new standard for 2A girls 4x800s. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ashley VanVleet's speed at 400 and 800 meters has helped make Paonia the new Goliath on the 2A girls block. Photo by David Pressgrove.
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.
Hurdler Matt Radich is one of the pieces of a fearsome Lyons track and field machine headed for Lakewood's Jeffco Stadium on May 16. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Trevor Benson is one of the reasons that prospects are looking brighter for Lutheran High School than most people were thinking as recently as one month ago. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Megan McCabe took over leadership of the state pole vault rankings on Thursday with a clearance of 12-6. Photo by Kelli Noto.
At Monarch High School, it's not always clear who the lead horse on the team is. This weekend, it was Kaitlyn Benner, who won the 1600 at the Runners Roost of Fort Collins in 5:14, but it could just as easily be someone else next weekend. Depth is a nice problem to have. Photo by Ashley Green.
Not only did Kathryn New win a cold and wet state 100 last spring, she also brings back a 58.08 mark in the 400. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Marcel Such's third-place finish among returning runners was perhaps a bit overshadowed by the first-place finish of teammate Paul Roberts, but is was significant nevertheless. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Taylor Polson and Anna Fake are two of the most talented runners returning to the 2A ranks next fall, but both will be in search of added cast members for the team. Photo by Alan Versaw.
All wrapped up in the finish banner, Paul Roberts claims what could be but the first in a long list of state titles. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Rachel Hampton not only maintained her lead on the second half of the course, but gained on all of the field except Miriam Roberts. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Will 2012 be the year for Natalie Anderson and her Hotchkiss teammates? Colorado Track XC file photo.
The final coaches poll of the 2012 season has arrived! Free content.
Dylan Newell leads his Telluride teammates into Delta on Wednesday with hopes of advancing the team to state. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Jake Erickson's quietly impressive season includes a win at the Doherty Spartan Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Nobody is going to be too surprised if one of these two girls ends up as this fall's 2A individual titleist. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Two weeks have passed since the last rankings and several changes can be seen in the rankings since the last time around. Free content.
Rangely's William Scoggins very nearly became the newest member of the sub-16 club on Saturday. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Cerake Geberkidane is making a habit of leaving fields in his dust. This week it was the Arvada West Invite field. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It's been two weeks since our last set of rankings, and there have been some rumblings in the rankings since then. Free content.
Joel Such may have to endure running in the shadow of Paul Roberts his entire high school career, but he definitely makes Lyons a better team. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ralston Valley's Nicole Hahn is back, and winning races is still her thing. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Miranda Middleton and Katherine Bush are two names you should be hearing a lot about this fall. Here are the faces to associate with the names. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Jake Boesch is likely the best 2A cross country runner you've never before heard of. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Taylor Polson will exchange the red and white of Hotchkiss for the red and black of Paonia this fall. Paul Jaeger photo.
Cody Bartlett, Hotchkiss's top finisher at state last year, returns to lead the Bulldog charge in 2A for 2012. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Natalie Anderson and company could throw a monkey wrench into Lyons' quest for a third consecutive 2A girls title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Madi Goodstein leaves the hurdle pursuit in her wake. Photo by David Pressgrove.
Eryn Leonard and her Moffat County teammates will be headed to the 3A ranks next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Garrett Coles is one of the contenders in a wide-open battle for the 3A boys individual state title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Monarch's girls and a few bold enough to run with them pass under the shade of an enormous tree at Saturday's Pat Patten Invitational in Boulder. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
It was a sea of red and black at the start of the Eagle Valley Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rikki Gonzales has won a few races before, but probably none as big as the 5A title at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw
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.
Rebecca Hermann has been part of three consecutive state titles at Nederland. It's Hermann's sayonara season this fall. Can the Panthers make it four? Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
When Glenwood Springs hosts a meet, the Demons' girls usually have the relays under control. 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.
David Garcia and Griffin Hay helped take Fort Colllins from a state title threat to the #4 team nationally in a little over two months. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Natalie Anderson led a stellar freshman class for Hotchkiss that brought the school its best finish at state since 2002. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The lead pack early in the race looked like a Who's Who of 3A Girls Cross Country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Action from this weekend's Glenwood Springs Invitational, where Durango ran away with the girls' title. Photo by Mike Schneiter.
Littleton's Garrett Sapakoff rounds the final turn with Arvada West's Carson Aberle at the Arvada West Invitational. Sapakoff would go on for the win. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.
Shelby Stableford surprised a few fans of cross country--and her coach--by cruising to a 12-second victory at the St. Vrain Invitational on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Palmer Ridge's Spencer Wenck ran away from the 4A field on Saturday and posted the top boys' time of opening weekend. Photo by Alan Versaw.