The Lutheran boys and girls enter the season ranked No. 1.
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Jefferson Academy's Jacob Crookston dominated the boy's field and led Jefferson Academy to the team title.
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.
Ryan Lehmuth has enjoyed two very solid years to close out his high school career at Jefferson Academy.
Regionals should be a whole lot of deja vu for about about half of the guys in this photo.
Adventure calls your name at the Chris Severy Invitational Saturday in Aspen.
There are few spectacles in Colorado high school cross country at stirring as the St. Vrain start.
Erin Kraus was fifth at this meet last year; can she make the move to first this year?
People you may not have heard of before, like Josh Nicoletti, are getting big things done for Jefferson Academy this spring.
Jefferson Academy's Christian Van Cleave breaks away from Sam Hitchens and Cole Sprout on the second lap of the 800.
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.
Christian Van Cleave finished with a PR and 5th place at the 3A State 800 this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
We've heard a lot about Cole Sprout this season, but Macklin Brockmeyer is also a big part of the Faith Christian success story. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Civianna Gallegos finished fourth at this meet last year. She figures to be focused on higher this year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Jefferson Academy will likely be one of this fall's most improved teams. How high can the Jaguars go? Photo 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.
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.
A big part of the reason SkyView Academy is so good is the depth provided by guys like Joseph Pippin. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Julia Jaschke leads a very strong Kent Denver team into the fall season, but even Kent Denver will find the going tough in this league. 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.
James Giltner took over the lead role and was a solid leader for Kent Denver this fall, but he could have some more help coming back next fall. Photo by Ashley Green.
It didn't take SkyView Academy long to make an impact in 3A. And Cassie Unruh and company will be looking to make a bigger impact next fall. Photo by Ashley Green.
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.
Isaiah Dilka's return to racing last week came as a strong positive indicator for University heading into regionals. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Great teams are able to pack it in up front; Frontier Academy is a great team. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Sabine Lindler had two nice medal finishes on grinder courses in as many days this weekend. 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.
Jefferson Academy's Nathan Moore, Ryan Lehmuth, Joe Raff, and Christian Van Cleave have been packing it in in a nice way this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mason Phillips had to fight off Brush's Erik Barfuss for almost the entire race distance en route to taking the 2A/3A boys individual title. Photo by Ashley Green.
Corey Lewenkamp enjoyed the day's largest margin of victory over the rest of a classification. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cody Jones is one of several Frontier Academy Wolverines you didn't hear much from last fall but who figure to be fully prepped to step into crucial roles this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
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.
Machebeuf's Ben Espinola will try to keep Ben Butler from winning the league individual title in his first year in the league. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Austin Fisher spun the summers under Coach Hershelman into a 19th-place finish in the 3A state race this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brush has long benefitted from the contributions of athletes from neighboring schools without cross country. Ryan Dollerschell figures to be making a large contribution of that kind this fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Rounding the first turn at the Arvada West Invitational. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Mild-mannered Miriam Roberts trashed at course record at the St. Vrain Valley SD RE-1J meet on Tueday. Photo by Renee Haip.
Garrett Coles is one of the contenders in a wide-open battle for the 3A boys individual state title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
With Alaina Anderson and Desmin Ramirez running, Pomona should keep a highly visible profile this fall. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Adam Avischious of The Classical Academy will be next fall's top returning finisher from the 3A state meet. Photo by Paul Jaeger.