Mason Norman and Ben Conlin traded strides for better than half of the race, but the last 2000 meters belonged to Norman.
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More meets are won by fifth runners than by first runners, but packing up your 3-4-5 is particularly effective.
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.
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.
Allison Mann tries out the self-basting technique en route to winning a scorching 3200 in 11:34.97
Celia Smith is the CSML's high jumper of reputation entering the 2017 season.
Durango's Anna Smagacz led the Demons to a crushing defeat of the assembled field at Saturday's running of the Joe Vigil Open. Photo by Don Scott.
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.
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.
The whole state is familiar with Ben Dingman and Connor McCabe by now, but it's 3-4-5 guys like Sadio Fenner that make Rampart especially dangerous for next fall. 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.
Aaron Rickey could be the go-to guy for a very solid Palmer team next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Colorado has a tradition of strong performances at Nike Southwest, though those performances have been heavily tilted toward the girls to date.
Jacob Blackburn leads a group around the final turn of the TCA Titan Thunder from last fall. This year, he could be leading the Rock Canyon team. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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.
Caleb Ingram had a big win at the TCA Titan Thunder and figures to be an important part of Pine Creek's bid to send a boys team to state as well. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Louisville (Monarch) fell to Fort Collins by one point at last year's NXN-SW regional. Both teams return this year to battle again. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Despite a little lead bike misdirection, Kirk Webb recovered for the win at 5A Region 3, followed by Greeley West's Evert Finger. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Kiah Leonard, Mercy Bowen, Betzabeth Garcia, Victoria Milano, and Birdie Hutton stake out an early lead at the Wiggins Invitational. In the end, Hutton would lead them all. Photo by Mario Garcia.
It was a sea of red and black at the start of the Eagle Valley Invitational. Photo 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.
Taylor Floming returns to help key another very strong Monarch team this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
47.58, Doherty Spartan Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
If you can names the girls of this row of the Liberty Bell 3200 start, you're up-to-speed on Colorado distance. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Javonte Walker-Reese nails down the first of his three individual titles in the 110 Hurdles. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Canon City's Andrea Tuck won both the triple jump and the 100 hurdles at Saturday's Pueblo Centennial Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Emily Wolff had a great freshman campaign for Arapahoe. Continued success in her sophomore season will help to keep Arapahoe at or near the top of the pile in 5A girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.
A little bit of Portland in Phoenix... Tait Rutherford negotiates the water hazard at Toka Sticks Golf Course. Photo by Alan Versaw.
They're back, and they're relentless. They're the Fort Collins girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
That look of confidence on Kelsey Lakowske's face isn't necessarily good news for the rest of the 5A field. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
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.
It was a Who's Who of Colorado female high school cross country runners at the start of the Pat Patten Invite on Friday. Kelsey Lakowske, second from lett, sneaked away for the win. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Action from this weekend's Glenwood Springs Invitational, where Durango ran away with the girls' title. Photo by Mike Schneiter.
Clayton Young has stepped up in a big way for American Fork over the last three weeks. Colorado Track XC file photo.