A Look At The Top 2A Returners For The 2022 State XC Meet...

Thomas MacClaren junior Jay Wood is the No. 3 returner for the 2022 Colorado state cross cou...

Colorado 2A State Cross Country Recap: Favorites Roll...

Lyons junior Tyler Ball ran away with the 2A Colorado State Cross Country title....

Colorado 2A Region 1: Tyler Ball And Quin Gregg Sweep...

Lyons junior Tyler Ball stormed away early to capture the 2A Region 1 title....

Rocking And Rolling At The St. Vrain Cross Country Invite...

Pomona's Emma Stutzman kicked hard over the final mile to claim the St. Vrain Cross Country ...

A Look At The Fastest Returning 2A Teams In Colorado...

St. Mary's returns the second-fastest boy's squad in 2A....

Top Returning 2A Boys XC Teams For 2021...

Jack Nauman and Heritage Christian are the top returning squad for 2021....

Begashaw, Johnson Dominate, Tight Team Races: 2A State Recap

Kidus Begashaw ran away with the boy's 2A state title....

Coaches Poll: September 2...

The Air Academy girls are currently ranked No. 2 in 4A....

A Look At The Fastest Girls 2A Teams In The State...

Buena Vista returns the third fastest squad in 2A....

A Look At The Fastest Boys 2A Teams In The State...

Joel Schluessler and Peyton return as the third fastest squad in 2A....

Bracing For A New Wave Of Freshman Boys...

Introducing a large portion of the boys cross country class of 2024....

Senior Girls Who May Have Been The Difference: 2A...

Taeryn Trumper is one of several 2A seniors for whom we can only wonder what their final sea...

Senior Boys Who Could Have Been The Difference: 2A...

Elco Garcia ran cross for Bayfield since Ignacio doesn't have a program, but he's posted sev...

Colorado 2A Boys Meet Of The Decade...

Ryan Boucher's win in the 400 was attended by some less-obvious help in the relays as well....

Colorado 2A Girls Meet of the Decade...

Shame on you if you've forgotten about Jennifer Celis. I promise you Tabor Scholl hasn't....

Pre-Season 2A Power Rankings: Highland & Mancos Headline...

Highland has a battle on their hands!...

A Lyons Sweep Of 2A...

Isaac Roberts captured his first cross country state title in dominating fashion. ...

2A State Preview: Lions Ready To Roar...

The Lyons Lions appear to be in prime position to sweep 2A....

Pre-Region Coaches Poll...

The Classical Academy remains on top of the girl's 3A poll....

The Fastest 2A Teams In The State...

Lyons tops the classification for both boys and girls....

Week Six Coaches Poll: We've Got New No. 1s!...

Cherry Creek is the new No. 1 in the girl's 5A poll....

A Mountain Vista Sweep At The Pat Patten Invite...

Jenna Fitzsimmons and Sarah O'Sullivan ran away with the top two spots Saturday morning. ...

Week 4 Coaches Poll: Big Surges Highlight 3A & 2A...

Heritage Christian surged to the No. 3 spot in 2A this week....

Week 3 Coaches Poll: University Makes The Jump...

Nick Thomas led University to the top spot in 3A this week....

Pine Creek Sweeps Widefield Titles...

Of the teams gathered, Peyton may have done more to turn attention in their direction than a...

Week 1 Coaches Poll...

Broomfield surged two spot to the No. 4 position. ...

Pre-Season Coaches Poll...

We've got the Pre-Season Coaches Poll!...

A Look At The Fastest 2A Girls Teams In The State...

Lyons enters the 2019 season as the fastest returning squad....

A Look At The Fastest 2A Boys Teams In The State...

Isaac Roberts leads the fastest returning squad in 2A....

A Look Ahead: 2019 2A Boys State Track & Field...

Buena Vista's Matthew Thompson is the top returner from last year's 400 final....

A Look Ahead: 2019 2A Girls State Track & Field...

Remington Ross has been a dominating force in the sprints, and she'll look to continue that ...

A Look At The 2019 Girls 2A State XC Championships...

Katie Fankhouser (right) and Quin Gregg (left) return as the State Champion, and Runner-up....

A Look At The 2019 Boys 2A State XC Championships...

Custer County's Micah Zeller is the top returner....

2A Boys: Gold For Bruxvoort And Heritage Christian...

Seth Bruxvoort capped his high school cross country career with a state title....

2A Girls: Fankhouser And Gregg Lead Lyons To Gold...

Katie Fankhouser roared to victory....

2A State Preview: The Powerhouses Headline...

The Lyons girls are eyeing their third title in five years....

2A Region 1: All According To Script...

Hertiage Christian's Seth Bruxvoort ran away with the victory....

Battles To Watch At Regionals...

The top two teams in 2A are set to battle at the Region 1 championships in Lyons....

Week 8 Coaches Poll: Girls...

D'Evelyn surged three spots to No. 3 this week....

Week Seven Coaches Poll: Girls...

The theme of this week was unanimous No. 1s...

Week Six Coaches Poll: Boys...

Centaurus and Niwot battle for 4A supremacy....

Week Six Coaches Poll: Girls...

Cherokee Trail remains firmly in the No. 2 spot in 5A....

Niwot Storms Boulder At Pat Patten Invite...

Maggie Smith and Samrawit Dishon lead Niwot to a perfect 15....

Week Five Coaches Poll: Girls...

We've got a new No. 1 in 4A!...

State Of The State: Boys 2A...

Seth Bruxvoort and Levi Kilan lead a stellar Heritage Christian squad....

Week Three Coaches Poll: Girls...

Mountain Vista remains on top of 5A. ...

Week Two Coaches Poll: Girls...

The titans remained on top, but we saw some shaking within the rankings....

MileSplit 10: The Fastest 2A Girls Teams...

Lyons returns the fastest 2A squad in Colorado....

2A State Meet Preview: Girls...

Helen Cross and Nederland will look to defender their state titles this October. ...

2A State Meet Preview: Boys...

Isaac Roberts will look to lead Lyons to a title defense against Levi Kilian and Heritage Ch...

2018 Golden Baton Awards...

Fountain-Fort Carson, Denver East, and Cherry Creek racked up a lot of relay points at state...

A Look Ahead At Mile High League Boys...

As Lyons looks to step up their game from last year to this, Ethan Burton could emerge as on...

The Deep Dive For XC, 2018: 2A Boys...

Mason Howard emerged as a high-end threat for Peyton this past fall. Does the whole team eme...

The Deep Dive For XC, 2018: 2A Girls...

Lizzie Valentine and Centauri figure to be stirring the 2A Girls pot a little next fall....

Combined Program Scores - Colorado State XC...

When you win both team state titles, it's hard not to win the combined program score for you...

Give State 10 Questions; Get Back 10 Answers...

Charlie Perry checked in on his competition midway through the race, but by the end there wa...

Colorado State Cross 2017: Lyons Offers No Quarter...

Isaac Roberts' second-place finish helped keep Lyons in the familiar position of first....

Colorado State Cross 2017: The Big Trophy Goes Back To Neder...

Sarah Davidson ends her high school cross country career playing an instrumental rule in bri...

Weekend Rundown: State Meet Action Kicks Into Full Swing...

Check out what's going down across the country this weekend in this edition of the Weekend R...

2A State Previews...

Soleil Gaylord has spent a lot of time running by herself this fall. Can she continue that i...

Regional Forecasts: 2A Region 1...

Lyons and Nederland have seen plenty of each other this season. They get to see a little mor...

A Flurry Of League Meets: #3, The Mile High...

Isaac Roberts won a round with Levi Kilian last week Thursday. Can he repeat that this week ...

2017 Doherty Spartan: A Fine Showing And A Rampage...

David Fine chases Connor McCabe up the second ascent. McCabe's lead wouldn't last much longe...

This Week In Colorado High School Cross Country...

Adventure calls your name at the Chris Severy Invitational Saturday in Aspen....

This Weekend's Meet Of Destiny: The Pat Patten...

Lizzie Harding and company have a very tall task in front of them this weekend, but you can ...

2A Week 5 Rankings...

Lyons retains the top position in both 2A polls this time around, but there's a serious thre...

2017 St. Vrain Invitational: Perry, McConnell Offer No Quart...

There weren't any meet records set at Saturday's St. Vrain Invitational, but Charlie Perry h...

2017 St. Vrain Invitational Meet Preview...

There are few spectacles in Colorado high school cross country at stirring as the St. Vrain ...

2A Week 2 Rankings (link fixed)...

It's a very similar cast of characters as it was at last year's state meet for 2A Boys....

Colorado Week in Review: August 28 - September 2...

The starting line setting at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs is among the very best...

CSU/Frontier Academy Meet Preview...

Drew Seidel raised some eyebrows last week at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. What will Seid...

The Top 10 2A Girls Teams (corrected)...

Maya Ordonez is two-for-two in cross country team titles in her high school career. Will thi...

Sunrise Stampede Sheds Some Light On The Scene...

It's not quite cross country season yet, but you wouldn't know that from Georgia Barone's ra...

The Top 10 2A Boys Teams...

Isaac Roberts keeps a familiar surname in view at powerhouse Lyons....

Lyons Boys XC, 2017...

Field Soosloff is one of a long list of returning Lyons distance types who might be inclined...

2A Girls XC By Rankings...

Sydney Petersen is half of a powerful duo at Crested Butte. If the Titans can find or develo...

2A Boys XC By Rankings...

It's hard to say right now who the top 2A boys team will be this fall, but Heritage Christia...

A Virtual Meet Of The Freshman Class: 2A Boys...

Isaac Roberts is one of this year's 2A freshman boys who figure to loom large on the 2A Boys...

A Virtual Meet Of The Freshman Class: 2A Girls...

There's a reasonably good chance these two will be the faces of 2A Girls headlines for the n...

2A Girls, 2018...

After a brilliant freshman season, Remington Ross looks to solidify her standing as the top ...

2A Boys, 2018...

Distance leader Christian Fagerlin holds one of the keys if Resurrection is to rise to the t...

Where Do Things Stand Now? 2A Boys...

Cedaredge figures to get a bundle of points out of relays at State, and that puts them in th...

Where Do Things Stand Now? 2A Girls...

Sophia Anderson is a critical piece of the Paonia puzzle this spring....

Week 4 Report Card: 2A Girls...

One of the keys to Lyons' strength is a very strong pole vault presence, including here Loga...

Week 3 Report Card: 2A Boys...

Xander Purcell is one big reason things are looking up for Cedaredge....

Who Won The Weekend? 2A Girls...

Berlin VanNess's mismatched socks and big day were two big reasons Buena Vista is on our rad...

Who Won the Weekend? 2A Boys...

Long jumper Tyler Schwartz going 19-9 was one of the reasons Crowley County showed unexpecte...

A Long, Hard Look at 2A Boys...

Cedaredge has a lot of weapons back this spring, including sprinter Isaac Swoffer....

A Long, Hard Look at 2A Girls...

There may be no sight in 2A Girls more feared than a Paonia relay....

Mile High Boys Depth Analysis...

Josh Damir might have a lot of people seeing his backside this spring....

Mile High League Girls Depth Analysis...

Brenna Kuskie may be quite a bit more than the Mile High League favorite in the pole vault....

Where Have Girls State Champion Teams Earned Their Points?...

Loveland's Blonde Bombers were responsible for a state title or two won on the basis of spri...

Top 10 Cross Country Stories of 2016: #7...

Grant Hughes became the Vanguard point man after soccer had run its course....

Top 10 Cross Country Stories of 2016: #10...

On a day when several top runners staggered to the finish line, Veilleux's powerful push to ...

A Look at Next Year: 2A Girls...

As if Paonia hasn't been dominant enough in track of late, they just might be a team of conc...

A Look at Next Year: 2A Boys...

Colton Jonjak-Plahn and Lyons should probably be considered your early 2A favorites for next...

State Meet Overall Program Scoring...

Monarch had the second-best overall program score in 5A, falling behind only Mountain Vista....

Tales from the Chute, 2016...

Among the stellar seniors we bid farewell to on Saturday were 5A standouts Lauren Gregory an...

2016 Colorado State XC 2A Girls: At the End, Veilleux...

When others were wilting, Chloe Veilleux had more than enough left at the end. Photo by Alan...

2016 Colorado State XC 2A Boys: Taylor First at End of Long,...

Jerald Taylor closes out his high school cross country career with a convincing win. Photo b...

10 Questions for State, 2016, to Answer...

Your top ten may not match my top ten point for point, much less in my ordering of things, b...

2A Girls State Forecast...

Rocky Ford brings back-to-back meet titles into the state meet on Saturday. Photo by Alan Ve...

2A Boys State Forecast...

Jerald Taylor's stellar season could come down to a rematch at state with Ben Kelley. Photo ...

A Quick Wrap on Regionals, 2016...

Platte Valley's Andrew King won the battle in 3A Region 4, but Cody Jones and Frontier Acade...

2A Region 1 Preview...

Emma Schaefer has been quietly enjoying a solid season at Shining Mountain and will look to ...

Colorado Week in Review: October 10 - 15...

Ellie Fantauzzo opens a gap on Emma Willadsen en route to her first high school meet title. ...

Teams of the Future: 2A...

Vanguard's Bria Johnson figures to be one of the more prominent individuals in 2A Girls cros...

Mid Season Exam: 2A Boys...

Harley Morgan has done a lot of running away from most of the 2A crowd this season. Photo by...

Colorado Weekend in Review: September 23 and 24...

Emma Willadsen is the first face of the Eaton Red Scourge sweeping across northeastern Color...

Mid Season Exam: 2A Girls...

Expect the remainder of the season to be a bit more focused for Soleil Gaylord now that Worl...

Saucony Flo 50 Colorado Rankings...

No rankings leads changed hands this cycle, but a win over Lyons helped Nick Lovato and Vang...

Colorado Week in Review: September 6 - 11...

Durango's Anna Smagacz led the Demons to a crushing defeat of the assembled field at Saturda...

In-depth Preview: St. Vrain Invitational...

Isaac Roberts sets out on a journey to join, and even enhance, the legacy of older brothers ...

Saucony Flo 50 Colorado Coaches Polls (Now Complete!)...

Colton Stice had a big win at Lake County last weekend, leading the Gunnison boys to a close...

Weekend Quick Hits...

Meet Boulder's Anna Tenorio, a senior who debuted on Friday with a 19:26. Photo by Ron Eberh...

How Good of a Predictor Are Virtual Meets? 2A Boys (correcte...

Luke Preble helped Telluride to a much better finish last fall than the preseason virtual me...

Top Teams of the Teens, So Far......

Lyons has an astonishing record of no state finish worse than fourth, boys or girls, since t...

The Colorado Preseason Top Eight 2A Girls Teams...

Georgia Barone will be one of several girls looking to find room on a very competitive Lyons...

Counts by School of Individual and Team State Cross Country ...

Alamosa's boys won the school's sixth team title in cross country this fall. Photo by Alan V...

The Colorado Preseason Top Eight 2A Boys Teams...

We should see a few more Cody Danley/Jerald Taylor battles in the fall, and both of their te...

Colorado 2A Region 1 Girls Cross Country Preview...

By November of last year, CeAnn Udovich was back to her familiar position near the front of ...

Colorado 2A Region 1 Boys Cross Country Preview...

Colton Jonjak-Plahn had a nice freshman cross country season and then an even better track s...

2A Boys: Relentless...

Shane Gates won his first state title of the weekend in the 110 hurdles, but he wasn't nearl...

State Meet Analysis: 2A...

Where hurdles are concerned, Alyssa Valko is accustomed to running from the front of the fie...

Yet Another Rousing Edition of the St. Vrain Invitational...

Kiana Gomez dominated the 100 hurdles early in the meet. Photo by Ben Hershelman....

2A Boys Mid Season Depth Analysis...

There will be many centerpieces to any ultimately successful team title bid, but Shane Gates...

April's Top Five Teams: 2A Girls...

Just as they did last year, expect Paonia to get a lot of mileage out of their relays. Photo...

Favorite Images: Longmont Invitational...

Photo finish in the 800. Photo by Alan Versaw....

An Early Glance at Track & Field Depth: Mile High League Gir...

Erika Ivkov is part of a deep Lyons roster that touches every event with scoring potential. ...

The Preseason Top Five Teams: 2A Boys...

With guys emerging like Austin Katzer in the triple jump, Paonia seems poised to rejoin the ...

An Early Glance at Track & Field Depth: Mile High League Gir...

Most are well aware of the headliner kind of talent Heritage Christian Academy brings to the...

An Early Glance at Track & Field Depth: Mile High League Boy...

This is the year that Cooper Ward figures to more or less take over as the top sprinter in t...

The Top Ten Stories of Colorado HS XC for 2015...

Katie Rainsberger's was all smiles at the finish line of NXN 2015. Photo by Ashley Green....

10 Questions that Cross Country 2015 Answered...

When it came to deciding the 5A boys individual crown, it all came down to this. Photo by Al...

Paul Roberts: Heeding the Call of the Thunderwolf...

Paul Roberts recently became Colorado's first boys four-time state champion. Photo by Alan V...

One and Two Mile Scoring: 2A Girls...

CeAnn Udovich and her Lyons teammates raced patiently, moving up nicely later in the race. P...

Paul Roberts Shifts Focus To National Championships...

4-Time Colorado State Champion Paul Roberts talks about his state title, China, nationals, a...

2A Boys: Paul Roberts and Joel Such Complete the Victory Tou...

Joel Such ran mostly injury-free this year to his third state medal in four years, helping t...

2A Girls: It Matters Most How You Race at State...

From the sounding of the starter's pistol, it was all about getting the seemingly improbable...

State Meet Did-You-Knows...

2010 invididual titles for Kelsey Lakowske and Samantha Berggren piled onto an already-estab...

A Hard Look at State: 2A Girls...

Soleil Gaylord has come along very nicely as the season has progressed and may not rate as a...

A Hard Look at State: 2A Boys...

Nate Fedel hasn't come in for a lot of publicity east of the Continental Divide, but he is o...

Checking Up on 2A Regions 1 and 4...

Jack Plantz leads with a little push from Ro Paschal early in Friday's 2A regional at Delta....

Lyons, Heritage Christian Academy Keep Rolling...

For anyone hoping to upend Lyons at state, Landon Milbrath made that scenario look a whole l...

Saucony/Flo 50 Colorado Coaches Poll: October 13...

In what's become a bit of a game of hot potato, the 3A Girls #1 ranking went back to Cecilia...

Saucony/Flo 50 Colorado Week 5 Rankings...

Tiana Bradfield is member #3 of the Peak to Peak freshman class that has the Pumas stalking ...

Meet Notes from Longmont and Utah...

Emily Cranny earned her first cross country meet title on Wednesday, taking the RE-1J distri...

Colorado Track XC Week 3 Coaches Polls...

At least for the time being, Lamar and Jacob Rogers have firmly ensconced themselves atop th...

Turning a Few Tables: St. Vrain Invitational 2A/3A...

One of the big differences for Salida this season has been the emergence of Seth Minor as a ...

2A-Only Scoring, St. Vrain Invitational...

Heritage Christian Academy put up a nice showing for both teams at the St. Vrain Invitationa...

This Week's Featured Meet: The 2A/3A St. Vrain Invitational...

A lot of eyes will be fixed on the spectacle when the paths of Ben Butler and Paul Roberts c...

Stability Reflected in 2A Rankings...

There was some shuffling at the top, but only relatively modest changes overall in the 2A ra...

On Week 2's Table......

After taking one on the chin to Air Academy on Friday, Megan Rossman and her Battle Mountain...

If Valmont Had Been Team Scored Conventionally... Boys Versi...

Brooks MacDonald paced a solid Centaurus effort at Friday's New Balance Valmont race. Colora...

Colorado Track XC Coaches Polls: 2A Preseason Rankings...

We have a first-ever event in the preseason edition of the 2A polls....

10 Questions for Cross Country 2015 to Answer...

Will Tyler Scholl and Quinn McConnell be the big impact freshmen of 2015? Photos by Alan Ver...

Mile High League Boys Preview: Lyons Last Hurrah?...

Joel Such should be back healthy for Lyons this fall, signaling bad news for the Mile High L...

Mile High League Girls Preview: The Smallest Shall Be First?

Last year, Mackenzie Dill was Highland's lone representative at state cross country. This ye...

Who's Back Next Year? 2A Boys...

400 meter specialist Bryce Klaseen is part of a very strong returning roster in 2016 for the...

Colorado Track XC 2A Boys All-State 2015...

Merino's Jorden Jole capped off a solid high school career with a state title at 800 meters....

Paonia: Running Out of Exclamation Points...

Brooke Hillman has helped extend Paonia's strength in the 800 and 1600 to a level earlier Pa...

Lyons Wins 2A Boys War of Attrition...

It took Paul Roberts a while to drop the stubborn resistance from Corey Lewenkamp, but once ...

2A Thursday Notes...

Chad Mikelson was a little torn between events today, but his triple jump results didn't suf...

Following the State Meet: 2A Boys...

You complete event-by-event guide to the 2A boys state team title race, and to seeing blue i...

Looking at Team Depth Heading into State: 2A Girls...

Hoehne's Shaelyn Walton has emerged in stunning fashion as one of 2A's top high jump and 800...

Looking at Team Depth Heading into State: 2A Boys...

Rye has some nice top end talent in Corban Pagnotta and a handful of others, but Rye--like a...

2A Boys Mid Season Analysis...

Matt Dillon has been the often overlooked member of the Lyons distance group, but Lyons will...

2A Boys Top Performances of the Week...

Denver Christian's Kyler Schmitt elbowed out a little room in a very competitive 2A shot put...

Preseason Track and Field Rankings - 2A...

Colorado Track XC Preseason Rankings Put 2A under the Spotlight....

Lyons Boys Preview...

You know all about Paul Roberts and Joel Such, but Zach Christiansen is a vital part of the ...

A Glance at Next Year's Leagues: Mile High Boys...

Luke Gilliland may have been regretting the black singlet at this year's state meet, but he ...

Next year's road for this year's state champs: Lyons girls...

Sierra Tucker returns next fall for her senior season at Lyons. Photo by Alan Versaw....

Next year's road for this year's state champs: Lyons boys...

As important as a healthy Joel Such might be, Lyons will need more than that to win a fourth...

State meet results by returning runners: 2A teams...

Cody Danley is just one the reasons that things are looking up for Rocky Ford cross country ...

Two mountains conquered for Lyons...

Jenna Anderson's gritty race under adversity sealed a state title for the Lyons girls, o...

2A State Analysis...

Jack Plantz figures to be high on the 2A boys leaderboard come Saturday. Colorado Track XC f...

2A rankings, October 14...

Lyons continues to dominate the boys rankings, and there is much to look forward to in the s...

September 29 - October 4 in review: small schools...

Sydney Fesenmeyer scored one for the small schools by winning the individual girls title at ...

Mile High League start lists (revised)...

Sophia Lindenberger leads Nederland into the Mile High League meet on Thursday. Colorado Tra...

2A Rankings, September 30...

2A continues to be one picture of unanimity and one picture of turmoil....

September 22 - 27 in review: small schools...

CeAnn Udovich's second-place finish at Castle View warranted a few second glances. Photo...

Dalton, Roberts wear victor's crowns; Rock Canyon and Chap t...

By the final stages of the race, the only thing left chasing Savanna Dalton was the sunlight...

2A Boys top 20 teams by rankings...

Freshman Simon Kearns has helped to transform Mancos into one of 2A's top teams. Colorad...

2A Girls top 20 teams by rankings...

In 2A cross country, it's the third runner that is so very important. Hotchkiss looks to...

Small schools in review: September 14 - 20...

Sabine Lindler had two nice medal finishes on grinder courses in as many days this weekend. ...

2A rankings, September 16...

If you like jigsaw puzzles, you'll want to check out the 2A girls rankings....

Colorado Track XC athletes of the week: September 1 - 7...

Though pushed mercilessly by a pair of the best runners in the state, Lexi Reed and Paul Rob...

Small schools in review: September 4 - 6...

You know all about Ben Butler, but Isaac Holm is busy adding a little depth to the SkyView A...

Lyons, Jefferson Academy commandeer St. Vrain small school t...

Mason Phillips had to fight off Brush's Erik Barfuss for almost the entire race distance...

2A rankings, September 2...

The top positions in 2A remain in the same hands, but......

Cross country innovation at Valmont Bike Park...

Maggie Moline started her season with a statement, clocking the best girls time at the New B...

2A Preseason Poll...

Check out who our panel of coaches picked as the top ten teams in the state!...

2A Boys season preview...

Jack Plantz traded strides with Ben Butler deep into last year's state race. There will ...

2A Girls season preview...

For Tabor Scholl, it's been an endless summer of track and field action since the state ...

2A Girls by 1600 and 3200 times...

Chelsea Meilner figures big in Paonia's plans for the fall, but she'll need help cha...

2A boys by 1600 and 3200 times...

The guy in the middle for Lyons will be taking his race to Western State this fall, but the ...

2A Region 1 boys preview: going on a Lion hunt...

Luke Gilliland figures as the top guy for a rising Heritage Christian Academy team this fall...

2A Region 1 girls preview...

2A Region 1 matches not only top talent like Rachel Rairdon and Ginger Hutton, but also more...

The Trojan Mule: Kevin Akers...

Kevin Akers exhorts a runner in a race early this spring. Colorado Track XC file photo....

2A boys: safety in numbers...

The uniforms at the start of the 2A boys 200 tended toward the side of monochromatic. Photo ...

Friday notes: 2A...

Morgan Hartigan pitched a win for Paonia in the shot put with a throw of 39-10. Photo by Ala...

Thursday notes: 2A...

Photo coming soon to this space....

2A girls, take two (corrected)...

The scenario that 2A girls is coming down to isn't terribly surprising, but it should be...

2A boys, take two...

After a couple years of stark domination by Lyons, suddenly 2A boys is a contest again. As w...

2A Girls...

So far, we haven't seen much that is all that surprising about 2A girls...

2A Boys...

Evidently, Lyons has achieved lifetime membership (whatever the lifetime of a high school is...

Marcel Such: winging it to Western...

Marcel Such has enjoyed one of Colorado's best 2A high school careers ever, and the recr...

Miriam Roberts: Lion to Thunderwolf...

Miriam Roberts had things her way at the 2A state cross country meet this fall. Colorado Tra...

2A boys records: how many are vulnerable?...

As you think about potential new 2A state records this spring, Nico Forcatto is a thought yo...

Boys 2A, 3A, 4A, and 5A cross country for 2014 (updated)...

Everyone in 4A knows about Eric Hamer, but if Palmer Ridge has a big year next year, it'...

The best of..., 2013...

Erin Hooker goes by Jordyn Colter in the state 3200, putting one last exclamation point on a...

Cross country's grandest day...

For Melanie Nun and the rapidly-rising Colorado women, there is yet some hope for a podium f...

Strength and conditioning by the Lyons plan...

Always an overachieving small school, Lyons assistant coach Jeff Boele shares what the Lions...

Closing out October in the Southwest...

The Wednesday afternoon crowds lining Utah's state meet course are the stuff of legend. ...

Family Affairs...

Sisters Natalie and Mae Anderson are an example of the most obvious key to success in 2A cro...

Perfection...

Ever so briefly, Paul Roberts left the outcome of this race in doubt. Photo by Jeff McCoy....

Going out on top...

Before they parted company, Miriam Roberts and Natalie Anderson had already established clea...

10 questions answered!...

Joel Such fights off a bid from Ben Butler to seal the deal on Lyons' perfect score. Pho...

10 questions for state cross country 2013 to answer...

The top two questions for this year focus on the top two runners for the season so far--Elis...

State Previews: 2A Girls...

If you're looking for a wild card who could potentially spin the 2A girls race for a loo...

State Previews: 2A Boys...

Custer County's Corey Lewenkamp has demonstrated an eagerness to mix it up with the stat...

Velveted Lion paws...

Marcel Such glances back to check on the status of the pursuit while Matt Dillon, Paul Rober...

Colorado Track XC/CHSAANow Week 7 Coaches Poll...

The final set of rankings before state--how accurate will the coaches be?...

Week in Review: Friday/Saturday Meets...

I was almost dead certain that Mountain Range's colors were Columbia blue and black (jus...

Colorado Track XC/CHSAANow Week 5 Coaches Poll...

Although the rankings saw relatively little movement in the last two weeks, there were a cou...

Fourth Time's a Charm...

At the midway point of the race Katie Rainsberger and Lauren Gregory were running shoulder t...

Week in Review: Monday through Friday Meets...

It was a spectacularly loaded field for Thursday's Coronado Cougar Classic girls race. P...

Colorado Track XC/CHSAANow.com Week 3 Coaches Poll...

Liberty Bell has spoken and the polls have responded....

Two Battles for Second...

Until the last 150 meters, the gap between Paul Roberts and Zachary Alhamra never got any bi...

Colorado Track XC/CHSAANow.com Week 1 Coaches Poll...

Lots of movement in the polls this week after the action on opening weekend......

Colorado Track XC/CHSAANow.com Coaches Poll...

A little over one week away from the season-opening Cheyenne Mountain Stampede, here is how ...

Colorado's Cross Country Regions: Boulder & Southern Weld Co...

It's always competitive as soon as the gun sounds at the St. Vrain Invitational. Colorad...

2A/3A Boys Cross Country Depth: 1600 Times...

Miles Hatton didn't run cross country last fall, but could be a solid addition for Vangu...

2A/3A Girls Cross Country Depth: 1600 Times...

Dallas Frisbie leads a Peak to Peak squad that should be very competitive in 3A this fall. P...

2A/3A Boys Cross Country Depth: 3200 Times...

Forrest Smith and his Crested Butte teammates ran a set of 3200 times this spring that sugge...

2A Girls XC 2013...

You wouldn't necessarily know she runs for Hotchkiss with her bib pinned over the school...

2A Boys XC 2013...

Jack Plantz was the "other" freshman in 2A last fall, making a name for himself on the weste...

2A Boys 2014...

John Broadhead became a serious force for Telluride in the jumps this year. He could be the ...

2A Girls 2014...

There's a very good chance the girls 2A state title is headed back to Delta County next ...

2A Boys: Lyons, Again!...

The sun set on Ryan Boucher's brilliant high school career with individual titles in the...

2A Girls: Paonia Roars Back to Win it All...

Taylor Polson takes her turn in pushing the Paonia 4x400 below the magical four-minute barri...

2A Friday Snapshot...

Hotchkiss's Cody Bartlett took the lead on lap one of the 800 and eventually wore at the...

A Quick Glance at Day One: 2A...

Paonia's 4x800 set a completely new standard for 2A girls 4x800s. Photo by Alan Versaw....

State Prognosticating: 2A Girls...

Ashley VanVleet's speed at 400 and 800 meters has helped make Paonia the new Goliath on ...

State Prognosticating: 2A Boys...

Hurdler Matt Radich is one of the pieces of a fearsome Lyons track and field machine headed ...

2A Boys at the End of Spring Break...

Trevor Benson is one of the reasons that prospects are looking brighter for Lutheran High Sc...

Another Smashing Success for the Randall Hess Invitational...

Eaton's Aimee Ledall pulls ahead of Silver Creek's Brooke Mallette and Erie's Ch...

Track & field: Lyons boys, girls shooting for three-peats...

With any prolonged dominance comes the risk of complacency and bluster. Embarking on a campa...

Track Previews: 2A Girls...

Not only did Kathryn New win a cold and wet state 100 last spring, she also brings back a 58...

Memories that Linger: 2012...

Kirk Webb took it out hard on lap one and we all held our breath on lap two, waiting to see ...

Track Previews: 2A Boys...

Last spring, Yuma's Michael Howell was chasing the leaders in the 2A 400. It might be a ...

2A Boys 2013: Lyons Again?...

Marcel Such's third-place finish among returning runners was perhaps a bit overshadowed ...

2A Girls 2013: Who Will Chase the Bulldogs?...

Taylor Polson and Anna Fake are two of the most talented runners returning to the 2A ranks n...

Blazing a Trail...

All wrapped up in the finish banner, Paul Roberts claims what could be but the first in a lo...

Rachel's Redemption...

Rachel Hampton not only maintained her lead on the second half of the course, but gained on ...

A Closer Look at the Teams: 2A...

Will 2012 be the year for Natalie Anderson and her Hotchkiss teammates? Colorado Track XC fi...

Regional Glances: 2A Region 1...

Ryan Ernst leads a Wiggins team anxious to make it back to state and make the kind of noise ...

Week 7 Rankings...

The final coaches poll of the 2012 season has arrived! Free content....

Championship Season Previews: 2A Boys...

Jake Erickson's quietly impressive season includes a win at the Doherty Spartan Invitati...

Championship Season Previews: 2A Girls...

Nobody is going to be too surprised if one of these two girls ends up as this fall's 2A ...

Week in Review: Feels Like Fall...

Several of the left. the race's top finishers can be identified at the front of the pack...

Week 5 Rankings...

Two weeks have passed since the last rankings and several changes can be seen in the ranking...

Reconnaissance Report: Early in the Week Meets...

Mild-mannered Miriam Roberts trashed at course record at the St. Vrain Valley SD RE-1J meet ...

Week 3 Rankings...

It's been two weeks since our last set of rankings, and there have been some rumblings i...

2A: A Race and a Runaway Freight Train...

Joel Such may have to endure running in the shadow of Paul Roberts his entire high school ca...

A Disturbance (or Two) in the Order...

Elise Cranny tolerated some company early in the race but owned it outright later on. Photos...

After the Stampede...

Clayson Shumway awakens a few echoes out of Liberty's storied past by winning the Cheyen...

Preseason Coaches Rankings...

Our panel of 24 coaches from all across the state has weighed in with their selections. Here...

2A Girls: The Colorado Track XC Preseason Top 5 (corrected)...

Miranda Middleton and Katherine Bush are two names you should be hearing a lot about this fa...

2A Boys: The Colorado Track XC Preseason Top 5 (Updated)...

Jake Boesch is likely the best 2A cross country runner you've never before heard of. Col...

Looking Ahead to 2013: 2A Boys...

Rangely's William Scoggins has weathered the reign of Ty Williams and now will return in...

Cross Country: Dynasties in Danger...

Up until about mid way through the state race, 2A girls cross country was all about Nederlan...

Looking Ahead to 2013: 2A Girls (Updated)...

Natalie Anderson and company could throw a monkey wrench into Lyons' quest for a third c...

2A State 2012: No Statute of Limitations on Excellence...

Holyoke's Alex Quintana and Matt Radich of Lyons kept it close at the front of the 2A 11...

Golden Baton Award Winners...

Loveland's Taylor Buschy ran down Littleton in Friday's SMR8, just one of five impre...

2A State Analysis...

Justin Boldt's ride over the 300 hurdles was one of several Lyons qualifying marks for t...

Thursday Recap: 1A/2A/3A...

Sometimes you can tell athletes all you want about holding back a little on the first day of...

2A Girls: Closer Than Anyone Thought One Month Ago...

A couple of impressive relays in the last weekend before league meets thrust Vanguard in the...

League Meet Week in Review...

The league meets are now done. The big event is nearly upon us....

2A Boys: Looking Ahead Toward State...

Lyons can lean equally hard on relays or individual events this spring. Here Ryan Boucher pa...

The End of Invitationals (But What a Way to Go Out)...

Josh Mielke, one of the state's top hurdlers, is headed to the St. Vrain Invitational th...

A Hurrah for Randall Hess...

Andres Flores helps take University to a 3A best 4x800 time of 8:28.13. Photo by Mike D'...

Track and Field vs. Spring Break, I...

Mckenzie Brogan has left a lot of people in her wake the last couple of years. On Saturday, ...

Ruminations on the Outdoor Season Ahead...

If you like seeing what speedsters like Emily Romo are doing this winter, you'll love wh...

Who Carries the Golden Baton?...

Great relay races are a highlight of almost any track meet, but nowhere more so than at stat...

XC 2012: Lyons Boys...

Marcel Such ran 17:30 to finish sixth at this year's state meet as a sophomore. And that...

The Rise of the Titans...

Ty Williams and Ian Boucher were going at it hammer and tongs midway through the 2A boys rac...

Two Final Hurrahs for Kelley...

Birdie Hutton and Rachel Hampton went out with Kelley Robinson in the early going, but even ...

What to Look for at the 2A State Meet...

Kelley Robinson has been on a tear of late and hopes to keep the frenzy going this weekend a...

Regional Week in Review...

Despite a little lead bike misdirection, Kirk Webb recovered for the win at 5A Region 3, fol...

Team Takes Center Stage at Lyons Regionals...

Some great individual performances were eclipsed by their meaning within the context of team...

Week 3 in Review...

It was a sea of red and black at the start of the Eagle Valley Invitational. Photo by Alan V...

Colorado Track XC's 2A Top Five Teams...

A number of the 2A boys and teams who figure to make some noise at state this fall are pictu...

Scouting Boulder and Broomfield Counties...

For Sam Lewis and Kirk Webb, there are no more years to wait. It's a matter of do or do ...

Who Holds the Top Hands for Track and Field 2012?...

Lindsey Stindt is one of the big reasons that neither Lyons nor Akron may come in as the 2A ...

2A: A Deluge of Points Ends Title Drought...

Rachel Hinker was untouchable at state, setting two new 2A state records. Photo by Alan Versaw.

State's Best Match-Ups: Girls...

When you're about five miles from Littleton HS, it can be tough to get the 4x400 recogni...

State's Best Match-Ups: Boys...

Last year, Andrew Proebstle and his Rifle teammates were competing in 4A. This year, they th...

Crystal Ball Gazing: 2A Girls...

Freshman Miriam Roberts has added strength to the Lyons middle distance events this spring. ...

Gazing into April's Crystal Ball: 2A Boys...

Lyons has potential to score big state points in almost every event. One of those threats is...

Week In Review: Whispers of Showdowns to Come...

Eleanor Fulton had another big day at the Mullen Runners Roost, dominating the 1600 and 800 ...

Akron Sends Message at Randall Hess...

Akron left Johnstown Saturday afternoon with a meet title and a new meet record in the 4x400...

Week in Review: Spring Break, Part I...

Brandon Cartagena of Vista Ridge won the 100 and 200 meter events at the Pueblo Centennial I...

Track Teams to Watch, #18: Lyons Boys...

Lyons has plenty of athletes capable of making it to the 2A podium, but Forrest Donnell and ...

Track Teams to Watch, #4: Lyons Girls...

Rachel Hinker can help Lyons in a lot of ways. They'll have to decide where her abilities wo...

CHSAA Board of Control Proposals: Classification Breakpoints

Emma Otto's Berthoud team would move back up to 4A if the proposed new classification breakp...

Post-Season Analysis: 2A Girls...

It isn't easy to go through high school running second on your team when you have the talent...

Post-Season Analysis: 2A Boys...

Kyle Becker and Jake Rothman are two of the reasons Alexander Dawson figures to be a promine...

2A Girls: A Dynasty Tightens the Grip...

Having left the competition behind, Kelley Robinson wills her way up Powerline Climb. Photo ...

2A Boys: No End to this Season of Domination...

Peyton's Nick Baca and Telluride's Ty Williams hammer on each other a little early in the 2A...

Random (or not) Observations about State Cross Country...

Eye black was out in force at yesterday's state meet. Custer County's Valerie Stark (left) t...

Sweeps Week: Ft. Collins, Cheyenne Mountain, and TCA Push th...

Danny Carney and Will Kincaid battle for position late in the 5A boys race. Photo by Alan Ve...

Large School vs. Small School Cross Country...

Rodrigo Baeza has helped to elevate Fountain Valley to a top-tier 2A program this season. Ph...

Regional Notes (Complete)...

Kirk Webb leads Monarch's boys to a regional title and into the state meet. Photo by Jeff Mc...

2A State Analysis...

Brooke Grissom's hopes for the state meet figure into both the individual and team races. Ph...

Cross Country Previews: 2A Boys...

Nick Baca and Peyton come down from 3A this year and figure to add a serious element of inte...

3A Girls: Providing No Quarter...

Rounding the final turn of the 800, it was Samantha Berggren and Emily LaValley. Photo by Al...

2A/3A Prequalifying Marks...

Garrett Smith and Lori Weirich of Eads have been on a roll of late. Each is atop of the 2A d...

If the State Meet Were Held Today, Part II: 3A Boys & Girls...

Lindsey Hubbard, shown here en route to winning the 300 hurdles at last spring's state meet,...

If the State Meet Were Held Today... 3A Boys...

Geordan Brewer makes Cedaredge a threat in both hurdle events and in the sprint relays. Colo...

Who's Loaded for XC 2010?...

It will be a new set of legs going by next fall, but it's still the same sport scored the sa...

Cross Country Previews 2009: 3A Boys...

Nick Taylor, the top freshman in 3A boys cross country last fall, returns to key the hopes f...

3A Girls by the Threes...

This is what .006 seconds of difference at the finish line looks like. TCA's Emily LaValley ...

3A Girls Track Preview...

Miss Diversification: the triple jump is just one of the things that Beth Jones does well fo...

Regional Recaps (Saturday)...

Kelley Robinson, Kat Robinson, and Tara Richardson take an early lead at the 2A Region 1 mee...

More league meet news...

A good day to be in purple... Miranda Benzel, Sam Lewis, and Kelsey Lakowske work a small ea...

Handicapping the 3A boys race...

Amos Bowen of Brush is one a several top talents in the ranks of 3A boys....

Week Five Summary...

In what has become an annual rite of passage, runners negotiate the water crossing at the Pr...

Questions, Answers, and More Questions...

Moffat County's Alicia Nelson and Thompson Valley's Liz Tremblay battled for the lead throug...

Preseason Cross Country Polls...

  The committee coaches representing all classifications has cast their ballots and Colo...

2A Boys Track Preview...

For Wiggins High School, the good news is that they are defending 2A state track champions. ...

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