Elco Garcia ran cross for Bayfield since Ignacio doesn't have a program, but he's posted several nice years of track for Ignacio.
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Highland has a battle on their hands!
Ouray's Cooper Rondinell will look to battle for distance supremacy this season.
Telluride's Soleil Gaylord returns to the track this spring to defend her state title.
Isaac Roberts' second-place finish helped keep Lyons in the familiar position of first.
Soleil Gaylord has spent a lot of time running by herself this fall. Can she continue that into State?
Colton Stice left nothing to be decided late in the 3A Region 1 Boys race.
After years of Telluride and Hotchkiss domination of this region, the Paonia girls wear the mantle of regional favorites this year.
Hannah Ellis got a slow start to her season owing to an injury from spring, but she has things pointed solidly in the right direction with a dominating win at the Patriot League meet on Saturday.
Isaac Roberts keeps a familiar surname in view at powerhouse Lyons.
Teslin Stechler is one of the returning Mancos runners who make the Blue Jays a favorite in what's shaping up to be a highly competitive 2A Region 4 Boys race.
It's hard to say right now who the top 2A boys team will be this fall, but Heritage Christian Academy and Seth Bruxvoort figure to be part of that mix, along with Lyons and the tandem of Jonjak-Plahn and Roberts.
Isaac Roberts is one of this year's 2A freshman boys who figure to loom large on the 2A Boys scene over the next three years.
Historically, Telluride is strong in the distance events. Jaden Evans keeps that tradition alive.
Colton Jonjak-Plahn and Lyons should probably be considered your early 2A favorites for next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Your top ten may not match my top ten point for point, much less in my ordering of things, but I'm guessing these questions are on a lot of folks' minds as we approach tomorrow's state meet.
Jerald Taylor's stellar season could come down to a rematch at state with Ben Kelley. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Harley Morgan has done a lot of running away from most of the 2A crowd this season. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Emma Willadsen is the first face of the Eaton Red Scourge sweeping across northeastern Colorado. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Georgia Barone will be one of several girls looking to find room on a very competitive Lyons roster this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
We should see a few more Cody Danley/Jerald Taylor battles in the fall, and both of their teams should be somewhere in the mix as well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
On just about any other 2A team in the state, Maya Ordonez would be the #1 runner. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ro Paschal has helped make Mancos into a perennial contender in the ranks of 2A distance. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Meets have been coming at us the last few days almost as fast as Melanie Doty and Shea Zeman. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
Brendon Klaseen gives Cedaredge the kind of threat at 800 meters they've never had before. Colorado Track XC file photo by David Pressgrove.
Isaiah Calhoun checks into the new season as the top San Juan Basin hurdler. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Joel Such ran mostly injury-free this year to his third state medal in four years, helping to lead Lyons to a fourth-consecutive team title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Nate Fedel hasn't come in for a lot of publicity east of the Continental Divide, but he is one of the top 2A medal contenders just the same. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The Pagosa Springs girls were back at it with a dominating win at the Chicken Creek Challenge on Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Emily Cranny earned her first cross country meet title on Wednesday, taking the RE-1J district meet in 20:41. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
One of the big differences for Salida this season has been the emergence of Seth Minor as a top competitor for the Spartans. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Is this the week the Mancos Blue Jays go off their tethers? Photos by Alan Versaw.
A lot of eyes will be fixed on the spectacle when the paths of Ben Butler and Paul Roberts cross at 9:05 AM on Saturday morning. Photos by Alan Versaw.
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.
Jack Plantz and Soleil Gaylord spearheaded a Telluride sweep of the 2A titles. Photos by Alan Versaw.
We have a first-ever event in the preseason edition of the 2A polls.
Larkin Brodie, a standout cross country runner for Telluride last fall, turned out to be pretty fast in the 400 this spring as well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ro Paschal returns for his senior season, and the possibilities loom large for Mancos. Photo by Alan Versaw.
As important as a healthy Joel Such might be, Lyons will need more than that to win a fourth consecutive state title next fall. Photo by Renee Haip.
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.
One grabbed national headlines with a big win on one of the nation's faster courses, the other grinds away on the difficult courses of Southwest Colorado, but keeps winning all the same. Colorado Track XC file photos by Ashley Green and Alan Versaw.
Sydney Fesenmeyer scored one for the small schools by winning the individual girls title at Saturday's TCA Titan Thunder. Photo by Alan Versaw.
CeAnn Udovich's second-place finish at Castle View warranted a few second glances. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Freshman Simon Kearns has helped to transform Mancos into one of 2A's top teams. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
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.
Lamar's Jake Rogers finishes all alone at the front of the 3A boys race. Potos by Tim Hilt.
For Telluride's Anna Fake, a new season means never running alone in Miner maroon again. 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.
Brady Archer and runner Emma Most share a photo op together at last year's state meet. Contributed photo.
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.
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.
Through the barns (optional) and into the creek (non-optional) you go... Colorado Track XC file photo.
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.
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.
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.
It didn't hurt that it was an eight-team field, but it didn't take long for Ian Boucher and Ty Williams to find each other off the start. 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.
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.
It isn't easy to go through high school running second on your team when you have the talent to be first on most teams, but Rebecca Hermann has made the most of it. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brooke Grissom's hopes for the state meet figure into both the individual and team races. Photo by Alan Versaw.
A year after finishing fourth in the 2A race as a freshman, Rachel Hampton has the potential to lead Telluride to bigger things this fall. 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.
Scott Fauble of Wheat Ridge finished an unbeaten season with a remarkable run to the 4A Boys title. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Jordan Montera of Pueblo West battles Chad Palmer of Alamosa for position in the final quarter mile. Photo by Eric Flores.
Chris Zirkle, after finishing fourth at the Chris Severy Invitational, will be counted on to lead a much improved Moffat County team into the championship season. File photo by Alan Versaw.
Rikki Gonzales of Rangeview posted a 15-second victory at Friday's Dave Sanders Invitational. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.
This spring, Kelley Robinson of Nederland added a 2A state 1600 title to her cross country title last fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The Limon Badgers, led by Nicole O'Dwyer and Meg Bontrager (above), have come on as the late-season surprise team in the 2A girls ranks.
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).
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.