Buena Vista's Michael Morgan returns as the top returner in 2A in the 100, No. 2 returner in the 400, and No. 4 returner in the high jump.
Articles with Manitou Springs High School
If Salida is to repeat as league champions this year, senior Rebekah Earhart figures as a pivotal piece in that effort.
Carl Heide enjoys game-changer status in the 3A Boys hurdle events.
Salida isn't necessarily going to knock one out of the park in every event, but they can score well across a frightening spectrum of events with athletes like Abby Ceglowski.
Jared Keul is slated to begin defense of his 800 meter state title in March.
For those who've grown accustomed to tight quarters and lots of dust at the start of Tri Peaks League contests, there won't be nearly as much of either this year. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Josh Torres got the individual and team title earlier this week at the Sterling Invitational. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
The view from second place at the Battle Mountain Invitational. Contributed photo.
Ruby Brown and Lilly Lavier get to renew their rivalry at the high school level this fall. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Jared Keul and friends made Manitou Springs a much-improved franchise over the story told at the end of the 2015 season. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Bailey Sharon added one to her list of 300 meter hurdle titles at the Lakewood meet on Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Taylor Stack leads Jacob Rogers and Isaiah DeLaCerda shortly before the midway point of the race. Photo by Tim Hilt.
In the summer, Buena Vista's Lynzi Doke has gained a reputation as one of the state's top burro racers. Photo courtesy of Kelly Doke.
Jacob Rogers earned three state meet medals this past school year and will likely be counted on for another this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Matt Hanson's stony determination in Saturday's 110 hurdles finals set the tone for Lutheran's Saturday at state. Photo by Alan Versaw.
On the back straight of the first lap, Robert Delfeld haunts Dominic Carrese's every stride, but 400 meters later it would be Carrese pulling away for the win. Photo by Tim Hilt.
You go a long way down the list of Lutheran Lions who can score at state before you run out of guys like Matt Hanson. Photo by Eric Versaw.
Sprint--and now middle distance--ace Brock Miller had a hand in four event titles for Lakewood on Saturday. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Manitou's Taylor Finn was unstoppable all weekend, including when she left Dutch Clark with athlete-of-the-meet honors. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Here it is, your preseason picks for 3A!
Kiara Mattern may be the best cross country runner in James Irwin history, and next fall's team could easily be the top team in school history as well. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
The Lamar boys have been at the center of a lot of things lately and it is a reasonable guess that they aim to stay there. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alamosa's Jericho Ulibarri plays the patience game behind Gage Mayo early in the race. Ulibarri's strategy paid off with a second-place regional finish. Photo by Tim Hilt.
All the pieces came together for Taylor Stack on Saturday.
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.
Nick Deray, second from left, stunned a strong 3A 200 meter field. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Coal Ridge extended their tradition of relay excellence with a big win in the girls 4x200. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Coal Ridge holds a very strong hand, but things are far from settled among the ranks of 3A. Here's a quick glance at the strongest programs as State draws near.
When Bailey Roth dropped Ben Butler on lap four, it became a solely a contest of Roth vs. the clock. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Chyna Ries went sub-25 to take the 200 meter title from Dior Hall. Photo by Tim Hilt.
We take a stab at identifying the top teams in 3A boys.
Mantiou's Dustin Bohnert beat the large-school field at both 100 and 200 meters. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Manitou Springs brought in last year's top 4x200 seed at 1:30.58. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Miguel Molas returns as a junior this spring and as 3A's top-ranked sprinter. Colorado Track XC file photo.
2014 should be a good year for Vanguard to move up into the Tri-Peaks as they bring a solid roster, including Jenneah Lenzini and Jenny Smith, back next fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
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.
There was a little bit of mayhem early on the second lap of the 3A girls 800. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
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.
TCA's Jon Roy, en route to a 39.80, gets to the first hurdle ahead of crowd. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Long-time St. Mary's coach Ed Latimer records a wind reading while hosting his final meet at the St. Mary's Grace Center. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Kinsey Cichowitz is, hands down, one of the top runners in the region, but you don't always know in advance if she'll be racing. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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.