Top Boys 4x800 Teams Of The Past Decade...

Mountain Vista's 2019 squad is the fourth-fastest team over the past decade....

Pre-Season 5A Power Rankings: Valor Christian On Top...

Valor Christian enters the season in prime position to defend both 5A state titles. ...

5A Region 3: A Battle To The End...

Pomona's Emma Stutzman kicked hard for the victory. ...

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

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

Mountain Vista Wins The Battle In The Mountains...

Mountain Vista came, saw, and conquered. ...

The Dark Horse: Girls 5A Pre-Season...

Ralston Valley's Elizabeth Schweiker appears prime for a big, big year....

John Hays' Top 10 Shots From Chandler Rotary Day 2...

John Hays picked out ten of his top photos from Day 2 of the Chandler Rotary Invitational to...

Top Stories Of 2018 #7: Max Manson's State Record...

Max Manson celebrates his state meet record with his father, Pat Manson. ...

NXR-SW 2018: Three Colorado Teams to NXN...

By midway through the race, there were no challengers left for Cole Sprout and Easton Allred...

5A Region 3: Movers And Shakers...

Broomfield's Sydney Swanker and Lauren Felknor went 1-2 to elevate their squad to a runner...

Redemption At Pat Amato...

Rangeview's Luke Sundberg kicked for a 15:52 victory....

Polson Ranch: Raising A Dust Storm...

Dust isn't so bad if you don't mind clogged nostrils and dry throats....

The Week Ahead: Outdoor Season Has Arrived - But Not For Eve...

The outdoor season has arrived! But not for everyone - Colorado will send some of its best t...

A Look Ahead At Front Range League Girls...

Boulder's Lauren Neugeboren returns as the one of the best milers in the state. She'll be a...

A Look Ahead At Front Range League Boys...

The good news for Monarch is that half of this twosome is back this spring. The bad news is ...

Top 10 Stories of 2017, #6: Fountain-Fort Carson Edges Monar...

James Thomas didn't quite manage to hold off Highlands Ranch, but he did all that was necess...

The Deep Dive For XC, 2018: 5A Girls...

Casting about for a team to pay extra attention to next year? Try Caitlin McConnell and her ...

Colorado's Largest Delegation Ever Heads To NXN...

Battle Mountain's girls pulled off a stunner in Casa Grande. Can they revive the magic in Po...

A History of Colorado at NXN...

Brie Oakley dominated the field in 2016, running to the largest-ever margin of victory at NX...

Nike Cross Nationals Qualifier Hub...

We will be tracking all throughout the NXN Regional qualifying meets whos in and whos out of...

What Colorado Stories Did NXR-SW Reveal?...

Carley Bennett was one of a lengthy list of Colorado athletes enjoying stellar days at this ...

Colorado State Cross 2017: Mountain Vista Completes The Tour...

Ethan Rouse closes in on the creek crossing, and a Mountain Vista state title draws nearer w...

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...

5A State Previews...

Charlie Perry, not much heard from of late, reminded a few folks of what's he's capable of a...

All-Time Boys Team Podium Finishes: Colorado High School XC...

Monarch's boys ended four years of Mountain Vista domination last fall. Photo by Karen McCoy...

Regional Week in Review...

Andrew King beats Levi Chambers and Christian Fagerlin to the finish line in 3A Region 4....

Around The Southwest Region: 1st Weekend Of October...

The Albuquerque Academy and Rio Rancho girls mixed things up nicely at the Albuquerque Metro...

2017 Pat Amato Classic: A Whirlwind Of A Meet...

Chase Dornbusch charges to the finish line, just out of the reach of William Dixon....

Southwest Region In Review: Weekends of Sept 16 & 23...

There have been big doings across the region the last couple of weeks. Get caught up here!...

2017 Pat Patten Invitational: Mountain Vista Claims Battle o...

Mountain Vista sends the advance guard to the front early in the girls race....

What Is The State Of The 5A Boys Race, Right Now?...

Monarch is that pesky team caught in the clutter of the early portion of the 5A season in a ...

Around The Southwest Region: September 7 - 9...

Monarch High School out of Colorado used a strong early presence up front to help pick up a ...

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 ...

Around The Southwest Region...

"Cross country race coming through. Clear the path or I'll pierce your eardrums with this he...

Making Sense of the 2017 Centaurus Invitational...

John O'Malley and Cooper Brown very nearly led Centaurus to an upset of epic proportions on ...

The 5A Preseason Coaches Polls (Link Fixed)...

5A Girls start their season with two huge favorites and a lot of teams looking to make a pla...

The Top 10 5A Girls Teams...

Broomfield can beat you by packing it up or stringing it out. They're not especially particu...

The Top 10 5A Boys Teams...

Charlie Perry steps into a new role as team leader at Monarch, but it's a role he's well-gro...

An Early Look At The Top NXR-SW Boys Team Possibilities...

Grant Gardner added a very good track season to his outstanding cross country season from th...

An Early Look At The Top NXR-SW Girls Team Possibilities...

Refamiliarize yourself with the Blue Blob of Broomfield. They're going to be a load to handl...

Monarch Girls XC, 2017...

Hailey Leader will be looked to for experience and senior leadership on this year's Monarch ...

5A Boys XC By Rankings...

Carter Dillon came on strong for Mountain Vista this past school year and could figure as th...

Isaac Green Selected As Gatorade Colorado Track And Field At...

Isaac Green spearheaded, among other things, the Monarch domination of the distance events a...

5A Girls, 2018...

Taylor Watson is one of a group of very talented sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers coming bac...

5A Boys, 2018...

On a long list of very good 300 hurdlers at Fountain-Fort Carson, it's plausible that Jason ...

Colorado State T&F 2017: A Tale Of Two Very Different Teams...

Jequan Hogan bounds his way to the first 50-foot triple jump Colorado has seen in more than ...

5A Boys: The Deep Dive...

Iosua Maika could very well held one key for tipping the scales in favor of Fountain-Fort Ca...

What Did The St. Vrain Bring Us This Year?...

Quinn McConnell gave a solid chase, but Lauren Offerman got away....

May 1 - 3 in Review...

Katelyn Sage is part of a CSCS girls hurdle tandem that wasn't on the radar screen when the ...

Where Do Things Stand Now? 5A Boys...

Before the season started, Jason Farrell wasn't on a lot of state meet watch lists, but now ...

Boulder County Meet Summary...

Frederick's Julia Wyatt enjoyed one of the bigger days of her high school career on Saturday...

Isaac Green: Monarch To The University of Washington...

Isaac Green has developed into on of Colorado's top all-time middle distance talents....

Colorado Writes Headlines Large At Arcadia...

Madison Mooney celebrates an Invitational Mile win over Sammy Watson Saturday night at Arcadia.

Colorado Goes To Arcadia...

Isaac Green and Brie Oakley are two of the Colorado athletes who will be chasing big marks a...

Colorado Boys In National Top 20s...

At this point in time, Adam Dawson is the only Colorado boy ranked in the national top 20 in...

Week 4 Report Card: 5A Boys...

One of many things ahead of schedule this season for Fountain-Fort Carson has been the 4x800...

2017 Broomfield Shootout: A Day Late, But Still a Great Meet

The much-anticipated showdown between Arria Minor and Michaela Onyenwere in the 100 meters w...

Week 3 Report Card: 5A Girls...

Last year, Fort Collins won a state title with Lauren Gregory functioning at less than 100%....

A Quick Pass Over Wednesday's Meet Results...

Altogether, Monarch's girls claimed nine event titles at the Boulder Quad, including a domin...

A Long, Hard Look at 5A Boys...

Darrien Wells is one of two top-tier talents already under the Hinkley umbrella. If they get...

Front Range League Boys Depth Analysis...

Micaylon Moore made it to State as a freshman last year. Expect more from him this year....

Top 10 Cross Country Stories of 2016: #3...

The 5A Boys crown came down to what seemed before the season a most improbable end....

NXN Southwest Boys Preview: Six Ranked Teams, Six Ranked I...

Casey Clinger meets the Utah state meet finish line with a large gap on his pursuers. Photo ...

A Look at Next Year: 5A Boys...

Rampart's boys are one of those teams that may be a little difficult to ignore next year. Ph...

State Meet Overall Program Scoring...

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

Colorado State Cross Country Boys Power Merge - Scoring Fixe...

What does the team scoring look like when we take only the top 20 boys teams from all divisi...

10 Questions State Answered...

The answer to one of our ten questions. Photo by Karen McCoy....

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 5A Boys: Mountain Vista's String Come...

As the race descends into the creek crossing, Isaac Green holds a slim lead over Joshua Romi...

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...

5A Girls State Forecast...

Beware of unharnessed blobs of blue on the course on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw....

5A Boys State Forecast...

Be sure that these guys have crossed Mountain Vista's mind a time or two in the last week. P...

A Quick Wrap on Regionals, 2016...

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

Southwest Region Week in Review: October 9 - 15...

Broomfield's girls packed it up, ran relaxed, and still came away with the Front Range Leagu...

5A Region 3 Preview...

Individual qualifiers are likely to be in short supply for 5A Region 3, but Greeley West's A...

Southwest Region Week in Review...

Daniel Marquez and his Gila Ridge teammates came back from Desert Twilight with a win at the...

2016 Pat Amato Classic: Broomfield Sets Stage for Championsh...

Broomfield's top three get a lot of publicity, but Vanessa Kort and Laura Thompson at 19:05 ...

Mid Season Exam: 5A Boys...

Monarch has found themselves tightly bunched toward the front of a lot of races this fall. P...

Southwest Region Week in Review...

Highland's girls took a big win, and an even bigger trophy, out of this weekend's Doug Conle...

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: 5A Girls...

Lauren Neugeboren is a key member of a Boulder team that is much better than preseason proje...

Southwest Region in Review: September 5 - 10...

Reina Paredes led Rio Rancho's girls to a second-place finish at the St. Vrain Invitational....

St. Vrain Team Scoring at 1500 and 3200 Meters: 4A-5A Boys...

Monarch was both well-positioned entering the final circuit and improved their overall posit...

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

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

2016 St. Vrain Invitational: Mountain Vista, Monarch, & Palm...

The battling at the front was at fever pitch between 5A giants Mountain Vista and Monarch, p...

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

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

Southwest Region in Review: September 1 - 3...

While we've been waiting to see the real Mountain Vista team, Monarch gave some proof they w...

Colorado Weekend in Review: September 1 - 3...

The view from second place at the Battle Mountain Invitational. Contributed photo....

2016 Centaurus Invitational: Broomfield Girls Roll, Norman U...

At one mile of the boys race, there were still a whole lot of folks in contention. Photo by ...

In-depth Preview: Centaurus Invitational (updated)...

Justin Andrade will be putting his state-leading 5K mark on the line at Centaurus on Saturda...

Colorado 5A Preseason Virtual Meets...

Claiming top position in rankings--and in meets--is getting to be standard fare for Mountain...

Saucony Flo50 Southwest Region Preseason Rankings...

Preseason rankings are here for the Southwest Region!...

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 Ten 5A Boys Teams...

Rock Canyon has officially arrived as a certifiable contender. Look for this team tearing up...

The Colorado Preseason Top Ten 5A Girls Teams...

Ivy Gonzales tasted a team state title last fall. But, did the taste make Broomfield satisfi...

Colorado 5A Region 3 Boys Cross Country Preview...

Sean Riedel and his Boulder teammates have some unfinished business from last year to take c...

Colorado 5A Region 3 Girls Cross Country Preview...

Audrey Lookner returns for her fourth and final high school cross country campaign this fall...

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

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

Monday through Wednesday in Review...

Brock Knechtel had a PR of nearly 18 feet to claim the Boulder County discus title. Colorado...

A History of Colorado at NXN...

Dart Schwaderer was the first Colorado boy to qualify to NXN as an individual. Colorado Trac...

A Hard Look at State: 5A Girls...

Lauren Gregory ran essentially unchallenged to last year's state title. That's not how the s...

Around the Southwest Region: Weekend of October 23, 24...

The top six finishers at Colorado 5A Region 5 all wore Mountain Vista green. Photo by Joel H...

Establishing the Order in 5A Region 3...

Things got off to a cautious and tactical start in the 5A Region 3 boys race. Photo by Ashle...

Around the Southwest Region: Weekend of October 9, 10 (open ...

The American Fork girls celebrate a regional title and take aim at state next week. Contribu...

Boulder, Broomfield Issue Pat Amato Statements...

Sean Riedel and Sam Primozich led Boulder to a dominating team title at Friday's running of ...

Southwest Region in Review: Weekend of September 25/26...

Will Handley's second-place finish was a key piece in the stunning Timpanogos upset at Bob F...

Colorado Weekend in Review: September 24 - 26...

Holly Bent was all business winning the Pat Patten girls title on Saturday. Photo by Ashley ...

Around the Southwest Region: Weekend of September 11-12 (cor...

Ryan Sandoval leads a very good Pecos (NM) team that's been coming in for a lot of small-sch...

Great Team Match-Ups Highlight Centaurus Invitational...

Neither Ivy Gonzales nor Ben Dingman won individual titles, but they led their respective te...

Only Minor Changes in 5A...

Monarch was the most notable mover off of opening weekend performances....

Colorado Weekend in Review: August 27 - 29...

Last year, Henry Barth was a top-10 finisher at middle school state. This year, he opened as...

Coyotes Run Loose at Cherry Creek State Park...

The Monarch boys put a 30-point margin of victory up on host Cherry Creek, leaving something...

Colorado Track XC Coaches Polls: 5A Preseason Rankings...

The names and faces in the 5A preseason polls are familiar names and faces....

NXR-SW Outlook: Colorado Boys...

Paxton Smith enters his senior season as the leader of Vista Nation, and it promises to be a...

Front Range Boys Preview: Fort Collins, for Now...

Blake Salvador is a name on a long list of Fort Collins names that can close the door on you...

NXR-SW Outlook: Colorado Girls...

Devon Peterson is the top returner on a strong, deep, and experienced Cherry Creek squad. Ph...

Front Range Girls Preview: Nothing Easy Here...

If you remember this scene from late in last year's state race, you already know a lot about...

Colorado in Review: April 20 and 21...

Tyler Molter nearly took a 110H win at Friday's La Junta Tiger Relays and made sure it didn'...

Favorite Images: Weekend of March 13/14...

The reach. Photo by Eric Versaw....

4A Team Proving Grounds at Valor Invitational...

Regis Jesuit's Austin Campbell took his recent indoor success outdoor on Saturday, producing...

A Glance at Next Year's Leagues: Front Range Girls...

Fairview figures to be an excellent team in next year's Front Range League--but there ar...

Run Junkie HS: More Portland Tickets Punched, NJ MOC, Cali A...

Your weekend XC update including action from two down to the wire NXN Regionals...

Colorado notes: NXR-SW...

Riley Cooney's brilliant high school career will come to closure without an NXN appearan...

American Fork sweeps NXR-SW...

Cami Squires and Sammy Hollingsworth lead the American Fork charge midway through the girls ...

Colorado dreamin' at NXR-SW...

For several of Colorado’s cross country programs, Saturday brings the moment of truth....

NXR-SW girls preview (updated)...

Based on Desert Twilight and overall season performance, Katie Rainsberger looks like the on...

Karina and Elissa Mann: Golden Buffalo squared...

Elissa and Karina Mann have shared a few experiences the last four years at Monarch. It look...

State meet results by returning runners: 5A girls teams...

There are reasons for everything, and Athena Kuehn is one likely reason Pine Creek is not go...

Southwest region rankings, October 29...

With the Colorado and Utah state meets now completed, what's left to settle of this is f...

Southwest Region in review: October 19 - 25...

The Palmer Ridge boys, fresh off of running what was arguably the best boys race of the Colo...

Role reversal...

When you lay out all the factors leading to Fort Collins' stunning 5A girls title, possi...

State cross country did-you-knows?...

What makes this year's state meet potentially special for Karina Mann? Read on and find ...

Southwest Region in review: October 12 - 18...

It could very easily be that the Rio Rancho girls end up as the youngest team on the NXR-SW ...

5A State analysis...

Do you like showdowns? They don't come prepackaged much better than this one. Photos by ...

Regional redux: large schools...

When it came down to the final battle for third in 5A Region 3, Karina Mann, Cami Kennedy, a...

WN1: Girls Teams mid way through the season...

Jimmy breaks down the top girls teams in the nation mid way through the season....

Southwest region rankings, October 15...

American Fork and Desert Vista retain their top spots in the rankings, but some recent meets...

5A rankings, October 14...

If you believe what the polls are suggesting, we're fixing for a couple of very close st...

Southwest Region in review: September 29 - October 4...

While Desert Vista was dominating down in Arizona, Monarch and Cherry Creek were renewing th...

First takes on the weekend...

Estes Park's Dylan Zurfluh took second in the Patriot League boys race, helping to lead ...

Future Stars Spotlight: Liz Hogan...

Monarch's girls started the season with four varsity positions more or less spoken for. ...

5A Girls top 20 teams by rankings...

Broomfield has been one of the surprise 5A girls teams this fall, and freshman Emily Mitchem...

Who's #1? Girls Teams (9/18)...

After almost a month of XC action, there are some shakeups in the Saucony Flo50 team ranking...

5A rankings, September 16...

There is unanimity in one of our 5A polls!...

Monarch girls breaking up the Saucony Flo 50 girls team rank...

With their win at the Liberty Bell Invitational against previous US #4 ranked Fort Collins a...

Southwest region rankings, September 16...

A couple of big meets over the two weeks have produced some important shifts in the regional...

Southwest Region in review: September 8 - 14...

Holly Bent led a storm of Monarch Coyotes to the Liberty Bell finish line on Friday. Photo b...

Putting Liberty Bell to rest...

I'm not sure which of the Rairdon sisters this is--I am unskilled at making those distin...

Liberty Bell merged scores: girls, Colorado teams only...

The battle between Mountain View and Pine Creek played out in multiple arenas. Photo by Jeff...

Liberty Bell merged scores: boys, Colorado teams only...

It's a crowded start at Liberty Bell, no matter which race. Photo by Jeff McCoy....

Alhamra (14:58) & Gregory (17:16) crush Liberty Bell, but Mo...

Fort Collins sophomore Lauren Collins smoked a 17:16 5K on Friday at the Liberty Bell Invita...

Liberty Bell... early thoughts...

Never underestimate how contentious things get on a Liberty Bell start line. Photo by Jeff M...

Liberty Bell 2014 preview (updated)...

As you start thinking of out-of-state entries who have the potential to snare a Liberty Bell...

Southwest Region in review: September 1 - 7 (updated)...

Most of New Mexico's top teams saw their first action at this weekend's UNM Lobo Inv...

Future Stars Spotlight: Isaac Green...

Isaac Green stunned both Colorado cross country and track and field as a freshman. His accom...

Large schools in review: September 4 - 6 (updated)...

Paxton Smith and Tyler Matzke get most of the ink, but it's guys like Addison Hellier wh...

Monarch, Palmer Ridge dominate on the best day Lyons has to ...

Though Zachary Alhamra would push the pace early, it was Paul Roberts who eventually took th...

5A rankings, September 2...

As you may have expected, this last week's action produced a few changes in the rankings...

Southwest region rankings, September 2...

With meets having started now in every state except Arizona, the rankings have begun to shuf...

Southwest Region in review: August 25 - 30...

Each year, one of the greatest spectacles in cross country in the entire Southwest region is...

Weathering the Arapahoe Warrior Invitational...

Zachary Alhamra and Eric Hamer share the burden of leadership midway through the race, but A...

Amped up for Arapahoe!...

Cerake Geberkidane won't be around to run this year's Arapahoe Warrior Invitational,...

5A Girls season preview...

If you recall this scene from this year's 5A state 1600, you understand why Megan Mooney...

5A Boys season preview...

Dominic Compoz has been a big contributor since his freshman year. This year he gets the opp...

5A Girls by 1600 and 3200 times...

If you're looking for Monarch to claim their fourth consecutive 5A girls state title, yo...

5A Region 3 girls preview: only the strong survive...

It's been Monarch's region for a few years running, but Morgan Aurich, Lilly Stumb, ...

A first look at NXR-SW boys...

Most (though not all) of the boys at the front of last year's pack have graduated, but t...

A first look at NXR-SW girls...

Many of the early leaders of last year's field have graduated, but that doesn't tran...

5A region 3 boys preview: a battle for supremacy brewing...

Paul Moore leads a ThunderRidge team that just keeps getting better. Photo by Paul Jaeger....

Rewriting the records...

Ryan Willis leaves a few hurdlers is his dust. Photo by Ben Hershelman....

The rest of week two......

Lutheran's relays created a stir in Fort Morgan last weekend. This weekend they show up ...

Wildcat in the making: Claire Green...

Claire Green has been a fixture on the Monarch 4x800 since she roared onto the high school t...

5A girls records: revisions coming?...

Ally Watt will be chasing some way-out-there kind of records this spring. Colorado Track XC ...

Colorado's all-class outdoor records: which are in greatest ...

Valor Christian broke one all-time relay mark last spring and could be taking a shot at more...

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'...

Girls 2A, 3A, 4A, and 5A cross country for 2014...

The Cougars most likely to pounce on a state title in 2014 may not be from Niwot, Evergreen,...

The great debates of 2013...

The 5A boys state title all came down to this. Colorado Track XC file photo....

Colorado Track XC Athlete of the Week: December 7...

Holly Bent's sensational run at Nike Cross Nationals on Saturday was critical to Monarch...

What does the future hold for NXR-SW?...

A summary of what was accomplished and a look forward....

10 Questions that cross country 2013 answered...

Way back on August 29, I ran an article with the questions below. It's time to write dow...

Colorado earns big accolades...

Elise Cranny crosses the finish line in 16:53 with Sarah Baxter in her wake. Photo by Don Rich.

Thinking about NXN......

The NXN boys race last ran on a frozen track in 2009. Colorado Track XC file photo....

Colorado dreamin' at NXN (updated)...

Claire Green is one of only two members of the current Monarch team who have experienced Nik...

Monarch is in!...

They get to run together one more time. Photo by Ashley Green....

NXR-SW: Colorado summary...

Katie Rainsberger earned a return trip to Portland with Saturday's third-place finish in...

Fort Collins in a stunner...

Seniors and NXN veterans Audrey Oweimrin and Kari Van Zyl helped to key the biggest upset of...

Front Range League Girls in 2014...

Add Abby Cohen to the ever-expanding list of Legacy standouts. Photo by Paul Jaeger....

NXR-SW: team previews and fearless predictions...

They've won a few of these before, but they keep finding ways to do it bigger. Contribut...

Cross country's grandest day...

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

Front Range League Boys in 2014...

Fossil Ridge's Keaton Schelir hung with some dangerous company until deep into this year...

A history of Colorado at NXR-SW...

Colorado has a tradition of strong performances at Nike Southwest, though those performances...

Closing out October in the Southwest...

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

Southwest Rankings, October 30...

Monarch's girls made a serious run at Davis for the region's #1 girls slot in this w...

In a league of their own...

It's tough enough just to overcome Lauren Gregory's talent, but as she starts to tak...

Monarchs of a lofty domain...

Ashley Litoff crosses the creek with barely a splash to lead the Monarch Coyotes home in a d...

10 questions answered!...

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

Southwest Region Week in Review: October 13 - 19...

The biggest meet in the region last week? Hands down, that would be the Rio Rancho Jamboree....

Saucony Elite 50 Team Girls Rankings Week 6...

Conference, District, Regional and State meets are upon us and teams will begin resting up t...

State Previews: 5A Girls...

As they were at Pat Amato, Emma Gee, Kaitlyn Benner, Ashley Litoff, and Claire Green figure ...

Saucony Elite 50 Team Girls Rankings Week 5...

Simi Valley (CA) showed up big at the Clovis Invitational, winning with 60 points and the 6t...

Southwest Region Rankings, October 15...

Lauren Gregory leads her #3 ranked Fort Collins teammates to a dominating win at Friday'...

Saucony Elite 50 Team Girls Rankings Week 4...

It was a quiet week on the team front, but there were still a few fireworks on display....

League Meet Frenzy!...

If you were figuring on the Arvada West girls rolling over and playing dead for the Jeffco 5...

Week in Review: Friday/Saturday Meets...

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

Around the Region in 20 Minutes, Closing out September (Upda...

There were some serious rumblings across the Southwest region last weekend. We'll try he...

Southwest Region Rankings, October 2...

Albuquerque Academy's meandering on-campus course was the site of the top action in New ...

Saucony Elite 50 Team Girls Rankings Week 3...

Down goes the empire! At least for now... The girls from Unionville were absolutely unstoppa...

A Weekend of Cross Country Itching to Get Off the Starting Line

As weekends of cross country go, it doesn't figure to get much better than this weekend....

Southwest Rankings, September 17...

It's a familiar face, but an unfamiliar singlet, for Colorado fans of cross country. Lon...

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

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

The Meet That Rivets National Attention...

Although Liberty Bell has a regional and national reputation for speed, it isn't necessa...

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......

Three Big Meets...

One thing you can count on for the first half mile or so at St. Vrain is a mass of humanity....

Around the Southwest Region in 20 Minutes (Labor Day Weekend...

Daniel Book leads a strong Cherry Creek team at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. Photo by Ala...

A Late Starting Fireball...

Cerake Geberkidane stakes out a lead over Bailey Roth and Andrew Walton early in Friday even...

10 Questions for Cross Country 2013 to Answer...

Cerake Geberkidane is on the short list of people likely to run fastest at state, but will h...

Southwest Region Preseason Rankings...

You may remember this group of girls that hammered from the front end of last year's NXR...

Sizing Up the Regions: 5A Region 3...

Kyle Lewis figures to be among the top talents in 5A Region 3 this fall. Photo by Paul Jaege...

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...

Cross Country Team Depth Report: Girls 1600 Times...

Sierra Dinges and Emily Waters figure to be more than two faces in the crowd this year as Th...

5A Girls XC 2013...

If you're a fan of 5A girls cross country, you already recognize most of these faces--an...

5A Boys XC 2013...

Jose Garcia and Joshua Joseph are two key elements in a Thornton team that has some potentia...

Storming the National Rankings...

Ana Holland currently owns two national #1 rankings and one national #2 ranking in the sprin...

5A Girls 2013: More of Monarch, Fort Collins?...

With girls like Devynn Miller rising through the ranks, it's tough to see much of a let-...

Davis Dumps the Favorites...

Led by a 6-7 finish (3-4 in team scoring) from Shea Martinez and Ellie Child, Davis took awa...

NXR-SW Preview: Girls...

Claire Green and Kaitlyn Benner bring a Colorado state title with them to Arizona, along wit...

5A Boys 2013: A Crowd at the Top...

Dakota Ridge seems to be a team perpetually on the cusp on greatness. Can Carson Hume and co...

NXR-SW Championship Race Teams (Girls, Updated)...

The teams for the girls championship race have been announced!...

10 Questions Answered...

It doesn't get much better than this. Photo by Karen McCoy....

Following a Surprising Path to a Predictable Result...

Pine Creek's Heather Bates breaks the tape all alone, but it took some late rewriting of...

A Closer Look at the Teams: 5A...

Luke Sheesley and Ben Ervin are two stalwarts on a Fort Collins team that has become much be...

NXR-SW in Review; Week of October 14 - 20...

Tori Parkinson was the top finisher on a Mountain Crest team that stunned the world of 4A cr...

NXR-SW Weekend in Review: October 12/13...

Once again, we hit the road across the Great Southwest. Really big and meaningful meets were...

Regional Glances: 5A Region 3...

This week, Cory Munsch and Marcelo Laguera will be battling to send their teams to state. Co...

Championship Season Previews: 5A Girls...

Elissa Mann and Claire Green are two of Monarch's seven girls who've run below 19:00...

Week in Review: Feels Like Fall...

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

NXR-SW Rankings: October 3...

Mountain Vista has a roster full of ways to hurt you. Andrew Walton and Eric Steiner are two...

Weekend in Review: Ready, Set, Exhale...

Isabelle Kennedy was the star of the show running in her high school's own backyard. Pho...

NXR-SW: Around the Region in 20 Minutes, September 30...

The Los Alamos, New Mexico, boys stunned the field at the Desert Twilight Sweepstakes race o...

NXR-SW Rankings: September 19...

Herriman's (UT) times may have been a little off this week, but there would be a reason ...

Colter's Run...

Everything pointed to a great afternoon racing at Liberty Bell, but nobody could have predic...

Liberty Bell 2012 Preview...

While the Liberty Bell course qualifies as tame on just about every count, things are never ...

NXR-SW Week in Review: A Low-Impact Weekend...

Five meters or so into Saturday's Cleveland XC Invitational in New Mexico. Photo by Gary...

5A: Where We Stand...

Alec Brudzinski is part of a very solid lead pack for Cherry Creek's Bruins. Photo by Al...

Images of the St. Vrain Invitational...

The day's races begin with Kiah Leonard in the lead. She would keep that lead....

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

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

NXR-SW Rankings: September 6...

Kyle Lund leads a Fairview team that is rapidly rising the ladder of NXR-SW boys rankings. P...

NXR-SW Week In Review: Labor Day Weekend (updated)...

Luis Martinez was on fire under the Albuquerque full moon on Friday night, but Los Alamos to...

Top 2012 U.S. XC Performances, Girls, 8/27-9/3...

  Included are MileSplit’s selection of the top 2012 U.S. girls’ individual and tea...

After the Stampede...

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

NXR-SW Preseason Rankings...

Much to nobody's surprise, Erin Hooker and her Fort Collins teammates occupy the #1 pres...

5A Girls: The Colorado Track XC Preseason Top 5...

Kaitlyn Benner personified the quality of consistency for Monarch last fall. Colorado Track ...

Team Spotlight - Monarch HS (CO) Girls...

This is the first in a series of interviews with coaches of whom MileSplit considers will be...

5A Boys: The Colorado Track XC Preseason Top 5...

Danny Vavrik leads a very strong Arapahoe team into the fall season. Photo by Paul Jaeger....

NXR-SW: First Glance, Girls...

When the Fort Collins girls showed up fired up last November, it was a case of game on, game...

Cross Country: Dynasties in Danger...

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

Fort Collins, Hooker Win Big...

At two miles into the race, Erin Hooker challenges Sarah Fakler for the lead. Photo by Alan ...

NXN-SW Girls Championship Race Teams...

Louisville (Monarch) fell to Fort Collins by one point at last year's NXN-SW regional. B...

NXN-SW Rankings, November 3...

Three of the top four girls finishers from last year's NXN-SW championship race are back...

Images from State, Part III...

Alfredo Lebon waited a very long year for this moment. Photo by Logan McCoy....

A Wretched Turn of Events...

The intensity of the 5A boys race was evident on the faces of the Fort Collins runners befor...

Colter's Redemption; Monarch's Destiny...

By the second ascent of Powerline Climb, Jordyn Colter had made it clear that it was her rac...

What to Look for at the 5A State Meet...

Several of the teams on this regional starting line will be back in action this week at stat...

Regional Week in Review...

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

Staring Down the NXN-SW Fields...

Jeff Abbey leads the Fort Collins finishers at the Front Range Conference meet just over a w...

Images from Week 6...

Kent Rieder does work magic at Monarch, but he also has a fair bit of raw material to work w...

NXN-SW, The Week in Review (updated)...

Nevada's Nick Hartle made it to NXN last year and appears to be the Silver State's s...

Week 6 Colorado Track XC Coaches Poll...

As we near the state championship, there are still a few teams making their moves....

Week 6 in Review...

A lone runner (who may be Evan Fortney--the form looks like his--but I'm not certain abo...

Monarch Assumes the Throne...

Evidently, due to crowded conditions on the starting line at the Andy Myers Invitational, th...

NXN-SW Rankings, October 6...

Last year, Luis Martinez finished 55th at NXN-SW. Don't look for a repeat of that finish...

Colorado Track XC Week 5 Coaches Poll...

Things are starting to settle in at the top as the end of invitational season draws near. Fr...

Week 5 in Review...

Monarch's girls and a few bold enough to run with them pass under the shade of an enormo...

Colorado Track XC Week 4 Coaches Poll...

Another week of action, and a little bit of rustling in the rankings...  Free Content....

Colorado Track XC Week 3 Coaches Poll...

Liberty Bell brings a few teams up in this weeks rankings....

Liberty Bell in the Books (Updated)...

Liberty Bell 2011 answered a lot of questions. Among them......

Time to Ring the Liberty Bell!...

The biggest invitational of the Colorado season is nearly upon us. In Colorado, and the enti...

NXN-SW, The Week in Review...

Although it's way too early to make hard predictions about who will get bids to the NXN-...

Colorado Track XC Week 2 Coaches Poll...

There was a little bit of turmoil in the polls this week as some unexpected performances (bo...

Colter, Carney Win Big at Cherry Creek (Updated)...

It was Jordyn Colter's first win as a Cherry Creek Bruin, but we've stopped counting...

NXN-SW Rankings, September 7...

It's still early, very early, but it's time to start looking at which teams are posi...

A Taste of Home Cooking (5A)...

For most of the boys on this start line, this was the beginning of the competitive season fo...

Colorado Track XC's 5A Top Five Teams...

Colleen Koenig is back as Arapahoe's top returning runners, and there's been a lot o...

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 ...

NXN-SW 2011 Girls Pre-Season Preview (Updated)...

Taylor Floming returns to help key another very strong Monarch team this fall. Photo by Alan...

Week in Review: Meets Springing Up All Over the Place...

Valerie Allman has been winning meet titles everywhere she goes this season. Photo by Jeff M...

The Top Ten Stories of 2010...

Remember the big stories of 2010? This should help jog your memory....

The Best of Cross Country: 2010...

David Garcia and Griffin Hay helped take Fort Colllins from a state title threat to the #4 t...

Fort Collins Girls 6th at NXN...

Erin Hooker maintained a top-20 position throughout the girls' race. Photo by Alan Versaw....

How Will Colorado Fare at NXN?...

Saturday will be bittersweet for these three young women. Marci Witczak, Maddie Alm, and Mar...

Post-Season Analysis: 5A Boys...

Danny Carney, shown here battling Will Kincaid for the lead late in the 5A state race, will ...

Post-Season Analysis: 5A Girls...

Emily Wolff had a great freshman campaign for Arapahoe. Continued success in her sophomore s...

Nike Southwest in the Books: Colorado and Utah Teams Dominat...

Claire Green of Louisville leads a pack of Colorado runners early in the NXN-SW girls champi...

Fort Collins (X2) and Monarch to NXN!...

A little bit of Portland in Phoenix... Tait Rutherford negotiates the water hazard at Toka S...

A Colorado Guy Gazes into the NXN-SW Crystal Ball...

They're back, and they're relentless. They're the Fort Collins girls. Photo by Alan Versaw....

NXN-SW: Colorado Done, Three State Meets to Go...

Cheyenne Mountain's boys executed a near-perfect patient pack strategy to dominate the Color...

5A Girls: One Race to Settle It All...

"I'll match your two strides with three of mine." Photo by Alan Versaw....

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...

Dreamin' of State XC 2010...

One race everyone will be watching with interest on Saturday is the 5A girls showdown betwee...

NXN-SW: Utah in the Books, Other States Closing In...

Los Alamos: New Mexico's green wall of girls. Photo by Blake Wood....

Regional Notes (Complete)...

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

5A State Analysis...

That look of confidence on Kelsey Lakowske's face isn't necessarily good news for the rest o...

Week In Review: Winding Down the Invitational Season...

Desmin Ramierez, Alex Pawlak, Gerardo Rodriguez, Nic de Herrera, and Jack Burger mix it up a...

NXN-SW: Colorado and Utah Close in on State (Updated)...

It was a Who's Who of Colorado female high school cross country runners at the start of the ...

NXN-SW: Raising the Ante...

Rio Rancho's Caleb Rubalcaba had the weekend off, but has been running the competition ragge...

Week In Review: October Heats Things Up...

Just a few guys you should be seeing a lot more of as the month winds down. Photo by Alan Ve...

NXN-SW: A Few Good Meets...

Highlands Ranch phenom Eleanor Fulton had a very nice weekend, winning the Division II girls...

A Few Surprises at Liberty Bell...

Let's just say that Eleanor Fulton quickly erased any doubt about the outcome of the Divisio...

Showdowns Aplenty on Tap for Liberty Bell...

Boulder brings an excellent pack time and favorite status into the Division I girls race at ...

Looking Ahead to the Weekend...

You will get to see the top-ranked team in New Mexico and the top-ranked team in Colorado on...

Week 2 Coaches Poll...

Teams are starting to settle into places in the rankings just as Liberty Bell threatens to d...

NXN-SW: The Cream Starts to Rise...

Welcome to the Lions' Den: Alhambra's season has been going very nicely to date. Photo by Ma...

Monarch, Again!...

Monarch's Kirk Webb outduels Mountain Vista's Stephen Chipman to the finish line at the St. ...

NXN-SW: All Five States Underway...

Galena's Bryan Jordan opened up his season with a nice win at the Jim Vanden Heuvel Twilight...

The New Order of Things...

Columbine's Will Kincaid made it look easy at the Lori Fitzgerald Memorial. Photo by Alan Ve...

Preseason Coaches' Poll 2010...

Check out where coaches across the state have top teams ranked!...

Cross Country Previews: 5A Boys...

High among the teams to watch for in 5A boys this year is Dakota Ridge. Austin Appel leads t...

Cross Country Previews: 5A Girls...

If you can't spot a few contenders for the individual state title in this photo, you aren't ...

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: 5A Boys...

Cherokee Trail, led by Alex Dillenbeck, returns a strong cast this fall. Photo by Alan Versa...

This Week's Featured Meet: The John Martin Invitational...

Green Mountain's Andi Carpenter (above, photo contributed by Clint Boston), one of the athle...

Cross Country Preview: 5A Boys...

Last year, the 5A boys classification was Wheat Ridge's show, from start of the season to fi...

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