Mountain Vista High School Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

Mountain Vista High School

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5A Girls XC By Rankings Alan Versaw Jul 6, 2017

Sarah O'Sullivan, Caroline Eck, and Jenna Fitzsimmons are three good reasons to keep Mountain Vista in mind as you project a 5A Girls team favorite for the fall season. 

5A Girls, 2018 Alan Versaw May 31, 2017

Taylor Watson is one of a group of very talented sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers coming back for Cherokee Trail.

5A Region 5 Preview Alan Versaw Oct 16, 2016

Rampart's Jacob Dewey had a big race at the CSML meet on Thursday and is a big part of the reason Rampart is looking solid heading into regionals. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Saucony Flo 50 Colorado Rankings Alan Versaw Sep 21, 2016

No rankings leads changed hands this cycle, but a win over Lyons helped Nick Lovato and Vanguard come very close to taking over the lead in the 2A Boys rankings. Photo by Alan Versaw.

2016 Liberty Bell - St. Vrain Boys Merge Alan Versaw Sep 12, 2016

If you merge the results between St. Vrain and Liberty Bell, with a multiplication factor on Liberty Bell to "equalize" the results, Carter Dillon and his Mountain Vista teammates come out a narrow winner. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Southwest Region in Review: September 1 - 3 Alan Versaw Sep 5, 2016

While we've been waiting to see the real Mountain Vista team, Monarch gave some proof they will be heard from this season. Here, Charlie Perry forms the middle of a 2-3-4 finish for Monarch at Centaurus on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Colorado Heads to NXN Alan Versaw Dec 2, 2015

For Paxton Smith and Vista Nation, Saturday is a long-awaited and much dreamed about opportunity to find out what they're made of against the nation's very best. Photo by Alan Versaw.

One and Two Mile Scoring: 5A Boys Alan Versaw Nov 6, 2015

If that's a hint of a smile on Joshua Romine's face it could be because he realizes Vista Nation only tightened their grip on the 5A Boys team title as the race wore on. Photo by Alan Versaw.

State Meet Did-You-Knows Alan Versaw Oct 29, 2015

2010 invididual titles for Kelsey Lakowske and Samantha Berggren piled onto an already-established trend in Colorado high school cross country. Read on to see what that trend is. Colorado Track XC file photos by Alan Versaw.

A Hard Look at State: 5A Boys Alan Versaw Oct 26, 2015

The Arapahoe tandem of Steven Goldy and Mason Brevig will take their whacks at the 5A boys individual title in a crowded field of contenders. Colorado Track XC file photo by Jeff McCoy.

A Meet Spilling Over Alan Versaw Oct 3, 2015

Very early in the girls race, it was the battle of Douglas County, but that quickly narrowed down to two, and then to one. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Colorado notes: NXR-SW Alan Versaw Nov 23, 2014

Riley Cooney's brilliant high school career will come to closure without an NXN appearance, but she managed a place in Saturday's top ten nevertheless. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Southwest region rankings, October 29 Oct 29, 2014

With the Colorado and Utah state meets now completed, what's left to settle of this is from Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. Those state finish up their state meets on November 8.

Role reversal Alan Versaw Oct 26, 2014

When you lay out all the factors leading to Fort Collins' stunning 5A girls title, possibly no factor looms larger than Heather Holt's eight-place finish. Photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Region 5 girls preview Oct 11, 2014

Senior Solana Quistorff of Douglas County hopes to lead her team to a state qualifying berth on Thursday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

Favorite images - September 6 Sep 7, 2014

Tanner Norman and Tyler Matzke negotiate the never-ending gauntlet of spectators at the UNM Lobo. Photo by Alan Versaw.  

A look at the UNM Lobo Invitational Alan Versaw Sep 5, 2014

Last year on this weekend, Paxton Smith was a contributing member of the Mountain Vista varsity at the St. Vrain Invitational. This year, he's one of Vista Nation's go-to guys in Albuquerque. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Amped up for Arapahoe! Alan Versaw Aug 27, 2014

Cerake Geberkidane won't be around to run this year's Arapahoe Warrior Invitational, but his meet record of 15:12 will toe the starting line with the rest of the field. Photo by Ashley Green.

5A Boys season preview Alan Versaw Aug 13, 2014

Dominic Compoz has been a big contributor since his freshman year. This year he gets the opportunity to make his last and biggest contribution. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.

5A Boys by 1600 and 3200 times Alan Versaw Aug 9, 2014

Satchel Caldwell showed a thing or two in track this spring and he and his Boulder teammates are a group you want to keep an eye on. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Girls by 1600 and 3200 times Alan Versaw Aug 6, 2014

If you're looking for Monarch to claim their fourth consecutive 5A girls state title, you're probably not basing that on their accumulated 1600 and 3200 times from track this spring, though Holly Bent ranks among 5A's best in both events. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

A first look at NXR-SW boys Alan Versaw Jul 28, 2014

Most (though not all) of the boys at the front of last year's pack have graduated, but the teams at the front of the pack will ring familiar. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

A first look at NXR-SW girls Alan Versaw Jul 19, 2014

Many of the early leaders of last year's field have graduated, but that doesn't translate into a race that's any less competitive this year. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

5A Region 5 girls preview Alan Versaw Jul 4, 2014

After years of being the younger element of Mountain Vista's varsity roster, Delaney Fitzsimmons becomes the ranking senior this fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.

Continental League Girls in 2014 Alan Versaw Dec 2, 2013

Savanna Dalton gave a few eyebrows some exercise this past fall. Those same eyebrows may want to keep working out over the winter as the extra level of fitness may prove useful next fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.

In a league of their own Tim Hilt Oct 28, 2013

It's tough enough just to overcome Lauren Gregory's talent, but as she starts to take on the patterns of a wily old veteran, it becomes even tougher. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

State Previews: 5A Boys Alan Versaw Oct 24, 2013

Connor Weaver and Zachary Alhamra battled for a long time at last Thursday's regional race before Alhamra broke away for the win. Photo by Mark Weeks.

Favorites coast through 5A Region 5 Alan Versaw Oct 18, 2013

Pine Creek's strong early standing in the 5A Region 5 girls race would be scattered before the end of the race as Hannah McIntyre (in white, at left) would go on for the win. Photo by Mark Weeks.

League Meet Frenzy! Alan Versaw Oct 7, 2013

If you were figuring on the Arvada West girls rolling over and playing dead for the Jeffco 5A title, you'd be sadly mistaken about that. Photo by Della Moore.

Who Has the Top Freshman Class (Boys)? Alan Versaw Sep 27, 2013

This one may surprise you a little. No, I take that back. Nothing about Mountain Vista surprises us much any more. Joshua Romine holds the top freshman time on the top freshman team in the state. And that kind of brings tears to our eyes. Colorado Track XC file photo.

What Happened this Weekend? Alan Versaw Sep 22, 2013

Dismiss it as coincidence or ignore it if you must, but for many of us, the exceptional round of performances at Coronado and John Martin this past weekend uncovers a deep well of questions and speculation.

Southwest Rankings, September 17 Sep 17, 2013

It's a familiar face, but an unfamiliar singlet, for Colorado fans of cross country. Lone Peak (UT) is riding high these days with the help of Clayson Shumway. Photo by Kyle Perry.

Three Big Meets Alan Versaw Sep 4, 2013

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

Southwest Region Rankings Sep 4, 2013

Connor McMillan ran the second-fastest time ever at the American Fork Grass Relays and helped his team to a convincing victory on Saturday. Photo by Rochelle Pinnock.

A Late Starting Fireball Alan Versaw Aug 31, 2013

Cerake Geberkidane stakes out a lead over Bailey Roth and Andrew Walton early in Friday evening's Arapahoe Warrior Invitational. Photo by Ashley Green.

Southwest Region Preseason Rankings Aug 20, 2013

You may remember this group of girls that hammered from the front end of last year's NXR-SW championship race. Three of the four will be back this fall, but the selection of teams at the top may be different this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.

5A Girls XC 2013 Alan Versaw Jul 1, 2013

If you're a fan of 5A girls cross country, you already recognize most of these faces--and you realize that they're all back for more this year. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

5A Boys XC 2013 Alan Versaw Jun 21, 2013

Jose Garcia and Joshua Joseph are two key elements in a Thornton team that has some potential to create a little havoc in the 5A ranks this fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.

NXR-SW Summary: Colorado Alan Versaw Nov 19, 2012

Midway through the girls championship race, Elise Cranny, Heather Bates, and Katie Rainsberger were firmly entrenched among the top four. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXR-SW Preview: Boys Alan Versaw Nov 12, 2012

Luis Martinez had a stellar senior cross country season for the Cleveland (NM) Storm and heads into Saturday's NXR-SW championship race as one of the favorites for the individual title and as the leader of a team in the hunt for a slot to NXN. Photo by Alan Versaw.

A Closer Look at the Teams: 5A Alan Versaw Oct 23, 2012

Luke Sheesley and Ben Ervin are two stalwarts on a Fort Collins team that has become much better this fall than anyone outside the program expected. Colorado Track XC file photo.

Runaways Alan Versaw Oct 19, 2012

You rarely see the Mountain Vista guys running alone, and certainly not on Thursday. Photo by Alan Vesaw.

Regional Glances: 5A Region 5 Alan Versaw Oct 17, 2012

Caleb Ingram had a big win at the TCA Titan Thunder and figures to be an important part of Pine Creek's bid to send a boys team to state as well. Colorado Track XC file photo.

NXR-SW Rankings: October 16 Oct 16, 2012

  With the Utah season nearly done and the Colorado season heading into regionals, here is the current shape of the NXR-SW rankings:  

League Week in Review Alan Versaw Oct 14, 2012

Rachael Chacko gets a little encouragement from Coach Jeff Bliven as she goes by at the Centennial League Championships on Thursday. Photo by Kelli Noto.

Week 5 Rankings Oct 2, 2012

Two weeks have passed since the last rankings and several changes can be seen in the rankings since the last time around. Free content.

NXR-SW Rankings: September 19 Sep 19, 2012

Herriman's (UT) times may have been a little off this week, but there would be a reason for that. Here, Lucy Biles leads a very thinned out crowd of leaders up a long hill in the girls race. Photo contributed by Jonathan Haag.

Week 3 Rankings Alan Versaw Sep 18, 2012

It's been two weeks since our last set of rankings, and there have been some rumblings in the rankings since then. Free content.

Liberty Bell 2012 Preview Alan Versaw Sep 12, 2012

While the Liberty Bell course qualifies as tame on just about every count, things are never tame from the report of the starter's pistol to the finish of the race. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

Fairview Sees the Mountain Alan Versaw Sep 9, 2012

Bridger Tomlin wins the battle with Mountain Vista's Blake Graf, but Graf's finish would be instrumental in handing the team title to Mountain Vista. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXR-SW Rankings: September 6 Sep 7, 2012

Kyle Lund leads a Fairview team that is rapidly rising the ladder of NXR-SW boys rankings. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Preseason Coaches Rankings Alan Versaw Aug 28, 2012

Our panel of 24 coaches from all across the state has weighed in with their selections. Here is how the coaches see the various classifications shaping up. Free content.

NXR-SW Preseason Rankings Alan Versaw Aug 22, 2012

Much to nobody's surprise, Erin Hooker and her Fort Collins teammates occupy the #1 preseason ranking in the NXR-SW region. Colorado Track XC file photo.

Cross Country: Dynasties in Danger Alan Versaw Jun 9, 2012

Up until about mid way through the state race, 2A girls cross country was all about Nederland and Telluride. It figures to be a good deal more inclusive this fall, and the Nederland dynasty will be in a fight for its very existence. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXN-SW Rankings, November 3 Nov 4, 2011

Three of the top four girls finishers from last year's NXN-SW championship race are back, and they're each bringing top-tier teams with them to back them up. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Regional Week in Review Alan Versaw Oct 23, 2011

Despite a little lead bike misdirection, Kirk Webb recovered for the win at 5A Region 3, followed by Greeley West's Evert Finger. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

League Meet Week in Review Alan Versaw Oct 16, 2011

Kiah Leonard, Mercy Bowen, Betzabeth Garcia, Victoria Milano, and Birdie Hutton stake out an early lead at the Wiggins Invitational. In the end, Hutton would lead them all. Photo by Mario Garcia.

NXN-SW Rankings, October 6 Oct 6, 2011

Last year, Luis Martinez finished 55th at NXN-SW. Don't look for a repeat of that finish this fall as he leads the Cleveland HS (NM) team into regional contention. Colorado Track XC file photo.

Week 5 in Review Alan Versaw Oct 2, 2011

Monarch's girls and a few bold enough to run with them pass under the shade of an enormous tree at Saturday's Pat Patten Invitational in Boulder. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

NXN-SW, The Week in Review Alan Versaw Sep 28, 2011

When you start looking at the top talent in Arizona, it's hard to miss Carter Macey and his Desert Vista teammates. And, although they took this past weekend off, they are taking the desert by storm. Photo by Margot Kelly.

Week 4 in Review Alan Versaw Sep 25, 2011

Fruita Monument's Kyler Brown made the four-hour trip over from west of Grand Junction to win the Aurora Invitational. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

NXN-SW Rankings, September 21 Sep 21, 2011

Shea Martinez, Sarah Feeney, and Summer Harper work the front of the pack at the Murray Invitational in Utah. Photo submitted by Corbin Talley.

Another Notch on Vanguard's Stick Alan Versaw Sep 17, 2011

Proving that patience pays off, Corrine Huthoefer cruises to second (teammate Jessy Sweet won the race) after sticking to a conservative pace in early stages of the race. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXN-SW, The Week in Review Alan Versaw Sep 14, 2011

Although it's way too early to make hard predictions about who will get bids to the NXN-SW championship races, it's not at all too soon to look and see what's happening in the various states that may have implications for who might make it to the big dance.

Post-Season Analysis: 5A Girls Alan Versaw Nov 23, 2010

Emily Wolff had a great freshman campaign for Arapahoe. Continued success in her sophomore season will help to keep Arapahoe at or near the top of the pile in 5A girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Monarch, Again! Alan Versaw Sep 11, 2010

Monarch's Kirk Webb outduels Mountain Vista's Stephen Chipman to the finish line at the St. Vrain Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.