Mikayla Cox was the runaway winner in the 800 last year, and this year she'll want to defend that title.
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Rampart's Ben Conlin will look to become the league's top distance runner this year.
Lucy Hart and William Hibbard were instrumental in bringing not one, but two, CSML 5A titles back to Pine Creek High School.
Palmer's Gus McIntrye made serious gains over the summer.
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For most of the first mile, the boys race was leadership by committee. The committee would start to dwindle soon thereafter.
Rampart's boys are one of those teams that may be a little difficult to ignore next year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Midway through the race, Max Martinez and his Widefield teammates were still packed like sardines. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Chloe Veilleux hit a major milestone in her career by taking the individual title at the Chris Severy Invitational. 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.
Durango's Anna Smagacz led the Demons to a crushing defeat of the assembled field at Saturday's running of the Joe Vigil Open. Photo by Don Scott.
The view from second place at the Battle Mountain Invitational. Contributed photo.
There wasn't a moment in Thursday's Joe Davis Classic that Allison Mann wasn't in control. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Awet Beraki's fifth-place finish at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede helped key the day's most stunning team upset. Photo by Alan Versaw.
With the finish line directly ahead and all the green behind him, Chris Theodore takes a quick look around to be sure. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
It was a big day in the high school careers of Ben Walth and Rene Carter, who ran to their second and first high school titles, respectively. Photos by Joel Hawkins.
Ben Dingman should be back this fall to shoulder to leader's load for a very strong Rampart team. Photo by Ashley Green.
Pine Creek lost some firepower to graduation this spring, but Athena Kuehn is one reason to believe they have plenty coming back. Photo by Alan Versaw.
When the dust had settled at the end of a breezy day, Celia Smith's 5-4 winning high jump was high on the short list of top marks for the day. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The whole state is familiar with Ben Dingman and Connor McCabe by now, but it's 3-4-5 guys like Sadio Fenner that make Rampart especially dangerous for next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
At one mile, Kaleigh Kroeker had successfully created separation between herself and all pursuit. Photo by Alan Versaw.
A big part of the Mountain Vista leadership this season falls to senior Tyler Matzke. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
The backdrop figures to be a little less arid and rocky where Hannah McIntyre will be competing next school year. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Gabrielle Roth brings an 8th-place finish from this year's 4A state meet into the CS Metro 5A next year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Aaron Rickey could be the go-to guy for a very solid Palmer team next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
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.
Josh Davis of Lamar and Lauren Hamilton of The Classical Academy ran to dominating wins on the grass and paths of the Elmwood Short Nine. Photos by Alan Versaw.
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.
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.
The folks at Cheyenne Mountain wanted to create a unique and rewarding cross country experience in the state of Colorado. Like many of us, they are proud of the sport’s hold in these parts, the tradition of the sport in Colorado over the years, and the success our high school athletes achieve on a national level today.
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.
Pole vaulter Josh Holland is just one of the reasons that Arapahoe figures to finish the state meet with an industrial strength point tally. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Whether it's in the 110 hurdles, long jump, or triple jump, Palmer's Reginald Allison is one of the best in the 5A ranks. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Kirk Webb leads Monarch's boys to a regional title and into the state meet. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Colleen Koenig's third-place finish helped to lead Arapahoe to the Centennial League title on Thursday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
If you can't spot a few contenders for the individual state title in this photo, you aren't very familiar with 5A girls cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Palmer gets a solid contribution from Reggie Allison in both hurdle events and the triple jump. If the Terrors can get all the pieces producing at the same time, they could make a run at state. Colorado Track XC file photos.
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 (Wheat Ridge), David Perry (Niwot), Connor Winter (Arapahoe), and Dusty Solis (Coronado) each rank among Colorado's top male runners. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.
Still undefeated on the season, Boulder's Kelsey Lakowske posted a huge win at the Front Range Conference meet in Loveland. Photo by Jim Lewis.
Coronado's Dusty Solis and Arapahoe's Connor Winter break away from the pack at Thursday's Coronado Cougar Classic. Photo by Mark Weeks.
You can figure on finding Sam Lewis, Rachel Viger, and Kelsey Lakowske at the front of the pack again this year. Photo by Jim Lewis.
Six former Colorado high school athletes will be competing in Thursday's events of the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.