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Jefferson Academy's Jacob Crookston dominated the boy's field and led Jefferson Academy to the team title.
Bayfield's Jordan Lanning will look to defend her state title in the high jump next year.
Florence's Kylie Simshauser leads four of this year's top 10 into 2019.
Mason Norman is set for a three-peat.
By midway through the race, there were no challengers left for Cole Sprout and Easton Allred.
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Mason Norman defended his state title, and ran a new 3A course record of 15:33.
Kaylee Thompson and The Classical Academy ran away with Saturday's state titles.
Peak to Peak may be able to sweep the team competition Saturday.
Quinn McConnell dominated a field mostly blue to capture her fourth consecutive region title
Fort Collins and Fairvew are battling for the middle spots of 5A heading into the final weeks before State.
D'Evelyn surged three spots to No. 3 this week.
The theme of this week was unanimous No. 1s
Dakota Ridge remains on top of 5A.
Have a look back at the highlight performances at the Desert Twilight XC Festival.
Cole Sprout ran a nation-leading 14:32 to win at Desert Twilight.
Centaurus and Niwot battle for 4A supremacy.
We break down our picks for the top girls teams that will shape the Sweepstakes race tonight.
Check out our picks for the top boys' teams we think will impact the Sweepstakes race tonight at Casa Grande.
Check out our preview of the top girls most likely to make an impact at tonight's Sweepstakes race.
Cherokee Trail remains firmly in the No. 2 spot in 5A.
The Classical Academy's Mason Norman looks on track to defend his state title.
Valor Christian's Cole Sprout will open up his season of *racing* at Desert Twilight.
Peak to Peak's Quinn McConnell leads a star-studded squad.
Mountain Vista girls come in No. 1 in the first edition of the SW region rankings.
Legend made a jump in the rankings this week.
We've got a new No. 1 in 4A!
Lyons continues to reign over 2A.
Who is ready for Liberty Bell?
Mountain Vista remains on top of 5A.
The titans remained on top, but we saw some shaking within the rankings.
Week Two Polls saw very little movement up top.
Cruz Culpepper beat a stacked field to claim the course record.
We know where each of these teams landed at last year's state meet, but who is the fastest?
Peak to Peak returns everyone from their 2017 state championship squad.
Mason Norman and The Classical Academy look to primed defend their state titles this year.
Check out the preview of the top events set to go down this weekend at Chandler High School.
The outdoor season has arrived! But not for everyone - Colorado will send some of its best to New Balance Nationals Indoor.
Skyview's Jimmy Scavuzzo will give the Wolverines some added depth in the distance events.
Salida's Fern Clark emerged as one of 3A's top freshmen this year.
Unless you live on the Western Slope, you probably haven't heard much about Wyatt Mortenson yet, but he could be playing a much larger role among 3A boys as early as next fall.
We will be tracking all throughout the NXN Regional qualifying meets whos in and whos out of NXN.
Carley Bennett was one of a lengthy list of Colorado athletes enjoying stellar days at this year's NXR-SW.
Lizzie Harding, Elizabeth Constien, and Naomi Harding set up strong early. And, they had some important folks in the rear-view mirror.
Several of these top 3A runners from this year are back next year, but Peak to Peak still figures to have the upper hand.
William Ledden and his Peak to Peak teammates make up one of the 3A Boys teams you want to be thinking about for next year.
Charlie Perry checked in on his competition midway through the race, but by the end there was nobody there.
It's been a while since we've seen Peak to Peak in blue singlets, but the remainder of the scene is familiar to the rest of 3A.
What you may not have realized is that Steamboat Springs was actually beating Peak to Peak through two miles of the 3A Girls race.
Cole Sprout dominated on this course on August 25. Can he do it again on October 28?
Hannah Ellis won huge at her regional last week and now faces bigger obstacles at State.
We haven't seen much of this trio in state this year, but they still know how to put a race away.
Regionals should be a whole lot of deja vu for about about half of the guys in this photo.
It's an amped-up SkyView Academy team with Tyler Scholl in the lead role.
Adventure calls your name at the Chris Severy Invitational Saturday in Aspen.
There have been big doings across the region the last couple of weeks. Get caught up here!
Grandview's Kaitlyn Mercer had a very nice second-place finish in the Girls Varsity Gold A race at 17:02.3, giving her the fifth-best Colorado time on the day.
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The Palmer Ridge boys are one of several teams with a lot on the line this weekend.
Monarch High School out of Colorado used a strong early presence up front to help pick up a big win at Saturday's St. Vrain Invitational.
Denver North's girls appeared ready to run the table early in the 2A-3A Girls race at the St. Vrain Invitational.
There are few spectacles in Colorado high school cross country at stirring as the St. Vrain start.
Carter Dillon broke free on the second loop and carried it forward to a convincing win at the Vista Nation 2-Mile on Friday. File photo.
Chris Theodore checks around to make sure his lead is for real at the finish of last year's Vista Nation 2-Mile. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
Cole Beasley is one of the guys who figure to make this year's Peak to Peak team a lot more dangerous than last year's.
Colton Stice is a name you're going to become familiar with this fall.
Tiana Bradfield doesn't get most of the ink at Peak to Peak, but she gets things done nevertheless.
Up next in our Flo50 girls rankings is No. 17 Quinn McConnell
Refamiliarize yourself with the Blue Blob of Broomfield. They're going to be a load to handle.
Anna Shults dominated the State 3200 this spring and figures to be a big part of Peak to Peak's cross country success this fall.
Jordan Lanning successfully transitioned from 2A to 3A this year. The sky could be the limit next year.
Brie Oakley and Tanner Norman gave us a brand-new set of 3200 all-class records this spring.
Chantae Steele and McKenzie Elliott gave TCA an early day two lift in the 800 meters.
There is a long list of high-end talent at the 3A Girls state meet, and Tarynn Sieg is high on that list.
Erika Willis has bumped the 3A Girls pole vault record to 12-7 this season.
Jacob Dack stayed busy throwing deeper than 53 feet this past week.
Madison Mooney celebrates an Invitational Mile win over Sammy Watson Saturday night at Arcadia.
Isaac Green and Brie Oakley are two of the Colorado athletes who will be chasing big marks at Arcadia on Saturday night.
Brianna Van Vleet wasted no time going big in the long jump, opening at 18-2.
Chloe Peterson has been part of an Elizabeth troupe of girls tearing up runways and straightaways this spring.
Ashten Loeks and Elizabeth come down from 4A this year, and they could be trouble.
Lutheran's Riley Darnell figures as a major force in 3A Metro sprinting this spring.
You had to see it to believe it.
Battle Mountain's girls were, hands down, the top small-school Colorado girls team at NXR-SW 2016. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Nobody in Colorado came close to solving the Brie Oakley puzzle this fall. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Peak to Peak closed out a solid season with a Colorado 3A Girls state title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Steamboat's girls were in high spirits before this year's 3A Girls state race. And why not--given the spectacular season they had under their belts? Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Peak to Peak's girls celebrate a team title that came in extraordinary fashion. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It is possible to get out in front of Salida, it's just much more difficult to stay there. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The Hotchkiss boys made their first appearance in the rankings with a strong showing at 2A Region 4. Photos by Matt Scoggins.
Platte Valley's Andrew King won the battle in 3A Region 4, but Cody Jones and Frontier Academy won the war. Photos by Ron Eberhard.
Kayla Young provided a splash of color in the monochromatic scheme at the front of the girls race. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
The tandem of Christian Van Cleave and Ryan Lehmuth has accomplished a lot this season, but Friday's question is whether they can lead Jefferson Academy to a state berth. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Broomfield's girls packed it up, ran relaxed, and still came away with the Front Range League title in Colorado. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Johnson Farrell and his Tuba City teammates were big movers since the last small-school polls were published. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Who are the 3A stars and teams of the future? Conifer's Amanda Stein is one who could be leading her team to new levels over the next two years. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mackenzie Moss followed up a solid performance at Desert Twilight on Friday with a PPAC individual title on Wednesday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Peak to Peak shoved their way into the regional top 10 with a strong performance at Desert Twilight on Friday night. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The Desert Vista girls stuck together nicely early at Desert Twilight and ended up as decisive team champions. Photo by Alan Versaw.
We've heard a lot about Cole Sprout this season, but Macklin Brockmeyer is also a big part of the Faith Christian success story. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Simon Kelati led his Greeley Central Wildcat teammates to an overpowering team title at the Greeley City XC Championships on Wednesday. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Xavier, Peak to Peak, and Desert Vista were three teams running toward the top of the team scoring throughout Friday's running of the Desert Twilight. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Beyond the mile, there would be nobody staying with Daniel Bernal. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The way to beat Peak to Peak is to find a way of getting in front of these three. Good luck with that. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
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.
Peak to Peak's Brandon Ries, a senior and four-year member of the program. Photo by Joey Miller.
Reina Paredes led Rio Rancho's girls to a second-place finish at the St. Vrain Invitational. 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.
Cecilia Kastner and Claire Shepherd helped give Salida a strong presence toward the front of the 2A-3A girls race, but how might the other 3A powers have fared if they had been in the same race? Photo by Alan Versaw.
The Battle Mountain girls successfully defended home turf at last weekend's meet. Photo by Shelly Raichart.
Colton Stice had a big win at Lake County last weekend, leading the Gunnison boys to a close second-place finish there and earning them a little more recognition in the polling. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Justin Andrade will be putting his state-leading 5K mark on the line at Centaurus on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Palmer Ridge, Mountain Vista, and Rock Canyon mixed it up spendidly at the Vista Nation XC 2-Mile, but evidently the Rock Canyon girls were not easily impressed. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
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.
Much has been written over the years about the Albuquerque Academy boys, but the AA girls also run a pretty solid show. Photo by Adam Kedge.
Alamosa's boys aim for a third-straight team title this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cassie Unruh and SkyView Academy outperformed their preseason projection by a bundle, even without the benefit of an ultra-competitive freshman class. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Battle Mountain fields one of the top small-school girls teams anywhere in the nation. Photo by Alan Versaw.
This image from last fall's St. Vrain Invitational still tells you a great deal of what you need to know about 3A Girls cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Anna Shults finished second at state last fall and could be pointed at least that high this fall. Photo by Erin Percy.
A blistering 4x800 set the stage for a solid state meet for Peak to Peak. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Arria Minor was arguably this year's top freshman girl, but her many talents still aren't quite enough to tilt the freshman team title to Denver East. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Parker Joens gets most of the ink in the Platte Valley throws program, but it was James Baladez (above) and Morgan Smith who pushed the Broncos over the top to becoming 2016's 3A Royalty of the Rings. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Matt Hanson was the picture of precision in the 110 hurdles prelims, and Lutheran is very much on schedule to repeat as 3A state champions. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lutheran's devastating class of seniors includes hurdler/triple jumper Kharon Hall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brock Knechtel had a PR of nearly 18 feet to claim the Boulder County discus title. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Chelsey Lockey takes a firm place in the tradition of horizontal jumps excellence at Eaton High School. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Steamboat's Tatum Burger is one of several coming down from 4A next year who figure to help change the face of 3A. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Miguel Baltazar exemplified an Alamosa effort that kept both feet beneath them until the job was done. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Anna Shults, Quinn McConnell, Lily Tomasula-Martin, and Kiara Mattern form a human wall behind Cassie Unruh's early lead pace, waiting for someone to take over the race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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The top six finishers at Colorado 5A Region 5 all wore Mountain Vista green. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
It will be a first high school state meet for Quinn McConnell and a last for Sydney Fesenmeyer on Saturday, and both want their season story to end well. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Ryan Butler closed out the scoring on a dominating performance for SkyView Academy at today's 3A Metro League meet. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
A big part of the reason SkyView Academy is so good is the depth provided by guys like Joseph Pippin. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Will Handley's second-place finish was a key piece in the stunning Timpanogos upset at Bob Firman on Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Tiana Bradfield is member #3 of the Peak to Peak freshman class that has the Pumas stalking prey wherever they go. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Catherine Liggett broke to a lead early and dominated the gold race at Saturday's Rim Rock Classic. Photo by Greg Hall.
At least for the time being, Lamar and Jacob Rogers have firmly ensconced themselves atop the 3A rankings. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ryan Sandoval leads a very good Pecos (NM) team that's been coming in for a lot of small-school attention in the Southwest region. 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.
For those who didn't see it coming, the Peak to Peak team led by Quinn McConnell and Anna Shults sternly challenged Taryn Ceglowski and Salida for 3A Girls team honors at St. Vrain. Photo 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.
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Neither Ivy Gonzales nor Ben Dingman won individual titles, but they led their respective teams to big victories just the same. Photos by Ashley Green.
James Lee and Brock Dykema keyed a very strong opening weekend showing by Silver Creek. The Raptors get a chance to back that showing up at Saturday's Centaurus Invitational. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Some unexpected outcomes at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede threw a little shuffle into the 3A rankings.
Alamosa managed to hang onto one of their two state titles from last fall in the preseason rankings.
Julia Jaschke leads a very strong Kent Denver team into the fall season, but even Kent Denver will find the going tough in this league. Photo by Alan Versaw.
After a nice freshman campaign last fall, bigger things will be expected of Jefferson Academy's Ryan Lehmuth this fall. Photo by Ashley Green.
Kim McConnell has clearly made an impact as a first-year coach!
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James Giltner took over the lead role and was a solid leader for Kent Denver this fall, but he could have some more help coming back next fall. Photo by Ashley Green.
It didn't take SkyView Academy long to make an impact in 3A. And Cassie Unruh and company will be looking to make a bigger impact next fall. Photo by Ashley Green.
Rachael Metzler is one of several returning bright spots for Peak to Peak cross country next fall. Photo by Ashley Green.
As a senior next fall, Emily Sowards figures to be a crucial part of Alamosa's bid to repeat at 3A girls state champions. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
3A Region 3 left us with a lot of questions left to be answered at state. Photo by Renee Haip.
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.
Peak to Peak has been a fixture at state for several years running, but it's not a foregone conclusion this year. Isaac Ruble will strive to keep the streak alive. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sabine Lindler had two nice medal finishes on grinder courses in as many days this weekend. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Jenna McCaffrey leaves the field in her wake at the RE-1J meet. Photo by Renee Haip.
For Telluride's Anna Fake, a new season means never running alone in Miner maroon again. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Lily Tomasula-Martin ranks high on any measure of returning 3A girls for this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
For the first time in a long time, Eaton looks like a 3A cross country threat, and Emma Willadsen is a big part of that picture. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Dallas Frisbie could possibly win the regional individual title, but the depth of the Kent Denver team just might tell the story of the regional team title. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
It's a year of transition for Peak to Peak, but Calvin Riss should be a measure of stability for the Pumas. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Everyone in 4A knows about Eric Hamer, but if Palmer Ridge has a big year next year, it's likely Tommy Herebic will be playing a crucial role as well. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
The Cougars most likely to pounce on a state title in 2014 may not be from Niwot, Evergreen, or Coronado. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Machebeuf's Ben Espinola will try to keep Ben Butler from winning the league individual title in his first year in the league. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jacob Benson celebrates a hard-earned victory over Salida's Taylor Stack. Photo by Logan McCoy.
Tabor Scholl returns to the state meet on Saturday in hopes of regaining the crown she lost in 2012. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Job one for Chris Baker will be winning a team state title, but if things go well he may figure into the individual race as well. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Midway through the race, Allie Chipman and Quinn McConnell battle for the lead. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lindsey Chavez runs the last regional race of a very nice high school career on Friday. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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.
Although Liberty Bell has a regional and national reputation for speed, it isn't necessarily easy to get off the starting line cleanly. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Pursued by a couple of hungry Bobcats, Luke Yeager ponders the move that would take him safely out of their reach. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Callan Deline and Ian Boucher enjoyed a nice view from the front row of the 2A boys race. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Platte Canyon's Jacob Benson is the top returning finisher from last year's 3A state cross country race. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
It's always competitive as soon as the gun sounds at the St. Vrain Invitational. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Dallas Frisbie leads a Peak to Peak squad that should be very competitive in 3A this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jake Rogers and Josh Davis lead a dramatically improved Lamar team into the fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Makayla Santos and Caroline Kawula are two important reasons why Frontier Academy and Kent Denver figure to be in the title hunt once again this fall. Photos by Paul Jaeger.
Olivia Lowe and Lauren McDonald are just two of the reasons that Salida figures to be the deepest 3A team in the state next fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Frontier Academy's Chris Baker is a returning medalist from this year's state meet and the leader of a Frontier Academy team that has every reason to believe they're right in the thick of next year's title hunt. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Garrett Coles rounds the turn at the creek crossing en route to a third-place individual finish. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
It doesn't get much better than this. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Can the Peak to Peak Black Cloud do something special on Saturday? Read on and find out. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Erich Hixson leads an enigmatic Holy Family team and just might also contend for the 3A individual title. Photo by Karl Fortney.
The pack behind Jordyn Colter was pretty tight until Erin Norton (right) broke free. Photo by Kelli Noto.
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What figures to be unique about Jacob Adamson when the 3A state race runs on October 27? Read on and find out. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Two weeks have passed since the last rankings and several changes can be seen in the rankings since the last time around. Free content.
It's been two weeks since our last set of rankings, and there have been some rumblings in the rankings since then. Free content.
Gabrielle Sered, Kaleigh Kroeker, and Katherine Sered have all stepped up in a significant way from last fall to help make the Pine Creek team as dangerous as it has become. Photo by Mark Weeks.
You're only allowed so much time in the shadows. Colorado Academy, led by Sammy Little and Jess Masinter, has officially used up their time. CA is now recognized as an official 3A threat. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Erin Squared: Erin Norton had just a little more left when the Erins hit the bridges on the way home. Photo by Alan Versaw. Free content.
Clayson Shumway awakens a few echoes out of Liberty's storied past by winning the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede 5A boys race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ty Koenig paces an Alamosa team that could be very dangerous this fall as Coach Larry Zaragoza chases state title number seven. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Justin and Riley Rodenburg were the premier Pumas last fall. It stands to reason they will be again this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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.
Garrett Coles is one of the contenders in a wide-open battle for the 3A boys individual state title. Photo 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.
Niwot's Nick Harris chased down Broomfield's Ben Forsee for the individual title, but Broomfield won the boys' team title going away. Photo by Alan Versaw.
For Sam Lewis and Kirk Webb, there are no more years to wait. It's a matter of do or do not in their senior seasons. Colorado Track XC file photos.
If you've been ignoring Stephen Rice and Peak to Peak, you'll want to stop doing that very soon. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Adam Avischious of The Classical Academy will be next fall's top returning finisher from the 3A state meet. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
One race everyone will be watching with interest on Saturday is the 5A girls showdown between Monarch, Fort Collins, and Boulder (not shown). Photo by Alan Versaw.
Monarch's Kirk Webb outduels Mountain Vista's Stephen Chipman to the finish line at the St. Vrain Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Chiara Del Piccolo, Johanna Reed, and Brandi Krieg gave western slope cross country fans plenty to cheer about last fall. They're all back this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Peak to Peak's Jhenya Nahreini returns to run in her final state meet with hopes of finishing high in the medals.
TCA's Sam Feldotto opens up an early lead that he would never relinquish en route to winning the St. Vrain Invitational in 16:16.