Isaac Harris will look to help Sterling defend their league title this year.
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Eaton may not have quite as many of the top-end athletes returning this year as in some previous years, but jumper Alexis Lamoreaux should be one they can count on to help keep the rest of the league at bay.
In the last year, Jacob Dack became remarkably proficient with the discus.
Aside from taking out the next-to-last hurdle, Aaron McCoy's 300 hurdles looked end-of-season sharp on Saturday.
Zach Waite figures to be the guy to beat in the Patriot League 400.
Ana Scott is part of the bevy of talent Eaton returns to the track this spring.
Pick me, pick me!
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.
With five meters to go, the 3A Boys 1600 was still unresolved. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lutheran's devastating class of seniors includes hurdler/triple jumper Kharon Hall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Caleb Palmer won his heat of the 3200 on Friday night in Pueblo, then won the 3200 outright in Pagosa on Saturday. Well done, Mr. Palmer, now get some sleep! Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ryan Goldhammer is one of six different Lutheran athletes who currently hold a #1 ranking in 3A. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Chelsey Lockey takes a firm place in the tradition of horizontal jumps excellence at Eaton High School. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Eaton's Josh Gregory returns as the league's top long sprinter, but Eaton does not rule the league roost when it comes to depth. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alie Hodgson handles the individual sprint piece of the puzzle in Eaton's bid for a repeat state title this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Oscar Martinez helps to make Alamosa one of 3A's five preseason top teams. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Everyone you saw for Frontier Academy last year is back this year--only stronger and faster. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jennifer Bowles (center) figures as an important cog in the machine if Frontier Academy is to be the top team in the Patriot League this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Allee Beach promises to be a potent force in 3A Girls next spring, but Beach and Platte Valley have to solve the same puzzle of closing the gap on Eaton that other 3A programs face. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Springfield ran away with a lot of things at the state meet, including the 1A Girls 4x100 title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Kent Harris comes back next spring, meaning that it's highly unlikely that Lutheran will be challenged to score points in the sprint events. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Matt Hanson's stony determination in Saturday's 110 hurdles finals set the tone for Lutheran's Saturday at state. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Bennett's Danny Warner could potentially figure as the top scorer at the 3A state meet next week, but it will be tough to overcome the team depth of Lutheran and Platte Valley. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
A great deal about the 3A state meet could be determined by the kind of three days Ashley Snyder has. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rangely didn't exactly dodge the weather for their meet, but Plateau Valley did manage to scramble for cover at their bus. Photo by Matt Scoggins.
Chris Youngs pushed his 200 time to 22.62, second only to Miguel Molas in the classification. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Skyview Academy's Tiana Schwarz posted the fastest 3A 400 of the week at 1:00.31, moving her to #2 on the 3A list. Photo by Eric Versaw.
A lot of nice performances hit the cold weather ceiling on Friday, among those Dawit Abate's winning triple jump at the Sand Creek Scorpion Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Here it is, your preseason picks for 3A!
Parker Joens returns as one leading threat to capture the 3A boys discus crown. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Carly Volkmer was only momentarily delayed by the rain-slickened hill at the Central Warrior Invitational. Photo by Ron Niemeyer.
McKenzie Reiher and Lily Tomasula-Martin had a big impact on 3A distance running as freshmen. Their impact figures to even bigger this year as sophomores. Colorado Track XC file photos.
With this 3A girls installment, we continue our rotating series of Colorado Track XC Top 5 rankings, checking up on the top teams in each classification and gender.
Erie's Amelia Sease took the girls title at the Friday's Mead Mud Stampede. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Greg Eccher paces with Jake Erickson for a few moments before taking over at his home invitational. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Lamar's Courtney Clark returns as one of several top throwers among 3A girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brittany Pierce led Eaton to a 4x400 state title last spring. She'll have her sights set on more this spring. 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.
Ryleigh Haynes is just one of a substantial and solid group of returning athletes for Eaton next spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Anthony Rios and Victoria Milano bring a lot of state experience and savvy back for the Brush Beetdiggers. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Garrett Smith and Lori Weirich of Eads have been on a roll of late. Each is atop of the 2A discus rankings. Photos contributed by John Weirich. Rocky Ford's Amber Lowther is a legitimate threat to win all three jump titles in 2A girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.