Elizabeth Schweiker and Hope Stark battled to the line for the Division 1 title.
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Of the teams gathered, Peyton may have done more to turn attention in their direction than all the rest.
Thomas Pannunzio will look to help Pueblo South close the gap on their cross-town rivals, Pueblo West.
Kaya Wick is best known as a pole vaulter, but she is far from a one-dimensional athlete, even participating in cross country in the fall.
Matthew Roberds is one of those athletes whose lower profile early in the season can't be trusted to reflect what will happen later in the season.
Anna Ponzio added to a growing list of meet titles this fall with another win at Denver West. File photo.
Rampart's boys were neither challenged nor made to feel that way.
Determined to get out on time for an alternate sporting event, it was the Great Wall of Pueblo West Varsity early in the girls open race.
Drew Ellis was a key element in propelling Pawnee to the 1A Lords and Ladies of the Leap crown.
James Lee should enter the 2018 as 4A Boys' top distance threat.
Hannah Kochen is the top returning short sprint threat in the South Central League.
Frankie Nash is one of the reasons that an early nod goes to Pueblo West as SCL Boys favorites.
Ben Highfill will be carrying much of the weight of Pueblo South's state hopes on his shoulders. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ellie Fantauzzo opens a gap on Emma Willadsen en route to her first high school meet title. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Landon Ruiz-Diaz had a huge debut season for Montrose this spring in track and could be a key to the Indians' hopes this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ellie Berry had an oustanding day of throws, taking first in the shot put and second in the discus. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Emily Hanenberg helps to give Pueblo West a breadth of competitiveness across events they haven't seen in a long time. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ellie Enderle heads toward the finish line with a regional title in sight. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Sargent's Makayla Garcia ran to the individual title at the Eric Wolff Invitational on Friday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Austin Walrod looks to inherit the lead runner role at Pueblo West this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Kaylene Khosla and Lauren Kleven help to give Pueblo South a scoring roster unmatched in the South Central League. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sisters Emily and Katelyn Mitchem logged a 1-2 sweep of the 1600 at Friday night's Stutler Bowl Twilight. Photo by Ashley Green.
CSU-Pueblo tries their hand with some homegrown talent in Zack Retzlaff. Photo by Alan Versaw.
When it comes time to run cross country again next fall, Justus Bernal looks to become one of the go-to Cyclones. Colorado Track XC photo by Alan Versaw.
Cheyenne Mountain's girls used a pack strategy to coast to a girls regional title on Thursday. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Marcelo Laguera negotiates the hairpin coming back onto the grass at about 2.5 miles into the Clement Park course. Photo by Alan Versaw.
William Mayhew spearheads what could be the strongest Cheyenne Mountain team since the 2010 state championship team. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Lauren Ogg's big win at Liberty Bell marks her as a competitor of no small interest at Dave Sanders. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
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.
Thornton's Joshua Joseph is the top returning state finisher among the fields for Thursday's running of the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Like a lot of other folks, Veronica Brtek found herself battling for elbow room 500 meters into last year's state race, but her progression from this spring may have her running closer to the front of the field this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Michael Duran returns as the region's top state finisher, but William Mayhew may be inclined to test that status this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
If you haven't yet made yourself familiar with the name of Michael Duran, be sure to get that done before next fall's cross country season. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
If you're looking for a team to create havoc at the state meet that you might not have been thinking about, this would be your crew. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Running all alone at the end, Bailey Roth keeps a string of sub-16 finishes alive. Photo by Tim Hilt.
If you are looking for the eventual winners of the Albuquerque Metro Championships, they are currently mired in the middle of the pack. Photo by Alan Versaw.
You've heard about Josh Davis, but it Lamar wins a state title, it will be on account of the contributions of guys like Zach Watson, who finished fourth in Friday's Tri-Peaks League meet. Photo by Tim Hilt.
One of the bigger pieces of news out of Colorado this weekend was the return to action of Bailey Roth, immediately enhancing Coronado's status as a player. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Zack Retzlaff led a very strong Pueblo West team at the Doherty Spartan Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alison Deitsch and Delaney Fitzsimmons set the pace in early stages of the Doherty varsity girls race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Pine Creek's Sered sisters keep a steady pace at the Coronado Cougar Classic, while ThunderRidge keeps a presence only a few strides behind. Photo by Tim Hilt.
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.
In the final stages of the race, the pursuit pack has lost contact with Mountain Vista's Connor Weaver. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Lots of movement in the polls this week after the action on opening weekend...
Pomona's Marcel Laguera set the tone for his season by dominating the 5A boys field. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Through the barns (optional) and into the creek (non-optional) you go... Colorado Track XC file photo.
Word around town is that Aubrey Till's running is going very nicely this summer. Colorado Track XC file photo.
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.
The fairway start of a Pueblo Central Invitational is always a stirring scene. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Daniel Book's strength at middle distances gives Cherry Creek a big boost in the 1600 analysis. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Adam Egger is one of the guys Coronado will be counting on to step up to bigger roles this fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Ethan Gonzales is a certified contender in Broomfield blue. How the rest of the team develops around him will mark how far Broomfield goes next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
On a cold day when a few of Coronado's top guns were taking a break from racing, Andres Luna stepped up and led the Cougars to a big win. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Isabelle Kennedy was the star of the show running in her high school's own backyard. Photo by Ashley Green.
Mandy Ortiz of Battle Mountain passes Jessica Kleven and Sam Skold at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. Battle Mountain has been passing lots of folks lately. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Paul Roberts took it to a lot of upperclassmen from larger schools, winning his second meet title in as many weeks. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Pueblo West, led by Corbin Pagnotta, brought in one of the state's finest freshman classes last fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Zac McCoy didn't have the lead coming off the final turn of the 400, but he finishes better than most. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
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.
It was a sea of red and black at the start of the Eagle Valley Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Josh Davis and Jessica Kleven broke onto the scene as freshmen last fall. Both appear to be headed toward outstanding high school careers. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Lindsey Stindt is one of the big reasons that neither Lyons nor Akron may come in as the 2A girls favorite next spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Annie Kunz's versatility makes Wheat Ridge a 4A title threat. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cyler Miles is part of a Mullen sprint group that is as deep and as talented as any this state has seen in a good, long time. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Gus Waneka is back next year as a senior after leading Thompson Valley to its most successful boys season ever. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Littleton's Garrett Sapakoff rounds the final turn with Arvada West's Carson Aberle at the Arvada West Invitational. Sapakoff would go on for the win. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.
Mike Cernoia returns for his senior season as the classification's top-ranked runner. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Jordan Montera of Pueblo West battles Chad Palmer of Alamosa for position in the final quarter mile. Photo by Eric Flores.
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.
Niwot's David Perry ranks among the leading contenders to fill the shoes of a brilliant graduated class in 4A boys cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
A good day to be in purple... Miranda Benzel, Sam Lewis, and Kelsey Lakowske work a small early lead at the Front Range Conference Championships on Friday (photo courtesy of Jim Lewis).
Movin' out... Anna Marshall (far left) of Pueblo West and Emily Husted, Kassie Mazzocco, Shelby Stableford, and Kaitlin Hanenburg of The Classical Academy establish position at the start of the TCA Titan Thunder Invitational.