Introducing a large portion of the boys cross country class of 2024.
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The Lutheran boys and girls enter the season ranked No. 1.
The Classical Academy girls head to the state meet as heavy favorites.
The Classical Academy remains on top of the girl's 3A poll.
Frontier Academy is the fastest boy's squad in 3A.
Andre Stablein enters the meet fresh off his victory at St. Vrain last week.
Heritage Christian surged to the No. 3 spot in 2A this week.
Nick Thomas led University to the top spot in 3A this week.
Elizabeth Schweiker and Hope Stark battled to the line for the Division 1 title.
University's white uniforms stood out, but that wasn't what stood out most about the Bulldogs today.
Owen Nolan could be the next star in 3A.
The Classical Academy once again looks like the team to beat.
Isaac Harris will look to help Sterling defend their league title this year.
Ashley Hinojos headlines Brush's hopes to return to making state meet team trips a standing tradition in Brush.
Ryan Lehmuth withstands the charges of Andrew King and Simon Kelati at the finish of the University Break Your Pace race. University's spiffy new track puts in a cameo appearance in the background.
Holy Family's Alyssa Wells made what was perhaps the biggest 3A freshman splash of the weekend.
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.
Finn Tierney's development this fall has provided a nice lift to the Estes Park cross country program. Photo by Alan Versaw.
As story lines go, they don't get much bigger than Brie Oakley vs. Lauren Gregory. Photos by Alan Versaw.
The view from second place at the Battle Mountain Invitational. Contributed photo.
Ella Benkendorf stands tall on a list of last year's freshmen at Elizabeth who changed the fortunes of the cross country program. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Emma Willadsen leads an Eaton team that could have some regional redemption in mind for this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sawyer Davis and Levi Chambers occupied mostly supporting roles for Frontier Academy last fall. These two will need to shift more into the spotlight this fall if the FA success is to continue. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sargent's Makayla Garcia ran to the individual title at the Eric Wolff Invitational on Friday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Northridge's Josh Torres will have folks other than Andrew King to glance back at in Wednesday's big Greeley showdown. Photo by Ben Hershelman.
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.
Lamar's Santana Salazar was one of a surprisingly large number of athletes who started the 2015 season beyond the state-qualifying mark for the 2014 season. Photo by Eric Versaw.
McKenzie Reiher and her Eaton teammates have a tall order in front of them to chase down both Frontier Academy and Estes Park next fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Josiah Davis comes back for his senior season next fall, and that's bound to be a headache for the rest of the Patriot League. Photo by Ashley Green.
Isaiah Dilka's return to racing last week came as a strong positive indicator for University heading into regionals. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Erik Barfuss added to his collection of league meet titles with a shorter one in Greeley on Tuesday. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
Sabine Lindler had two nice medal finishes on grinder courses in as many days this weekend. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Carly Volkmer was only momentarily delayed by the rain-slickened hill at the Central Warrior Invitational. Photo by Ron Niemeyer.
Back in his days at Western State, Kelly Christensen stakes out a lead at the Rocky Mountain Shootout. Contributed photo.
Cody Jones is one of several Frontier Academy Wolverines you didn't hear much from last fall but who figure to be fully prepped to step into crucial roles this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Sterling will have some reloading to do next fall, but Isaac Bernatchez should be a nice one to rebuild around. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Cerake Geberkidane crosses the finish mats just a little over 15-flat at Tuesday's DPS meet. Photo by Lyle Knudson.
Erie's Amelia Sease took the girls title at the Friday's Mead Mud Stampede. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Through the barns (optional) and into the creek (non-optional) you go... Colorado Track XC file photo.
Brush has long benefitted from the contributions of athletes from neighboring schools without cross country. Ryan Dollerschell figures to be making a large contribution of that kind this fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
It's a bad place to stray unless you've come prepared.
Jake Rogers and Josh Davis lead a dramatically improved Lamar team into the fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The Coal Ridge relays have been nothing short of special this spring. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Kirk Webb took it out hard on lap one and we all held our breath on lap two, waiting to see what would happen. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
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.
Erich Hixson leads an enigmatic Holy Family team and just might also contend for the 3A individual title. Photo by Karl Fortney.
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.
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.
Several of the left. the race's top finishers can be identified at the front of the pack in this photo from the early stages of the Windjammer girls race, but eventual winner Erin Norton is biding her time on the left. Photo by Kelli Noto.
Cerake Geberkidane is making a habit of leaving fields in his dust. This week it was the Arvada West Invite field. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Garrett Coles and Dan Eberhard are two of the front three from last year who return this fall for their senior seasons at University. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Grayson Bundick returns for his senior season at Faith Christian next spring. Don't get caught underestimating the Eagles' chances. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Faith Christian's Evan Fortney held off the late charges of TCA's Joshua George and Conner Wilburn to claim the 3A individual title. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
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.
Some great individual performances were eclipsed by their meaning within the context of team.
Griffin Hay, left, and Gus Waneka, right, couldn't settle things on the course and so had to revert to a time-honored tradition among male contestants. Photo by Karina Ernst.
At one mile into the Division 1 Boys Race, Fort Collins was well-established at the front of the page. They would stay that way. 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.
At 2.5 miles, Faith Christian's Evan Fortney briefly takes over the lead from Anthony Rios of Brush. The move, however, would prove to be premature as Rios would later reclaim the lead to win the small school race. 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.
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.
Jose Salazar and Taylor Webb give Rifle a formidable 1-2 punch in both hurdle events. 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.
Kirk Webb leads Monarch's boys to a regional title and into the state meet. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
The Alamosa boys have consistently produced a great pack time this season, helping to make them a favorite for the 3A title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Desmin Ramierez, Alex Pawlak, Gerardo Rodriguez, Nic de Herrera, and Jack Burger mix it up at the front of the pack at Friday's Pat Amato Classic. Photo by Kelli Noto.
It wasn't long into the girls race before Boulder and TCA were locking horns. Photo by Alan Versaw.