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It was a hot day, and a hot race at the Aurora City Championships.
Yonas Mogos and Luke Sundberg will battle for the individual title this year.
Taylor Watson will look to help lift Cherokee Trail to a league title this year.
Aaron Harris jumps off the season as the No. 2 returner in the state in the long jump.
We caught up with former Foot Locker Nationals qualifier Ryan Deak.
Battle Mountain's girls pulled off a stunner in Casa Grande. Can they revive the magic in Portland this weekend?
Brie Oakley dominated the field in 2016, running to the largest-ever margin of victory at NXN.
Mason Brown seems to be fully back on track now and should be the boys individual favorite as last year's top returning finisher.
The technology of snowshoes continues to evolve. You just might see snowshoes such as these at the Colorado State Snowshoe Championships.
There's much on the line come Friday for Landon Rast and his Legend teammates. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Zachary Bright has moved up nicely in the ThunderRidge ranks this fall and figures to be among the top contenders in the JR/SR boys race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alamosa's boys won the school's sixth team title in cross country this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Claire Pauley is one of a roster full of Arvada West girls who aren't quite yet household names but are rapidly closing in on that distinction. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Dart Schwaderer was the first Colorado boy to qualify to NXN as an individual. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Long after most former state champions have hung up the spikes, Melody Fairchild is still at it, and going strong. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Julie Eoff led the Smoky Hill girls to a solid team title at the Aurora City meet. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Eaglecrest's George Rykovich opened last season with a second-placed finish. Can he make it a first this year? Photo by Alan Versaw.
Regis Jesuit's Julia Vitella owns the top returning time from last fall for this year's running of the Aurora City Championships, but she has some close company near the top. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Senior Steven Goldy is a leading reason why Arapahoe is an enormous threat to take things over in the Centennial League--and possibly beyond. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lillian Markusch is an 18-something type on a formidable Cherry Creek roster. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Blake Yount ran to a 5A state title and a Colorado all-time record in the 800 meters this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
On a day where many top athletes were dealing with subdued performances, Carly Lester seemed very much on top of her races. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
When speed was required, Joshua Wright delivered as advertised. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Blake Yount is set to continue his track and cross country careers at the University of Oklahoma next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mountain Vista's Tyler Matzke and Horizon's Luk Platil hit the incoming stream crossing together. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
When it came down to the final battle for third in 5A Region 3, Karina Mann, Cami Kennedy, and Claudia Burgess were all still in it. Photo by Ashley Green.
Emmah Johannes set the early pace in the girls race and helped push Smoky Hill to twin regional titles. Photo by Bill Mills.
Cayli Hume's return to the course holds the potential to influence a thing or two about the team order of finish in 5A Region 1 Girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Blake Yount opens a big, wet lead at the Centennial League Championships. Photo by Bill Mills.
Lauren Ogg's big win at Liberty Bell marks her as a competitor of no small interest at Dave Sanders. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
As you start thinking of out-of-state entries who have the potential to snare a Liberty Bell crown, Jordan Lesansee of Albuquerque Academy should be on your list. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Paxton Smith and Tyler Matzke get most of the ink, but it's guys like Addison Hellier who keep the Mountain Vista team score low. Photo by Alan Versaw.
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.
Catherine Liggett's race took off last fall and we can hope for more of the same for her this fall, but can Legend make a run at a regional title? Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Scott Johnson had a solid freshman year for Legend and could help the Titans contend for a regional title this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Chaparral enjoys something of a history of being out in front of the 5A boys 4x800. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Gateway's Mike Ware introduced himself to the Highlands Ranch Memorial crowd with a big win in the 200 meters. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Brynell Yount had big performances in the 4x800 and 400, but she had plenty of company as a chart-busting performer yesterday evening. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It's a powdery start for the State Snowshoe Championships this year! Photo by Stan Lambros.
Last year's high school state championship race gets underway with a lot less snow underfoot than we'll have for this year. Photo by Stan Lambros.
Steven Goldy is one of a phalanx of highly talented sophomores who will come back as older and wiser juniors for Arapahoe next fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
With Emily Wolff graduating in the spring, Mandee Middleton is next in line to take over the front-running responsibilities at Arapahoe. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Emily Wolff left everyone behind in route to the 5A Region 1 girls title. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Carson Hume and Eric Hamer went quickly to the front of the Joe Vigil high school boys race--and stayed there. Photo by Eric Flores.
Through the barns (optional) and into the creek (non-optional) you go... Colorado Track XC file photo.
Chloe Andrie and Emily Wolff figure to be among the regions top contenders for the girls individual title. Photos by Paul Jaeger.
Cross country at the Legend Cross Fest includes a lot of country. Colorado Track XC file photo.
A field of 40 high schoolers embarks on the 5K of the state snowshoe championship under threatening skies. Photo by Stan Lambros.
Get your racing snowshoes on, it's time to battle it out for a state championship! Colorado Track XC file photo.
Smoky Hill's Rachael Chacko will be headed to New Jersey this fall. Contributed photo.
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.
Can Sam Lewis make it three in a row as national junior snowshoe champion? Her opportunity to accomplish that will come right here in Colorado. Photo by Jim Lewis.
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.
When you start looking at the top talent in Arizona, it's hard to miss Carter Macey and his Desert Vista teammates. And, although they took this past weekend off, they are taking the desert by storm. Photo by Margot Kelly.
The biggest invitational of the Colorado season is nearly upon us. In Colorado, and the entire Rocky Mountain region, the Liberty Bell Invitational needs no introduction. Some coaches love it, some coaches avoid it like the plague, but its presence carries a weight no other meet in the state can rival. As we do every year, we expect to see some big things tomorrow. And this year, the weather looks to be almost as ideal as last year was dreadful. There will be no 90-degree race time temperatures this year.
For most of the boys on this start line, this was the beginning of the competitive season for 2011. Photo by Alan Versaw. Last year, there was a lot of complaining about the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds course. Too windy, too dusty, too difficult. If only we could have started using this course in 2011, there would have been a lot of people feeling differently about this one. Both 5A races were exemplary of exactly what makes cross country so much fun.
Jesus Herrera and Jen Lehr both had the kind of seasons last fall that make you eager to see what they can accomplish this fall. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Alexis Cooks won two more meet titles at Saturday's Dakota Ridge Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
And they're off... the Colorado 2011 high school state snowshoe championships.
Things you, too, may have wondered about and not have known.
Danny Carney, shown here battling Will Kincaid for the lead late in the 5A state race, will be the top returning finisher in 5A Boys. 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.
That look of confidence on Kelsey Lakowske's face isn't necessarily good news for the rest of the 5A field. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Arapahoe (left) got out to a strong start, but Smoky Hill (right) prevailed in the end. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Action from this weekend's Glenwood Springs Invitational, where Durango ran away with the girls' title. Photo by Mike Schneiter.
Let's just say that Eleanor Fulton quickly erased any doubt about the outcome of the Division II girls race. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Boulder brings an excellent pack time and favorite status into the Division I girls race at Liberty Bell. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Shelby Stableford surprised a few fans of cross country--and her coach--by cruising to a 12-second victory at the St. Vrain Invitational on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It was fun and games last week as Adam Sinda offered up a little impromptu celebration at the end of the Jeffco 5A 800, but the intensity will be a few notches higher when the athletes next step onto the track. Photo by Clif Jurgens.
Colorado has sent a lot of individuals, and a lot of teams, to Foot Locker Nationals and NTN/NXN. More than you might think. Photo by Jeff Bliven.
The title of fastest girl in Utah belongs, this year, to Gilian Gorelik of Park City. 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.
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.
Cherokee Trail, led by Alex Dillenbeck, returns a strong cast this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cherokee Trail's Michael Tasker is among the top hurdlers in a hurdler-rich classification. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Gone are Roman Holmes, Caston Mabin, Dey Tuach, and Dominick Roberts. While those who competed against these individuals will not soon forget the experience, there is still a pile of talent returning, including Fairview's Alex Weinheimer, above (photo by Alan Versaw). .
Many names that used to appear atop the finishers lists at the Colorado state track and cross country meets are now appearing at the NCAA Dvision I track meet.