The Steamboat Springs girls didn't take over first place in the rankings, but they did snare a couple of first-place votes this time around.
Monarch is that pesky team caught in the clutter of the early portion of the 5A season in a way that we don't quite know exactly where they stand with respect to other 5A powers.
It's a young Durango team overall this year, and one that is rapidly getting better. Ruth Holcomb (left) and Anna Smagacz (right) are shown here.
A very good Faith Christian boys team takes on a stiff test at Legacy's new meet on Friday.
Chaparral's advantage wasn't yet apparent at the Fort Morgan Invitational, but it would be soon enough.
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.
Isabella Bowland and Claudia Burgess left the rest of the field behind early.
With 100 meters to go, there were still five viable contenders for the girls crown.
Isaiah Bowsher and his Heritage Christian Academy teammates lead the 2A Boys virtual meet standings at the moment, but you may want to read on for some perspective on that.
Thomas Chaston and Walker Rudolph found themselves at the front of another race today, but this time with less company. File photo.
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The Palmer Ridge boys are one of several teams with a lot on the line this weekend.
For the moment, Stephanie Carrasco leads all Colorado senior girls with an 18:10 time from Liberty Bell. Colorado Track XC File Photo.
Chris Theodore and Mason Brown currently own the top two times (senior or otherwise) in the state.
Mountain Vista's girls went hunting big game this past weekend, and came back with what they went for.
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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.
Quinn McConnell takes a narrow win over Brynn Siles in a merged Liberty Bell - St. Vrain meet, with time adjustments.
The Eagle Valley Invitational figures to be action-packed right from the start once again this year.
Brynn Siles took her third profoundly convincing meet title in as many weekends at Liberty Bell on Friday.
Madeleine Burns set the pace, but Michelle Renner reaped the rewards.
There weren't any meet records set at Saturday's St. Vrain Invitational, but Charlie Perry had things safely in hand just the same.
Denver North's girls appeared ready to run the table early in the 2A-3A Girls race at the St. Vrain Invitational.
Levi Chambers is doing his part, and more, to get Frontier Academy off to a strong start to the season. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Winter Boese and Steamboat Springs were once again on top of their race at Liberty Bell, but the rest of 3A is rising fast as well. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Pine Creek continued their season of exceeding all expectations with a big 4A "win" at Liberty Bell.
Alex Hooten was part of five Centaurus guys under 16:45, handing the Warriors the "win" for 4A Boys. Colorado Track XC file photo.
You probably already know Jenna Fitzsimmons and Mountain Vista ran away with this thing, but how did all of 5A settle out when we merge everything? Colorado Track XC file photo.
Carter Dillon led Mountain Vista to a tiny win over Rock Canyon in a 5A Boys merge of the Liberty Bell results. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Emma Schaefer and Shining Mountain battled to a for-all-intents-and-purposes draw with Heritage Christian Academy at Liberty Bell today.