A phalanx of Wolverines wasn't about to let Chandler Wilburn get away from them early in the race.
First Ben Conlin, then Sawyer Wilson ran to dominating margins of victory late on Friday afternoon.
There will be no massive fields like the old UNM Lobo meet this year.
Some aspects of coaching will be little changed from previous years, but at other points coaching will be like none of us has ever before known.
Less than a mile into the race, Mountain View's Jackson Shorten has established an insurmountable lead.
Mario Garcia was once younger than he is now, but he is still a hero. He is hosting four high school meets this fall.
Kameron Eustace was part of a parade of early Zuni finishers last year. He'll have a chance to be part of that again this year.
Hunter Potrykus went an even 5.00 meters for a new personal record, and easily the best high school mark of the year in Colorado.
What should we expect from the New Mexico girls team champions from last year.
Mia Prok was, hands down, the fastest freshman girl at the National High School Trail Championships. We take a broader look at this year's freshman class here.
Introducing a large portion of the boys cross country class of 2024.
What will cross country look like this fall in New Mexico. We take a look here at some possible changes to starts and finishes.
Teghan Copeland of Fort Sumner figured to be a force in all three distance events.
Philip Blidi's big throws were one reason to keep an eye on Portales this spring.
CHSAA has said very little about what cross country will look like in the fall.
Mason Finley took the world of Colorado throws to an entirely new level.
Madison Northrup had state meet experience for ATC and figured to contend for discus points at state.
Brie Oakley and Lauren Gregory both left a significant imprint on Colorado's best all-time marks.
Alex Ortiz (#2) figured on a short list of favorites for the 400 and 800 this spring.
One of the highlights of the meet was meeting internationally-acclaimed pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi-Krier (far right).
Cotopaxi's Claire Carlson is one senior who may have made a difference this spring.
Braeden Holcombe's big indoor season seemed poised to spill over into a big outdoor season.
The presence of Jasmine Turtle-Morales was one solid reason to keep an eye on Eldorado.
Taeryn Trumper is one of several 2A seniors for whom we can only wonder what their final season might have held.
Owen Burton won last year's 1A Boys pole vault under adverse conditions.
Ian Jackson was a likely candidate to win the 400, plus possibly a couple more events as well.
Lily Williams almost certainly would have left a mark on this year's state meet.
Preslie Coffey entered the season ranked among the top hurdlers in New Mexico.
Mason Howard was one of three seniors who made Simla an intriguing dark-horse candidate for a state title this spring.
Joslin Blair warranted a much better ending to her high school career than COVID-19. It wasn't what she got, though.