It's no secret the top teams around the area weren't all at the Widefield Invitational on Friday afternoon.
And for Lewis-Palmer, that was just fine. The Rangers swept the boys' and girls' top prize at the Widefield Invitational as four L-P boys and five L-P girls finished in the top 10 in their respective races.
"We feel like we can be pretty good and qualify for state in girls and boys," said Lewis-Palmer's Kaitlin Cavera, who won the girls' race by more than 1 minute, 30 seconds at 22:46. "We feel like we can make some noise. Well, we can as long as we keep getting better."
In the boys' race Hunter Shuman led the Rangers with a fourth-place finish at 19:02. The junior was followed in by Jeffery Naumiec in fifth place, and Austin Bach and Christopher Ecklun in ninth and 10th place, respectively.
"It wasn't a day to see how good of a time you could get, but it was a day to see how high you could place," Shuman said. "I think this gives us a lot of confidence going forward."