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  • Fountain-Fort Carson might be turning corner in cross country program

    FOUNTAIN - Trojans senior Michael Dylan Day never gets tired of the track and field season. Fangs out, chompers wet, expecting his team to run, jump and throw well past every other team in the state. But for as long as the king of Fountain-Fort Carson athletics has been celebrated and revered with another year of lofty expectations and...

  • Boys' cross country team-by-team capsules

    A team-by-team look at boys' cross country.

  • Girls' cross country capsules

    5A Coronado Coach: Doug Hugill (16th season) Key runners: Olivia Babeu, sr.; Gabby Roth, sr. Outlook: Another Roth running in red bodes well for Coronado's season. Roth along with Babeu should lead a fairly young core of runners. The Cougars finished 11th at state last year. Doherty Coach: Rob Duensing (fifth season) Key runners:...

  • Stampede too valuable for some teams to pass up

    Before the 2012 state cross country meet at Norris-Penrose Event Center and Bear Creek Park, longtime Liberty coach Gary Weston spoke about the importance of the pre-state race that gave his team, and plenty of others, a dress rehearsal for a much more important event. "Any team that hadn't seen this course before is at a disadvantage," Weston...

  • Girls' teams take different approaches to opening meet on state course

    Palmer Ridge's first-year coach Kelly Christensen is confident his girls' cross country team will turn some heads around town and surpass its ninth-place finish at state from last year. He's just trying not to make it all happen in week one. "Our main goal is the last week of the season," he said, "we are building up to what we want to be...

  • The Gazette all-area girls' track and field teams

    TRACK AND FIELD Girls FIRST TEAM 100 meters: Ally Watt, Pine Creek, jr. set the fastest time this season in the state (11.53 seconds) to win a gold medal in 5A finals 200 meters: Ally Watt, Pine Creek, jr. Just like in the 100, she posted the fastest time in the state (23.73) on the final day of the season, capturing gold in the 5A...

  • The Gazette Girls' Track and Field Peak Performer of the Year: Ally Watt, Pine Creek

    The frenetic pace keeps going for Pine Creek senior-to-be Ally Watt. Even in the summer. Watt, who won the 100- and 200-meter races and anchored winning 400 and 800 relays at the recently completed state meet in Lakewood, isn't planning on letting up anytime soon. First, she will compete in the prestigious adidas Dream 100 in New York on...

  • This week's Peak Performer: Pine Creek girls' track 800-meter relay team

    The Pine Creek girls' 800-meter relay team bested the fastest time in the history of Colorado track and field, and they did it twice. The team of Heide Baron, MacKenzie Howie, Madelyn Baron and Alleandra Watt posted a time of 1 minute, 37.05 seconds in the 5A state meet preliminaries, which was a full second better than George Washington's...

  • State track and field notes: Pine Creek, Manitou dominate sprint relays

    Not long after Pine Creek had been mathematically eliminated from 5A girls' title contention late Saturday, the Eagles made quite the statement in the day's last race, the 1,600-meter relay. The Eagles wrapped a bow on the major sprint relays, winning the finale as junior Heide Barron rallied in the homestretch to give her team a day-closing...

  • Late drama gives F-FC boys' title; Palmer Ridge dominates for first 4A crown

    LAKEWOOD - Fountain-Fort Carson returned to a familiar place with eleventh-hour dramatics. Palmer Ridge achieved new heights with a dominating performance that required no such nail-biting. Both claimed boys' track and field championships Saturday at Jeffco Stadium, in dynamically different fashion. The Trojans, who trailed Grandview by...

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