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  • Pine Creek's Zachary Alhamra and Air Academy's Katie Rainsberger driven to win state cross country titles

    Zachary Alhamra and Katie Rainsberger don't need to ride into the state meet atop a white horse. No need for a rousing pregame speech or a once-in-a-lifetime performance that can never be repeated. The Pine Creek senior and Air Academy junior said they don't plan on reinventing or changing their running styles by next week's state meet. Just...

  • Doherty's Kayli Tabares comes off injury to take third at Spartan Invitational

    Kayli Tabares stood at the finish line between the blue, white and green flags - colors owned by her school and race host Doherty - that signaled the end of the race. She was hunched over with her hands on her knees, allowing herself a minute to catch her breath. The freshman runner had one goal for herself before the race: finish in the top 10...

  • 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...

  • Aubrey Till and Madison Lambros shine in wake of injuries

    Cañon City senior Aubrey Till and Cheyenne Mountain junior Madison Lambros have had to overcome career-threatening injuries to sustain success in high school cross country. And on Thursday, they continued their second-chance stories with a pair of headline performances at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. Till, who dealt with back injuries...

  • Third-place finish for tight-knit Vanguard at Stampede

    Thursday had nearly the same feel and size as the state cross country meet, and even some of the same excitement. But even a joyous first punch by animated Vanguard School coach Steve Read was tempered by the knowledge that his team's success at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede wouldn't necessarily translate to the state meet in October. Still...

  • 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...

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