FOUNTAIN - After letting a Class 4A second-place state finish slip through its hands last year, the Pine Creek boys’ track and field team is gearing up for another competitive performance at the state championships. The Eagles’ progress was put to the test Saturday as Pine Creek battled with last year’s 5A state champion Fountain-Fort Carson, ultimately beating the Trojans by one point to take the Fountain-Fort Carson Track & Field Invitational title. Widefield took third in the boys’ race, followed by Canon City.

The Trojans won the girls’ championship, followed by Pine Creek, Palmer Ridge and Air Academy.

Due to a calculation error, the Fountain-Fort Carson boys’ team entered the final event thinking it had a six-point lead over the Eagles. When the Trojans won the 4x400 in 3:26.56, the team title looked to be a lock.