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Brock Dykema, Jr., Silver Creek: Maybe didn’t have his best meet at state, but was a huge reason for the Raptors team success in 2016.
Isaac Green, Sr., Monarch: The BoCoPreps.com harrier of the year won all but one in-state race over the last two season of his prep career, including two state titles.
Grant Hornung, Sr., Boulder: The Panthers senior was a fixture among the top -15 all season. He capped his prep career with a 21st place finish in a loaded 5A field at state.
James Lee, Jr., Silver Creek: Part of the resurgent Raptors squad that scored some huge team wins this season. His 13th place finish at state helped Silver Creek to a 4th place team finish
Ryan Lehmuth, Jr., Jefferson Academy: A regular finisher in the top 10 all season in the big meets, culminated with a 7th place finish at state.
Greg Lund, Sr., Fairview: The Knights senior improved his state time by 52 seconds and jumped up to a 25th place finish in the 5A meet.
John O’Malley, Jr., Centaurus: Moved up 35 spots at the state meet, just missed the podium with a solid 12 place showing in Colorado Springs.
Charlie Perry, Jr., Monarch: The Coyotes junior finished third at the state meet and was instrumental in the teams run to the state title. He will be in the mix for the title in 2017.
Isaac Roberts, Fr., Lyons: The latest in the line of great Roberts runners from Lyons, Isaac’s incredible finishing kick helped him finish 7th in his first state meet.
Christian Van Cleave, Sr., Jefferson Academy: Ran side by side for most of the season with Lehmuth and state was no different. And 8th place finish capped a great prep career.
Coach – Kent Rieder, Monarch: His team bought in to the team first mentality and it helped the Coyotes to a stunning Class 5A state title over multi-time champs Mountain Vista.
Cooper Brown, So., Centaurus; Jamison Cartwright, So., Erie; Joseph Carwin, Jr., Broomfield; Elliott Cassidy, Jr., Silver Creek; Hayden DeBuse, Jr., Mead; Will Dixon, Jr., Monarch; Greg Hibl, Sr., Monarch; Kenny Lang, Jr., Niwot; Zach Litoff, Sr., Monarch; Kyle McCabe, Jr., Holy Family; Sam Primozich, Sr., Boulder; Isaac Russo, Jr., Monarch; Logan Simington, Jr., Silver Creek; Luke Zacharias, Sr., Boulder.
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