• Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer

    Broomfield junior Ivy Gonzales helped the Eagles to the 5A state championship this season.

  • Autumn Parry / file photo

    Peak to Peak's Anna Shults finished third at state, helping the Pumas to a state title.




HOLLY BENT, Sr., Monarch — Always among the top tier of runners in the state throughout her prep career, she capped her time with the Coyotes with a 13th-place finish at the Class 5A state meet and a time of 19:19.46.

QUINN McCONNELL, So., Peak to Peak — The defending state champion nearly repeated but collapsed coming down the home stretch, still managing to bring home the runner-up medal with a time of 18:47.1 and repeating as runner of the year.

RILEY GELDEAN, Fr., Centaurus — One of four surprising freshmen to crack the top 10 in 4A, she took eighth in 19:31.0 at her first run at the state meet.

IVY GONZALES, Jr., Broomfield — The Eagles won the 5A team title with an army of junior runners and she led the way, placing third overall with a time of 18:56.0.

MADISON MOONEY, Jr., Broomfield — Her transferring in from Horizon gave the already-stacked Eagles a massive boost that paid off big time when she placed fourth at state to help the Eagles repeat as team champions.

ANNA SHULTS, So., Peak to Peak — Crossing the finish line just behind teammate Quinn McConnell, she took third place in 18:47.2 as one of the many young runners who contributed to the Pumas’ team title.

BRYNN SILES, Fr., Legacy — Bursting onto the scene at her first state meet, she placed seventh in the 5A race with a time of 19:08.78.

COACH — Kim McConnell, Peak to Peak: Guiding her team through one emotional challenge after another and still keeping the Pumas focused on their goal, her girls team won the Class 3A team title with four sophomores and a senior scoring.


Lauren Zoe Baker, Jr., Silver Creek; Isabella Bowland, Jr., Fairview; Tiana Bradfield, So., Peak to Peak; Claudia Burgess, Jr., Boulder; Vanessa Kort, Jr., Broomfield; Liz Hogan, Jr., Monarch; Sophia Maeda, Jr., Mead; Cammy Manes, Sr., Longmont; Jenna McCaffrey, Sr., Niwot; Joelle McDonald, Fr., Niwot; Rachel Metzler, Sr., Peak to Peak; Emily Mitchem, Jr., Broomfield; Katelyn Mitchem, Jr., Broomfield; Laura Thompson, Jr., Broomfield; Hailey Leader, Jr., Monarch; CeAnn Udovich, Jr., Lyons.

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