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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -October 17, 2020: Lucas Haug, left, of Boulder High, and Henry Murphy, right, of Fairview, during the 5A Colorado State Cross Country Championships at the Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs on October 17, 2020. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)


Zane Bergen, Jr., Niwot: The runner of the year, Bergen brought home the third straight individual title for the Niwot boys and his Class 4A state championship time of 15 minutes, 29.50 seconds was Colorado’s ninth best in 2020.

Keegan Caldwell, Sr., Mead: With a time of 15:53.00 at state, he not only earned the ninth-place medal in 4A but also finished just outside the top 30 in terms of overall time for the state of Colorado.

Lukas Haug, Sr., Boulder: Just behind Fairview’s Henry Murphy, his crosstown rival at Fairview, Haug wrapped up his prep career by placing fifth in 5A with a time of 15:44.0.

Ryan Montera, Sr., Legacy: Montera ran a 15:41.50 at the Northfield-Legacy Dual earlier in the season, foreshadowing his seventh-place finish with a time of 15:57.8 in the 5A race at state.

Henry Murphy, Sr., Fairview: Leading the Knights to a third-place team finish in 5A, the senior ran 15:41.3 at state to place fourth individually. He also ran the 12th-fastest time in the state this season with a 15:34.33 at the Loveland Sweetheart meet.

James Overberg, Sr., Centaurus: After placing eighth a year ago, the Warriors senior ran 15:43.00 at the state meet in 2020 to cap his exceptional high school career with a fifth-place finish in Class 4A.

Grayden Rauba, Sr., Niwot: The senior’s time of 15:42.5 at state was not only good enough to earn the fourth-place medal in 4A, it was also the 17th-fastest time recorded in Colorado this season.

James Thomas, Sr., Broomfield: In the final race of his prep career, Thomas hit 15:47.4, which was the 24th-best time this season, on the clock while placing sixth in all of Class 5A.

Curtis Volf, Sr., Niwot: One of three Niwot runners to medal at state, Volf ran 15:51.1 in the final meet of his senior season to place seventh in 4A.

Coach – Kelly Christensen, Niwot: For the second year in a row and with a bunch of new faces in the mix, Christensen guided the Cougars to a team championship in Class 4A.


Kyle Berg, Jr., Centaurus; Christian Castellino, Sr., Fairview; Jacob Crookston, Sr., Jefferson Academy; Jack Culp, Sr., Holy Family; Luke Fritsche, Jr., Erie; Max Heins, So., Centaurus; Joey Hendershot, Jr., Niwot; Joaquin Herrera, Sr., Niwot; Carlos Kipkorir Cheruiyot, So., Niwot; Dylan Knowles, Jr., Broomfield;

Evan Kraus, So., Erie; Victor Lita, Sr., Fairview; Connor McCormick, Jr., Longmont; John McGill, Jr., Centaurus; Evan Mills, Jr., Jefferson Academy; Micah Munoz, Jr., Holy Family; Eric Sankey, Jr., Fairview; Kailer Smith, Sr., Centaurus; Logan Stodden, Sr., Broomfield; Cole Thomas, So., Lyons.

LYONS CO - Sept. 11, 2020: ...
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LYONS CO – September 11, 2020: Keegan Caldwell, right, of Mead, wins the boys race. The second phase of the St Vrain Invite cross country was held in Lyons on September 11, 2020. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)