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Niwot’s Bella Nelson, left, and Centaurus’ Maggie McCleskey pace each other along the course at Viele Lake during Boulder High’s annual Pat Patten Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.


Maelynn Higgins, Jr., Broomfield: Higgins ran the 37th fastest time inside Colorado with a personal-best time of 18:19 at BHS’ Class 5A regional.

Eva Klingbeil, Sr., Niwot: Klingbeil, years of dealing with injuries, overcame it all to win the 4A state title at the Norris Penrose Event Center by more than 24 seconds in 17:58.90.

Maggie McCleskey, Sr., Centaurus: The senior reached the 4A state meet for a fourth straight year, finishing 10th.

Mia Mraz, Sr., Legacy: Mraz finished second four times this fall and her 18:02 at Liberty Bell was the 21st fastest time run inside the state.

Bella Nelson, Fr., Niwot: Another Niwot freshman. Another sensation. Nelson won a meet this fall and finished fifth at state.

Sarah Perkins, So., Niwot: Perkins had seven top-10 finishes in eight meets this fall and finished ninth at state.

Mia Prok, So., Niwot: Prok added to her budding legacy, finishing third at the 4A state meet. She also ran the third-fastest time by a Colorado girl this fall in 17:06.40.

Madison Shults, Jr., Niwot: Shults ran the sixth-fastest 5K time by a Colorado girl this fall and had four top-three finishes over six meets.

Stella Vieth, Sr., Niwot: Vieth ran the 14th-fastest time by a Colorado girl this fall at 17:36.70 and was eighth at state.

Coach – Kelly Christensen, Niwot: Led the girls team to a fourth straight state title.


Olivia Alessandrini, So., Niwot; Evelyn Boyd, Sr., Holy Family; Lex Bullen, Jr., Niwot; Vilate Carwin, Fr., Broomfield; Gabriella Castellino, So., Fairview; Malia Chipouras, So., Boulder; Rose Churchill, Fr., Fairview; Lindsay Cook, Sr., Boulder; Tessa Everett, Sr., Niwot; Layla Fisher, So., Monarch; Quin Gregg, Sr., Lyons; Mila Hagen, So., Fairview; Mikenna Hoffman, Sr., Frederick; Frances Hudson, Jr., Mead; Ella Jimenez, So., Erie; Allison Kirby, Jr., Fairview; Katie Knowlton, Fr., Fairview; Avery Marr, So., Prospect Ridge; Tatem McGushin, Fr., Monarch; Peyton Meier, Sr., Legacy;

Grace Moroney, Jr., Silver Creek; Elle Murray, Jr., Silver Creek; Abby O’Leary, Fr., Boulder; Sierra Parks, Sr., Niwot; Medora Peltier, Jr., Monarch; Norah Powers, Jr., Broomfield; Amanda Rampy, Jr., Monarch; Maya Ross, So., Jefferson Academy; Cloe Ruth, Fr., Silver Creek; Opal Sitzman, Sr., Boulder; Sierra Wall, Fr., Fairview; Taylor Weiss, Jr., Silver Creek; Paisley Williamson, Jr., Broomfield.