Fossil Ridge (5A), Cheyenne Mountain (4A), and St. Mary's Academy(3A) lead the rankings this week with major meets this coming weekend and next. The Boulder County Invitational and the Mountain Vista Invitational drew big crowds of athletes who posted some good mid-season times this past week. St. Mary's Academy was able to vault into the 3A lead position with a strong 4th place team showing at the MV Invite. So much so, that what was a close three-way race in 3A is now a 55 point gap between SMA and 2nd & 3rd place contenders Pueblo County and D'Evelyn.
In 4A, Cheyenne Mountain is continuing their dominance with a 60+ point lead over Valor Christian with Heritage and Evergreen not far behind. Look to see even that distance possibly grow with their performance in the Hornet Invitational (@Pueblo County) this weekend... A meet that historically been very fast for the Southern Colorado area teams who attend.
In 5A, Fairview had a strong enough performance and depth in their 97 member roster this weekend to eat up some of the margin between them and leader Fossil Ridge to close the gap to 15 points. Arapahoe looks solid in 3rd position with a group of 4 (Lewis-Palmer, Regis, Rock Canyon, Rocky Mountain) within 20 points of each other.
Many teams will be competing in the Mountain Range meet at VMAC this weekend looking to break into the top 20 as individuals and hoping to help their team climb closer to the top spot in the team rankings! Good Luck!!
Next Rankings Published - Week of Jan 16th