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Mesa Ridge cross country coach proud of his runners


Last updated 10/28/2020 at 10:32am

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Mesa Ridge High School's cross country team poses after the Above the Clouds Invitational earlier this year. Mesa Ridge athletes Sam Hunsicker and Elizabeth Carlos won first place in their respective categories in the event.

With the 4A Colorado State Cross Country Championships finished last week, the cross country season has officially ended for all three local high schools. Due to a shift in admittance guidelines, Mesa Ridge wasn't present at the championships, which Mesa Ridge cross country coach Carl Burgess admitted was rather disappointing.

"The top four teams qualify on a normal year, but this year only three got to compete at state," Burgess explained. "Our boys finished fourth so it was somewhat frustrating for them especially after having a really good season. They won or placed in the top three in s...

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