Bayfield High School’s cross country team got off to a fast start Friday, and Eva-Lou Edwards was the fastest.
The two-time state tennis qualifier won the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede Prestate Meet at Colorado Springs.
Edwards won the combined 2A/3A girls race on the course that will host the CHSAA Cross Country State Championships at the end of the season. The junior ran the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 42 seconds.
Molly Morrison of Frontier Academy, the girls team champion, was second at 20:55, a minute and 13 seconds behind Edwards.
“She won it running away, no pun intended,” Bayfield head coach Pat Vaughn said.
“She looked comfortable ... even though it was hot and windy. It was a challenging course with tight turns, a creek crossing and two major hills,” Vaughn said.
“She was simply dominant.”
Frontier Academy was first among the 25 teams. Bayfield was 15th.
Other BHS girls:
Lexa Fleming, freshman, 83rd, 26:33.
Danielle Miller, junior, 88th, 26:53.
Nicole Cyr, senior, 91st, 27;00.
Maggie Zink, senior, 99th, 27:26.
Ciara Enns, senior, 117th, 29:47.
“The boys ran really well as a team,” Vaughn said after the BHS boys placed fifth out of 29 teams in the 2A/3A race. “They were in the mix.”
Class 2A Lyons won the boys title with 104 points. Class 3A Alamosa was second at 106. Holy Family was third (110), Estes Park fourth (127) and Bayfield fifth (139).
Sophomore Luke Webb led the Wolverines in 15th with a 19:03.
Other BHS boys:
Trevor Gabbard, sophomore, 25th, 19:35.
Joe Hetrick, senior, 40th, 20:11.
Joe Webb, senior, 59th, 21:50.
Caleb Sapa, sophomore, 81st, 22:19.
John Fisher, sophomore, 115th, 22:27.
“It was a good start to the season for us,” Vaughn said. “I’m pleased with the results.”