No. 1 ranked Brie Oakley takes on No. 8 ranked, three-time defending champion Lauren Gregory at the Colorado state meet on Saturday in what is the hottest race of the weekend.
Read on to hear about the five battles we're excited to see at this weekend's slate of state championships.
Check out the 2016 State XC Meet Hub for results from state meets in all 50 states. See virtual meets for this weekend's championships in Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin here.