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Kelly Christensen - Niwot (CO)
Behind Christensen -- who sports wavy blond hair -- Niwot High School (CO) put on a dominant performance every time its varsity squad raced this season.
A few regular season examples of this were the Battle Mountain Husky Invitational in early September, where the Cougars scored 21 points to earn the win, and the Beet Juice Invite in late September, which the boys won with 42 points.
In the postseason, this team's dominance was on full display even more as it racked up a 20-point victory at the Colorado 4A Region 3 Cross Country Champs and a 36-point victory at the Colorado Class 4A State Cross Country Championships -- running the fastest time among all Colorado programs.
At the state meet the team had an overall compression under a minute and a five-man team 5K average of 15:55. At the RunningLane XC Championships, Niwot was second overall as well.