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Colorado 5A State Cross Country Recap: Shockers Galore

All of the pre-race top choices were in the blend.

There was the Valor Christian pair of Ty Garrett and Drew Costelow. There was the Mountain Vista pair of Jayden Nats and Tyler Downs. There was Fairview’s Eric Sankey, Rocky Mountain’s Dalton Kaines, and Heritage’s Connor Kennedy.

And afterward drifting off to the right half of this monstrous pack was Tanner Brown.

The Chaparral sophomore entered the 2021 Colorado State Cross County Championships with a humble 15:53 individual best from his triumph at the Colorado 5A Region 5 Cross Country Championships simply last week – at that point, that was his second triumph of the period, with his first coming at the Dave Sanders Invitational.

While Brown’s PR was over a large portion of a-minute behind those of the sprinters he was keeping step with, he hustled on resolute of the organization he was keeping.

It was the 2021 5A Colorado State Championships all things considered.

The ideal chance to toss all alert to the breeze, and recently run.

Also, that Brown did.

The Chaparral sophomore changed gears as the monstrous lead pack ran onwards into the last mile, the Norris-Penrose Center anticipated their appearance.

Brown assaulted the field, leaving them generally dazed.

“Over two miles in Ty Garret and I began moving,” Brown clarified. “From that point, I just did my typical kick that I generally anticipate, and have for the end.”

Brown brought the extreme directly into Penrose and the group thundered to life. Some in fervor, some in sheer shock. While his past successes and PR were decent, the consolidated resumes of the field of which he just destroyed were faltering.

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