Mountain Vista, Loveland, Heritage, Frontier Academy, Silver Creek among winners at Liberty Bell


Mountain Vista's boys and girls cross country teams had an outstanding day at the 41st annual Liberty Bell Invitational on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles swept the Sweepstakes Division, with the girls placing four runners in the top seven, and the boys having four among the top 28.

Mountain Vista's Jenna Fitzsimmons, the defending Class 5A individual champion, led the way with a time of 17:29.1 to win the girls Sweepstakes race. Brody Dempsey led the way for the Golden Eagles boys, finishing sixth.

Both of Mountain Vista's teams are defending 5A champions.

Niwot's Cruz Culpepper won the boys Sweepstakes race, finishing in 15:28.5. His teammate, Ares Reading, was second in 15:30.6.

Loveland (boys) and Heritage (girls) were the team champions in Division 1. Valor Christian's Cole Sprout (15:33.6) won the boys race in that division, and Regis Jesuit's Isalina Colsman (18:07.0) won the girls race. Sprout won the 4A title last season.

In Division 2, Silver Creek (girls) and Frontier Academy (boys) won the team races. Tiya Chamberlin of Wheat Ridge (18:13.5) won the girls race; Henry Barth of Glenwood Springs (15:39.5) won the boys race.

In Division 3, University (boys) and Moffat County (girls) captured team titles. Individually, Moffat County's Wyatt Mortenson (16:33.2) won the boys race, and Colorado Springs Christian's Rachel Ingram (18.43.4) won the girls race.