The Liberty Bell is annually among Colorado's best cross country meets, and the 2019 edition didn't disappoint.
A total of 94 teams attending the meet, which is hosted by Heritage. Here's what that looked like on the course:
94 schools getting ready for this year’s Liberty Bell! pic.twitter.com/lxtye7yHsx
— Heritage Athletics (@HeritagEagles) September 7, 2019
The event brought back the popular Sweepstakes race, mixing together the best teams from each classification. This year, on the boys side, Fort Collins won the event with 153 points. Rock Canyon (178) placed second, and host Heritage (206) was third.
Individually, returning champion Cole Sprout captured the Sweepstakes with a time of 14.38.40. Cherry Creek junior Parker Wolfe was second in 14:47.30, and Fort Collins' Kevin Conlon (15:09.50) was third.
Cherry Creek won the girls race, totaling just 78 points. Cherokee Trail (97) was second, and Arapahoe (121) placed third.
Sydney Thorvaldson of Rawlins (Wyo.) won the Sweepstakes race in 16:40.60. Cherry Creek's Riley Stewart (17:12.60) was the top Colorado finisher, ahead of Cherokee Trail's Cameron McConnell (17:24.60).
Overland's Grant Bradley was the individual champion in the Division 1 boys race, and Fossil Ridge was the top team.
Ralston Valley's Elizabeth Schweiker captured the Division 1 girls race, while Jackson Hole, Wyo. won as a team.