Some 1,600 high school cross country runners representing schools from across the state hit the trails in Bear Creek Park on Friday in the Cheyenne Stampede cross country meet.
The event provides a preview of the state high school meet that will be held later this fall. The unique course hits all the best parts of Bear Creek Park and includes quiet stretches through the trees, a tough hill, lots of twists, turns and sunshine.
There were plenty of big performances at the Stampede, the first meet of the season. One of the biggest was turned in by Air Academy freshman Katie Rainsberger, who won the Class 4A Girls Division 1 race with a time of 19 minutes, 58 seconds.