Delta and Olathe will compete Friday at the 3A Region 1 cross country meet in Aspen. The course is located at an elevation of 7,901 feet. The top four teams in each of the five regions and the top 15 individual placers in each region advance to the 3A state championship meet on Oct. 27 at Colorado Springs.
Delta senior John Ames has the fastest overall individual time of 16:10.13, and junior Shad Lewis is ranked seventh with a time of 17:29.69.
Both Olathe teams have top-10 runners and four runners ranked in the top 30 in 3A Region 1 rankings. On the boys team, junior Layton McLaughlin is ranked eighth in the region with a time of 17:28.04, and senior Alecxis Hernandez is ranked 15th. Angel Sanchez and Miguel Almanza Silva are ranked 23rd and 30th, respectively.
On the girls team, senior Lupita Garcia is ranked eighth in the region with a time of 20:39.03, and senior Angela Alcaraz is ranked 15th with a time of 21:09.73. Cheyanne German and Jaden Valdez are ranked 28th and 29th, respectively.