Rachel Hampton a senior at Telluride High School won the Colorado State cross country championships Saturday October 26, 2012 in a time of 19:48. It is redemption for Hampton because she has had to battle back from a broken foot suffered last spring during the track season. Because of the injury Hampton had to rest and recover. She had qualified for the Regional Elite Group Camp at the end of June in Park City, but had to decline. For more information and a more complete story and for complete results for all classes from the Colorado State Cross Country Championships, visit the web site below.
As some of the readers might understand, this is not necessarily a surprising result from Rachel. At the Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships at Soldier Hollow last March, Hampton skiing for Rocky Mountain was 14th in the Classic Sprint, 10th in the 10km Freestyle, 7th in the 5km Classic, and was on the Gold Medal RMN Freestyle Relay Team along with Mary O’Connell and Emily Hannah who are from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Those results for Rachel Hampton were three out of four All American performances.
Hampton’s future plans include the West Yellowstone training camp and the Senior National Championships in Soldier Hollow as she hopefully will qualify for the World Junior Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic. Also Junior Nationals in Fairbanks, Alaska in the second week of March 2013.