Riley Stewart (junior, Cherry Creek H.S.)
The 5-foot-11 junior won three individual events at the Class 5A state meet this past season. The state’s reigning Gatorade Player of the Year in girls cross country, Stewart won the 800m in 2:09.60, broke the tape in the 1600m in 4:45.96 and took the 3200m in 10:31.45. She also anchored the victorious 4x800m relay quartet.
Stewart’s season-best time of 4:40.66 for the 1 mile broke the Colorado girls state record and nationally was the fifth fastest by a high schooler in 2021.
Stewart has maintained a 3.97 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her senior year of high school this fall.
A member of her school’s student-athlete leadership council, Stewart has volunteered locally on behalf of park clean-up initiatives.