Letter & Academic Awards

We will pass out letter and academic awards on Thursday, November 19 from 4:00 – 4:30pm on the Esplanade by the E. If you didn’t get your covid, four year award, or cookie, those will also be available.

If you haven’t returned your uniform, you can also do this at the same time.

This is “drive by” style.   Wear your mask and drive on by!  

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Track & Field SESSION 8 CANCELLED

Due to the rising numbers of the COVID-19 Virus, Denver East has elected to not participate in Session 8, which was scheduled to begin next week and run through December 4th.  As of now only Session 8 is cancelled and we will re-evaluate for Session 9 after the Thanksgiving Holiday, which is currently scheduled to begin December 7th, fingers crossed. 

We will be posting workouts to be done on your own here on the website two or three times a week. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.  Have a wonderful Holiday break, and stay safe! 

Michael Tasker Head Track & Field Coach

Post Virtual Banquet Notes

Hi Runners and Parents,

We can’t thank you enough for your flexibility and positive attitude through this unprecedented cross country season.  We really appreciate our senior parents for planning this first ever virtual banquet.  Special thanks go out to Ingrid Burnett, Stephanie Nussbaumer, Wendy Folger, Sara Cook, and Stefanie Winfield.  In case you missed it, you can watch the slideshow with this link:  https://link.shutterfly.com/wc7M7Cql6ab

For those of you who can’t let go of cross country, there are still two ways you can continue to run with your friends, Tuesday/Thursday track and/or Monday/Wednesday/Friday virtual running club. You can do one or the other, both, or neither.  Here are the details:

Pre-season track & field

Pre-season track & field practice will continue into session 8 of in-person off-season training following Denver Public Schools COVID guidelines.

All participating athletes will have to fill out the waiver below to participate before 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 11th. After this time, the waiver will close and DPS will not be accepting any late submissions.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKFJ1tN_X7X54-RuUNd1e2rSS02jN8stwfb0BxVCFbxO4Jtg/viewform

— Once registration is complete, Coach Tasker will reach out with practice times and dates to the registered athletes.

Virtual Running Club

As the days get shorter and darker,  we are not going to have as much time to run in the afternoon.  Runners can still meet at the E at 4:00 on M/W/F, however the workouts will be designed to get runners done in an hour in order to get everyone home before it gets too dark.  We will see if we can keep this schedule through November.  In December, we will have two VRC practice times:
 
9:00 am – if you have afternoon classes
3:00 pm – if you have morning classes
 

Feel free to run on your own if the schedule doesn’t work for you.  Workouts will be posted on Final Surge.  As always, wear your mask when you aren’t running and keep socially distant.

If you are interested in training for a 1/2 marathon over the winter and running one in the spring, please text Ruth at 303-525-3829 and she will connect you with the 1/2 marathon group.  Stay tuned for more community race opportunities.

Go Angels!

 

Sign Up for Next Track Session

Track & Field Athletes!

Pre-season track & field practice will continue into session 8 of in-person off-season training following Denver Public Schools COVID guidelines.

All participating athletes will have to fill out the waiver below to participate before 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 11th. After this time, the waiver will close and DPS will not be accepting any late submissions.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKFJ1tN_X7X54-RuUNd1e2rSS02jN8stwfb0BxVCFbxO4Jtg/viewform

— Once registration is complete, Coach Tasker will reach out with practice times and dates to the registered athletes.

 

Thank you Angels —

Award & Cookie Pick Up on Saturday!

Here’s to a weird but great 2020 XC running season at East!
We are looking forward to our Virtual Banquet this Sunday, 11/8 at 3:00!  We are limited to 100 people, so we ask that when possible, families use one device to connect to the Virtual Banquet.  Here is the link:  http://meet.google.com/nun-umxb-xjj
Prior to the banquet, we do have a few items for Runners to grab: socially distant running awards, 4 year running awards, sub club awards and a delicious cookie for all!
Drive by East, we’ll be stationed in front of the “E” and we’ll hand out these items.
We’ll be there from 1pm to 2:30, Saturday 11/7.  See you there!
If unable to come by, we’ll work on having these items to you via running club or track practice.
~ the senior parents

City Park 5K Race Details

Hi City Park 5K Runners!

Here are the details for the City Park 5K.

Pre-race picnic:  Friday, Nov 6 at 5:30 pm.  It will be dark, so bring a flashlight or head lamp, your picnic, something to sit on and wear your mask.  Be sure to social distance at all times during the picnic.

Race day:  Let’s meet at the E on Saturday am.  Due to Covid restrictions, unfortunately, we cannot be in the same wave.

If you are in the 8:00am wave, meet at the E at 7:15.  8 AM – Waves start (8:00, 8:02 & 8:04)  Cool down will include cheering on the 9am group.

Lillian McGlothlen – 8A 
Jane Port – 8A
Jeffery Delaney – 8B
If you are in the 9:00am wave, meet at the E a 8:15.  Warm up will include cheering on the 8am group.  9 AM – Waves start (9:00, 9:02 & 9:04)
Ben Hopper – 9C
Steven Kohurth – 9C
James Todd – 9C
Kai Luna – 9B
Annie Morse – 9A
Charlie Hite – 9B
Charlie Kegkovitz – 9B
Wendy Kreikles – 9B
Jack Kreikles- 9B
Grace Todd – 9B
Devin Morse – 9B
Charlie Kruger – 9B
Ruth Spano – 9B
Remember to bring your own water bottle and follow all covid guidelines.  City Park 5K Covid Safety Protocols
If you signed up for this race, but don’t see your name on the list, please text Ruth at 303-525-3829.  

East Cross Country Virtual Banquet – Sunday, November 8, 2020

Hello East Cross Country Team Members, Families and Coaches,

We are excited to announce the first ever East Cross Country End-of-Season Virtual Banquet!

When: (THIS) Sunday, November 8 at 3:00pm


Join with Google Meet
  meet.google.com/nun-umxb-xjj
   
  Join by phone
  (US) +1 402-645-1235 (PIN: 246081367)
 

Please contribute to coaches’ gifts and donate to the team via Venmo: @Ingrid-Burnett-1

If you prefer to donate via cash or check, please contact Sara Cook at arasmot@comcast.netor 303-809-2936.

If you have photos from the season, please share/post them to: https://eastrunning2020.shutterfly.com/  OR  https://link.shutterfly.com/wc7M7Cql6ab

so an end-of-season slide show can be put together (sooner the better please!)

Please let us know if there are any questions or if you have any ideas on how to make this event special for our runners and seniors.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing everyone (virtually) verysoon!

FYI – Team letters and pins will be distributed (physically) at a later date.