Registration for Summer Camp is open!

High altitude running camp along with summer running are excellent ways to prepare for next fall’s cross country season.

Here are the details:

What:  High Altitude Running Camp

Where:  Snow Mountain Ranch, Tabernash, CO

When: June 18-20, 2019 (two nights and three days)

Cost:  $165.00 (if this is cost prohibitive for your family, please email or talk to Coach Kohuth, steven_kohuth@dpsk12.org)

Register by clicking here: Summer Camp Registration .  We have a limited number of spots, so registration is first come, first served.

In other news

Thanks to the senior parents for hosting the end of the season banquet this year!

Found at the banquet

We found a winter coat that was left at the banquet.   Please call or text Ruth at (303) 525-3829 to claim it.

 

Last Day for Banquet Tickets

November 30 is the last day to buy banquet tickets for our end of season celebration on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 am at the Park Hill Country Club.

Note: No tickets will be available after that date and no tickets will be sold at the door. (If cost is a barrier to attending, please let Coach Kohuth know before Nov 30 so we can make sure anyone who wants to attend is able. )

Please follow this link to buy tickets. You can also contribute to coaches gifts and donate to the team there as well.

(or paste this url in your browser: https://eastbanquet-tickets-20262.cheddarup.com )

Sign up for the snowshoe trip! Feb 9-10, 2019

Runners!

It is time to sign up for this year’s snowshoe trip.  We will head to Snow Mountain Ranch in Tabernash, CO on Saturday morning*, Feburary 9 and return on Sunday afternoon, Feb 10, 2019.

We will meet in the teachers’ lot at 8:30am and leave for SMR at 9:00am on Sat.  We will return to Denver around noon on Sunday.  Cost of the trip is $90 plus $18 if you need to rent snowshoes.

To sign up, click here: 2019 Snowshoe Trip

Click here for the packing list: Snowshoe Packing List-2019

If you have not filled out a 2018-19 POA, click here to download. 2018-19 POA  Fill out, sign and have it notarized.  Please return to Coach Kohuth before winter break.

If the price is cost prohibitive, please let Coach Kohuth know in person or via email, steven_kohuth@dspk12.org .  We want to make sure every runner who wants to attend the snowshoe trip is able to go.  We fundraise throughout the year to be sure that price will not restrict any runner from attending this trip.

*If you are taking the ACT test on Feb 9, please contact Ruth at 303-525-3829 to be included in an ACT/snowshoe trip car pool.

Can’t wait to see the Angels in the snow!

Winter Training (and upcoming events)

Distance runners are so lucky! They get two competitive high school seasons per year: Cross Country in the fall and Track in the spring. For cross country runners, track is a chance to try racing shorter distances and develop speed, which we will emphasize this track season. We encourage all of our cross country runners to run track. Cross country runners who race track have far better year over year improvement  than those who don’t.

Just like summer conditioning is the key to a successful cross country season, winter conditioning is key to a successful track season. Winter conditioning will prepare your body for the rigors of the track when the season officially starts. The first races of the track season are less than two weeks from the start of official practices – not enough time to get ready for racing if you have not been training in the off-season. Additionally, athletes who participate in pre-season conditioning are less likely to get injured during the competitive season.

Under our new WINTER TRAINING tab on the website, you can find our track winter conditioning 2018 guide. We hope you will use the schedule to guide your running on your own or with your teammates until voluntary practices begin. We will have coach led voluntary conditioning on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 15. Additional practices may be added prior to the official start of the track season – ask Coach Kohuth or Coach Scudamore for details.

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REMINDER: Banquet tickets can be purchased for one more week.

SAVE THE DATE: The annual snow shoe trip will be held Feb 9-10. Details to come soon.

 

Angels in Arizona: Nike XC

A handful of East Angel runners travelled to Arizona this past weekend to compete in the Nike Southwest Regional Championships against the best runners from Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. This meet includes seven boys and seven girls races of about 200 athletes each, divided into large, medium and small school divisions, until finally culminating in the Championship races from which the top-2 teams and top-5 individuals earn qualifying spots for the Nike National Championships in Oregon in December.

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 Juniors Anna Lucy Buddenhagen and Lindsey Weyant competed in the Large School Girls race. Each ran to personal best times for 5K over the golf course at the Casa Grande Sports Complex under great racing conditions. Buddenhagen finished 49th in 19:56, while Weyant finished 62nd in 20:10. Competing in the Boys Championship race, junior Will Daley ran 15:17 for 18th place – the 4th best time and 4th best finish of any Denver East runner at Nike Southwest – beating a long list of athletes who had finished in the top-10 at their respective state meets. Sophomore Abby Howard, running in the Girls Championship race, finished 218th in 20:56.

Mark your calendars for November 23rd, 2019, when Denver East will aim to bring full teams to next year’s Nike Southwest Championships for the first time  (and in the mean time, be sure to get your banquet tickets to celebrate the end of the season on Dec 9. Last day to buy tickets is Nov 30.)

Two weeks left to buy banquet tickets

Please join us at the Cross Country end of season banquet on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 am at the Park Hill Country Club.

You can buy tickets to the event now until Nov 30.

Note: No tickets will be available after that date and no tickets will be sold at the door. (If cost is a barrier to attending, please let Coach Kohuth know before Nov 30 so we can make sure anyone who wants to attend is able. )

Please follow this link to buy tickets. You can also contribute to coaches gifts and donate to the team there as well.

(or paste this url in your browser: https://eastbanquet-tickets-20262.cheddarup.com )

 

Once again, there will also be an auction at the banquet, so if you have gift certificates or items to donate, please be in touch with Erica Crosby <ecrosby@q.com>

We hope to see you on Dec 9!

 

Auction Items Wanted for Banquet

Hey Angels, Parents and Family of Angels and Friends of Angels!

The seniors’ parents are looking for items to auction at our end of season banquet on Sunday, Dec 9 for team fundraising.  If you have items to donate, Erica, Emily T’s mom, will collect anything that can be auctioned off up until the day of the brunch (gift cards, sporting event tickets, running items, etc…).  Just notify Erica by email (ecrosby@q.com).

Thank you for anything you would like to donate for auction!

Please join us at the Cross Country end of season banquet on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 am at the Park Hill Country Club.

You can buy tickets to the event now until Nov 30.

Note: No tickets will be available after that date and no tickets will be sold at the door.

Please follow this link to buy tickets. You can also contribute to coaches gifts and donate to the team there as well.

 

Banquet Tickets Now on Sale

Please join us at the Cross Country end of season banquet on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 am at the Park Hill Country Club.

You can buy tickets to the event now until Nov 30.

Note: No tickets will be available after that date and no tickets will be sold at the door.

Please follow this link to buy tickets. You can also contribute to coaches gifts and donate to the team there as well.

(or paste this url in your browser: https://eastbanquet-tickets-20262.cheddarup.com )

 

State Championship Recap

Three Angels took on the Colorado’s best on Saturday at the State Meet at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

Sophomore Abby Howard competed in the 5A Girls Championship race in which the lead runners went out in a blistering 5:43 first mile. Howard ran most of her first mile near the top-40 runners and came through the mile in 6:10. The second mile of the course brings a series of hills and the pace slowed down substantially as the runners tried to hang on to their positions. Howard fell back a bit in the field over miles 2 and 3 before charging strongly in the final 400 meters. Ultimately, she finished in 82nd place with a time of 20:42, more than a minute faster than she had run over the same course for the first meet of the season and 41 places better than she had at the State Meet the year prior.

Juniors Will Daley and Asher Hoyt ran smart first miles in their 5A Boys Championship race and were able to move up throughout the rest of race. Daley came through the mile in 5:10, in about 25th place, and Hoyt was in about 75th place after a 5:23 first mile. Daley moved his way up to 13th place at the 2-mile mark and eventually to 12th place at the finish with a time of 16:27. Hoyt meanwhile would pass more than a dozen runners over the second mile and near that many over the third mile to secure a 48th place finish in 17:05. Both runners improved their finishes from last year’s State Meet by more than 50 places.

Dakota Ridge High School won the Boys 5A team championship and Mountain Vista High School won the Girls 5A team championship. All four girls teams from Region 3, in which East competes, finished in the top-10 at the State Meet.

We are so proud of all three of our Angels who competed and can’t wait for them to lead our teams at State Meet in 2019!

Huge thanks to all the East runners and families who came out to support our Angels at the State Meet. This was the biggest cheering squad we have had in the last 5 years and your coaches and teammates really appreciate it!

A handful of athletes will compete at the Nike Southwest Cross Country Championships or the Footlocker Midwest Championships. Please let Coach Kohuth or Coach Scudamore know if you plan to compete so we can help you with your training over the next several weeks.

We will soon post a Winter Conditioning Schedule on the website for all of our athletes. This will be particularly important for everyone who plans on competing in the spring track season. We strongly encourage all cross country runners to run track in the spring.

We will see you all at the banquet on Sunday, December 9th.