9/1 and 9/2 meets (and photo-sharing)

The Angels will race at three different meets Friday and Saturday: Arapahoe and Wash Park on Friday and Centaurus on Saturday. Meet locations are on the calendar.

PHOTOS: You will soon receive an invitation to join the team Shutterfly account. From there you will see an album for each meet. Please open the meet album and add photos. We rely on parents to take pictures of kids racing and share them so please help out if you can. (You can request to join here or by going to https://eastcrosscountry.shutterfly.com

TENT: The tent needs to go to and from the meets and cannot be on the bus with kids. Please look at the schedule and sign up to either get it from the last parent and bring it to the meet or take it from the meet. The schedule is here.  The kids rely on having this for shade, so please help. 

ENTRIES for each race can be found below.

Bus to Arapahoe: early release is 1:50. Bus leaves East at 2:00. (Arapahoe Warrior Invitational entries)

Bus to Wash Park: early release is 1:50. Bus leaves East at 2:00  (WashPark invite entries)

Bus to Centaurus: Arrive at East at 6:15 am. Leave East at 6:30 (Centaurus Cross Country Invitational entries)

Course maps are available too:

Schedules of events and meet information can be found here:

RSVP for tonight’s Spike Night

Runner’s Roost needs to know how much pizza to order for tonight.  If you haven’t already, please RSVP here.

Meet at Runner’s Roost at 6:00 pm tonight (Tuesday, August 29).  Runner’s Roost is located at 1685 S Colorado Blvd J, Denver, CO 80222.

Remember, there will be a 15% discount on regular priced shoes and clothes for athletes, and their families and coaches.   10% of what the team purchases tonight will go back to our program.

Come support East Cross Country!  GO ANGELS!


Shop Tuesday, Team Potluck Weds, Order Deadlines

Tuesday will be our shopping night at Runner’s Roost on Colorado Blvd at 6:00 pm. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday will be the first athlete-only potluck of the season. These will be held most Wednesdays this season at different families’ homes. (They are on the team calendar, under the schedule link and are optional.) Runners who are attending should bring items to share as follows:

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This week The Hoyt Family will host. Weds 8/30 from 6:00-8:00 pm. 1080 Clayton Street. Denver 80206.

Finally, today is the last day to order uniform shorts. The link will close Monday night for shorts. You have until Thursday to order backpacks and warm ups. 

email Jennifer with questions: jareich424@gmail.com


8/25-26 Recap: Cheyenne Mountain Stampede and Ram Run

The East Angel Cross Country Team kicked off the weekend with a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede, hosted on the State Meet course in Colorado Springs. First off the line was the JV Girls Team. East packed three girls in the top 10 of that race with sophomore Elena Thoman 4th (23:09), freshman Lilia Scudamore 7th (23:31) and sophomore Maisie Moskowitz 8th (23:40). Sophomore Lindsey Weyant was the next finisher in 24:31, and seniors Audrey McGlothlen (24:50) and Maria Crippen (25:06) moved up nicely in the second half of the race.

The Girls Varsity race was next up, still in the heat of the day on the dusty course at the Norris-Penrose Center. Senior Laurel Kruger started off conservatively and moved her way up nicely for a 13 place finish in 21:07. Freshman AlanaMarie Barros moved up early and held on to 26th place in 21:45. The rest of the Angels came in fairly tightly packed, led by sophomore Anna-Lucy Buddenhagen (44th, 23:12) with freshmen Christina Doolan (49th, 23:25) and Grace O’Meara (50th, 23:28), senior Emily Turner (51st, 23:36), and freshman Grace Burnett (53rd, 23:46) following her into the equestrian stadium. This young East team took 7th of 14 teams.

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As the sun began to sink towards Pike’s Peak, the JV boys would be the next to race. Sophomores Asher Hoyt and Elijah Bruggeman showed off their varsity potential, with Hoyt easily winning the race in 18:12 and Bruggeman finishing 4th in 18:56. Fellow sophomores Kristian Laird (20:55) and Ballard Kauffman (21:09) would be the next to cross the finish line.

Yet another sophomore, Will Daley, would lead the Boys Varsity team with a 41st place finish in 18:28. He was followed by senior Jackson Adams (66th, 19:26) and the freshman duo of Ben Hill (71st, 19:38) and Ian Trautwein (73rd, 19:42). Riley Nickols would round out the scoring for East with an 80th place finish in 19:57 with senior Patrick Cox following closely in 20:05. East finished 13th of 15 teams, though clearly would have moved into the top 10 had their top JV boys run in the varsity race.

Saturday morning about forty East Angels made the trip to Green Mountain High School for a scrimmage with Green Mountain, Golden, and an assortment of other area runners, both young and old, at the very challenging Ram Run 5K. Soccer midfielder and friend to cross country, junior Sammy Crippen was the first Angel across the line in 19:23 for 8th place. Other Angel highlights included Stephen Evan (39th, 22:08), Nikola Hannon (51st, 22:50), Taylor Lucas (52nd, 22:51), Julia Schor (84th, 24:53), Isabella Garcia (109th, 26:01) and Claire Ely (114th, 26:08). Of runners old, East definitely had the first two coaches across the finish line as Coaches Scudamore and Fehrman represented well in 4th and 6th place overall. Congratulations to all the Angels who took on the brutal uphill 3rd mile at Green Mountain.

Next week will be a busy one for the Angels. East will split squads across three meets as we travel to the Arapahoe Warrior Invitational and the Washington Park Invitational on Friday and the Centaurus Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. A few lucky Angels may even race twice this week. Check the website later in the week for entry and transportation details for these meets.

uniform order and shoe shopping

As a reminder, you must order uniform shorts by Monday. NOTE: We added an XXS girls size. If you already ordered and need to change the size to a smaller size, please email Jennifer (jareich424@gmail.com). Shorts must be ordered by Monday. Warm-ups and team backpacks must be ordered by Thursday 8/31.

You can link to the store here or from the gear shop link.

Please also RSVP if you will be attending the shoe shopping event on Tuesday 8/29. We like to let the store know how many we are bringing so they have enough staff and pizza. Remember, athletes and families get a discount and the team earns money back.

RSVP here.

thanks for a great start to the season!



Uniform Checkout AND Potluck

Uniform checkout will be on Wednesday, Aug 23 and Thursday, Aug 24 at 2:45pm in the counseling office (room 225).

You will be eligible to check out a uniform if:

  • You have turned in a blue clearance card to one of the coaches. In order to get a blue card you must have completed all of the steps to participate in a fall sport. Click here to learn how to register:  Athletic Registration 
  • You have and will attend five practices before the first meet.

If you haven’t done the above, we will not issue you a uniform.


Our season launch potluck for athletes and their families will be on THURSDAY AUGUST 24. We will meet in the Commons at 6:00.

We ask families to bring the following:

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We will also have team merchandise for sale if you want to bring your checkbook. (if you want to volunteer to help out, please email Jennifer at jareich424@gmail.com)

**Note that all events and meets are on our shared team calendar, linked under the Team Calendar and Schedule link at the top. You can subscribe to the calendar by  clicking the blue + at the bottom to link the calendar to your own.



You can order warm ups, uniform shorts, or gear at our online store. xc.cheddarup.com or from the Gear Shop link. (Note that you can pay with-checks or credit cards.)

Deadline for ordering uniform shorts is Monday, August 28.

Deadline for ordering warmups and backpacks is Thursday, August 31.

We will have a limited supply of 2017 XC t-shirts.  Get yours for $20 at the potluck or order it online.

Go Angels!


Angel Time Trials & Alumni Run

XC Alums: Anand Zuppa (2016), Andrew Wise (2013) and Devon Romero (2013)

Thanks to everyone who came to run and support the East Angel 2-mile Time Trial and First Annual Alumni Run. We had over 90 current athletes compete and eight alumni came to run with and support our Angels. Coincidentally, 90 degrees was about the temperature when the runners took off on Friday. Good job to everyone who beat the heat and then joined their teammates at The Goods where we had some fun and earned some money for the team.

In the Boys’/Men’s race, Class of ’13 star Andrew Wise, now running for Western Washington University, was the first across the line. Andrew finished with East sophomore newcomer Will Daley in a time of 11:33. Freshman Ian Trautwein was next to finish for the boys, with three other freshman – Ben Hill (6th), Xander Pacini (7th) and Gus Trautwein (10th) – also among the top finishers. Senior Jackson Adams finished third, junior Sammy Crippen fourth, and senior transfer (via Texas) Patrick Cox was fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were  senior Jack “DSA” Thompson (8th) and fit looking sophomore Riley Nickols (9th).

In the Girls’ race, Laurel Kruger showed great fitness with a 12:41 run to win the day. Another varsity veteran, junior Emily Turner closed strong in 13:33 for second. Emily was closely followed by Alana Marie Barros, a freshman, who led the youth brigade which then followed – 10th graders Anna Lucy Buddenhagen (4th), Elena Thompson (8th) and Maisie Moskowitz (10th) and 9th graders Christina Doolan (5th), Grace O’Meara (6th), Grace Burnett (7th) , and Lilia Scudamore (9th). It wasn’t until the strong finish of senior Audrey McGlothen in 11th that the parade of underclassmen would be interrupted.

Competition kicks off for the Angels on Friday when the Varsity and top JV will travel down to Colorado Springs to preview the State Meet course against top competition in the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. Most of the rest of the team will get to test their mettle over a challenging 5K scrimmage at the Ram Run on Saturday at Green Mountain High School.

Check back for more information on uniform checkout and details for this week’s races.

Post run social at The Goods on Colfax.

Runners and families enjoying the patio at The Goods