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.