Potluck this Weds, Chipotle next Tuesday

This Wednesday will be an athlete-only potluck. Keep in mind that whatever you are assigned, please bring enough food or drink for 8-10 people. Runners who are attending should bring items to share as follows:

9th—main course

This week the McGlothen Family will host. from 6:00-8:00 pm. 528 Humboldt Street.

Next Tuesday, Sept 26, East High XC will get 50% of any purchases that come in and show this chipotle flyer or say they are with East. Please spread the word.

and… save the date: The East snow shoe trip is scheduled for Jan 20-21



What’s for dinner Monday? Patxi’s Pizza

The team gets ten percent of all food ordered on Monday between 11:00 am -10:00 pm
so eat in, dine out, order half-baked to go.
Lunch or dinner ! $9.99 lunch special, includes salad and personal pizza
Or consider an order to go: delicious half baked pizzas that can be finished at home.

A flyer you can share with your co-workers and friends is here: East XC Patxi Fundraiser Flyer sept 18 2017

The Yelp event you can share is here. 

The Facebook event you can share is here.


9/14-15: Recap: Northfield and Arvada West

This week, East Angel Cross Country split the squad between two meets: the inaugural Northfield Nighthawk Invitational and the Arvada West Cross Country Invitational.

At Northfield, high temperatures, wind, and a course not quite as flat as anticipated kept most Angels from running their fastest times of the season. Nonetheless, there were some great performances. The team highlight was the second place finish for the girls in the Varsity division, despite running a team primarily composed of East’s top JV runners. AlanaMarie Barros ran with the lead runners for the first half of the race and held on for a 6th place finish overall in a time of 21:16. Fellow 9th grader Grace Burnett was the next across the finish for the East (12th, 22:34) followed closely by sophomore Lindsey Weyant (15th, 22:40). Freshmen Grace O’Meara (17th, 22:50) and Lilia Scudamore (18th, 22:50) came across the line together to make up the rest of the scoring five.

The JV-1 Boys, also running in the Varsity division, finished a solid 6th of 13 teams. Freshman Xander Pacini led the way with a 24th place finish in 19:50.  Sophomore Kristian Laird (32nd, 20:12), freshman Ben Hill (36th, 20:26), senior Jack Thompson (37th, 20:39), and freshman Gus Trautwein (44th, 20:57) rounded out the scoring for the Angels.

In the JV races, senior Audrey McGlothlen turned in a 4th place finish in 23:45 to lead the team to a second place finish in the JV division. Ellie McWhirter (9th, 25:35), Maya Winfield (10th, 25:37), Isabella Garcia (12th, 26:10), MacKenzie Whitehead-Bust (14th, 26:35), and Jane Port (16th, 26:53) also all had top 20 finishes in the Girls JV division. Freshman Cyrus Jenkins-Nieto was the top East finisher in the Boys JV division with an 18th place finish in 21:54, helping the team to a 4th place finish.

The following day, most of the rest of the East’s cross country runners took to the generally fast course at the Stenger Soccer complex in Arvada against strong competition. Behind the ever steady running of Lauren Kruger’s 20:02 for 11th place, the East Girls finished 4th of 17 teams. Junior Lilly Cory had another outstanding race for 21st in 20:52, followed not far behind by senior Nell Salzman (24th, 21:07), sophomore Anna Lucy Buddenhagen (25th, 21:13), and sophomore Elena Thoman who ran to a personal best of 21:20 for 28th place.

arvada boys

In the Boys Varsity race, Asher Hoyt nearly broke 17:00 for the second time in as many weeks, leading the boys to an 8th place finish with his individual 8th place finish. Fellow sophomore Will Daley crossed the line in 18:05 for 32nd place followed by senior Jackson Adams (46th, 18:39), freshman Ian Trautwein (58th, 18:52), and sophomore Elijah Bruggeman (61st, 18:54).

JV highlights included Riley Nickols 8th place finish as the JV Boys finished 10th as a team, and the ninth place finish of ninth grader Christina Doolan and sixteenth place finish of tenth grader Serene Mather for the JV Girls who finished 4th as a team.

jv girls

Our next to last week of invitational competition will be another busy one. Most runners will compete at the North Viking Invitational at the Case Willis Golf Course on Tuesday and at the Pat Patten Invitational in Boulder on Saturday – a couple of great meets across grassy and hilly courses offering a true cross country experience. A small number of athletes will be heading to the Rim Rock Invitational at the University of Kansas to take on top regional competition from the Midwest.


Upload photos to our shutterfly page:  https://eastcrosscountry.shutterfly.com

Full results of all of our meets are available at co.milesplit.com.


Team Potluck Weds

Weds 9/13 will be the third athlete-only potluck of the season. These will be held most Wednesdays from 6-8 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:
9th—main course
This week Lindsey Weynant and her family will host.  668 Clarkson Street.

team tip: in addition to subscribing to follow the website, which you have done, you can separately follow the calendar by clicking the + sign on the bottom right. That should link the calendar and details to your own calendar. This should make it possible to map to meets and other events.

This week’s meets (Sept 14-15)

Here are the UPDATED Nighthawks Invitational entries-2 for Thursday’s meet (click on text). *Note that V means running varsity.

Nighthawk Invite info is here. boys open 3:00, girls open 3:10, boys varsity 4:00, girls varsity 4:30. (there is no map available)

BUS for Nighthawk–students are dismissed at 1:15 for 1:30 bus departure.

Here are the UPDATED Arvada West Cross Country Invitational entries-2, which is on Friday. *Note that V means running varsity.

Arvada West info is here: boys varsity 3:15, girls varsity 3:45, boys JV 4:15, girls JV 4:45
course map is here.

BUS for Arvada West—students are dismissed at 12:45 for a 1:00 bus departure.

Remember! We need parents to bring the tent to the meet and take it home too. You can sign up here

Please also plan to come to Patxi’s Uptown on Monday 9/18. We get 10% of all sales all day, so spread the word. Here is an easy link to pass on:            www.yelp.com/events/denver-east-high-cross-country-fundraiser

9/8-9/9 Recap: Liberty Bell and St. Vrain

Week three of the East Angel’s cross country season kicked off at the 40th Annual Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School in Littleton. Teams from around the region go to Liberty Bell for the promise of fast times on the mostly flat and hard surfaced course, and despite warmer than ideal temperatures, fast times were delivered by the Angels.

Running at full strength for the first time this season, the Boys Varsity were off the line first. Harrison Scudamore led the Angels with a 5K personal record of 15:28 for 4th place, five seconds off the winning time. Harrison was followed by Asher Hoyt (38th, 16:41), Will Daley (87th, 17:42), Jackson Adams (104th, 18:01), and Ian Trautwein (124th, 18:18) who all ran personal best times. Together they totaled 357 points for 16th place of 25 schools in the large school division.

The Girls Varsity closely followed the boys, and were again led by Laurel Kruger who shattered her previous best time for 5K by 43 seconds on her way to a 19:27 finish for 31st place. Laurel was backed up by Nell Salzman (67th, 20:21), AlanaMarie Barros (69th, 20:24), Lilly Cory (80th, 20:38), Abby Howard (84th, 20:42), Anna Lucy Buddenhagen (86th, 20:45) and Emily Turner (106th, 21:26). The scoring five totaled 331 points for 14th place of 23 schools in the large school division.


The JV-1 squads toed the line about an hour later. The 10th place JV boys were led by Riley Nickols who ran a smartly paced race on his way to an 18:54 49th place finish – a 40 second improvement on his previous best 5K. Riley was closely followed by Patrick Cox (50th, 18:55). The Girls JV-1, made up exclusively of 9th and 10th graders, raced to a 5th place team finish with personal bests run by nearly every runner: Elena Thoman (26th, 21:27), Lindsey Weyant (29th, 21:32), Grace Burnett (32nd, 21:37), Grace O’Meara (34th, 21:39), Lilia Scudamore (44th, 21:51), and Maisie Moskowitz (55th, 22:06).

On Saturday, East Angel Cross Country, minus its Varsity and JV-1 runners, would take on the tough competition at the St. Vrain Invitational in Lyons over the challenging Lyons High School cross country course. In Girls Varsity competition, the Angels were led by sophomore Serene Mather (82nd in 22:54), followed by freshmen Julia Schor (126th, 23:48), Maya Nussbaumer (133rd, 23:52), and Maya Winfield (142nd, 24:17). Despite the challenging conditions, junior Henry Kaufman ran to a new personal best of 20:05 for 152nd place in the Varsity Boys race; sophomore Jack Beardshear also ran a personal best time of 20:41 for 169th.  For the second time in as many weeks, Teddy Hickenlooper was the first Angel to run across the finish line in a JV boys race, this time running 21:00 and 74th place over the St. Vrain 5K course. Ninth graders Clara Lorenzo (26:18, 93rd) and Laurel Supplee (27:01, 114th) were the first Angels in the JV Girls race, which completed the weekend of racing for Denver East High School Cross Country.

This week brings East two opportunities to run seasonal best times as the squads will be split between the inaugural Nighthawk Invitational hosted by Northfield High School at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Thursday and the Arvada West Invitational at the Stenger Soccer Complex in Arvada on Friday. Both courses promise to be flat and fast. Check the website for meet entries this week; Varsity runners selected for the Rim Rock Invitational in Kansas (September 21st – 24th) should expect to hear from Coach Kohuth at the beginning of this week.


Remember to see and share photos from the meets at  https://eastcrosscountry.shutterfly.com/pictures. If you are not yet a member, request to join.

A few more updates

A  few more details for upcoming events.

  1. SATURDAY: If you are going to St. Vrain, you should know they are charging $5 for parking to continue to raise money in support of their efforts to rebuild after the 2013 floods.
  2. MONDAY 9/11: Team pictures will be right after school on the turf field. All runners need to have their uniforms with them.
  3. WEDNESDAY 9/13: Team potluck at Lindsey Weynant’s home

And looking ahead, mark your calendars.

  1. MONDAY 9/18: Patxi’s fundraiser– The team gets 10% of everything that day so eat in, dine out, order half-baked to go. Lunch or dinner… spread the word.
  2. TUESDAY 9/26: Chipotle fundraiser. We get 50% of what we bring in, starting at 4:00 pmm. More details coming soon.