Recap: Week of 9/17-22

During the next to last week of the Invitational season, the East Angels showed their stuff in three meets across two states.

On Tuesday the Angels flexed their muscle against DPS and Jefferson County competition at the North Viking Invitational on the hilly Case Willis Golf Course. The Varsity Girls took the win over 15 other schools by outlasting North 61-66 in what is a likely preview of the DPS Championship meet. Sophomore Abby Howard led the way again with a 9th place finish in 21:38, followed by the tight packing of Anna Lucy Buddenhagen (21:44), Anna Marie Barros (21:50) and Lilly Cory (21:53) in 11th, 12th and 13th. Lindsey Weyant would come across the finish line just a short time later in 22:00 for 16th place to round out the scoring for the Angels. The Girls JV also came home as champions placing five girls in the top-15. Ninth grader Annabel Filippini conquered the hills with a 4th place finish in 23:34. She was followed by junior Ellie McWhirter (24:01) in 7th, and ninth graders Grace Chambers (24:22) in 11th, Alia Quinby (24:59) in 13th and Lily Najmulski (25:01) in 15th.

The Boys ran to a 2nd place finish in Varsity competition and 3rd place in JV competition. Will Daley led the way for the Varsity Boys with a 2nd place finish overall in 17:22 while fellow junior Asher Hoyt crossed in 6th place in 17:43. Sophomores Ian Trautwein (30th, 19:03) and Xander Pacini (32nd, 19:12) came in right in front of junior teammate Riley Nickols (33rd, 19:18). Junior Kristian Laird was the first Angel boy across the line in the JV Boys race with his 11th place 20:51 finish. His classmate Ballard Kauffman finished in 18th in 21:07, followed by sophomores Cyrus Jenkins-Nieto (23rd, 21:24) and Gus Trautwein (32nd, 21:53) and junior Taylor Lucas (33rd, 21:53).

On Friday, the top East Angel JV girls took on some of the best JV teams from around the Midwest at the Rim Rock Invitational at Rim Rock Farm outside of Lawrence, Kansas. The girls came just 5 points from securing the JV title, falling short to Kansas’s Blue Valley West High School 41-46. As has been the case in nearly every JV meet, sophomore Laura Romero was the champion finishing in a time of 19:57. Nearly everyone behind her also ran season bests if not outright personal bests. Sophomores Julia Schor finished in 7th in 21:02 and Lilia Scudamore in 11th in 21:11. Senior Emily Turner was 13th in 21:21 and sophomore Maya Nussbaumer was the final scorer, crossing the line in 18th place at 21:28.

Perfect conditions for fast cross country running greeted the Varsity Teams at Rim Rock Farms on Saturday. The Girls Varsity would take to the course first. The Girls finished 11th of 31 schools in the top division with teams competing from seven different states. Abby Howard dipped under the 20-minute barrier with a 19:55 run for 52nd place. Fellow sophomore Alana Barros had her best race of the season with a time of 20:13 for 68th place, followed by the fast closing senior Lilly Cory who clocked 20:16 for 72nd place. Juniors Anna Lucy Buddenhagen  (83rd, 20:25) and Lindsey Weyant (85th, 20:27) closed out the scoring for the Angels.


Every runner on the Boys Varsity team ran a personal record for 5K as the team finished 29th of 41 teams. Will Daley broke 16 minutes for the first time with his 15:50 finish for 10th place. Asher Hoyt ran 16:30 for 45th place, Ian Trautwein 17:46 for 204th, junior Riley Nickols 17:52 for 210th and 18:06 for 235th.

Meanwhile, Coaches Fehrman and Miller took a group of runners to Boulder for a picture perfect day of running around Viele Lake. Running in the Varsity division, Annabel Filippini was the first Angel to cross the finish line, running 22:42 for 83rd in the very competitive race. She was followed by Grace Chambers (86th, 22:58), Ellie McWhirter (88th, 23:06), Lily Najmulski (95th, 23:34), sophomore Kerra Hendrickson (99th, 23:44), and junior Sarah Hoffer (110th, 23:48). In the Girls JV division, ninth graders Sara Abdulkadir (42nd, 24:19) and Gemma Halller (47th, 24:34) were the first across the line for the Angels. Xander Pacini was the lead runner for the Angels in the Boys Varsity race, finishing in 86th place in 19:25. He as followed closely by senior Sam Crippen (90th, 19:33), Ballard Kauffman (97th, 19:45), senior Eden Scott (100th, 19:59) and Kristian Laird (101st, 20:00). Junior Teddy Hickenlooper led the JV Boys with a 92nd place finish in 20:58 followed by senior Jack Thompson (100th, 21:05).

This week the Angels have the Northfield Invitational on Friday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. In addition, a select group of top JV runners are going to the first ever Emma Coburn Elk Run in Crested Butte on Saturday which should be a really special event. This is our last week of Invitationals before entering Championship Season. East hosts the DPS League Championships at City Park on October 9th. Parents should look for a request for volunteers email coming soon as we prepare to host this event.

Nighthawk Twilight Meet

Bus leaves East at 4:00 pm

Entries for Nighthawk Invite

Bring blankets and/or warm clothing.

Nighthawk Invitational

Friday, September 28th, 2018

This race will take place under the lights at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Complex.  The course will finish inside the Stadium and will be run primarily on pavement.  Please plan accordingly.  Spectators will be allowed to view the race from the course and can also view the finish from the stadium seating inside Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.  The race, including the start, finish, team camp and parking area is spread out over about a quarter of a mile.  Please plan accordingly (Parking and Finish Line area are in close proximity).   Click here for Course Map

Directions and Parking Info for Dick’s Sporting Goods Park: VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All bus and spectator parking MUST be in the north dirt lot off Prairie Parkway.  Click here to view this area on the map.  Northfield Nighthawk Area Map Many of the roads coming into Dick’s Sporting Goods Park will be CLOSED.  The only way to access parking will be off Prairie Parkway.  The ideal way to access Prairie Parkway will be off Quebec St.  Head east on Prairie Parkway off Quebec St. to access the dirt lot reserved for Cross Country Event Parking.

SCORING & PLACING: Running Bears will be timing our race. 


 4:30 pm        Middle School Coaches Meeting

5:00 pm        Middle School Girls Race (unlimited -score Top 5)

5:20 pm        Middle School Boys Race (unlimited -score Top 5)

5:45 pm        High School Coaches Meeting

6:00 pm        High School Girls Open Race (unlimited -score Top 5)

6:30 pm        High School Boys Open Race (unlimited -score Top 5)

7:00 pm        High School Girls Varsity Race (run 7 -score Top 5)

7:30 pm        High School Boys Varsity Race (run 7 -score Top 5)

* Awards will be given to the top 10 runners in each of the Varsity High School and Middle School races.  Top 3 runners in the High School Open races will receive awards.   

* The top teams in each race will receive a team trophy/plaque.




Potluck this Thursday 9/27

This week’s team potluck will be Thursday from 6:00-8:00 at the home of Emma Fiedler:  4800 E 6th Ave Pkwy Denver, CO 80220

Assignments are the usual:

Frosh: main dish (8 servings)
Soph: side dish or salads
Juniors: dessert
Seniors: drinks

Thanks to our hosts.

So come to Chipotle Weds, potluck Thursday… Go Angels!

Recap: 9/11-14

It was a week full of top finishes and fast times despite record breaking heat all week. Racing got started on Tuesday at the Denver West Cowboy Classic. The course, nearly all road and sidewalk, had provided jaw dropping times a year ago, but 90 degree temperatures slowed down things significantly this year. The Boys JV got things started with junior Riley Nickols running for the individual victory with the fastest time of the day for an Angel boy of 19:06. Junior Kristian Laird ran 20:13 for fifth place and the Angels Stephen Evans (21:10), Jack Thompson (21:13) and Diego Quinto de Peterson (21:32) finished 9th, 10th and 11th to secure East a second place finish in the team competition.

The Girls JV were dominant in their competition securing a perfect score of 15 points by taking places one through five. Leading the way by a large margin was ninth grader Grace Chambers in a time of 21:48. She was followed by sophomore Claire Ely (22:51), junior Ellie McWhirter (22:13), ninth grader Annabel Fillippini (23:15), and junior Sarah Hoffer (23:24).

A somewhat depleted Boys Varsity team finished in 4th place in the 11 team field. Senior Eden Scott was the first to cross the line for the Angels in 20th place and a seasonal best of 19:35. Sophomores Cyrus Jenkins-Nieto and Gus Trautwein finished in 23rd and 26th in 19:58 and 20:13 respectively. Juniors Taylor Lucas (20:21) and Teddy Hickenlooper (20:23) rounded out the scoring for the Angels in 28th and 30th places.

The Girls Varsity got their first victory of the season as the team of sophomores AlanaMarie Barros (4th, 21:06), Lilia Scudamore (5th, 21:25), Maya Nussbaumer (7th, 21:40), Christina Doolan (10th, 21:56), and senior Emily Turner (12th, 22:11) easily outdistanced George Washington and seven other schools with a mere 38 points.

Three days later, the Denver East Varsity Girls would grab another win at the Arvada West Invitational at the Stegner Soccer Complex. It was a hard fought victory, as the first four of the eighteen teams were within nine points of one another. Sophomore Abby Howard finished 6th place for the Angels in 20:50. Alana Barros continued her strong week with a 14th place finish in 21:06. Junior Anna Lucy Buddenhagen finished in 22nd (21:27), Lilly Cory 26th (21:41), Maya Winfield 30th (21:57), Lilia Scudamore 33rd (22:07) and Maya Nussbaumer 52nd (23:02).

The Girls showed off their depth in the Girls Open division with the Angels taking five of the first six places, led by Laura Romero’s first place finish in 20:50, followed by Lindsey Weyant’s second place finish in 21:17. Places four through six went to Emily Turner, Elena Thoman and Julia Schor in 21:53, 21:56, and 22:26 respectively.

The Boys Varsity had one of their most successful outings of the season with a fourth place finish of 20 teams at Arvada West. Juniors Will Daley and Asher Hoyt ran to 2nd and 4th place finished in 16:46 and 17:14, while sophomores Ian Trautwein (18:40) and Xander Pacini (18:44), and junior Riley Nichols (18:57) came through in a tight pack for 39th, 40th and 41st place to round out the scoring.

The Boys JV were equally impressive, finishing 2nd only to the varsity team from Eaglecrest High School. Junior Jack Beardsheer ran a 19:02 for 4th place, while 7th place went to senior Eden Scott in 19:09. Juniors Ballard Kauffman (19:29) and Kristian Laird (19:58) and sophomore Gus Trautwein (20:39) made up the balance of scorers for East in 12th, 19th, and 37th.

This week will bring the North Viking Invitational – a true cross country experience over the rolling hills of the Willis Case Golf Course. Then over the weekend a select group will travel to Lawrence, Kansas for the Rim Rock Invitational against some of the best competition in the Midwest while most of the rest of the team will travel to the Pat Patten Invitational in Boulder.

This week’s alumni update: Harrison Scudamore (class of ’18) made his collegiate debut at the Iona Meet of Champions, finishing in 21st place and helping the Columbia University Lions to a 2nd place finish behind only the University of Indiana in the 12 team field. Meanwhile, Nikita Cordier (class of ’16), running for Metro State, raced to a 54th place finish at the Mountain-Cowboy Open in Gunnison, CO.


Pat Patten Meet

Arrive at East:  7:15 am

Bus leaves East 7:30 am

Entries for Pat Patten:  Pat Patten Entries


Boys Varsity – 9:30

Girls Varsity – 10

Boys Open/JV – 10:30

Girls Open/JV – 11:05

Awards – 11:45

Race Review Form:  Please fill out the following form after the race:  Race Review Form

Note from Pat Patten Race Director:

Hi teams,

A couple of things. If you have a chance, please forward this info on to your team and spectators. Spectators can park in the neighborhoods around the park, but please no parking in the rec center lot. That is for patrons of the rec center. While the rec center is anticipating some trickle, please tell your athletes to avoid using the rec center restrooms unless they absolutely have to. This will also be available as a handicap accessible restroom.
Fairview has graciously opened up the restrooms by the tennis courts, so if the line by the porta potties is too long, they can jog over to the other side of the tennis courts by Knox Dr. Also, while your athletes are warming up, another restroom can be found by the playground next to the lake.
Last reminder would be that trash cleanup is a big deal to us and our relationship with the city and local community. We want to leave the park better than we found it and would appreciate teams scouring their areas after the races.
Thank you,
Geo Tam

Viking Invitational Entries

Class dismissal:  12:45 pm

Bus leaves East: 1:00 pm

Entries for Viking Meet:  Entries for Viking Meet

2:00 – Coaches Meeting

2:30 – Boys Open Race (unlimited -score Top 5)

3:15 – Girls Open Race (unlimited -score Top 5)

4:00- Boys Varsity Race (7 runners – Top 5 score)

4:45 – Girls Varsity Race (7runners – Top 5 score)

5:15 – Awards Ceremony outside the clubhouse

5:15 – Alumni/Citizens/Community Fun Run (Viking 5K)


A West Wild Cat Invite| Sept 14

Dismissal from class:  1:15 pm

Bus leaves East 1:30 pm

Entries:  Entries for Arvada West Wild Cat Invite

Very spectator friendly course

3:00 Coachs Meeting at Finish Line

3:15 Boys Varsity Race

3:45 Girls Varsity Race

4:15 Boys Open Race

4:45 Girls Open Race


Awards will be presented to the top three teams in each high school race.Medals will be awarded to the top fifteen finishers in each high school race.


There is ample parking for buses and cars at the Complex

Restrooms and additional Port-a-Lets are available

Please DO NOT bring pets to the facility!

Fine Designs will be selling items in the registration area


From the East: Take I-70 west to Kipling Street – Exit 267. Turn right on Kipling Street. Turn left on West 58th Avenue. Take a left at Quail Street into the Stenger Soccer Complex.