Adams City Meet | Cohort 1 Recap

The following runners will go to the Adams City Meet on Saturday: Julia Schor, Laura Romero, Maya Winfield, Abby Howard, Sophia Shiroff, Maya Nussbaumer, and Ellison Mucharsky-O’Boyle. 

Here is the meet information for Adams City:

East-South-GW Varsity Meet

            Employing a shotgun start, with five groups of runners starting simultaneously from five different start/finish lines separated by 500m each, it was harder than usual to know exactly how the race, a single 5k loop on City Park’s Mile High Loop was developing, or had even finished, until Coach Kohuth could combine the results from the five boys races and five girls races and share the final results. Some groups of racers went out slow and wait for a final sprint; some groups of racers saw an individual runner push from the start and run alone for the entire 5000m. A couple races featured fierce competition over the entire loop. When the dust finally settled, the times examined, and the scores tabulated, the Angels had plenty to celebrate.

            Standout performances included junior Eamon Nussbaum decisively outkicking GW standout Peter Neid for the overall victory and a personal best of 17:16. One wave of runners back, 9thgrader Grant Elliot (18:07) and sophomore Ben Hopper (18:08) surged to times that would place them 4thand 5thoverall. Juniors Jack Kriekels (19:02) and Allan Harder (19:06) rounded out the scoring in 9thand 10th, with junior Charlie Kruger also finishing his race in 19:06. East scored a total of 29 points, to best pre-season league favorite Denver South by 7 points; the GW Patriots finished an additional 36 point back. 

            Sarah Wexler of South was the surprise winner of the Girls race, dropping more than 90 seconds from her personal best of last year. East senior Julia Schor was hot on her heals with a time of 19:20, followed by senior Laura Romero in 19:33. Senior Maya Winfield opened up her season with a 20:52 for fourth place, while Abby Howard ran in front and alone for 5000m to easily win wave 2 in 20:53 for fifth place overall. Several South runners ran fast enough to claim places sixth through eighth, followed by East 9thgrader Sophia Shiroff in 9thplace who completed the scoring for the Angels with 23 points, ahead of South who finished with 32 points and George Washington with 85 points. 

            Next week the Girls Cohort #1 will split squad between Adams City Varsity Meet and the East-North-West tri-meet, while all of Boys Cohort #1 will participate in the East-North-West tri.