Cohort 2 Recap
Cohort 2 had to two very successful days on our home course with Saturday’s race against Northfield, and yesterday’s race against South. Both races played out very similarly, and given the pristine conditions Saturday morning, and the hazy, smoky conditions, yesterday that’s saying something about the untapped speed many of our runners are discovering they have.
On Saturday in the boys race, the lead pack got out quick and led the race throughout. A patient first mile translated into a 30 second victory for David Anderson, followed by Nathan Turner, and Elliott Brumbaugh. The rest of the boys all finished well also, with our top-11 having a pack time of 1:08.
In the girls race Sophia Charles and Sasha Bull took the lead out early. But a smart race by Grace Burnett kept her just back of them for most of the first two miles, before capturing the lead and securing her first win of the season by seven seconds over Sasha. The middle of the pack saw some impressive jockeying for the finish over the final mile as runners 4-10 finished within 38 seconds of each other.
Last night, the boys race duplicated their effort, resulting in another perfect score. David Anderson secured his third straight victory, but the real stand-out performances were by Charlie Keglovitz (3rd), who finished with a career PR of 20:00, and Liam Cook (4th) in 20:21; both runners moved up several spots over Saturday’s finishes.
On the girls side, Sophia Charles set a blistering pace early, and wasn’t challenged to the finish for her first victory of the season, and bettering her Saturday time by 25 seconds. Grace Burnett came in second followed by Sasha Bull. Claire Ely and Bri O’Meara, who have been pushing each other throughout the season rounded out our top-5, with Claire just outkicking Bri at the finish, both shaving off 18 and 30 seconds respectively on their Saturday times.
Thank you to all of the current and alumni parent volunteers for helping with the East South Dual meet. Cathy Daley, Jason Keglovitz, Sara and Tom Cook, Erin Egan, Michelle Miller and Jen Artley came out yesterday to help make this meet happen! There is a reason East XC has amazing student athletes, they come from great parents!
Ram Clash Details:
Boys Entries for Ram Clash (ranked for entries)*
- David Anderson
- Nathan Turner
- Elliott Brumbaugh
- Charlie Keglovitz
- Jameson Leigh
- Jay Cory
- Liam Cook
Girls Entries for Ram Clash (ranked for entries)**
- Sophia Charles
- Grace Burnett
- Sasha Bull
- Claire Ely
- Bri O’Meara
- Helen Miller
- Evelyn Higgins
**These athletes will need to have a 2:15 early release for a 4:00 race time in Arvada.
It would be a good idea for these athletes to ask their teachers if it would be possible to attend the morning session of synchronous learning on Tuesday, Sept 22 since the boys will miss almost the entire afternoon and girls will miss their entire second class.
Meet Location: APEX Center 13150 W 72nd Ave Arvada, CO US 80005
Tues 9/22 – JV – Boys 3:15 / Girl 4:00
There will be a restricted parking area that is for teams/officials/volunteers only. There will also be a restricted area that will contain the start/finish line along with the team camps.
We ask that you request your parents and spectators cooperate in respecting this restricted area and also emphasize how important it is to avoid future meets being cancelled this season.
There will be parking for spectators also in the southwest area of the APEX Center parking lot.
Masks must be worn by all spectators at ALL times when outside their vehicle. Spectators must socially distance between family units at all times.
On the map we have provided recommended spectator viewing areas that will allow spectators and parents to see athletes on the course multiple times. These areas will also minimize impact on public trail use along heavily used Ralston Creek Trail.
PARKING, CAMPS, START/FINISH LINE
APEX Center 13150 W 72nd Ave Arvada, CO US 80005