Open race schedule changes for Thornton Invite

See below for time changes for the open races.

Date:  Friday, Oct 1, 21

Dismissal from class: 12:15pm

Bus Leaves: 12:30pm Yes, it’s true, we have a bus for this meet!  Car pool drivers:  thank you, but we don’t need your awesome service this week.  🙂

Location:  Margaret Carpenter Rec Center Campus (108th & Colorado)

Spectators and non-buses park on the west side of the lot off 108th Ave or in the lot off of 112th and Madison

From I-25 – I-25 to 104th Avenue (Exit 221); East on 104th Avenue to Colorado Boulevard; North (left) on Colorado Boulevard to 108th Avenue (traffic signal); West (left) on 108th Avenue; right into the parking lot; Bus parking will be right at the roundabout. 


2:00:   Coaches Meeting (located adjacent to the finish line)

2:25: 2:30  Boys Open (unlimited)

2:45:  2:40 Girls Open (unlimited)

3:30:   Boys Varsity (10/team)

4:10:   Girls Varsity (10/team)

5:10:   Awards at the amphitheater north of the start/finish lines; Times will be posted at the amphitheater approximately 20 minutes after each race.


Each runner will be assigned a bib number and the timing tags will be on these bib numbers, to wear during the race. Top 5 will be scored, 6/7 runners will be used toward scoring, and the remainder will be displaced (but still timed).  All Open athletes will be timed as well.

Award Information: 

Open – Individuals – 1st through 10th awarded immediately after the race

Varsity – awarded at the amphitheater (north of the finish) at 5:10 pm

Individuals 1st through 30th

Team – 1st – 5th team trophies and team ribbons for each individual on the team.

Course Map: 

Box Number:  East will have box #10 for all races.

Smothies: Smoothies will be sold in the bus parking lot on the east side of the campus.

NW Open Spaces Recap

NW Open Spaces 5K XC PR Challenge

Coming off the North Viking Invitational on Tuesday, which the Angels had run as a workout, Denver East Cross Country arrived at the NW Open Spaces Park in Northglenn with milder weather and faced a flat course over mostly hard surfaces that promised a chance at some fast times against quality competition. This was a new meet on the schedule for East, hosted by regional rival Monarch High School, and while a relatively small affair, included many of the best programs from Boulder and Broomfield counties.  

The JV Boys took to the course first and quickly demonstrated the quality of depth the boys have this seaaon. Senior Jack Kriekels is finding his form after a prolonged layoff due to injury and led the Angels with a 4th place finish in 18:47. Senior Allen Harder, also coming off injury, place 6th in personal best 18:52, followed by classmate Charlie Kruger in 8th in 19:05.  Junior Julio Dominguez-Perez place 12th in 19:29, trailed by a trio of freshman: Finley Steed (18th/19:58); Oliver Gustavson (21st/20:15); and Emmit Barros (24th/20:41pb). With a total of 48 points, the Angels edged out Fossil Ridge (51) and Fort Collins (55) for the JV team title.

The JV Girls were led by junior Evelyn Higgins who moved up nicely in the latter half of the race to finish 14th in 23:14, followed closely by sophomore Anna Rothman-Haji who ran a personal best 23:15 for 15th.  Senior Gemma Haller ran a seasonal best 23:52 for 29th, sophomore Avery Ash a personal best 24:17 for 38th, junior Clara Artley 24:28 for 41st, 9th grader Ana Beam a big pr for 44th in 24:35, and senior Clio Torbenson with a personal best 24:47 for 45th. The JV Girls team finished 4th overall behind Fossil Ridge, Monarch, and Fort Collins.

As they had at St. Vrain the week prior, the Varsity Boys hung back early and moved up through the field. Before the end of the first mile in fact, the entire Angels squad was trailing Boulder High School’s top-5 runners. Senior Eamon Nussbaum and junior Quinn Higgins moved their way up into the top-10, finishing 8th and 8th respectively in 17:04 and 17:07. Freshman Jonas Scudamore rallied late to grab 14th in 17:32, giving the Angels a 3rd runner ahead of Boulder’s 3rd runner.  Senior David Anderson moved up the most places over the last 2 miles, taking 21st in 17:43, while junior Ian Logan held on to 24th place in 18:09. Junior Corbin Hobert took 27th in his varsity debut in a huge personal best of 18:15. Juniors Ben Hopper and Charlie Keglovitz finished 31st and 35th in 18:19 and 18:38 respectively while sophomore Kai Luna was 36th in 18:42.  The Boys finished 4th with 76 points, just 3 points behind Fossil Ridge (who had beat East by 56 points just 3 weeks prior) and 8 points back of Boulder. Centaurus High School was impressive with just 49 points to take the win. 

East ninth grader Rosie Mucharsky went to the lead early and paced herself to an impressive 18:08 for the win in the Girls Varsity race – her third win of the season. Sophomore Grace Todd had one of her best races of the season, running 20:00 for the second time this year and placing 15th. Classmate Sophia Shiroff hung on to a 27th place finish in 20:55, with seniors Annabel Filippini and Ellison Mucharsky closing out the team scoring in 21:21 and and 21:22 for 36th and 37th. Junior Helen Miller moved up substantially over the last half of the race to finish 45th in 21:52, sophomore Sasha Bull hung on to 48th in 22:11, junior Bri O’Meara was 49th in 22:16, junior Ellie Goldstein ran a personal best 22:43 for 53rd, and 9th grader Lila Cyper was 55th in 23:02.  The Girls finished 5th overall with 116 points, looking up at Fossil Ridge (41), Boulder (78), Monarch (90) and Broomfield (103).  

The Angels travel to the Thornton (Margaret Carpenter) Rec Center and Multipurpose Fields for the Thornton Invitational on Friday, October 1 – the last meet of the year before DPS League Championships on October 12.  The Thornton meet generally attracts a lot of teams to a course fairly similar to both the Northglenn meet run this past Friday and the Broomfield Commons Open Space park which hosted the Legacy Invite and will host Regionals for the Varsity teams competing to qualify for the State meet. 

More fun activities!

Hi Runners!

Great race today! Here are some things to look forward to in the next few days.

Saturday: 60 – 70 minutes easy recovery run

Sunday: rest

Monday: practice at 3:45pm

Monday after practice: The captains are organizing a potluck after practice in City Park. Why? Because we don’t have school on Monday, so it should be fairly easy for people to bring something. Please bring:

    • Freshmen: main dish
    • Sophomores: side dish
    • Juniors: dessert
    • Seniors: drinks and chocolate milk

Wednesday: Crazy sock day. Wear a pair of your favorite crazy socks to practice!

NW Open Space Monarch Meet | 9/24

Date: Friday, Sept 24, 21

Dismissal: 2:00pm

Car Pools Leave East (on Detroit St Side): 2:15pm

Location: Northwest Open Space, 2100 W 112th Ave, Northglenn, CO 80234

Park in the North Parking lot off of 112th. There is limited parking by the start and finish line and we will be running through the parking lot on the south central side of the park. 


4:00 boys open

4:45 girls open

5:30 varsity boys

6:00 varsity girls

Course Map:

Car Pool driver/rider sign up: Car Pool

Runner Unavailability: If you cannot run in the NW Open Meet, please click here: Runner Unavailability Form

Another delicious opportunity to support XC Angels

Thank you to everyone who came to Chipotle last night. We earned almost $300 from your purchases.

Next Weds 9/29, we can do it again, this time in partnership with Noodles and Co, located at Colfax and Gaylord (2205 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80206). Tell them you are with East Cross Country or show them the flyer below and we will earn 25% of your purchase between 4:00-8:00 pm.

Ordering online or want to use the app for rewards? please enter the coupon code, “GIVING25” in the Coupon Code line at checkout. Then you can skip the line and grab your order at the Quick Pick-Up station or where pick up windows are present.

Please share this with everyone you know!

(and for any runner for whom ordering dinner is a financial hardship, please reach out the Ruth or Jennifer)

Transportation update and City Championship meet planning

As you may know, DPS has a shortage of bus drivers, which has made it hard to know whether we will have a bus to meets. There are three regular season meets left (the third is the Denver League Meet/City Championship at City Park on Oct 12). To plan for the two meets that require transportation–Friday Sept 24 in Northglenn and Oct 1 to Thornton– we are asking every runner (or their parent) to fill out details on a shared spreadsheet to let us know who will arrange their own transportation, who can drive others, and who needs a ride. Thanks for your continued support.

In preparation for the City meet on Oct 12, please consider signing up to help. You can do so here:

Chipotle fundraiser Tomorrow: WEDS 9/22 4-8pm

(Tomorrow (Weds, 9/22/2021) from 4:00pm-8:00pm, East Cross Country will earn a percentage of all sales from Chipotle (at the location across from East: 2500 E Colfax Ave) that we bring in. You can download a flyer here (or below) and share with everyone you know. You can also invite people to the Facebook event too by clicking here. Please show the flyer or tell the cashier you are here for the fundraiser so we get credit.

If you are ordering ahead online, be sure to use the online ordering code to make sure online purchases count. Our online ordering code is: H66MDD4.

Note: Gift cards purchased during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

Thanks for supporting the team!

Transportation for Viking Invite

Unfortunately, we will not have a bus for Viking. We need to activate our East XC car pool team.

If you can drive, please sign up by clicking here:  Car Pool Driver Sign Up

If you need a ride, click here: Sign up for ride . If you haven’t turned in a permission slip for the season, download and fill out this permission slip and return to Coach Kohuth or email to If you already turned in a permission slip for the 2021 season, you don’t have to fill out another one.

Viking Invite


Date:  Tuesday, September 21, 21

Location: Willis Case Golf Course, 4999 Vrain St, Denver, CO 80212

Dismissal from Class: 12:45pm

Bus or Car Pool Leaves East: 1:00pm

We are not sure if we will have a bus tomorrow or not.  We will let you know ASAP in case we need to activate the East XC car pool.  Please stay tuned.

Coaches Meeting:  2:00pm

Race Schedule:

2:30 boys open

3:15 girls open

4:00 boys varsity

4:45 girls varsity

Awards following the races.

Adult Volunteer Needed:  Willis Case has asked North HS to provide a greater supervision presence.  The golf course is reporting that the general public is scattered all of the 18 holes, with people horseplaying on the greens and walking onto the course with their own clubs.  As of right now, North HS is asking for each school to provide 1 adult volunteer that can actively supervise a designated area for the duration of the event.  North HS wants to maintain this relationship at a high level with Willis Case and appreciates any help that you can extend. If you want to volunteer, please text Ruth at 303-525-3829 or Jennifer at 303-725-7900.

Indoors Access to the Clubhouse and Restrooms:  There will be no indoor access.  Portos will be in the parking lot.

Course map: We haven’t received one yet. We’ll let you know as soon as we have one.

Runner Unavailability: If you cannot run in the Viking Invite, please click here: Runner Unavailability Form