DPS League Championship tomorrow– and Illegal Pete’s post meet meet-up

Tuesday is our big league championship at City Park.

The schedule is

Girls JV: 2:30

Boys JV: 3:15

Girls Varsity: 4:00

Boys Varsity: 4:30

Awards will follow.

It is not too late to volunteer! We could use more course monitors and help with clean-up. If you can lend a hand, sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e48aca92ba20-city2

Following the meet, please join us at Illegal Pete’s on Colfax where the team will earn 50% of all food purchased in person between 4-8 pm.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Jennifer (jareich424@gmail.com or 303-725-7900)

Go Angels!

Saturday Run and Monday Meeting

Saturday: 30-50 minute run on your own

Monday: Meet in the back of the auditorium at 3:45pm ready to run

Captain led practice after meeting

Tuesday:  DPS League Championships (a.k.a. City Championships)

Wednesday and Thursday:  Post Championship training group (names are listed on Kohuth’s window) meet at the E at 3:45pm

 

City Meet and Illegal Pete’s Party

Next Tuesday, Oct 12, will be the Denver League City Championship at City Park. Once again, we could use your help to make this event a success. You can sign up here to help out.

After the meet, we hope you will head over to Illegal Pete’s where the team will earn 50% of all food orders placed in person between 4:00pm-7:00pm (excludes catering and online orders). A great way to celebrate the end of the regular season! (Thanks to Kate Shiroff for organizing this event! And thanks to you all for lending a hand at the meet!)

East Angels Alumni Report

There are currently three former Angels running collegiately, all in New England: Laurel Kruger, class of 2018, now at Smith College; Will Daley, class of 2020 now at Dartmouth College; and Julia Schor, class of 2021, now at Amherst College. They are about at the midway point in their collegiate season. 

Kruger has led her team in each of the first three meets of the Pioneers’ season, including 2nd place finishes at the Keene State Alumni Meet and the Smith College Invitational and a 16th place finish in the Purple Valley Classic at Williams College which featured many of the top DIII programs in New England. 

photo from smithpioneers.com

Likewise, Daley has led the Big Green in both of their first two races of the season including a win at the Maribel Sanchez Souther Invitational and a 16th place finish in the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown at Boston’s Franklin Park, where many of the best DI teams from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic gathered to preview their NCAA regional championship course.

photo from dartmouthsports.com

In her debut campaign at the collegiate level, Schor has finished as one of the Mammoths’ top four runners in each of her first three races, including an 22nd place finish at the Ken O’Brien Minute Man Invitational, an 11th place finish at the Little III Invitational, and a 48th place finish at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University – always one of the biggest collegiate meets of the year. 

 

In other Denver East Cross Country adjacent news, Coach Dylan Fehrman ran a 2:59:34 marathon on a soggy Sunday morning at the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon!

 

 

Thornton Invitational Recap

Thornton Invitational

The East Angels concluded the invitational portion of the cross country season with strong team finishes and some eye-popping individual performances at the Thornton Invitational on a seasonal Friday afternoon. This end of season meet, on a course that runs deceptively fast despite a couple hills, delivered some fast times once again as athletes reach their peak fitness.

The JV races got things going, with the JV Boys off and racing just 10 minutes before the JV Girls gave chase to their male counterparts. Senior Charlie Kruger moved up into the front group of boys by the end of the first mile and was running as high as 2nd place with 200m to go before getting caught by a few runners in the finishing kick to eventually finish 6th in a seasonal best 18:25. Senior Jack Kriekels held on to 12th place in 18:49, while junior Julio Dominguez-Perez paced himself to a personal best 19:09.  Senior Allen Harder ran 19:44 for 34th place and freshmen Emmit Barros ran a personal best 19:57 for 44th and Oliver Gustavson 20:14 for 64th.  Senior captain Marcus Burnett ran a seasonal best 20:43 for 76th. The top-5 combined for 119 points, good enough for 5th place of the 19 teams. 

Anna Rothman-Haji led the JV girls with her personal best time of 22:37 for 13th place, followed by senior Gemma Haller in 19th for a seasonal best 22:55. Junior Evelyn Higgins place 22nd in 23:04, ninth grader Ella Terch 35th in 23:41, and juniors Clara Artley (23:45), Siena Berry (24:00) and Maya Williams (24:42) took 36th, 41st and 63rd respectively, the latter two with personal best times. With 108 points, the Angel JV Girls landed one of their better finishes of the season – 3rd of the 16 teams competing in the JV Girls division.

In the Varsity Boys race, the trio of senior Eamon Nussbaum and juniors Quinn Higgins and Ian Logan ran together for nearly all of the first 3 miles, all moving into the top-30 by the finish. Nussbaum (16:52) took 20th and Higgins (16:54) 24th, while Logan posted a massive personal best of 16:58 for 27th.  Freshman Jonas Scudamore shaved a couple seconds off his personal best with a 17:22 for 41st, juniors Ben Hopper (58th) and Corbin Hobert (62nd) ran personal bests of 17:37 and 17:44, followed by senior David Anderson in 17:46 for 64th. Junior Charlie Keglovitz (87th) continued his breakthrough season with a personal best 18:08, as did sophomore Kai Luna (105th) in 18:21, just a few ticks and places behind senior Owen Congdon (18:19, 100th). The Boys Varsity totaled 166 points for 5th place of 32 teams, behind only nationally ranked Rocky Mountain High School (55 points), a couple top teams from Wyoming (Cheyenne Central with 58 and Sheridan with 154 points), and the seemingly ever-present team from Fossil Ridge with 148 points.

The best performances for the day were reserved for the final race of the day. In the Girls Varsity race, 9th grader Rosie Mucharsky took command early, extended her lead every mile, and easily won the invitational in 17:37, resetting the Denver East High School record for the 3rd time this season and setting the Thornton Invitational course record. At 19:40, sophomore Grace Todd crossed the line in 27th place – a 20 second personal best.  Sophomore Sophia Shiroff held on for a 20:31 56th place finish while senior Ellison Mucharsky (63rd) ran a seasonal and altitude best 20:37. Sophomore Sasha Bull and junior Helen Miller finished in identical times of 21:03 for 76th and 77th respectively – personal bests for both. Junior Bri O’Meara ran a 21:31 personal best for 89th, followed by senior Annabel Filippini (103rd, 21:46). Also with personal bests, 9th grader Lila Cypers ran 22:03 for 110th and Ellie Goldstein 22:13 for 116th.  The Varsity Girls were 5th of 27 teams, behind the aforementioned Fossil Ridge team (50 points), Cheyenne Central (82), Chatfield (92 points), and Sheridan (196 points). 

Racing will pause for a week for East Angels as the teams prepare for Championship season, starting with the DPS League Championship hosted by East at City Park on Tuesday, October 12. For the JV runners, this will be their last race of the season. Both JV teams enter the League meet favored to defend their team titles – a streak that goes back about as far as anyone can remember. The Varsity Boys look to extend their championship streak to four years in a row and will be challenged by a Denver South team that looks to be getting better by the week. The Varsity Girls, looking to lock down a fifth consecutive championship, could be challenged by a Northfield High School team that features 3 girls who could all finish with All-League honors and a Denver South team with plenty of potential. George Washington, with outstanding front runners on both their Boys and Girls teams, could also be an outside threat in the championship races. 

Parents, family members and East XC fans, If you want to volunteer to help out at the DPS League Championship, please click here to sign up: Volunteer sign up for DPS League Championships

Monday, Oct 4 is team photo day!

Individual photos will be taken in the Panek Lobby at 3:30pm.

Team photo will be taken at City Park at 4:00pm.

Plan on wearing your xc uniform for the photos. 

Here is the link to order photos: Parent Link: https://my.photoday.io/flyer/9bcy8pno

Senior designed XC T-shirts

Runners!

Order your senior-designed 2021 t-shirt today!  Let us know if you want one and what size you would like by clicking here by the end of the day on Oct 3:  Senior designed 2021 t-shirt orders

Cost:  No more than $20 per shirt, but we won’t no exactly until we find out how many people want shirts.  The more we order, the more the price goes down.

Payment:  Please give the money to one of the team captains when you receive your shirt.

Order deadline:  Today (Oct 3) by midnight.

Are they just for seniors?  No!  They are for all East XC Angels!!  It is a great way to remember our 2021 season!