Please fill out this google form for communication with your captains. Get in touch with your senior captain form
Please fill out this google form for communication with your captains. Get in touch with your senior captain form
All runners are invited to join the team for a pre-meet potluck dinner, Thursday Sept 1 from 6:00-8:00. See below for what you can bring.
The event will be at the Hobert Home at 949 Monroe Street.
Here’s what you can bring:
Freshmen: main dish
Sophomores: side dish or salad
These team dinners are an old tradition we are thrilled to bring back this season. Upcoming dates are on the team calendar. We hope all runners can make it.
Coach Kohuth has items that were left behind at today’s workout and someone’s keys. Please retrieve them at his office tomorrow.
Dismissal from class: Friday at 1:30pm
Location: 6301 S University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121
Arrival Time: Plan on arriving 90 minutes before your race. Arrive early to avoid parking stress and to cheer on your teammates.
Car Pool: If you can give a ride or if you need a ride, click HERE. Please indicate which race you are in on the google sheet. If you haven’t returned a car pool permission slip, click HERE. After you fill it out, email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or give it to Coach Kohuth.
ATHLETE, COACH & SPECTATOR PARKING: Parking for spectators is located in the parking lot off of University or (unofficially) at the Streets at Southglenn or the surrounding neighborhoods. No parking is allowed at Goodson Rec Center or Cherry Hills Assisted Living. They are expecting 2,000 runners this year, and parking at deKoevend is limited. Please be sure your athletes and parents know they should plan ahead and arrive early to find a parking spot.
Tent: Our tent camp will be set up west (and a little south) of the finish line.
Race Schedule: Awards will take place as soon as possible after the final race ends.
Bring: One or two water bottles, sunscreen, snack for post race, dry shoes and dry clothes. The course runs through the water crossing twice, and there is water flowing in the creek. They will sandbag the crossing prior to the meet for safety, but be reminded that you WILL get wet and you SHOULD bring an extra pair of shoes/socks to change into after the race.
Treats: Kona Ice will be selling yummy cold treats
Hi Runners and Parents/Guardians,
As we discussed at our kick off potluck, bus transportation has been and will continue to be difficult for all teams. We can assume that runners will need to get themselves to meets via private car for most of the XC season. This can include car pool.
Parents: Please fill out this permission slip and email it to: email@example.com or hand deliver it to Coach Kohuth in the counseling center. To sign up for the Arapahoe Meet car pool, click HERE. More details for the Arapahoe Meet will come soon.
For more information on this topic, we just received the following letter from our district director of athletics and want to share it with you.
I am writing to give you an update on the issues we are experiencing right now as we work to provide transportation for extracurricular activities. Because of the severe shortage of bus drivers both in the district and with our contract vendors, we cannot find enough drivers to meet the needs of our student-athletes. Please understand, contrary to rumors being shared, these challenges are not because of any sort of monetary issue. This is a staffing issue. At this time, we simply do not have enough drivers for our buses to meet the demand.
As you may know, this is a well-documented local and national issue. We are desperately trying to find solutions for this situation. To that end, we continue to recruit aggressively in an effort to get our transportation system to a state that better serves our students. This includes DPS increasing the pay for bus drivers to hopefully attract more applicants. We are also working on solutions with our outside transportation providers.
Please know that student safety, along with student participation in extracurricular activities, are very important to us and to our students and families. We value student participation in the invaluable learning experiences of extracurricular programs, activities and competitions.
Our athletic directors will work to provide as much advance notice as possible when we are not able to provide district transportation.
We are revising our protocols for when we cannot provide transportation. We are also prioritizing trips of 25 miles or more. We will continue to look for ways to meet our transportation needs and apologize for any difficulties this places on you and your student(s). Please contact your school administrator and/or athletic director if you have any questions.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
John AndrewDirector-Athletics The City League-1903
Are you planning on running on Friday at the Warrior Invite?
Please fill out your availability BY MIDNIGHT MONDAY so the coaches can do the entries on Tuesday when they are due to our host, Arapahoe High School. You can access the form here or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiePfmJwj38HlRoG0IsER879yn2zzi0LEFsiWtrdvGSCaoxA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=mail_form_link
See coaches with questions.
Washington Park Invitational Recap
The Denver East Girls Cross Country Varsity concluded the 2021 season with their best race of the season at the Region 3 Championship state qualifying meet. Nonetheless, the team left the course with a bitter taste, having missed qualifying for the state meet by a single point. Well, the road to redemption started Saturday morning at the Washington Park Invitational. The East girls won with a 6th runner tie breaker, when Angel senior Evelyn Higgins (21:10) finished two places ahead of Castle View High School’s 6th runner (29th to 32nd), breaking a deadlock between East and Castle View who each had a sum of 85 points after five runners had scored. Looking a bit closer, Higgins also provided a decisive point by being a single place ahead of Castle View’s 5th runner, and for good measure, sophomore Lila Cypers (21:14), East’s 7th runner to cross the finish line, was also ahead of Castle View’s 6th runner in 31st. And there is the matter of the 3rd place Regis High School, just a single point back of East with 86 points. Were Cypers and Higgins not ahead of Regis’s 5th runner, who finished in 34th, it would have been Regis to take home the team title. So no, neither Higgins nor Cypers were among East’s scoring five, but their finishes delivered the team title to East. So yep, every runner and every place matters.
Regarding those scoring five for the Angels, juniors Grace Todd and Sophia Shiroff led the team with 9th and 10th place finishes, moving up smartly from around 20th place through much of the first mile – each had career personal bests at 19:30 and 19:40 respectively. Ninth grade Angels Kairine Brown and Scout Chomas had very impressive high school cross country debuts finishing 20th and 21st in identical times of 20:36. Junior Sasha Bull completed the scoring for the Angels in 25th, also in a career personal best of 20:52. The varsity race also saw the debuts of two more very promising 9th graders, with Julieta Ochoa (21:17) and Mary Clare Nussbaum (21:25) finishing 34th and 35th while senior Helen Miller (21:37) finished 41st.
Coming off an 11th place finish at last year’s State Meet, expectations are running high among this year’s Angels boys team. On Saturday they took a step towards backing up those expectation, winning the team title with 53 points, ahead of Grandview High School with 59, Regis Jesuit with 84 and Castle View with 95. East was led by senior Corbin Hobert; Hobert looked to be fading when he lost contact with the lead group of three runners mid-race but came storming back in the final half mile to finish 2nd in a huge personal best of 16:01. Sophomore Jonas Scudamore ran most of the race no farther up than 8th place and also ran an impressive last half mile to grab third in personal best 16:06. Senior Ian Logan raced to a personal best of 16:30 for 7th. Freshman Henry Bennett ran the fastest time by an East 9th grader in anyone’s memory with a 16:48 for a 15th place finish, followed by junior Connor Beardsley who finished in 26th in 17:16 – prior to Saturday, Beardsley had never broken 19 minutes. Senior Harrison Hittle, running his first cross country race, ran 17:30 for 34th, while fellow senior Ben Hopper ran 17:55 for a 52nd place finish. Ninth grader Tobias Penner finished 71st in 18:41 for his high school career debut and Ben Brown ran 19:05 for 83rd in his first varsity race.
The JV races ran a 3000m course rather than the typical 5000m course – maybe a kinder introduction to the season. Ninth grader Meara McBride took advantage of the opportunity, running to a 3rd place finish in 12:33, followed closely by junior Avery Ash. Sophomores Ella Terch and Grace Taub ran 13:09 and 13:26 respectively for 14th and 33rd. Junior Sophie DeBlasio was 32nd in 13:51, senior Siena Berry 36th in 13:55, and ninth grader Daniela Maldonado-Ramos 37th also in 13:55. Clara Taub was the final Angel to break the 14 minute barrier with her 13:56 for 40th place. Northfield High School won the team title in the JV Girls race with 49 points. East finished second with 78 points, again with an identical score to third place Castle View. This time the decisive points came from East’s sixth runner Berry and seventh runner Maldonado-Ramos finishing ahead of Castle View’s fifth and sixth runners.
In the Boys JV race the Angels were led by a couple veterans, as junior Kai Luna ran smartly to a 3rd place finish in 10:08 and senior Charlie Keglovitz finished 5th in 10:16. Sophomore Finley Steed showed some early season promise with his 10:20 7th place finished followed by junior Finn Egan in 12th at 10:33. A trio of East freshman, Abraham Morginsky (17th 10:37), Isaiah Springer (32nd, 11:09), and Mason Harper (40th, 11:26) were followed by a trio of sophomores, Donovan Aggeler (42nd, 11:27), Noah Shurz (44th, 11:28), and Caleb Woodman (45th, 11:28). The JV Boys took the team title with 44 points, ahead of Regis Jesuit (49 points), Castle View High School (75 points), and Grandview High School (76 points).
Clearly it is very early in the season, and multiple teams, including East, held out some key runners for a variety of reasons. However, the results on Saturday portend well for East’s ambitions, as the Angels dominated Denver Prep League rivals Northfield and South, and Region 3 rival Boulder High School across all divisions except JV Girls. Wins will be hard to come by the rest of the Invitational season as the Angels go to more meets against top-ranked teams in the state and nation. This Friday’s meet, the Arapahoe Warrior Invitational at DeKovend Park, will feature two creek crossings, multiple surfaces, a couple short hills, at least four nationally ranked teams, and an East Team with momentum and appreciation for how every runner and place matters!
Please meet in the back of the auditorium at 3:45pm on Monday, Aug 29.
We will have a short meeting. Come ready to run!
What a great day East had today at Wash Park. Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer on our hard-working runners! As was briefly mentioned at the potluck meeting, the team runs a shared photo site through Shutterfly so we can share great photos of all our runners. You may have already received an email from Shutterfly inviting you to join and you just need to click to accept. Otherwise, you can click here and request to join. https://eastxc2022.shutterfly.com/
You will see an album for each meet on the team site. Please add any photos you have to each week’s meet album so we can access each other’s great shots and have an amazing slide show at the end of the season. (And this is a huge help to all of us who can’t make every meet.)
If you are looking for a way to help the team that you can do from home–or your phone– helping to manage our photo site is a great way to do that. Email Jennifer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to volunteer.
And not to worry, there are other ways to help this season, both big and small. You can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e48aca92ba20-cross4
Looking forward to a great– and well photographed– season!
We will be placing an order for team warm up jackets today, Friday August 26, at noon. If you would like to order, you may do so by following this link. (We anticipate they will arrive in 3-4 weeks after that, but it is 2022, so who knows for sure).
We also have parent t-shirts, Nike running hats, and other team swag available for purchase at this link.