Northfield Invite | Sat 9/24/22 & Team Potluck 9/21/22

Location: Central Park, 8801 Martin Luther King Blvd, Denver, CO 80238 Parking is very limited so you will likely have to park in neighborhoods. We are not allowed to park in the parking lot that is crossed out in orange on the course map below.

Unavailability Form: Click HERE if you can’t race at the Northfield Invite.

Arrival Time: Plan to be at Northfield 90 minutes before your race. Remember to cheer on your teammates when you aren’t racing. There will not be a bus, so you will need to get yourself there.

Carpool: If you need a ride or can give a ride, sign up for carpool HERE

Race Schedule:

9:45am High School Coaches Meeting at Start Line

10:00am HS Girls Varsity

10:30am HS Boys Varsity

11:00am HS Boys Open

11:30am HS Girls Open 

12:30 High School Award Presentation at Pavilion

Awards: Plaques will be awarded to the top 3 Varsity teams and top 1 Open team. Top 10 Varsity individuals will get medals. Top 10 individuals in open race will get ribbons.

Spikes: Spikes are not recommended for this course.

See Kohuth’s window to find out who is running varsity and JV.

Course Map:

There is another event going on the same day so there is a section near the main pavilion in the center of the park so there is some area that is off limits for this meet including the parking lot right there. This is included in the HS course map 

Team Potluck

This week’s potluck will be at 6:00pm at 1965 Krameria St, Denver, CO 80220.

Bring enough for around 8 people.

Freshmen: main dish

Sophomores: side dish or salad

Juniors: Dessert

Seniors: Drinks/chocolate milk

North Viking Meet is still on for Tuesday 9/20

Denver East Cross Country Runners,

East will still compete tomorrow at the North Viking Invitational. No athlete is required to race.Those athletes who wish to race should arrive 90 minutes before their race. Information about the meet is below.

CARPOOL UPDATE: We will not have a bus and will rely on carpooling to the meet. Carpools should meet at the fountain at City Park rather than at East High School. You can sign up to drive others or to get a ride here. (Please text or make arrangments for yourselves using information on this link.)

Varsity athletes not competing are encouraged to meet at Case Willis Golf Course at 2:30pm to do their 40-55 minute maintenance run and support their teammates who are racing. If you cannot make it to the meet, we encourage you to run on your own. 

We know this has been a challenging day and hope that you are finding whatever support you need. Your coaches (and teammates) are here for you. Please let us know if you need anything.

Directions to Willis Golf Course:

From I-70- Take the Sheridan Blvd exit and head North to 52nd street.  You will drive by the Golf Course on your right hand side.  Head East on 52nd Ave to Tennyson St. Turn West onto 50th Ave, and make a left at the fork.  (Parking will be available at club house or secondary parking on the street)

Times:
2:30 pm Boy’s Open Race (unlimited -score Top 5)
3:15 pm Girl’s Open Race (unlimited -score Top 5)
4:00 pm Boy’s Varsity Race (7 runners – Top 5 score)

4:45 pm   Girl’s Varsity Race (7runners – Top 5 score)

5:15 pm  Awards  Ceremony outside the clubhouse

Unavailability Form, Tuesday’s Rim Rock Varsity’s run and the tent

The link for the Viking Unavailability form did not work. If you can’t run Viking, please click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFaSN8x7mDN92KCY0c-7433X8a2dI15Qd0WS93yc4mjScScQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Car pool for Viking will meet at the fountain in Coty Park where we do our warm up drills.

Rim Rock varsity runners can do their run at Willis Case Golf Course on Tuesday.

We still need tent volunteers so we can have a tent at the Viking and Northfield meets. Click here if you can help: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VW1DULPa-usP8a4YycmEIPF_uQ32aa6CSPS5J3xs82A/edit?usp=sharing

Practice Monday, North Viking and Rim Rock Entries

Practice will start today at the back of the Auditorium at 3:45pm.

Below are entries for North Viking Invitational at Case Willis Golf Course on Tuesday and Rim Rock Invitational on Friday (JV) and Saturday (Varsity). Entries for Saturday’s Northfield Nighthawk Invitational will be posted on Wednesday.

Athletes racing at Rim Rock on Friday will run North Viking as a workout. Coach Kohuth will review the plan with athletes on Monday and Tuesday. 

Athletes racing Rim Rock on Saturday will have normal practice times through Wednesday. 

All other athletes will race Tuesday (Viking) and Saturday (Northfield) with normal practice times the rest of the week. 

North Viking

Boys Varsity

Kai Luna (workout)

Ben Hopper (workout)

Tobias Penner (workout)

Garrett Johnson (workout)

Finley Steed (workout)

Charlie Keglovitz (workout)

Abraham Morginsky 

Boys JV

Ben Brown (workout)

Finn Egan (workout)

all other boys not racing at Rim Rock (Kansas)

Girls Varsity

Evelyn HIggins (workout)

Lila Cypers (workout)

Bri O’Meara (workout)

Avery Ash (workout)

Anna Rothman-Haji 

Mary Clare Nussbaum (workout)

Helen Miller (workout)

Girls JV

Meara McBride (workout)

all other girls not racing at Rim Rock (Kansas)

Rim Rock – Lawrence, KS

Boys Varsity (Saturday)

C Hobert

J Scudamore

I Logan

H Bennett

H Hittle

C Beardsley

Q Higgins

Boys JV (Friday)

Kai Luna

Ben Hopper

Tobias Penner

Garrett Johnson

Finley Steed

Ben Brown

Finn Egan

C. Keglovitiz

Girls Varsity (Saturday)

R Mucharsky

G Todd

S Shiroff

S Chomas

S Bull 

J Ochoa

K Brown

Girls JV (Friday)

E Higgins

L Cypers

B O’Meara

A Ash

Mary Clare Nussbaum

Helen Miller

Meara McBride

Northfield

tbd

St. Vrain Invitational 2022

Some meets feel more mysterious than others. At the St. Vrain Invitational at Lyons High School on Saturday, items were weirdly disappearing from athletes midrace. East Angel runners lost a shoe, a hat, a pair of prescription glasses, and at least a couple hair ties. Maybe it was the dust and wind. Maybe it was just Boulder County.

What was less mysterious was the excellent racing that happened there. St. Vrain tends to be as competitive as the Liberty Bell Invitational the week prior, even as it is run over a much different course – loose dirt and grass and a few modest hills. With two nationally ranked teams in both the Girls and Boys races (Niwot and Mountain Vista) plus all of East’s relevant regional competitors, this race at the midpoint of the season was going to be a meaningful challenge. 

The Colorado #8 ranked Angel Girls raced first.  One of the cool features of this meet is that there are timing mats near the 1 and 2 mile marks allowing someone online to follow how the race develops or to look back on how well an athlete moved up during the race. Angels’ lead runner sophomore Rosie Mucharsky moved up superbly from 24th to 12th to a final finish of 9th place in 19:06. Junior Grace Todd raced similarly smartly, going from 53rd to 33rd to 29th in 20:03, while junior Sophia Shiroff moved up to 35th at the two mile mark from 56th before finishing 37th. Ninth grader Scout Chomas (20:38) moved up steadily from 59th to 50th to 46th at the finish. Junior Sasha Bull finished 79th in 21:15, while ninth grader Julieta Ochoa moved all the way from 110th to 87th to a 82nd place finish in 21:18, with classmate Kairine Brown holding on for a 102nd place finish in 21:40.. Teams at St. Vrain get to race 10 in the varsity race. The balance of East’s varsity squad crossing the line included sophomore Lila Cypers (22:10) moving up to 117th from 139th; Anna Rothman-Haji (22:19) holding on for 122nd; and senior Helen Miller (22:28) moving up to 131st from 145th. Denver East had what was probably the best finish ever for the team at this meet, placing 5th of 28 teams, behind only nationally ranked Niwot (42 points), Mountain Vista (53 points) , state ranked Fossil Ridge 149 points , and Fairview High School (153 points).  

The Angel Boys, also ranked #8 in Colorado 5A, also demonstrated some smart running. Senior Corbin Hobert led the way again for East, in a race in which he moved up from 16th place at the mile to 8th at two-miles to an impressive 7th place finish in 16:00. Sophomore Jonas Scudamore (16:51) ran from 58th place to 33rd to 32nd at the finish, while senior Ian Logan held on for a 51st place finish in 17:16. Freshman Henry Bennett (17:19) had one of the more impressive progressions going from 78th to 67th to 53rd, while senior Henry Hittle (17:38) went out in 76th place and held on for 77th. Junior Connor Beardsley (17:58) raced from 95th to 91st while classmate Kai Luna (18:16) held on for 112th. The East Boys bonus varsity runners were Ben Hopper (18:20, 117th), Tobias Penner (18:28) moving up to 125th from 148th; and Ben Brown (19:50, 199th). The Angel Boys finished 7th of 34 teams with 206 points – a very strong finish all considered. Perhaps eye-opening for our ambitions for championship season, Angels finished behind regional rivals Fairview (3rd with 113) and Erie (6th with 202) both finishing ahead. 

The Girls JV team showed some muscle, with the team packing in runners in places 8, 9, 10 and 11. Senior Evelyn Higgins (22:05) went through the mile in 14th place before establishing herself in 8th by 2 miles and holding on to that through the finish. Senior Bri O’Meara (22:17) ran a similar strategy, going from 15th to 9th by the finish, while junior Avery Ash (22:18) moved up 10th from 20th and ninth grader Mary Clare Nussbaum (22:21) moved up to 11th all the way from 36th. Senior Eleanor Goldstein rounded out the scoring for the team with her 49th place finish in 24:17. The JV Girls finished 3rd of 14 scored teams with 84 points, behind just Mountain Visit with 82 and Fairview with 46. 

Senior Garrett Johnson led the JV Boys, moving up from 54th place at the mile to finish 31st in 19:07, followed closely by sophomore Finley Steed (19:09, 33rd). Senior Charlie Keglovitz moved up from 55th to 41st in 19:25. Freshman Abraham Morginsky (19:50) raced his way to 59th place overall, having been 74th at the mile mark, with junior Finn Egan following closely in 60th in 19:59. The JV boys finished 6th of 22 teams.

The Angels head to three meets this coming week. On Tuesday, East Cross Country travels to the Case Willis golf course for the North Viking Invitational – all but Varsity will likely race at this meet. Then this weekend the Varsity and JV1 teams head to Lawrence Kansas for the Rim Rock Invitational with the JV1 race on Friday and the Varsity on Saturday. The rest of the team will race in the Northfield Nighthawk Invitational at Central Park where some JV runners will have the opportunity to step up to varsity racing. 

North Viking Invite- This Tuesday, Potluck Wednesday

Our next meet is the North Vikings XC Invite @ Willis Case Golf Course on Tuesday 9/20. (Information on who is entered will be posted on Kohuth’s window.)

Dismissal will be right after lunch and will include periods 5, 6, 7.

Directions to Willis Golf Course:

From I-70- Take the Sheridan Blvd exit and head North to 52nd street. You will drive by the Golf Course on your right hand side. Head East on 52nd Ave to Tennyson St. Turn West onto 50th Ave, and make a left at the fork. (Parking will be available at club house or secondary parking on the street)

Times:

2:30 pm Boy’s Open Race (unlimited -score Top 5)

3:15 pm Girl’s Open Race (unlimited -score Top 5)

4:00 pm Boy’s Varsity Race (7 runners – Top 5 score)

4:45 pm Girl’s Varsity Race (7runners – Top 5 score)

5:15 pm Awards Ceremony outside the clubhouse (Top 3 males and females will receive awards)

Course Map: //assets.sp.milesplit.com/meets/486166/files/viking5kmap.pdf

NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

Unavailability Form: Click HERE if you can’t race at the Viking Invite.

Carpool Form: Click HERE if you need a ride or can take other runners.

Tent Transportation: We need a parent to take the tent from the Viking Meet and bring it to Northfield at Central Park on Saturday 9/24. This should be a parent whose child is not going to Rim Rock, KS.

We then need a parent to take it from Northfield to at Patten in Boulder.

You can sign up HERE.

ATHLETE POTLUCK will be on Wednesday this week, hosted by Quinn and Evelyn Higgins

HATS and QUARTER-ZIP TOPS are available at our store. You can order yours HERE.