Uniform Return | Thursday, 10/29

Cohorts 1 and 2: Please return your uniform on Thursday, 10/29 anytime between 3:45pm and 4:30pm to Abby and Kai’s moms. Return will be on the sidewalk between the north side of East HS and the baseball field. Wear your mask and maintain social distancing.

Do not turn your uniform in to a coach. If you can’t return it tomorrow, please text Ruth at (303) 525-3829 to make other arrangements. If you do not return your XC uniform, your student account will be charged $100. We would rather have your uniform, not your money.

Please return any checked out warm ups on Thursday at the same time. Thank you!

State Meet Info

The State meet is Saturday, Oct 17 at the Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80905  Our race is a 4:45pm. Athletes need to arrive by 3pm and meet at the parking circle in front of stadium entrance.

We encourage families, teammates and fans to cheer on our athletes, either in person or via live stream.   A mask must be worn at all times by spectators, coaches and those athletes that are not participants in the race.

Spectator Attendance

Please see the “State XC Site Map” below. Spectators must remain in the “Spectator Area” indicated on the“State XC Site Map”.  Spectators are also allowed on the Bear Creek side of the course. Spectators will not be allowed at the start or finish. You can access the event livestream by clicking  HERE.

Spectator Parking

For those spectators planning to watch the meet from the allowable areas at Norris Penrose or the Bear Creek side of the course, please see the  “State XC Site Map” for parking locations. The available parking locations are indicated on the map in the black outlined areas. Parking for these lots is $10. Spectators will need to walk through Norris Penrose to get to Bear Creek Park. Cars that park at Bear Creek Park East will be ticketed/towed.

State XC Site Map


I-25 Construction – There are several places where there is construction going on along I-25. Please plan accordingly.

Course Map

The course map can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Sign up for the Great Trailhead Foot Race & City Park 5K

If you want to run a 5K with your teammates this weekend, sign up now for the Great Trailhead Foot Race.  While you are at it, you can sign up for the City Park 5K on Nov 7. Hurry because these races are filling up!   Let’s keep running races and enjoy this fabulous fall weather!  
October 17, 2020
Race: The Great Trailhead Foot Race
Bear Creek, 15600 W Morrison Rd. Bear Creek Lake Park Lakewood, CO US 80465
Time: 8:32am
Cost: $45 Race only, no swag, for $15, use code: EASTTRAIL 
OR With Swag, it’s a hat 15% off, use code: 2020Whitney15 
Sign up for wave 2 by using your time as 17:00, even if that isn’t your time.  This will get all of us in the same wave. 
Cohorts 2 & 3 and Cohort 1 runners not running State 
Nov 7, 2020
Race: City Park 5K
Location: City Park
Cost $45 Race for $15, use code EASTHSCITY (no swag – takes $30 off to make the price $15).
OR 15% off, use same code: 2020Whitney15 (all swag – it’s a sweet hoodie thing!)
Click here to register: Registration for City Park 5K
Sign up for Wave 9B, if this fills up go for 9A.
Cohorts: 1, 2 and 3
If you want to run, but these races are cost prohibitive for you, please contact Ruth at (303) 525-3829 or ruthspano@aol.com and we will make arrangements for you.


5A Region 3 Championship Recap

5A Region 3 Championships – October 8, 2020

After some races there is a feeling of exaltation. After other races there is a feeling of disappointment. Following the 5A Region 3 Championships at Monarch High School on a warm smoky day, what most of the Angel harriers seemed to be feeling was relief. The East Girls, as expected, qualified for the Colorado State Championship Meet with their 3rdplace finish, and the East Boys, competing with only single runner with previous Regionals experience and not a single senior, demonstrated the tenacity that will make them a threat in the Region in the years to come.

            The Girls got to race first in Louisville, over a deceptively rough course described by Coach Kohuth as “a grinder.” Pomona High School super-soph Emma Stutzman took off from the start and never looked back on her way to an easy and highly anticipated individual win. The lead chase pack consisted of East senior Laura Romero, a couple runners from Broomfield High School, and a runner each from Legacy High School and Fairview High School, with East senior Julia Schor trailing not far behind. This pack would not breakup significantly until the final 1000m of the race with Romero taking 3rdplace in 19:20 and Schor 6thin 19:35. Senior Maya Winfield, who along with senior Abby Howard, had also started in the first wave, came through with a strong 15thplace finish overall in 20:55 with an evenly paced effort. With 3 runners finishing in the top-15, East looked to be in good shape. However, as has been the case with trying to watch these wave start races this year, what was transpiring farther back in the race was hard to decipher. The 2ndwave, which included East junior Annabel Filippini and senior Maya Nussbaumer, had taken off at a scorching pace and the lead runners were clearly making up ground on much of the back half of the 1stwave. East’s runners seemed to have held their competitors close, but two teams (Broomfield and Fairview) had clearly placed more runners in the top-20 and it appeared there were at least 3 teams in the hunt for the final state qualifying spot. To add to the confusion, the initial results shared by the timing company failed to correct for the wave starts. Coaches Fehrman and Scudamore huddled over their phones and manually added up the scores themselves with anxious athletes asking “did we qualify?” The math looked favorable for the Angels, and there was great relief when delayed official results showed that Howard’s 32ndplace (21:48), Filippini’s 35th(22:01) and Nussbaumer’s 37th(22:14) were good enough for a 91-point total and the 3rdand final qualifying spot – 12 points ahead of 4thplace Boulder and 13 points ahead of 5thplace Ralston Valley. 

            For the Boys Team, only junior Eamon Nussbaum would race from the first wave, while the rest of the team started with the second wave. Nussbaum, nursing an injury for the last 2 weeks, ran near the back of his wave and moved up nicely to secure a 16thplace finish in 17:35. Back in the 2ndwave, sophomore Ben Hopper demonstrated poise as he moved steadily up into the middle of the pack to take 31stin 18:24. Led by junior Charlie Kruger, the rest of the East Angels would move up from the very back of the 2ndwave, picking off runners who could not stay with the aggressive pace up front. Similar to the week prior, junior Jack Kreikels would out sprint Kruger in the final stretch, this time taking 36thin 18:58 to Kruger’s 37thin 19:00. Ninth grader Grant Elliott, also nursing an injury in the week leading up to the race, finished 44thin 19:34, while fellow 9thgrader Kai Luna finished 49thin 19:54. The Angel’s 7thplace finish would officially bring this strange season to an end for the Boys. While the Regional finish was a bit humbling, the team exceeded pre-season expectations. The entire team returns in 2021, and the East Boys look likely to defend their DPS League title for a 4thconsecutive year and well positioned to threaten for a State qualifying spot.

            On Saturday, October 17, the Girls will look to repeat their top-10 Colorado 5A finish from a year ago. The Colorado State Meet returns to the Norris-Penrose Event Center where the Girls will race at 4:45pm in a meet limited to 4 waves of 25 athletes. Among other changes to this year’s meet, spectators and all but 2 coaches will be limited to the Bear Creek side of the course. Follow the website for more details on the race and spectating options as we learn more. 

Click here for complete results:  5A Region 3 Championships – Results

NCAA EC Webinar for Student-Athletes

Hi Runners!  

Coach Kohuth thought some of you would want to see this NCAA information. 

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Guest Speaker | Race Deadlines 10/7 & 10/10

Guest Speaker

Join us for a short VRC meeting from 6 – 6:15 followed by our guest speaker,  East XC alumnus Andrew Wise, at 6:15pm. Click here for the link:  Google meets link

Race Deadlines

The Welcome Back Denver 5K created a special wave for East runners.  This is limited to only the first 25 East runners to sign up.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, 10/7, click here to register: Welcome Back Denver 5K for East  Race is at City Park, arrive at 7:15 and run at 7:30am. Cost is $29 for no swag, $39 for swag.  Open to all East runners except for the State team.

The deadline to register for the Kooky Spooky is Saturday, 10/10/20, at midnight. Click here for special East $26 fee, no t-shirt, $36 with t-shirt .  After you pay with this link, we will send you a waiver link.  This race is open to all East runners and coaches.  The race is on 10/25/20 at 10:00am.  Open to all East runners. Start thinking about your costume! 

Social distancing is required at all races.  Masks are required up to the starting line and can only be removed during race.  They must be put back on after the race.  

Cohort 1 runners

All Cohort 1 runners who are able to go to the meet on Friday, Oct 2 at Central Park, should wear their uniforms for pictures.

Course map:

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We will have the top three runners in the first wave, and runners 4, 5, 6 in the second wave.

Boys race, wave 1 starts at 4:30 p.m.  Wave 2 is 2 minutes later.

Girls race, wave 1 starts at 5:15 p.m.  Wave 2 is 2 minutes later.


Coaches will do athlete checks upon arrival at the park.

From the CHSAA bulletin:

“Athletes will come to the start line masked. They may not drop it or take it off until they begin running. The athlete will be required to keep the mask with them throughout the duration of the race. Coaches will not be allowed to take a mask from their athlete at the start line before the start of the race.

Athletes will be required to reapply their mask at the finish. Coaches will not be allowed in the finish area and are not allowed to collect masks from their athletes.”


All workers, officials, spectators, and participants who are not currently running must wear a mask.


2 trainers will be present at the park.


There will be porta-lets in the parking lot near the intersection of Xenia and MLK Jr Blvd.


Athletes are expected to bring their own water.  Water will not be provided and should not be shared.


Individual awards recipients must be separated by 6ft or more and athletes would wear a mask.

Team awards – One person should accept the trophy, and they must wear a mask.

All results will be digital  – they will not be posted online only, link to come.

All team areas should be spread out with appropriate social distancing.