League Cross Country, Friday, October 2, 2020

Course map is below:

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2497916542

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.

SAFETY

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.”

SPECTATORS

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

TRAINERS

2 trainers will be present at the park.

BATHROOMS

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

 WATER

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

RESULTS & AWARDS

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.

Cohort 2 Race Info | Cohort 3 (VRC) info

Cohort 2

Races start at 8am for the boys and 8:30am for the girls. The course starts and ends inside the track/football facility on the Northfield High School campus. The north (entrance off of 56th traveling east) and south (entrance at Central Park and 54th) parking lots can be used for parking. Teams will be allowed to enter the track but parents will be asked to stay outside of the facility. The course is two loops around the campus and surrounding neighborhood.

Cohort 3 (VRC)

Cohort 3 will not be racing on Sat, 9/26, but will race on 10/3 at the Just for J 5K in Arvada.  More details to follow.

 

5A Region 3 Championship – State Qualifying Meet | Cohort 1

Cohort 1 runners and fans, please mark your calendars for the 5A Region 3 Meet.  If you use google calendar and haven’t added the XC Calendar yet, click here and click on the icon that looks like this .  Your xc life will become easier!

WHEN: Thursday October 8th

WHERE:  Monarch High School

RACE TIMES: 11:00am GIRLS    12:00pm BOYS

COURSE:  2k Loop, mixture of grass, some dirt and some sidewalk

FORMAT: With 12 teams we will only be able to run 6 athletes per team to stay under the 75 athlete limit.  We will have to run three waves with 24 athletes per wave.  Based on the course layout we can space the waves by 3min for the girls and 2min apart for the boys so everyone will be on course at the same time.  We will have to either 1) break up the team members and run 2 athletes per wave or 2) seed the teams in some fashion which would be tricky.

Ram Clash Recap and Results | Cohort 2

Cohort 2 got its first real taste of serious competition at the Ram Clash on Tuesday night. The course near the APEX Center in Arvada gave us a little bit of everything from road and sidewalk, to dirt hills, wood chips, and single track – true cross country. The racing started off with a speedy first mile in the boys race, but the Angels collectively used some strong second miles surging on hills to really put themselves in positions to race in mile three. While heat affected some of the boys performances, some solid closing at the finish yielded a second place team finish, and top-20 finishes by David Anderson (4th), Elliott Brumbaugh (13th), Jameson Leigh (14th), Jay Cory (16th), and Marcus Burnett (20th).

Running in the second race, the girls followed their typical pack strategy that has carried them to a lot of success so far. Collectively taking the first mile at a more controlled pace, everyone moved up consistently throughout the race and it was looking like we were going to run away with the win as Sophia Charles (1st) ran to the win, Sasha Bull (2nd) held off a late charge for second, and Grace Burnett (6th)  was just edged out to finish 6th. In a surprise though, some of the wave 2 runners paced through the wave 1 runners, and despite placing 6 more runners in the top-20, Bri O’Meara (11th), Claire Ely (13th), Alia Quinby (14th), Helen Miller (16th), Ellie Goldstein (17th), and Clara Artley (19th), we were edged by just 2 points in the final scoring 31-33 by race host Green Mountain.

But with a pair of second place finishes and some really fast times, we have a lot to celebrate about today, and to look forward to going into our final race of the season on Saturday against Northfield.

Complete Results:

Boys Results: https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=222993

Girls Results: https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=223006

Updates for the week of Sept 21

Hi Runners!

Here is what is happening with East XC this week:

Cohort 1

East is hosting a cohort 1 meet at City Park on Saturday, Sept 26 at 8:00am. We are looking for parent, family and fan volunteers.  Please sign up here if you can help:  8/26 Cohort 1 Volunteer Sign Up  

More details about this meet will be posted soon.

Cohort 2

Tuesday, Sept 22:  Ram Clash in Arvada at the APEX Center 13150 W 72nd Ave Arvada, CO US 80005. The coaches were able to add more athletes, see complete lists below:

Boys Entries for Ram Clash (ranked for entries)*

  1. David Anderson
  2. Nathan Turner
  3. Elliott Brumbaugh
  4. Charlie Keglovitz
  5. Jameson Leigh
  6. Jay Cory
  7. Liam Cook
  8. Quinn Higgins
  9. Frank Buddenhagen

*These athletes will need to be released at 1:30 for a 3:15 race time in Arvada.

Girls Entries for Ram Clash (ranked for entries)**

  1. Sophia Charles
  2. Grace Burnett
  3. Sasha Bull
  4. Claire Ely
  5. Bri O’Meara
  6. Helen Miller
  7. Evelyn Higgins
  8. Alia Quinby
  9. Clara Artley
  10. Ellie Goldstein
  11. Clara Lorenzo

**These athletes will need to have a 2:15 early release for a 4:00 race time in Arvada.

It would be a good idea for these athletes to ask their teachers if it would be possible to attend the morning session of synchronous learning on Tuesday, Sept 22 since the boys will miss almost the entire afternoon and girls will miss their entire second class. 

Saturday, Sept 26:  Cohort 2 will run at Northfield.  More details to follow.

Cohort 3 (virtual running club)

Monday meeting at 6:00pm  Google meets link

Guest speaker at 6:15 on the above link.  Cohorts 1,2 and 3 are welcome to attend.

Our guest speaker will be Laurel Kruger.  Laurel is an East High School alumna from the class of 2018. Over the course of the 3 years she ran at East, she took 4 and half minutes off her 5k time, going from JV to one of the top female runners in school history. In 2017, she was a member of the first East girls’ 4×800 relay to qualify for state track championships, and the first (since 1995) East girls’ cross country team to qualify for state XC championships. Despite a string of injuries and other challenges, she continues to run competitively at the DIII collegiate level at Smith College in Northampton, MA. 

Cohort 2 Recap and Details for Ram Clash Meet

Cohort 2 Recap

Cohort 2 had to two very successful days on our home course with Saturday’s race against Northfield, and yesterday’s race against South. Both races played out very similarly, and given the pristine conditions Saturday morning, and the hazy, smoky conditions, yesterday that’s saying something about the untapped speed many of our runners are discovering they have.

On Saturday in the boys race, the lead pack got out quick and led the race throughout. A patient first mile translated into a 30 second victory for David Anderson, followed by Nathan Turner, and Elliott Brumbaugh. The rest of the boys all finished well also, with our top-11 having a pack time of 1:08.

In the girls race Sophia Charles and Sasha Bull took the lead out early. But a smart race by Grace Burnett kept her just back of them for most of the first two miles, before capturing the lead and securing her first win of the season by seven seconds over Sasha. The middle of the pack saw some impressive jockeying for the finish over the final mile as runners 4-10 finished within 38 seconds of each other.

Complete Results Northfield East Dual

Last night, the boys race duplicated their effort, resulting in another perfect score. David Anderson secured his third straight victory, but the real stand-out performances were by Charlie Keglovitz (3rd), who finished with a career PR of 20:00, and Liam Cook (4th) in 20:21; both runners moved up several spots over Saturday’s finishes.

On the girls side, Sophia Charles set a blistering pace early, and wasn’t challenged to the finish for her first victory of the season, and bettering her Saturday time by 25 seconds. Grace Burnett came in second followed by Sasha Bull. Claire Ely and Bri O’Meara, who have been pushing each other throughout the season rounded out our top-5, with Claire just outkicking Bri at the finish, both shaving off 18 and 30 seconds respectively on their Saturday times.

Thank you to all of the current and alumni parent volunteers for helping with the East South Dual meet.  Cathy Daley, Jason Keglovitz, Sara and Tom Cook, Erin Egan, Michelle Miller and Jen Artley came out yesterday to help make this meet happen!  There is a reason East XC has amazing student athletes, they come from great parents!

JV South at East Results 9-17-20-2

Ram Clash Details: 

Boys Entries for Ram Clash (ranked for entries)*

  1. David Anderson
  2. Nathan Turner
  3. Elliott Brumbaugh
  4. Charlie Keglovitz
  5. Jameson Leigh
  6. Jay Cory
  7. Liam Cook

*These athletes will need to be released at 1:30 for a 3:15 race time in Arvada.

Girls Entries for Ram Clash (ranked for entries)**

  1. Sophia Charles
  2. Grace Burnett
  3. Sasha Bull
  4. Claire Ely
  5. Bri O’Meara
  6. Helen Miller
  7. Evelyn Higgins

**These athletes will need to have a 2:15 early release for a 4:00 race time in Arvada.

It would be a good idea for these athletes to ask their teachers if it would be possible to attend the morning session of synchronous learning on Tuesday, Sept 22 since the boys will miss almost the entire afternoon and girls will miss their entire second class. 

Meet Location: APEX Center 13150 W 72nd Ave Arvada, CO US 80005

Tues 9/22 – JV – Boys 3:15 / Girl 4:00

Restricted Area
There will be a restricted parking area that is for teams/officials/volunteers only.  There will also be a restricted area that will contain the start/finish line along with the team camps.

We ask that you request your parents and spectators cooperate in respecting this restricted area and also emphasize how important it is to avoid future meets being cancelled this season.

Spectator Parking
There will be parking for spectators also in the southwest area of the APEX Center parking lot.

Spectator Viewing
Masks must be worn by all spectators at ALL times when outside their vehicle.  Spectators must socially distance between family units at all times.

On the map we have provided recommended spectator viewing areas that will allow spectators and parents to see athletes on the course multiple times.  These areas will also minimize impact on public trail use along heavily used Ralston Creek Trail.

 

PARKING, CAMPS, START/FINISH LINE
APEX Center 13150 W 72nd Ave Arvada, CO US 80005

Ram Buster Meet Results & TJ meet info | Cohort 1

Here are the results from the Ram Blaster Varsity Meet at the NAAC:

Eamon Nussbaum            17:49.10

Benjamin Hopper             19:32.3 

Grant Elliot                         19:54.1

Jack Kriekels                       20:10.0

Kai Luna                               20:11.40

Owen Congdon                 20:13.1

Allen Harder                       20:31.40

 The Angels ran well on tired  legs and the toughest course we have faced so far—Eamon Nussbaum ran a smart race to finish third and the team finished fourth.  A very good showing three days after the last race.  As Allen Harder accurately stated—this race was about putting in the work.

Full Results for Ram Blaster

Up next, Cohort 1 Angels vs TJ on Thursday, Sept 17.

The meet will take place at Bible Park (6802 E Yale Ave.). The boys are scheduled to run at 4:30, and the girls are scheduled to run at 5:15— although if everyone is okay with it, the TJ coach thinks we can move the girls up to 5pm.  Course map is shown below.  The start is at the green dot and they will run clockwise around the perimeter of the park 1.5x and then cut in and end behind the baseball field near the start line.

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