Nike Cross Regional Championship | November 20, 2021

Hello All,

This email contains information regarding the Nike Cross Regional Championship that is going to be held on November 20th in Mesa Arizona. We are encouraging all runners who are interested to look into this opportunity, as it would be great to see as many East Runners as possible to compete.  NXR is an amazing opportunity  to have another chance to PR and race with the team.

This trip is not sponsored by East, and athletes and their parents will have to travel to Arizona to compete. In the past, parents have taken some athletes who’s parents can’t come along with them, this is encouraged.

If parents or athletes are looking for flight and hotel information, East athletes who have already signed up are taking flight UA716 that is leaving Denver for Phoenix Arizona on Thursday November 18th at 8:30pm and are staying at the Residence Inn Phoenix Mesa at 941 W. Grove Avenue Mesa Arizona 85210 USA.

If your athlete is interested in attending, please let Coach Kohuth know immediately as race/jersey entrees will need to be placed soon. If enough people express intrest, a meeting will be organized over zoom next week. In the meantime, please email Kohuth at steven_kohuth@dpsk12.org with any questions.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Arizona!

Steven Kohuth
Counselor and Cross Country Coach
East High School
720.423.8357

5A Region 3 Regional Meet | October 21, 2021

Dismissal time:  12:45pm

Bus leaves East:  1:00pm 

Location: Broomfield County Commons Park; 13200 Sheridan Boulevard, Broomfield, CO  80020

Parking: park near the red fields. Bus will drop off the team near the red fields and then go to the far north end of the park to park.

Times: Boys 4:15 PM, Girls 4:45 PM

Timing: 3 W racing

Awards: Top 15 individuals get a ribbon. Top 3 teams get a plaque. 

State Qualifying Information: See CHSAA Bulletin 

Parking: park near the red fields. Have your bus drop off the team near the red fields and then go to the far north end of the park to park.

 

Course Maps:  *Actual start and finish lines will be placed after official measurements.

Map with directional arrows to show direction:

 

Open race schedule changes for Thornton Invite

See below for time changes for the open races.

Date:  Friday, Oct 1, 21

Dismissal from class: 12:15pm

Bus Leaves: 12:30pm Yes, it’s true, we have a bus for this meet!  Car pool drivers:  thank you, but we don’t need your awesome service this week.  🙂

Location:  Margaret Carpenter Rec Center Campus (108th & Colorado)

Spectators and non-buses park on the west side of the lot off 108th Ave or in the lot off of 112th and Madison

From I-25 – I-25 to 104th Avenue (Exit 221); East on 104th Avenue to Colorado Boulevard; North (left) on Colorado Boulevard to 108th Avenue (traffic signal); West (left) on 108th Avenue; right into the parking lot; Bus parking will be right at the roundabout. 

Schedule: 

2:00:   Coaches Meeting (located adjacent to the finish line)

2:25: 2:30  Boys Open (unlimited)

2:45:  2:40 Girls Open (unlimited)

3:30:   Boys Varsity (10/team)

4:10:   Girls Varsity (10/team)

5:10:   Awards at the amphitheater north of the start/finish lines; Times will be posted at the amphitheater approximately 20 minutes after each race.

Scoring:

Each runner will be assigned a bib number and the timing tags will be on these bib numbers, to wear during the race. Top 5 will be scored, 6/7 runners will be used toward scoring, and the remainder will be displaced (but still timed).  All Open athletes will be timed as well.

Award Information: 

Open – Individuals – 1st through 10th awarded immediately after the race

Varsity – awarded at the amphitheater (north of the finish) at 5:10 pm

Individuals 1st through 30th

Team – 1st – 5th team trophies and team ribbons for each individual on the team.

Course Map: 

Box Number:  East will have box #10 for all races.

Smothies: Smoothies will be sold in the bus parking lot on the east side of the campus.

Liberty Bell Invitational | Sept 11, 21

Date: 9/11/21

Location: Heritage High School,  1401 W Geddes Ave, Littleton, CO 80120

Race Schedule:

9:10 Sweepstakes Boys A (Varsity) Run 7 – Score 5

9:13 Sweepstakes Girls A (Varsity) Run 7 – Score 5

10:45 Sweepstakes Boys B (JV 1) Run 7 – Score 5

10:48 Sweepstakes Girls B (JV 1) Run 7 – Score 5

11:25 Sweepstakes Boys C (JV 2) Run Unlimited – no team scoring

11:28 Sweepstakes Girls C (JV 2) Run Unlimited – no team scoring

Transportation:  Our assistant athletic director is working on a charter bus for this meet, but in case he can’t secure one, let’s set up a car pool again. 

If you can drive, please sign up by clicking here: Liberty Bell Car Pool Sign Up

If you need a ride, click here: Sign up for ride and download and fill out this permission slip and return to Coach Kohuth or email to ruthspano@gmail.com.

Unavailable Runners If you are not available to run this meet, please fill out the runner unavailability form .

 

City Park 5K Race Details

Hi City Park 5K Runners!

Here are the details for the City Park 5K.

Pre-race picnic:  Friday, Nov 6 at 5:30 pm.  It will be dark, so bring a flashlight or head lamp, your picnic, something to sit on and wear your mask.  Be sure to social distance at all times during the picnic.

Race day:  Let’s meet at the E on Saturday am.  Due to Covid restrictions, unfortunately, we cannot be in the same wave.

If you are in the 8:00am wave, meet at the E at 7:15.  8 AM – Waves start (8:00, 8:02 & 8:04)  Cool down will include cheering on the 9am group.

Lillian McGlothlen – 8A 
Jane Port – 8A
Jeffery Delaney – 8B
If you are in the 9:00am wave, meet at the E a 8:15.  Warm up will include cheering on the 8am group.  9 AM – Waves start (9:00, 9:02 & 9:04)
Ben Hopper – 9C
Steven Kohurth – 9C
James Todd – 9C
Kai Luna – 9B
Annie Morse – 9A
Charlie Hite – 9B
Charlie Kegkovitz – 9B
Wendy Kreikles – 9B
Jack Kreikles- 9B
Grace Todd – 9B
Devin Morse – 9B
Charlie Kruger – 9B
Ruth Spano – 9B
Remember to bring your own water bottle and follow all covid guidelines.  City Park 5K Covid Safety Protocols
If you signed up for this race, but don’t see your name on the list, please text Ruth at 303-525-3829.  

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.

 

Deadline to Enter Kooky Spooky Costume 5K is tomorrow night, 10/10

The following are the next three community races.  If you want to keep running, you can register for these and continue to run with your teammates! 

October 17, 2020
Race: The Great Trail Head Foot Race
Bear Creek, 15600 W Morrison Rd. Bear Creek Lake Park Lakewood, CO US 80465
Cost: $45 Race (no swag) for $15, use code: EASTTRAIL (no swag)
OR With Swag, it’s a hat 15% off, use code: 2020Whitney15 
Distance from East: 29 minutes
Cohorts 2 & 3 and any Cohort 1 runners not running State 
 
October 25, 2020
Race: Kooky Spooky
Location: 19500 W 64th Pkwy, Golden, CO
Deadline to register:  10/10/20 at midnight
Costume Contest
Distance from East: 32 minutes
Cohorts: 1, 2 and 3 (everyone!!)
 
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
Distance from East: 2 min
Cohorts: 1, 2 and 3

 

DPS League Championship Meet

Championship running is different. Thoughts of running personal best times have to be set aside to execute the team strategy. And when the going gets tough, when things are not going according to plan, when the runner knows they might be having less than their perfect race, the runner has to grind it out the best they can to hang on to every place and every point to help their team reach their ultimate goal. There were some stellar performances by the Angels on Friday at Central Park; and there were some performances that were probably less than what some athletes had hoped for going into the race – but every athlete gave it all they had all the way through the finish line, and that was enough to bring home both team titles for Denver East High School.

            The Angels have mostly avoided serious injuries this season; good summer conditioning is generally good for that. However, going into the DPS Championships it was unclear whether East front runner Eamon Nussbaum was going to available to race due to some persistent “runner’s knee” pain. The junior was able to toe the line and execute his race plan – conceding the first two places to Charlie Welch (15:53) of George Washington and Ian Kleinschmidt (16:26) of Northfield to battle it out against a runner each from GW, South, and North for places 3rd– 6th. Nussbaum gamely finished 4thin 17:17, despite dealing with an injury all week. Meanwhile East sophomore Ben Hopper was having the best race of his young career, racing to a 7thplace, All-City 1stTeam, and finishing in 17:58 – and importantly, a single place ahead of South’s #2 runner. With the first eight runners across the finish line, East, South and GW each had 2 runners in and it was clear that it was going to be a close team race.

            Spectators and coaches could be forgiven for not knowing exactly how scores were shaping up at this point; half of each team was running in the second wave 2-minutes back. But with East junior Charlie Kruger leading the second wave most of the way, and teammate and fellow junior Jack Kriekels not far behind, East fans were growing more confident that a team title was within reach. Kriekels would eventually pass Kruger in the final stretch for 10thplace in 18:21, while Kruger was rewarded for his effort with a personal best 18:22 for 11thplace (this after the times and places for waves one and two were combined). East Angel Grant Elliott had lost contact with his usual racing buddy Hopper early in wave 1, but would hold on for 14thplace overall in 18:30 as the top finishing 9thgrader in the race and wrap up East’s scoring total at 46 – ahead of George Washington with 54 and South with 69. Fellow ninth grader (and the 3rdfrosh across the line) Kai Luna finished 26thin 19:40.

            Prior to the start of the season, it may have seemed a foregone conclusion that the Angels Girls would dominate DPS meets. Afterall, East was returning most of a team that had finished a historic best 8thin the Colorado State Meet in 2019, and were 3-time returning DPS League champs. South and GW had different plans, having put together strong seasons that have landed both teams in the top-10 in State 4A rankings, and included South beating the Angels just 6 days prior to the Championship meet.

From the first mile of the race it was clear that the race was going to be tough battle in which the runners were going to have to fight and scrap for every point. At one mile senior Laura Romero had planted herself in her usual spot at the front of the lead pack along with the top South runner and GW’s top two runners. Senior Julia Schor was uncharacteristically gapped from this lead group, while senior Maya Winfield was racing a bit further back in a pack that included South’s 2ndand 3rdrunners and the top 2 runners from North, with the 3rdrunner from GW and a single runner from Northfield in between Julia and this chase pack. Meanwhile, in wave 2, East senior Abby Howard shared leading duties with South’s #4 runner, with senior Maya Nussbaumer and junior Annabel Filippini in close pursuit along with the fifth and sixth runners from South and GW. 

            By the end of the second mile, it was becoming clear that it was now a 2-team race with several of the GW runners having dropped back. At 2 miles it was clear that Schor had paced herself well as she had caught and easily passed the top 2 GW runners to take a decisive hold on to 3rdplace, while Romero and South’s Anna Wexler continued to battle up front. Winfield’s pack of two North and two South runners continued to hang together a bit back of that in places 8th-11thfor wave 1. Howard and South’s #4 separated themselves from the rest of the second wave of runners and were chased about 10 seconds back by the trio of Nussbaumer, Filippini and South’s #5. These groupings more or less stayed the same all the way through most of the 3rdmile, and it became a matter of who could close the fastest for critical places. In a frantic final 300m, East’s Laura Romero outkicked Wexler for the individual championship in 18:40 and Howard outkicked South’s Grace McClung to win wave 2 and take 12thoverall in 20:39. Those two finishes proved decisive. With Shor’s 3rdplace finish in 19:11, Winfield 14thin 20:45, and Nussbaumer 16thin 20:49, the Angels snatched the Championship by single point, 46-47, over South while GW was just a handful of points back with a total of 53. Filippini finished 17thin 20:50 (ahead of South’s 6thrunner by 3 places, which would have been enough to break a tie in East’s favor had the teams been tied after the first 5 runners). 

            The Varsity teams have just six days to catch their breath before the next challenge: Thursday’s 5A Region 3 Championship at Monarch High School – Girls race at 10:45am, Boys at 11:45am. The top three teams and top 2 individuals qualify for Colorado State Meet on October 17. Due to COVID-19 meet scheduling and limitations, the Angels are in the unusual position of having not faced any of their Region 3 rivals this season. Fairview, Broomfield, Boulder, Monarch and Legacy could all present a challenge to the East Girls team which hopes to improve on last year’s finish at State. Ralston Valley and all the aforementioned Boulder County schools have excellent boys teams who will be a formidable obstacle to East’s young boys team. It will be a fun and exciting meet!

Thomas Jefferson-Northfield-East Varsity Triangular Recap & Details for 9/26 East Meet

Triangular Recap

The Thomas Jefferson High School coach reportedly measured the 5000m course at James Bible Park five times – so the fast times run by the Cohort 1 Angels on a warm and hazy day at the TJ-Northfield-East triangular must be legit. Most of the course was run on the hard packed Highline Canal Trail,  a trail known to produce fast times at other big meets during a more normal season – think Liberty Bell course at Heritage High School at which the Colorado State all time fastest time by a boy was set last week by Parker Wolfe of Cherry Creek High School.

Northfield star senior Ian Kleinschmidt ran away with the boys’ race, literally winning by minutes. It was a tighter race for 2ndfor more than 2 miles as East junior Charlie Kruger went back and forth with a runner each from Thomas Jefferson and Northfield. In the end, Kruger would have to settle for 5thplace in a time of 19:10. Kruger was followed by an uninterrupted parade of Angels: 9thgrader Conner Beardsley in 19:19, senior Xander Pacini in 19:25, junior Josh Bruggeman in 19:31, and sophomore Ian Logan in 19:53. The depleted boys team, with over half of the team having competed at the Ram Charger meet on Tuesday, managed to beat the Northfield varsity team 28-35, followed by TJ with 65.

In the girls’ race, East seniors Laura Romero and Julia Schor ran shoulder to shoulder with Northfield’s Riley Buese for over 2 miles. Buese would finally pull away for the win, running under 19 minutes for the first time in her career.  Romero would grab second place in a personal best time of 18:39 with Schor also pushed to a personal record of 18:48 for 3rd. Maya Winfield ran largely on her own for the entire race to take fourth place in a seasonal best 20:01. A second Northfield runner would cross the line in 5thbefore the parade of Angel girls finished consecutively in places 6ththrough 10th: senior Abbey Howard (20:28), junior Annabel Filippini (20:48), senior Lilia Scudamore (21:01), senior Grace O’Meara (21:14), and 9thgrader Sophia Shiroff (21:26). The East girls easily took the team win with a mere 22 points, remaining undefeated for the season, ahead of Northfield with 39 points and TJ with 85.

The regular season for Cohort 1 culminates on Saturday, September 26thwith a home meet against Denver South, Green Mountain, and Golden. We will set up a fast course and will have electronic timing. Boys race at 8am and Girls at 8:30am. We need parent volunteers for course monitors, so please come out next Saturday to support your Angels.  Click here to volunteer:  Course Monitor Sign Up

East Meet Details

East Meet 9/26/20

 Parking

Currently the park is closed to all motor vehicles, so there will only be typical weekend morning foot and bike traffic. For parents and athletes that means they should park at East, either on the Esplanade or they can park in either the teacher or student lots in front of the school, off of 16thAve.

Spectators

Please ask parents to stay back off the roads and sidewalks where athletes are running. We ask that they be masked, even though there will likely be many other park visitors unmasked. They will have a good view of the race from near the City Park Pavilion, giving them a view across and lake and an opportunity to move to the soccer field to see the finish if they choose to.

Schedule

We will start the boys’ race at 8:00 and the girls at 8:30. We should have a wide enough start area that all runners in each wave will be able to spread out.   The second wave in each race will start exactly two minutes after the first wave.  Please make sure your athletes are there in time to do the required COVID check-in procedures.  Coaches can pick up their packets starting at 7:00 near the start area.

Timing

The race will be timed by Whitney from 3W Races and results will be sent to MileSplit.  The race will be live-streamed at: Racin Rams Live Feed

Course

Here is a link to the course map—it is a simplified variation of the course we have used for JV meets this season:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1dIJXyOOk7mOfLu1APXsNxZVabGE&usp=sharing

Please let me know if you are unable to open the link and I will share it directly.

It is 2 x 2500m loops on park road and sidewalks. Flat and fast.

Awards

We will have medals for the top five runners in each race