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Thomas Jefferson-Northfield-East Varsity Triangular Recap & Details for 9/26 East Meet
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Here is a link to the course map—it is a simplified variation of the course we have used for JV meets this season:
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.
We will have medals for the top five runners in each race
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)*
- David Anderson
- Nathan Turner
- Elliott Brumbaugh
- Charlie Keglovitz
- Jameson Leigh
- Jay Cory
- 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)**
- Sophia Charles
- Grace Burnett
- Sasha Bull
- Claire Ely
- Bri O’Meara
- Helen Miller
- 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
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.
There will be parking for spectators also in the southwest area of the APEX Center parking lot.
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
Who wants to run fast in Arizona in November?
Northfield Nighthawk Invitational 10/4
Class dismissal: 12:15pm
Bus leaves: 12:30pm
Entries: Northfield Nighthawk Invitational Entries
If you are entered for the Northfield Nighthawk Invite and cannot race, please fill out this form: Runner Unavailability Form
Tent: Thanks to Angel parents, we will have a tent at the meet! All tent transportation spots have been filled for the season. Thank you to our xc parents, Justin, Sara, Renee, Lania, Kim, Tom and Brian for getting the tent to and from the meets. Also, thanks to our coaches! You are all appreciated so much for making sure our team has shelter.
Location: Stapleton Central Park
1:30 Coach check-in (at the finish line)
2:00 Girls Open (unlimited entries)
2:45 Boys Open (unlimited entries)
3:30 Girls Varsity (limited to seven entries top five score)
4:00 Boys Varsity (limited to seven entries top five score)
4:30 High School Awards Ceremony at Start Line
We now have tent transportation covered!
On behalf of the runners, thank you for supporting the Angels!
Follow up – Angel Invite
Thanks to everyone, the Angel Invite was a successful meet! The dozens of parent volunteers made the meet go as smooth as possible. We are so grateful for our parents and their willingness to help the team!
Here are some stats from our meet:
- We hosted 28 teams (including East)
- 561 runners finished the Angel Invite
- In our fundraising efforts, we made $153 from the Kona Ice Truck, $260 from Chipotle and $190 from merchandise sales!
- We had over 48 parent volunteers, 8 coaches, 2 operations volunteers, 2 DPS athletics employees, 2 East mountain bike team members, 2 athletic trainers, an athletic director and an East administrator. All of whom worked seamlessly together to make the Angel Invite happen.
- Last but not least, we had our amazing East Angel xc runners. Of course, they are accomplished runners, but they also were excellent hosts to their guests from the other 27 schools.
We have the honor of hosting the regional meet on Friday, October 18. Now that we are warmed up, let’s do this again! Please volunteer by clicking here: Volunteer Sign Up for Regional Meet School will not be in session on Friday, Oct 18.
Thank you for all you do for the Denver East Cross Country experience!
24th Thornton HS XC Invitational
Friday, September 29, 2017
Dismissal: 12:45 pm
Bus leaves East at 1:00 pm
Entries for 24 Annual Thornton High School Cross Country Invitational
Click here for Course map
Meet time schedule:
Coaches meeting — 2:00 pm
Boys Open – 2:30 pm
Girls Open — 2:40 pm
Boys Varsity(10/team) — 3:30 pm
Girls Varsity (10/team) — 4:10 pm
Awards — 5:10pm
The Thornton (Margaret Carpenter) Recreation Center Multipurpose Fields are located off of 108th and Colorado Blvd. You can also park at the Rec Center or the parking lots located off of 112th Avenue and Madison Street.
Angels to visit the Denver West Cowboys!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept 27, is the Denver West High School Cowboy/Cowgirl Invitational.
Class dismissal: 1:15
Bus leaves at 1:30 pm
Athletes participating: Entries for Cowboy/girl Invitational
9/1-9/2 Recap: Wash Park, Arapahoe, Centaurus
East Angel Cross Country had a busy start to the Labor Day weekend, spread across 13 races at three different meets.
On Friday, the Open Girls and Open Boys 2-mile races at the Washington Park Invite would kick things off as temperatures hovered near 90 degrees. The Girls Team would race to a 6th place finish led by the impressive debut performance of freshman Maya Nussbaumer who finished 12th with a time of 15:36. Sophomore Teddy Hickenlooper opened his season with a 27th place finish in 13:09 to lead the boys to an 8th place finish.
In the Varsity Girls 5K at Wash Park, the all 9th grader team of Isabella Garcia, Claire Ely, Maya Winfield, Charlie Hite, and Clara Lonrenzo scored a 10th place team finish overall against their more experienced competition. The boys, similarly depleted of varsity experience at other races, were led by freshman Cyrus Jenkins-Nieto who finished 78th in 21:18.
Meanwhile, things were also getting started at the Arapahoe Warrior Invitational under similarly sultry conditions. There, things kicked off with the Boys Frosh/Soph race. Showing the same team leading form as the week prior, sophomore Will Daley ran to a 13th place finish in 18:41. Will was backed up by freshmen Ian Trautwein (19:11, 21st) and Xander Pacini (19:33, 26th) and sophomore Riley Nickols (19:34, 28th) for a 6th place finish of 25 teams. The Frosh/Soph Girls finished 2nd of 25 teams! The tight Angel pack included freshman Lilia Scudamore (17th, 22:24), sophomore Elena Thoman (19th, 22:41), freshmen Grace Burnett (22nd, 22:47) and Christina Doolan (23rd, 22:48), sophomore Maisie Moskowitz (26th, 22:51) and freshman Grace O’Meara (27th, 22:52). With most runners divided across other meets and races, the Angels ran only a handful of runners in the other races at Arapahoe. Notable performances came from a pair of East juniors; Lilly Cory (21:59) and Emily Turner (22:06) rolled over the trails and through the creek crossings at deKoevend Park in the fastest times for East girls for the day.
On Saturday morning, most of Denver East’s Varsity girls and boys took an early bus to Waneka Lake Park for the very competitive Centaurus Invitational. The Girls ran to a 7th place finish of 23 teams, finishing only behind teams ranked in the top-10 in the State in their respective divisions. Senior Laurel Kruger led the Angels with a 21st place finish in 20:10. Freshman AlanaMarie Barros finished in 20:50 for 37th, followed by a group of Angels who ran together for most of the 5K: senior Nell Salzman (21:17, 46th), junior Lilly Cory (21:20, 51st), sophomore Anna Lucy Buddenhagen (21:25, 53rd) and freshman Abigael Howard (21:42, 60th). For the boys, senior Harrison Scudamore raced to a second place finish in 15:50, behind only the top ranked runner in Colorado. Sophomore Asher Hoyt (17:08, 16th) was the top underclassmen in the race. Senior Jackson Adams (18:41, 67th) and sophomore Elijah Bruggeman (19:01, 81st) also had solid races and the Angel Boys finished 10th of 23 teams.
This coming week two of the most competitive meets of the Colorado invitational season fall on the same weekend: the Liberty Bell Invitational hosted by Heritage High School in Littleton on Friday and the St. Vrain Invitational hosted by Lyons High School on Saturday. Expect fast times and stiff competition.
NOTE: You can see and share photos from all these meets at https://eastcrosscountry.shutterfly.com (if you are not a member, request to join!)