As late summer afternoons go, they don't get much more glorious than this. On September afternoons, you expect a little heat when you run. "A little heat" was what the racers got, but with just enough cool to keep it comfortable.
Two-and-a-half miles of grass kept the times moderated a little, but the racing was none the worse for a few seconds of slowing on what would otherwise be a screamer of a course. There is nothing remotely resembling a hill to be found anywhere along the course, though a rather large one beckons a little to the south of the course.
The field was comprised of almost exclusively Denver metro area teams. Of all the teams assembled, only The Classical Academy did not boast a Denver metro pedigree. The Titans braved construction along I-25 to find out what all the fuss was about.
We'll get to that part of the story in a second, but we'll first acknowledge that Arvada West did a splendid job of hosting the meet. One thing the Wildcats do not lack is a robust and highly visible support staff for their meet. The meet has grown steadily over the years and having things under control on meet day is a big part of that.
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