Week In Review: Blazing Into October

Kenadi Krueger claimed her seventh Northern League title Friday afternoon. 

It was another big week of results from across the state - grab that cup of coffee, and maybe a bagel this time. Here's the Week In Review... 

We've got to start with Riley Stewart's stellar 17:05 clocking at the Cherry Creek Steve Lohman Invite. Not only is that a personal best, or currently the fastest time run in the state, but it's the sixth fastest time run in Colorado over the past decade. Add the fact that for the first time in a few years the fastest time run in the state will not have been run at Liberty Bell. 

In the wake of Stewart's dominating performance, Samantha Blair dropped a 17:28 - a Colorado personal best, and Arapahoe downed Cherry Creek. 

On the boy's side of the competition Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos picked up win No. 7 (out of nine), running 15:45, to lead Green Mountain to the team title.

I said this a few weeks ago, and I'll say it again: keep an eye on Pomona's Emma Stutzman. The freshman picked up win No. 2 of her season at the Pat Amato Classic, running 18:11 - that's a 25 seconds PR, beating out her 18:36 clocking from Liberty Bell. 

Yasin Sado was the big winner on the boy's side, running 15:24 for a 20-second victory. Isaac Roberts finished fourth in the race in 15:55 - that's currently the fastest time in 2A.

In Loveland it was a Thompson Valley kind of day, as Kenadi Krueger and Dylan Schubert picked up individual Northern League titles. Krueger's dominating 18:40 victory was that was her seventh league title. Cruz Culpepper opened his 2019 season here, though Schubert took the battle with a decisive 15:27 victory, setting up a great clash at state in three weeks.

On the other side of the state Basalt's Sierra Bower continued to turn heads. Her 17:40 victory is the fifth-fastest time run in the state this year, and clear of the 3A field. 62 seconds to be exact. Durango's Luke Tichi was the big winner on the boy's side of the competition with a 15:46 victory.

Ella Chura, fresh off her 17:52 PR from Desert Twilight, was the runaway winner with the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference title, while Hope Stark was just seven seconds back. Air Academy took the girl's title in a tight team race 31-39 over Palmer Ridge. 

Likewise, Matthew Mettler and Erik Le Roux battle for the boy's title with Mettler taking the W 16:17 to Le Roux's 16:23. 

Just like the girl's side of the competition, the team race was close - but even closer. Cheyenne Mountain and Air Academy both tallied 39 points, though Cheyenne Mountain got the nod for the title with their sixth man finished 13th. Palmer Ridge took third with 58 points.

Meanwhile Shannon King started a streak, picking up the W at the 3A Metro League Meet. Faith Christian dominated the team race with 24 points.  

Kylie Simshauser cracked 19 at the Tri Peaks League/Black Forest League championships, running 18:53, while the Conifer duo of Zack Gacnik and Topi Alahuhta went 1-2 at the Colorado 7 League championships. 

Featured Meets

Pat Amato Classic

Open Spaces Park XC Course Northglenn, CO
Oct 4, 2019
1,025 Total Performances (985 CO)

Elite Performances

Girls (18)
5000mF 1 1st18:11.73Emma StutzmanPomona High School
5000mF 1 3rd18:18.73Sydney SwankerBroomfield High School
5000mF 1 4th18:34.55Claire RusovickMountain Range High School
5000mF 1 5th18:37.40Anna WexlerMonarch High School
5000mF 1 6th18:40.90Lauren FelknorBroomfield High School
5000mF 1 8th18:41.64Baylie KooncePonderosa High School
5000mF 1 9th18:45.32Sierra ParksBroomfield High School
5000mF 1 11th18:49.38Grace StabergSummit High School
5000mF 1 12th18:53.01Stella ViethBoulder High School
5000mF 1 13th18:55.60Shae HenleyThunderRidge High School
5000mF 1 14th19:02.21Skye HenleyThunderRidge High School
5000mF 1 15th19:03.37Julia BrownFrontier Academy
5000mF 1 16th19:03.69Quin GreggLyons High School
5000mF 1 17th19:04.44Milaina AlmonteBattle Mountain High School
5000mF 1 18th19:11.96Julia MainlandMonarch High School
5000mF 1 19th19:13.67Maelynn HigginsBroomfield High School
5000mF 1 20th19:16.51Eliana ThompsonD'Evelyn High School
5000mF 1 21st19:18.70Abby JonesLegacy High School
Boys (14)
5000mF 1 1st15:24.67Yasin SadoGateway High School
5000mF 1 2nd15:44.83Colin SzuchEvergreen High School
5000mF 1 3rd15:49.54James ThomasBroomfield High School
5000mF 1 4th15:55.61Isaac RobertsLyons High School
5000mF 1 5th15:56.74Avery ConaghanMonarch High School
5000mF 1 7th15:57.46Lukas HaugBoulder High School
5000mF 1 8th16:01.63Henry LittleMonarch High School
5000mF 1 9th16:02.79John HoudeshellPoudre High School
5000mF 1 11th16:09.45Hudson MajeskiLiberty Common High School
5000mF 1 12th16:11.93Carson WilliamsBoulder High School
5000mF 1 13th16:16.46Dalton KainesRocky Mountain High School
5000mF 1 14th16:17.32Luke JohnsonMonarch High School
5000mF 1 16th16:22.26Nico PilieroBattle Mountain High School
5000mF 1 17th16:25.20Ben NorbyPonderosa High School

Cherry Creek Steve Lohman Invitational

Cherry Creek State Park Greenwood Village, CO
Oct 5, 2019
799 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (9)
5000mF 1 1st17:05.00Riley StewartCherry Creek High School
5000mF 1 2nd17:28.00Samantha BlairEagle Valley High School
5000mF 1 3rd18:01.00Joslin BlairEagle Valley High School
5000mF 1 4th18:05.00Ava EscorciaArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 5th18:27.00Ava MitchellArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 6th18:47.00Kasey KlocekGreen Mountain High School
5000mF 1 7th18:50.00Megan BergstromArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 8th19:07.00Emily LamontagneArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 9th19:16.00Emma BergGreen Mountain High School
Boys (3)
5000mF 1 1st15:45.00Grahm Tuohy-GaydosGreen Mountain High School
5000mF 1 2nd16:07.00Matthew LobojkoHighlands Ranch High School
5000mF 1 3rd16:09.00Andre StableinFront Range Christian

Northfield Nighthawk Invitational

Stapleton Central Park Denver, CO
Oct 4, 2019
473 Total Performances

Photo Albums (2)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
5000mF 1 1st16:28.00Charlie WelchGeorge Washington High School

Northern League Cross Country Meet

North Lake Park - new (2017) course Loveland, CO
Oct 4, 2019
257 Total Performances

Photo Albums (3)

Videos (2)

Articles (2)

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
5000mF 1 1st18:40.30Kenadi KruegerThompson Valley High School
Boys (5)
5000mF 1 1st15:27.70Dylan SchubertThompson Valley High School
5000mF 1 2nd15:51.00Cruz CulpepperNiwot High School
5000mF 1 3rd16:03.50James OverbergCentaurus High School
5000mF 1 4th16:09.40Jackson ShortenMountain View High School
5000mF 1 5th16:29.40Connor McCormickLongmont High School


Confluence Park Delta, CO
Oct 4, 2019
375 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (8)
5000mF 1 1st17:40.25Sierra BowerBasalt High School
5000mF 1 2nd18:19.93Sophia Connerton-NevinGlenwood Springs High School
5000mF 1 3rd18:29.07Ella JohnsonGlenwood Springs High School
5000mF 1 4th18:34.55Tristian SpenceCentral (Grand Junction) High School
5000mF 1 5th18:45.51Jadyn HeilFruita Monument High School
5000mF 1 6th19:07.46Mekenzie ClarkFruita Monument High School
5000mF 1 7th19:19.57Katelyn MaleyBasalt High School
5000mF 1 8th19:20.00Sophia MenaWidefield High School
Boys (4)
5000mF 1 1st15:46.98Luke TichiDurango High School
5000mF 1 2nd16:07.44Paul KnightDurango High School
5000mF 1 3rd16:17.18Wyatt MortensonMoffat County High School
5000mF 1 4th16:26.47Hunter PratherCentral (Grand Junction) High School

Pikes Peak Athletic Conference Championship

Air Academy HS XC Course USAFA, CO
Oct 5, 2019
319 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
5000mF 1 1st19:10.10Ella ChuraAir Academy High School
5000mF 1 2nd19:17.50Hope StarkCheyenne Mountain High School
Boys (2)
5000mF 1 1st16:17.50Matthew MettlerAir Academy High School
5000mF 1 2nd16:23.10Erik Le RouxCheyenne Mountain High School

Fountain-Fort Carson/TCA Cross Country Invitational

Fountain-Ft. Carson HS XC Course Fountain, CO
Oct 5, 2019
130 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Videos (4)

Articles (2)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

3A Metro League Meet

Anthem Park Broomfield, CO
Oct 3, 2019
243 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
5000mF 1 1st19:13.00Shannon KingFaith Christian Academy
5000mF 1 2nd19:16.00Allison BeasleyPeak to Peak Charter School

Pat Amato Frosh/Soph Invitational

Open Spaces Park XC Course Northglenn, CO
Oct 1, 2019
203 Total Performances (185 CO)

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
5000mF 1 1st19:00.40Eliana ThompsonD'Evelyn High School

Chris Severy Invitational

Aspen HS XC Course Aspen, CO
Oct 5, 2019
187 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Tri Peaks League/Black Forest League Cross Country Championship

Monument Valley Park XC Course Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 4, 2019
179 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
5000mF 1 1st18:53.84Kylie SimshauserFlorence High School

Doherty Spartan Cross Country Invitational

Bear Creek Regional Park Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 4, 2019
199 Total Performances (168 CO)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Colorado 7 League Championship

Englewood HS XC Course Englewood, CO
Oct 5, 2019
123 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (2)
5000mF 1 1st15:49.00Zack GacnikConifer High School
5000mF 1 2nd16:24.00Topi AlahuhtaConifer High School

Rye Thunderbolt Invitational

Hollydot West Golf Course Colorado City, CO
Sep 30, 2019
95 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Ancient Trails Invitational

Montezuma County Fairgrounds Cortez, CO
Oct 4, 2019
82 Total Performances (45 CO)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Lincoln Lutheran Invite

Lincoln High School Lincoln, NE
Oct 3, 2019
134 Total Performances (3 CO)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Beetdigger Invitational

Brush HS Cross Country Course Brush, CO
Oct 5, 2019