Evergreen Sweeps Horizon-Prairie View Invite

Does anyone ever lose a shoe in that pit? Photo by Bill Stahl.


Special to Colorado Track XC by Bill Stahl


Not too shabby is how one might describe Evergreen’s sweep of the boys and girls titles at the Horizon-Prairie View Runner’s Roost Invitational, as well as Amos Bowen of Brush pulling off a 46-second victory and smashing the course record set in 2002 by D’Evelyn’s John McGuire.


Evergreen’s 1-2 punch of freshman Sam Skold and junior Bryn Haebe gave the Cougars a narrow three-point victory over Standley Lake. Their boys had even less margin for error, besting Ridgeview Academy by just a deuce.


More than 1800 runners competed in high school, middle school, and citizen’s/coaches’ races on a beautiful day at Addenbrooke Park in Lakewood. Astoundingly, the high school girls race had 423 finishers, and the high school boys saw 534 finishers, making it perhaps the largest single high school cross country race Colorado has ever seen.  Runners had to navigate horse trails, weeds, a gully, and five water crossings, which were filled with inflatable sharks, gators, killer whales, lobsters, and swimming piranhas.  It was certainly a wet and wild time for all participants.