Monday Morning Recap: Storming Into September

The second week of the 2021 Colorado cross country season saw some legit performances. 

Course records were falling like flies. And personal bests were run, just two short weeks into the season. 

Let's get into it. Here are the highlights of the highlights...

We'll start with the cherry on top - at the Cherry Creek Steve Lohman Invitational, where the first sub-18 clocking was run. 

Emily Lamontagne came out swinging - the Arapahoe junior ran 17:50 for the victory, a Colorado No. 1and the No. 6 time ever on the courseMia Mraz was a solid runner-up with an 18:15 personal best, and a CO No. 2. 

On the boy's side of the competition Evan Kraus started a streak - the Erie junior picked up win No. 2 of the season with a 15:41 clocking. 

Watch: Cherry Creek Steve Lohman Race Videos

Keeping with the theme of people running fast, the D'Evelyn Dash played host to the top-two times in the boy's all-classification rankings. 

Connor McCormick torched the previous meet record by over half-a-minute, running a CO No. 1 of 15:13 for the victory. Add that it was a massive PR for the Longmont senior. And he wasn't the only one with a big day - The Classical Academy's Matthew Edwards looks to be a legit threat in 3A - he also dipped under the previous course record, running 15:21 for the runner-up spot. 

On the girl's side of the competition Nadhia Campos came out swinging on her high school career. The Vanguard School freshman dropped the fastest time of the day in the D2 race, and the lone sub-19 clocking, running 18:57 - that's currently the No. 1 time in 3AReese Tucker nearly cracked 19 - running 19:00.0 in the D1 race.

Read More: The D'Evelyn Dash: Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

Through The Lens: D'Evelyn Dash Photos

Across town at the Washington Park Invitational and on the topic of freshman coming out swinging, cue: Rosie MucharskyThe Denver East freshman ran away with the victory in a PR of 18:36. Mesa Ridge's Elizabeth Carlos was second in 19:00.

On the boy's side of the competition Andrew Ho and Peter Neid kicked in within two-seconds of each other, with Ho raking the win in 16:10.

A day earlier and a mile less, the Vista Nation XC 2-Mile Invitational was another hot race, per the usual. Brooke Wilson ran 11:28 to win the race just one-second off Taylor Whitfield's 11:27 course record. Emma Stutzman took second in 11:40, while Valor Christian freshman Keeghan Edwards finished third in 11:46.

On the boy's side of the competition Ty Garrett and Carlos Kipkorir Cheruiyot engaged in an all-out kicker's affair over the final half-mile. Despite near-disaster for Garrett (a slip on the final turn) the Valor junior won the race in 10:08 to Cheruiyot's 10:09.

Read More: Valor Sweeps The Vista Nation XC 2 Mile Invitational

Through The Lens: Vista Nation XC 2 Mile Photos

A day later and a few thousand feet up in elevation, Battle Mountain Husky Invitational saw two big performances. Durango's Land Lambert took down Harrison Witt's 16:51 course record, running 16:47 for the win, while Summit freshman Ella Hagen became the fourth to break 20 minutes on this grueling course, running 19:55 to claim the girl's race.

Read More: Record Setting Day At The Battle Mountain Husky Invitational

Through The Lens: Battle Mountain Husky Invitational Photos

Back on the front range there were plenty of movers and shakers in 3A.

Logan Gullett raced on uncontested at the Horizon Invitational, running 16:29 for the win, while Caden Schweer ran 16:24 at the Andy Myers Invitational, and Branden Davis nearly cracked 16, running 16:00 at the 48th Annual Rocky Ford Invitational

On the western slope 3A state champ Katelyn Maley opened up her season, soloing a 19:10 at the Basalt Longhorn Cross Country Invitational

 On the topic of opening a season, Jackson Shorten toed the line for the first time this fall at the Randall Hess XC Invitational. The Mountain View cruised to a 15:45 victory.


Cherry Creek Steve Lohman Invitational

Cherry Creek State Park Greenwood Village, CO
Aug 28, 2021
989 Total Performances (955 CO)

Videos (6)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Girls (10)
5000mF 1 1st17:50.80Emily LamontagneArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 2nd18:15.00Mia MrazLegacy High School
5000mF 1 3rd18:31.40Adele HavlickPalmer High School
5000mF 1 4th18:39.00Tessa WalterAir Academy High School
5000mF 1 5th18:40.50Ava MitchellArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 6th18:47.10Mckenna MazeskiCherokee Trail High School
5000mF 1 7th19:00.80Aidyn WoodallDouglas County High School
5000mF 1 8th19:12.30Lauren BoutellePine Creek High School
5000mF 1 1st19:16.40Paisley PiepgrasCherry Creek High School
5000mF 1 9th19:19.20Madelyn BlazoPine Creek High School
Boys (3)
5000mF 1 1st15:41.00Evan KrausErie High School
5000mF 1 2nd16:06.80Hunter StrandCherokee Trail High School
5000mF 1 3rd16:22.00Reuben HolnessCherokee Trail High School

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D'Evelyn Dash

D'Evelyn HS XC Course Denver, CO
Aug 28, 2021
670 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Articles (2)

Elite Performances

Girls (3)
5000mF 1 1st18:57.00Nadhia CamposThe Vanguard School
5000mF 1 1st19:00.00Reese TuckerChatfield High School
5000mF 1 2nd19:12.00Amy O'ConnellMullen High School
Boys (4)
5000mF 1 1st15:13.00Connor McCormickLongmont High School
5000mF 1 2nd15:21.00Matthew EdwardsThe Classical Academy
5000mF 1 3rd15:47.00Andreas O'MalleyLongmont High School
5000mF 1 4th16:10.00Patrick DotyConifer High School

Washington Park Invitational

Washington Park Denver, CO
Aug 28, 2021
531 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (3)
5000mF 1 1st18:36.00Rosie MucharskyDenver East High School
5000mF 1 2nd19:00.00Elizabeth CarlosMesa Ridge High School
5000mF 1 3rd19:18.00Molly ZannKent Denver School
Boys (2)
5000mF 1 1st16:10.00Andrew HoPonderosa High School
5000mF 1 2nd16:12.00Peter NeidGeorge Washington High School

Vista Nation XC 2-Mile Invitational

Mountain Vista HS XC Course Highlands Ranch, CO
Aug 27, 2021
407 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Articles (2)

Elite Performances

Girls (6)
2MileF 1 1st11:28.00Brooke WilsonValor Christian High School
2MileF 1 2nd11:40.00Emma StutzmanPomona High School
2MileF 1 3rd11:46.00Keeghan EdwardsValor Christian High School
2MileF 1 1st12:07.00Sarah PerkinsNiwot High School
2MileF 1 4th12:09.00Keira GamilyMountain Vista High School
2MileF 1 5th12:11.00Taylor RorickValor Christian High School
Boys (3)
2MileF 1 1st10:08.00Ty GarrettValor Christian High School
2MileF 1 2nd10:09.00Carlos Kipkorir CheruiyotNiwot High School
2MileF 1 3rd10:17.00Drew CostelowValor Christian High School

Battle Mountain Husky Invitational

Maloit Park Minturn, CO
Aug 28, 2021
309 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Articles (2)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Horizon Invitational

Riverdale Regional Park & Fairgrounds XC Course Brighton, CO
Aug 27, 2021
327 Total Performances (298 CO)

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
5000mF 1 1st16:29.40Logan GullettEaton High School

Andy Myers Invitational

Monfort Park Greeley, CO
Aug 28, 2021
190 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
5000mF 1 1st16:24.00Caden SchweerSeverance High School

48th Annual Rocky Ford Invitational

Rocky Ford Melon Field Rocky Ford, CO
Aug 27, 2021
178 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
5000mF 1 1st16:00.60Branden DavisLamar High School

Basalt Longhorn Cross Country Invitational

Crown Mountain Park El Jebel, CO
Aug 28, 2021
176 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
5000mF 1 1st19:10.70Katelyn MaleyBasalt High School

Randall Hess XC Invitational

Johnstown Reservoir Johnstown, CO
Aug 27, 2021
158 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
5000mF 1 1st15:45.50Jackson ShortenMountain View High School

Montezuma-Cortez XC Invitational

Parque de Vida Cortez, CO
Aug 27, 2021
113 Total Performances (101 CO)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

ATB Churchyard Meet #7

Boulder Valley Christian Church Boulder, CO
Aug 28, 2021
5 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
PVF 1 1st11-0.25Bridget SachsDrift Motion

John Martin XC Invitational

Fort Collins HS XC Course Fort Collins, CO
Aug 28, 2021

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Husky Invitational HS and Middle School Meet

Platte Canyon XC Course (Rosalie Property) Bailey, CO
Aug 27, 2021