Monday Morning Recap: Labor Day Edition

Buena Vista's Zaila Smith made no contest of the girl's 2A race at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede.

The first week of September was loaded with quality and quantity... 

With the return of big invitationals, we're seeing a ton of depth in meets.

Let's get into it, here are the highlights of the highlights. 

We'll start with the Arapahoe Warrior XC Invitational, which played host to a ton movers and shakers in the latest state rankings

Emily Lamontagne continued to impress. The Arapahoe junior sliced another 13 seconds off her Colorado No. 1, running a personal best of 17:37. Likewise, Aidyn Woodall joined the Sub-18 club, running a massive PR of 17:50 to finish second. 

On the topic of running PRs, Dalton Kaines took about 18-seconds off his to win the boy's race in 15:36 - that's a CO No. 3Bryce Reeburgh was eight-seconds back in 15:44 for the runner-up spot.

Four of the top-nine times among the boy's all-classification rankings were run here, and four of the top-six among the girl's all-classification rankings.

The other big meet of the week was the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede (Pre-State), which ran much like the state schedule, splitting up every classification. 

The fastest times of the day came out of the 4A races, where Bethany Michalak cruised to a 17:55 opener, and Evan Kraus soloed a 16:02 for his third-consecutive win of the season.

For more on the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede, here's a breakdown of each classification: 

The Legacy Lightning Invitational saw quite a few fast performances as well. 

Denver East freshman Rosie Mucharsky continued chopping off massive time from her PR. Mucharsky nearly joined the Sub-18 club in the second race of her high school career, running 18:00.00. Mia Mraz picked up her third runner-up finish of the season, running 18:23.

On the topic of almosts - Logan Gullett almost joined the Sub-16 club for the second time this season. He won the boy's race in 16:03 - the second time he's been within three seconds of the barrier. 

Down south at the Widefield Cross Country Invitational The Classical Academy's Kennedy McDonald opened her season with an impressive 19:05 clocking. Pine Creek's Emma Wilhelm was second in 19:17. TCA's Chandler Wilburn made it a sweep of the individual races, winning the boy's title in 16:15.

Up north in Wyoming Colorado was well represented at the Wyoming Cross Country Invitational. Liberty Common's Isabel Allori won the girl's race in 19:08, which was just ahead of the the Niwot duo of Olivia Alessandrini and Bella Nelson, who ran 19:10, and 19:18.

Jackson Shorten started a streak of his own, picking up win No. 2 of his season in 15:48. 

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Timpanogos XC Invitational

Lakeside Sports Park Orem, UT
Sep 4, 2021
1,708 Total Performances (14 CO)

Photo Albums (2)

Videos (24)

Articles (2)

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
5000mF 1 6th18:19.90Jadyn HeilFruita Monument High School
5000mF 1 21st19:11.90Ella UnreinFruita Monument High School

Arapahoe Warrior XC Invitational

deKoevend Park XC Course Littleton, CO
Sep 3, 2021
1,282 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (21)
5000mF 1 1st17:37.90Emily LamontagneArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 2nd17:50.00Aidyn WoodallDouglas County High School
5000mF 1 3rd18:04.80Ava MitchellArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 4th18:11.70Addison PriceCherry Creek High School
5000mF 1 5th18:35.50Ava EscorciaArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 6th18:38.90Keira GamilyMountain Vista High School
5000mF 1 7th18:39.80Anna BridgesArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 8th18:40.90Karli HolmesArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 9th18:47.90Carly PerdewArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 10th18:48.90Reese TuckerChatfield High School
5000mF 1 1st19:04.00Marin SmithMountain Vista High School
5000mF 1 11th19:04.40Amy O'ConnellMullen High School
5000mF 1 12th19:06.80Kinley WolfeCherry Creek High School
5000mF 1 2nd19:08.80Peyton AdamsMountain Vista High School
5000mF 1 13th19:11.40Kinsey ChristiansonCherry Creek High School
5000mF 1 14th19:14.10Mia CardelloArapahoe High School
5000mF 1 15th19:14.40Alice HammCherry Creek High School
5000mF 1 16th19:17.70Shayda ZarrinMountain Vista High School
5000mF 1 17th19:18.20Paisley PiepgrasCherry Creek High School
5000mF 1 18th19:18.50Emerson MullenChatfield High School
5000mF 1 19th19:19.60Lila CrowleyHeritage High School
Boys (13)
5000mF 1 1st15:36.20Dalton KainesRocky Mountain High School
5000mF 1 2nd15:44.00Bryce ReeburghGolden High School
5000mF 1 3rd15:55.60Tyler DownsMountain Vista High School
5000mF 1 4th15:58.00Nate HarbertMountain Vista High School
5000mF 1 5th16:06.00Tanner BrownChaparral High School
5000mF 1 6th16:08.20Daniel HruskaCherry Creek High School
5000mF 1 7th16:10.80Elijah WilcoxSalida High School
5000mF 1 8th16:14.80Henry StubenrauchGolden High School
5000mF 1 9th16:16.70Aaron YocomMountain Vista High School
5000mF 1 1st16:17.30Benjamin AndersonMountain Vista High School
5000mF 1 10th16:20.00Luke UrbanMountain Vista High School
5000mF 1 11th16:21.30Jack TolbertMullen High School
5000mF 1 12th16:27.70Jackson ParrillChaparral High School

Loyd's Lake Classic

Loyd's Lake Monticello, UT
Sep 3, 2021
83 Total Performances (44 CO)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Cheyenne Mountain Stampede (Pre-State)

Norris Penrose Event Center - New Course Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 3, 2021
733 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Videos (12)

Articles (3)

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
5000mF 1 1st17:55.30Bethany MichalakAir Academy High School
5000mF 1 1st18:58.20Elena TorresLoveland High School
Boys (7)
5000mF 1 1st16:02.60Evan KrausErie High School
5000mF 1 2nd16:10.20Jake BachPalmer Ridge High School
5000mF 1 3rd16:16.30Sullivan MiddaughBattle Mountain High School
5000mF 1 4th16:19.50Dominykas RemeikisSummit High School
5000mF 1 1st16:21.40Branden DavisLamar High School
5000mF 1 2nd16:28.80Henry IlyasovaManitou Springs High School
5000mF 1 5th16:29.60Lucas BossingerPalmer Ridge High School

Legacy Lightning Invitational

Broomfield County Commons Park Broomfield, CO
Sep 3, 2021
708 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (6)
5000mF 1 1st18:00.00Rosie MucharskyDenver East High School
5000mF 1 2nd18:23.00Mia MrazLegacy High School
5000mF 1 3rd18:36.00Allison PippertStargate High School
5000mF 1 4th18:53.00Ella JohnsFort Collins High School
5000mF 1 5th18:53.00Tatum BergFossil Ridge High School
5000mF 1 6th19:17.00Frances HudsonMead High School
Boys (3)
5000mF 1 1st16:03.00Logan GullettEaton High School
5000mF 1 2nd16:17.00Christian GroendykFort Collins High School
5000mF 1 3rd16:28.00Nolan HoffmanMead High School

Widefield Cross Country Invitational

Widefield High School Widefield, CO
Sep 3, 2021
261 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
5000mF 1 1st19:05.97Kennedy McDonaldThe Classical Academy
5000mF 1 2nd19:17.42Emma WilhelmPine Creek High School
Boys (1)
5000mF 1 1st16:15.46Chandler WilburnThe Classical Academy

Wyoming Cross Country Invitational

Litttle America Golf Course Cheyenne, WY
Sep 3, 2021 Sep 4, 2021
387 Total Performances (206 CO)

Elite Performances

Girls (3)
5000mF 1 1st19:08.90Isabel AlloriLiberty Common High School
5000mF 1 2nd19:10.70Olivia AlessandriniNiwot High School
5000mF 1 3rd19:18.70Bella NelsonNiwot High School
Boys (1)
5000mF 1 1st15:48.20Jackson ShortenMountain View High School

Lake County Cross Country Invitational

Colorado Mountain College Leadville, CO
Sep 4, 2021
141 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Palisade Dawg Invitational

Riverbend Park Palisade, CO
Sep 4, 2021
122 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

West Grand Invitational

Doc Ceriani Park Kremmling, CO
Sep 4, 2021
80 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

North Fork Invitational

Hotchkiss HS XC Course Hotchkiss, CO
Sep 4, 2021
63 Total Performances

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Aztec XC Invite

Aztec HS Cross Country Course Aztec, NM
Sep 3, 2021
149 Total Performances (18 CO)

Elite Performances

No elite performances.

Garden City XC Festival

Berthoud HS XC Course Berthoud, CO
Sep 4, 2021