Rock Canyon Sweeps Rock Canyon/Runners Roost Invite

It was the Rock Canyon boys from the gun.

It isn't very common that a team wins a meet with a perfect 15 point score, but Rock Canyon has proved that it's easily doable.

The Jaguars showed out this morning in Highlands Ranch on their home course, completely dominating the rest of the field.

The team put out a solid effort and worked together to take the top seven places (yes, you heard that correctly) at the Rock Canyon/Runners Roost Invite in the boys varsity 5k.

It was senior Chase Cartwright for the win, taking it home in 16:47.50.

In 2021, Cartwright ran a personal best of 16:09.90. Additionally, a few weeks ago, he ran a time of 16:20.30. Let's see if he can dip under that 16:00 mark in his final season at Rock Canyon.

Runner-up was Brady Hill in 16:50.10, and close behind him in third was teammate Owen Whitney in 16:52.40.

Whitney finished alongside Cody Jaramillo who was fourth in 16:52.90, followed by Michael Vargas who was fifth in 16:57.50.

Rampart High took second in the team scoring with 89 points, followed by Smoky Hill High in third with 122 points.

These boys should have much to show after today's performance in the next few weeks!

The victory following the boys race continued on for Rock Canyon High as they kept up their winning streak in the girls varsity 5k!

They took the win with 43 points on their home course.

Leila Pizzimenti of Rampart High led the field as she dominated in 20:48.40, almost a minute ahead of second place.

The sophomore clinched her second consecutive win of the season - all in the past two weeks. Last week was her first high school win ever.

Runner-up was sophomore Alyssa Cook of Rock Canyon in 21:20.80. She led her team to a first place finish.

Just a few weeks ago at the Liberty Bell Invite, Cook ran a huge personal best of 20:02.50 - let's see if she can dip under 20 this season.

Next up in third was senior Claire Nowels in 21:23.30. Teammate Mia Oliver freshman out of Fountain-Fort Carson High, finished fourth in 21:38.40. The two of them led their team to a second place finish in the team standings.

This was a big PR for Oliver, as she dipped under 22 minutes for the first time - by quite a lot. She's only a freshman, let's see what else she has in store!

Senior Murrie Dodge took fifth in 21:44.70. She also contributed to the Rock Canyon team win.

Douglas County High finished third in the team standings behind Rock Canyon High (first) and Fountain-Fort Carson High (second).