Kicking For Keeps At The Pat Patten Invitational

The celebration from Jacob Bach after taking the win at the Pat Patten Invitational was priceless.

Should I mention that he took a hard fall and still came out on top?

The varsity boys 5k was a back and forth tight knit battle for the entirety of the race on a tough course, but it came down to Bach and Max Heins.

Coming around the final turn, Bach slipped and fell to the ground, but that didn't stop him from getting back up, kicking as hard as he could, and taking the win in 15:58.

This is Bach's third consecutive win this fall, coming off of wins at the Air Academy Kadet Invitational and the Coronado Cougar Classic.

He has clearly proven his dominance and has high hopes for the rest of the season. He's currently ranked Colorado No. 13.

Heins was right on Bach's shoulder in 16:00.4. He came in as the second seed and proved himself by finishing runner-up.

Heins has had a very solid season so far. The senior hasn't had a finish worse than third thus far with two wins under his belt.

The two were in good company, though. Kaden Levings finished third in 16:02.6, followed closely by Lucas Bossinger who was fourth in 16:05.4.

Bossinger ran 15:09.30 earlier in the season, putting him at Colorado No. 9 - he will definitely be someone to keep your eye on in the next few weeks.

It was a battle to the line between fifth and sixth with Cy Teruel (fifth) in 16:09.3 and Peter Neid (sixth) in 16:09.7.

Fairview took the overall team win by one point over Rock Canyon, tallying 87 points to Rock Canyon's 88. Cheyenne Mountain took third.


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