Flying High At The JeffCo 4A/5A League Championship

Patrick Doty and Wyatt Bly ran side-by-side.

The two Conifer seniors led the field through the opening mile of the Jefferson County 4A League Championship with one main focus in mind: they were determined to do whatever it took to give their squad it's seventh-consecutive league title.

Doty and Bly took the pacing duties, which skimmed down the field to just three - Golden's Henry Stubenrauch was the only other runner in the field to handle the heat. 

Each stride brought the trio closer to the finish, and with each stride they were gradually separated. 

Doty - who finished second here a year ago - went on to put his stamp on the race, running away in the final mile to capture the individual title in 16:26. 

Meanwhile, Stubenrauch's patience paid off big time in the final mile. The Golden senior kicked hard to take the runner-up spot, finishing in 16:35. Bly was just eight-seconds back in third in 16:43.

With Doty and Bly tallying four-points between them, the pencils came out and the team race took the spotlight. 

Littleton countered Conifer's 1-2 with Kaden PullarSawyer Gannon, and Daniel Lamey finishing 6-7-8, but Conifer stormed back, bringing in their top-six before Littleton's fourth. Kyler Boymel and Nolan Schwemlein, finished 14th and 15th, while Gunnar Forsythe closed the door, finishing 18th.

Conifer claimed their seventh-consecutive league title, tallying 51 points. Littleton took second with 65 points, while Wheat Ridge was third with 88.


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