Widefield High School Cross Country Team Blog
JV vs. Varsity
The Florence Husky Invitational is many things: Flat. Exposed. Enigmatic.
Over the years we have had fantastic performances at the Florence Husky and we have had disappointing performances. We have sent Varsity runners who have dominated and have left Varsity at home with mixed levels of success.
This year was another mixed bag.
It was hot. The course did not run fast. But, our JV boys beat all of the varsity teams assembled. This fact in and of itself made the meet a great success. Anytime your 7-11 runners beat every other team's 1-5 runners you can feel good about yourself.
Up next we will be taking the qualifying members of our team to the Southwest Sunset Classic in Durango, Colorado. Girls will race at 8:30 and boys at 9:00. All races will be under the lights on the Hilcrest Golf Course.
For the fourth year in a row the boys took home the team and individual titles at the Widefield Cross Country Invitational. Cole Munoz led the way as 8 of the top 10 places were claimed by the Gladiators.
Not to be outdone, the girls won both the team and individual titles for the first time in meet history with Maddy Rodrigues taking the win and leading a parade of finishers as the ladies went 1-2-3-5-10.
Next up before our trip to Durango is the Florence Husky Invite on Tuesday. Boys will race at 4 and girls at 4:30.
Let's Get It Started
The Cheyenne Mountain Stampede/Pre-State Meet is quickly approaching!
On Friday, August 25 we will open the season at the Norris Penrose Event Center and Bear Creek Regional Park. This will be a day jam packed with cross country action! Our team will be running in 6 different races starting at 2:30 and going until 7:00. It will be a long day, so please plan ahead! Parents, there is a charge for parking, so please arrive early and be prepared.
Race times will be as follows:
2:30--Novice girls (1.5+ miles)
4:00--4A Open girls
4:30--4A Varsity girls
6:30--4A Open boys
7:00--4A Varsity boys
This is the only chance for our athletes and parents to preview the State course, so be sure to be there!
Pre-Season Camp 2017, etc.
The 2017 cross country season is nearly upon us! Last year was the greatest season in team history and this year promises to be another great season. To get a head start we have several events coming up.
First, we have the last two road race opportunities of the summer. On July 29 the Classic 10k and 5k are run in Colorado Springs. The following week, on August 5th, the Run for Rwanda happens at Cottonwood Creek Park. The Run for Rwanda has traditionally been a good jump start for the season and a chance for high school runners to see where they are at in a friendly atmosphere. Any runner who is serious about having a great season is encouraged to run in one of these races.
The week of August 7-11 we will have our pre-season camp. Camp takes place at various locations around Colorado springs. Please see our pre-season camp page for details!
More Cross Country!
The official season may be over, but that doesn't mean the cross country action has to stop!
Seventeen members of our team will be heading to Casa Grande, Arizona to race in the Nike Cross Southwest Regional meet. This is a super-fast, ultra competitive race and a great experience.
As a tune-up for the Nike meet Cheyenne Mountain High School is hosting the Tomahawk 2-Mile on November 12. Registration closes on November 9 and the cost is $10 per runner. This race is an important part of staying sharp to race well in Arizona! Register and get info at the link above.