Widefield High School Cross Country Team Blog
State Week Plans
State week is part celebration, part managing excitement and energy, and part preparation.
To this end, we are going to have a "family breakfast" Saturday morning before departing for State. We will eat in the WHS cafeteria starting at 8:30am. Pancakes will be the main dish with assorted sides available as well. The girls will eat first since they race first.
Family and team members are welcome to attend the breakfast. Donations to offset the cost of the meal will be accepted but there will be no charge.
At 10:00 we will depart for State. For parents who are attending State, please be aware there is a $10 charge for parking at the State meet.
Girls race at noon and boys race at 1:20.
See you Saturday!
For the second year in a row both the boys and girls have qualified for State as a team!
At regionals the boys were led by Cole Muñoz who ran to the first individual Regional title in recent history. Sophia Mena led the girls pack as our top four girls were separated by a mere 35 seconds!
The State Meet will take place on Saturday, October 28 at Noris Penrose Event Center. Girls race at noon and boys race at 1:20.
JV Championships and Regionals
This next week will be the last week of the cross country season for all runners who do not qualify for State. We have a meet for our JV runners on Tuesday at Monument Valley Park. Start times for that race will be 3:30 for boys and 4:10 for girls.
On Tuesday our Varsity runners will compete at Regionals with a berth to the State Championships on the line. Regionals are in Durango on the same course we ran on in mid-September. Boys run at 2:00 and girls run at 2:30.
Let's finish the season strong with good performances at our last meets!
Doherty Spartan Invite
The Doherty Spartan Invite takes place on Thursday, October 6. This is our last invitational meet before Championship Season. The meet takes place at Bear Creek Park, but is not the same course as that used for State. Parents should park either in the neighborhood North of the park off of Rio Grande, or in the Bear Creek parking lots west of the park and west of 21st. The start and finish areas are near the Administration Building off of Cross Creek Dr.
Race times will be:
2:00 JV Girls
2:45 JV Boys
3:30 Varsity Girls
4:00 Varsity Boys
The meet scheduled for September 28 at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Our next meet is the Rampart Foxes and Hounds on Saturday, September 30. This meet takes place at Cottonwood Creek Park in Colorado Springs and features a unique and cool scoring system. Race times will be: