Legacy’s Gee places first at Pat Amato Classic

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On a bitter cold day, Northglenn hosted its annual Pat Amato Classic cross-country meet Oct. 4 at the Northwest Open Space in Northglenn.

The meet saw over 40 schools come out and had around 1,400 runners, which made the race a success.

“This is probably one of our biggest meets we’ve hosted for the Pat Amato Classic,” Northglenn head coach Von Miller said. “We have 44 teams out this year. Despite the weather, it was an extremely successful meet.”

Northglenn freshman Hayden Opila ran across the finish line with a time of 18:51.60, while senior Luke Thompson came in at 19:14.40. Senior Jason Dinh was on Thompson’s tail coming in at 19:17.10.

Junior Ryan Roche and freshman Tommy Kopala crossed the finish at 19:41.90 and 20:23.90, respectively. At 20:30.20, freshman David Kopala finished and sophomore Austin Weisenburg came in at 20:42.70.

Despite finishing in 32nd place and not earning any top spots, Miller said the team still performed very well.

“We had a ton of PRs,” Miller said. “Our team is really getting strong. We have a good freshman group and they’re just getting out there and doing work so it’s good to see.”

Laramie High School won first place on the boy’s side, while Monarch came in first for the girl’s side.

Legacy High School

Legacy junior Emma Gee won first place on the girl’s side with a time of 17:41.80. Senior Devyn-Palm Trujillo finished one minute and half later at 19:02.30. Junior Abby Cohen and freshman Rachel Gonzales crossed the finish line with a time of 19:34.60 and 19:44.80, respectively. All four of their times made the National Elites list.

On the boy’s side, seniors Chris Carroll and Daniel came in back to back with times of 17:19.70 and 17:19.80, respectively. Nick Gonzales finished with a time of 17:33.90.

The girls finished in fourth place overall, while the boys finished 19th.

Thornton High School

Thornton junior Sean Paiz finished the race in eighth place on the boy’s side with a time of 16:03.90. Sophomore Joshua Joseph came in 14th place at 16:11.60. Paiz and Joseph’s times made the National Elites list. Sophomore Jose Garcia had a time of 16:40.50 for 36th place. Thornton boys finished in sixth place overall.

With a time of 20:23.60, junior Kasha Strong finished in 73rd place. Junior Catherine Lindstrom came in at 21:09.50. The Thornton girls team finished in 24th place overall.

Holy Family High School

The Holy Family boy’s team finished the race in 14th place overall, while the girl’s team finished in 13th.

Senior Erich Hixson won 15th place with a 16:13 time, which made the National Elites list. Senior Aaron Hillman came in at 16:36.90, while senior Dillon Roddy’s time was 17:41.90.

For the girls, senior Lindsey Chavez finished the race in 28th with a time of 19:22. Her time made the National Elites list. Sophomore Katie Chavez came in at 19:48 for 44th place.

Standley Lake High School

Senior Jake Linford was the first runner on the boy’s side to cross the finish line for Standley Lake with a time 17:51.20. Junior Ryan Seberg came in at 18:10.30, while senior Scott Mayer had a time of 18:48.60. The boys finished in 27th place overall.

Freshman Emma Aberbethy earned a time of 21:59.80 for the girls, while junior Alie Settje and freshman Anna Nelson came in one right after another with times of 22:25.50 and 22:29.10, respectively. The girls finished 31st overall.

Skyview High School

The Skyview girls earned a 30th overall placement, while the boys received 36th place.

For the boys, sophomore Dathan Wessel finished with a time of 19:37. Sophomore Reilly Engdahl had a time of 21:58.20, while junior Mario Gonzalez came in right after at 22:01.40. Junior Sam Piltz had a time of 22:14.40.

Sophomore Crystal Perez ran the race in 20:31.60, while sophomore Shaely Northway came in at 22:55.80.

Westminster High School

Westminster senior Jose Bueno and freshman Alexander Aleman finished one right after the other at 19:33.50 and 19:33.80, respectively. The boys finished the meet in 34th place overall.

For the girls, sophomore Olivia Gonzales came in at 26:25, while senior Alexsandra Juarez finished at 26:35.50. Westminster girls finished in 33rd place.