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Conifer and Evergreen XC show off their top guns
After spending an earlier, smaller meet helping pace his teammate, Evergreen senior Colin Szuch stunned the competition at the state’s biggest cross country meet of the year on Saturday morning.
In the Division-II boys race of the Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School, Szuch won with an astonishing 15:29.40 time. The runner-up didn’t come in until 36.50 seconds later. In doing so, Szuch set the school record for the fastest 5K time.
But Szuch wasn’t the only Cougar to come up big during Saturday’s competition. Following a solid finish in Arvada on Thursday (15th, 20:57), junior Sarah Allen went into overdrive at the Liberty Bell. She placed third overall in the D-II race and clocked in at 18:20.70.
Although Conifer’s cross country team didn’t go to Liberty Bell, the Lobos made an impression at the Standley Lake race. The Lobo boys enjoyed four top-25 finishes, including two in the top five.
Superstar junior Zack Gacnik paced his team with a fourth-place, 16:47 time and teammate, junior Topi Alahuhta, wasn’t far behind. He clocked in three seconds later at fifth place.
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EHS soccer defeats tough Lobo opponent
EVERGREEN — High school athletics in the foothills doesn’t get much more exciting than the Mountain Bowl between Evergreen and Conifer, no matter what the sport.
On Sept. 3 on Evergreen High School’s new turf field, the Cougars took on the Lobos and won a competitive, physical boys soccer game 4-1. Junior forward/midfielder Nick Graziano led his team with two scores, both of which came off of free kicks from roughly 25 yards out.