Cross country roundup: Yonatan Kefle of Denver South takes Wash Park Invite


Denver South's Yonatan Kefle raced away from the field to capture the Wash Park Invite on Friday afternoon.

The junior won in 16:29, ahead of Jefferson Academy senior Ryan Lehmuth, who was second in 16:52. SkyView Academy's Ryan Butler was third along with Castle View sophomore Aidan Scott (both finished in 17:12).

Castle View won the Invite on the boys side, with five runners placing in the top 13. Denver South, the host school, was second, and SkyView Academy placed third.

Castle View also won the girls team race as their five scorers all placed in the top 21. The Sabercats were led by senior Erin Kraus, who won the individual event in 19:53.

Brighton junior Kiran Green was second (20:21), and Dakota Ridge senior Skylar Lodice (20:32) finished third.

Dakota Ridge was second in the girls team race, and Longmont finished third.

Devil's Thumb Hill Climb

Grand Junction freshman Dolcie Hanlon narrowly won the Devil's Thumb Hill Climb on Friday, edging Rifle senior Sarah Wagler by 0.57 seconds to win.

Hanlon won the race in 27:53.30. Wagler finished second in 27:53.87.

Gunnison won the girls team race by having runners finish third through sixth, led by sophomore Bria Rickert (29:06.85). Rifle was second as a team.

On the boys side, Gunnison senior Colton Stice led the field and won in 22:36.77. Rangely senior Patrick Scoggins was second in 23:01.11 — narrowly edging Montrose senior Evan Graff, who finished in 23:01.76.

Gunnison also won the boys race. Paonia was second.