DENVER — The annual D'Evelyn Dash Cross Country Invite looks a lot different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With new guidelines restricting the number of teams and runners allowed at cross country races, D'Evelyn split its cross country invite into two days. The first day of the varsity-only event featured seven teams — Arvada West, Bear Creek, Chatfield, Columbine, D'Evelyn, Longmont and Lutheran.
Chatfield girls cruised to the team title led by a pair of impressive freshmen. Chatfield freshman Reese Tucker won the individual title with a time of 18 minutes, 28.4 seconds. Her mile pace with under six minutes. Teammate and fellow freshman Aspen Webb placed second with a time of 19:10.4.
Columbine junior Elizabeth Fender placed third and a pair of D'Evelyn seniors — Sonja Morin and Kati Livingood — rounded out the top-5.
On the boys side, Arvada West took the team title. A-West senior Logan Deison, junior David Rhoades and senior Gabe Schultz placed in the top-5 to pace the Wildcats. Longmont junior Connor McCormick won the boys individual title with a time of 16:26.