Cross Country team wins big in Saturday meet

A-West runners take on new heights after their last cross country meet. Photo courtesy of sporlab on

Jack Roberts, Sports Editor

Arvada West’s cross-country team placed first in both the men’s and women’s Cross Country races this Saturday, August 26 at the annual D’Evelyn Dash 5K race.


The meet was attended by over a thousand runners from 35 different schools. The teams placed based on the top five runners from each school, and adding up their ranked finishes. In cross country, the lowest score wins. The Arvada West boys won 52-86 over the second closest team, and the girls were 51-87 over the second place team.


The men’s team was spearheaded by senior Colin Berndt who finished with a time of 16:32 and placed first  in the men’s heat, while senior Andres Perez finished with a 3rd place spot. In the women’s sect, senior Claire Pauley won 2nd overall in the women’s heat, with senior Katie Doucette not far behind at 5th.


The team of 50 kids was led by coach Todd Moore, who is a former college cross country runner. About the win Moore says, “It feels good. They work real hard.” He continues, “The varsity kids all train all year round. They were here five days a week this summer.”


The next meet is this Saturday, September 2nd at 9:00 am at the Centaurus Invite at Waneka Lake Park in Lafayette, CO.