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Cross Country Preview: Niwot teams in the hunt for Class 4A title


August 25, 2018

Jocelyn Rowley

The 2018 cross country seniors have set their sights on a state title. From left: Caroline Richards, Aidan Peairs, Maggie Smith, Benjamin Bi, Ares Reading, Mallory Finley, Layla Roebke, Jack Volf.

The Niwot cross-country teams found their way back into the Class 4A top-10 in 2017, and now they’re ready to take it a step further.

“Their goals are a state title and to go to Nike Nationals as a team,” third-year head coach Kelly Christensen.said. “Those are the goals they set, and that’s the work we did in preparation for that.”

Both teams started charting their course to the Class 4A championship immediately after last year’s state meet. Since then, they’ve endured weeks of grueling indoor training, the spring track and field season, and a challenging summer program,...

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