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Niwot runners ranked among nation’s best

 

December 21, 2018

Laura McDonald

Niwot senior Ares Reading finished in 17th overall at the Nike Cross Nationals with a time of 15:19.10

It’s hard to top a state championship for drama, but the Niwot girls’ performance at the Nike Cross National Championships on Dec. 1 may have come close. Seeded 22nd of the 22 teams invited, the Cougars finished fifth overall on the day and cemented their status as one of the most surprising high school cross country teams of 2018.

One person who wasn’t surprised was Niwot cross country head coach Kelly Christensen, who said that his team knew they were better than their last-place seed.

“After state, we just kept going over all the data and how much different the races are with 5...



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