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Desert Twilight brings out the best in Niwot runners

 

October 2, 2019

Laura McDonald

The Niwot girls cross country team took first overall in their race at the Nike Desert Twilight Festival in Casa Grande, Ariz. on Sept. 27. From left, Madison Shults, Ashley Edwards, Amelia Philofsky, Samrawit Dishon, Eva Lennert, Lucca Fulkerson, Eva Klingbeil, Joelle McDonald, Taylor James.

Niwot cross country has emerged as one of the top programs in Colorado, and now it can claim its spot among the best teams in the southwestern U.S., after an impressive performance at the Nike Desert Twilight Festival in Casa Grande, Ariz. on Sept. 27.

Paced by senior Samrawit Dishon, the Cougars finished first overall in the elite girls 5000M race, with 80 team points. Dishon posted a personal best time of 17 minutes 8.02 seconds to capture third place, followed by junior Taylor James (17:45.51) in 15th, Amelia Philofsky (17:57.12) in 18th, Madison Shults (18:17.33) in 25th, and senior Jo...



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