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A clean sweep for Niwot

Series: Niwot Cross Country | Story 4

October 30, 2019 | View PDF

Jocelyn Rowley

The Niwot boys and girls cross country teams claimed championship titles at the Class 4A state meet on Oct. 26.

The Colorado state cross country meet has produced some amazing athletic achievements over the years, but few top Niwot's in the 2019 Class 4A championships, held Oct. 26 at the Norris-Penrose Center in Colorado Springs. Led by individual winners Samrawit Dishon and Cruz Culpepper, the Cougars emerged from a highly competitive field to capture both team titles and complete the first four-title sweep for a single school since 1995 (an honor Niwot shared with Lyons on the day).

Jocelyn Rowley

Samrawit Dishon approaches the finish line at the Class 4A state cross country championships on Oct. 26.

Afterwards, fourth-year head coach Kelly Christensen said he and the coaching staff were overcome with "tears of joy" following the remarkable performance.

"It was special, no doubt, just to see the kids perform to their ability. This course can get the best or the worst out of people, and it's hard to put it all together all in the same day. The fact that the girls and guys did it is really special."

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