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Dishon leads Niwot girls to second straight state title

 
Series: Niwot Cross Country | Story 5

October 30, 2019

Jocelyn Rowley

The Niwot girls captured their second straight team title at the 2019 Class 4A state cross country championship, held on Oct. 26 in Colorado Springs. From left: Taylor James, Amelia Philofsky, Maddie Shults, Joelle McDonald, Samrawit Dishon, Eva Lennart, and Eva Klingbeil.

Niwot senior Samrawit Dishon was holding on to a slim lead heading into the toughest stretch of the state cross country race when she got a boost from an unexpected source-her closest competitors.

"It was kind of cool to have them both there like that," Dishon said of Eagle Valley sisters Joslin and Samantha Blair, who trailed the front-runner by just a few meters. "They were hyping each other up and talking to each other, and I thought, 'This is great. I know they're not talking to me, but I'm going to use it.' I think it also pushed me more to know that there were other teams who were al...



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