Slavens Invite hosts over 1600 Middle School Runners!
The Slavens Invite was all that it was billed to be on Friday, September 11th at Harvard Gulch Park in Southeast Denver. Over 1600 middle school kids enjoyed perfect weather in completing the 1.8 mile course that offered creek crossings, hills and a course lined with American Flags to honor the memory of the people killed in the September 11th attacks on the US. A moment of silence was observed by the over 5,000 fans and participants, a soft rendition of TAPS was played and the National Anthem was sung by Denver School of the Arts student Parker Goff Chrisbens.
Winning the teams titles for the boys meet were the host team Storm of Slavens with 100 points followed by St. Vincent with 102 points and in third place the McAuliffe Sun Devils.
- Charlie Welch Hill
- William Merrick Academy
- Malachi Ricks Holmes
- Asher Hoyt DCIS
- Jack Kresl Slavens
- Cassidy Hickey North Star
- Delany Gilfillan Hamilton
- Riley Buese Roberts
- Katy Denezza Slavens
- Kyla Ricks Holmes
All of the results can be found at Slavens Invitational
Cross Country Starts the Season out in fine form
The Nuggets/Avalanche Prep League Cross Country Season got off to a tremendous start yesterday at the Washington Park Invitational Meet. The Middle School side had 556 exuberant runners start the season off in style. On the Boys side there were 271 runners and 285 on the Girls side. “We are thrilled that XC has taken hold in Prep League the way it has, it has grown by leaps and bounds. Having huge invitational meets has proven to be the best way to promote the sport of running.” Said Director of MS Athletics, John Andrew.
Winning the teams titles for the boys meet were the Sun Devils of McAuliffe with 58 points followed by Slavens Storm with 66 points and in third place the Hamilton Huskies.Washington Park Invitational
The principal objectives of the Nuggets/Avalanche Prep League are:
To use sport to motivate and encourage student athletes to succeed academically.
To provide exemplary leadership to promote the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of students who participate by selecting the best qualified coaches and official’s available.
To provide an environment that will facilitate students to develop good sportsmanship, leadership, and communication skills.
To provide middle school students with an opportunity to participate in a school-organized sports program.
To provide a program that will help students develop fundamental skills in a variety of sports.
To provide a program that will benefit and challenge students who possess potential skills, interests, and capabilities beyond those found in the regular instructional program.
To provide students an opportunity to explore a variety of athletic activities.