Coach Mark Roberts (23rd year) and his 30 or so athletes have started laying the foundation for their season with their opening meet Friday, August 24, at Vista Nation (see schedule). Both teams, the boys and the girls, move forward with the healthy adage: respect all, fear none.

Last year the boys won the Class 2A state championship. The returning state qualifiers: Colton Jonjak-Plahn (Sr., 15th), Isaac Roberts (Jr., 2nd) and Simon Stone (Jr., 18th) will be looking to defend their title with the help of Nick Boggess (Jr.) and Jordan Shackelford (Jr.), and there is a strong contingent of younger runners working hard to claim the sixth varsity position. They epitomize the concept of “team” - Together Everyone Achieves More.

The girls finished in third place in the 2A state meet last year. Led by returning All-State runners, Kylee Udovich (Sr., 10th) and Katie Fankhouser (Jr., 9th), along with Alora Cross (Jr., 46th), they return hoping to chip away at their personal best times in the 5K, which they all attained at the state meet in a well orchestrated effort last year. They’ll need a similar ending this season in a division that is closely contested. The three returning varsity runners will be strengthened by the talents of Quin Gregg (Fr.), Laura Hickey (Sr.), Hannah Thomas (So.), Jewel Thomas (Sr.), Catherine Darrow (Jr.), Chloe Els (Fr.) and Katie Roberts (Fr.).

Please check out the schedule and follow these determined, hard working student-athletes. The team will be running here in Lyons on Saturday, September 8, in the St.Vrain Invitational and again in their regional meet on Thursday, October 18. They are more than individuals – they are a team laying a foundation together for a life-long love of running in their pursuit of excellence, and service to others.


Lyons High School 2018 Cross Country Schedule

Fri., Aug. 24, 5 pm
Vista Nation 2-Mile Inv.
Mt. Vista HS

Boys Varsity - 5 pm; Girls Varsity - 5:20 pm; Boys JV - 5:40 pm; Girls JV - 6:10 pm

Sat.,Sept. 1, 10 am
Battle Mountain Husky Inv.
Maloit Park, Minturn
Fri., Sept. 7, 5:30 pm
Middle School St. Vrain
Lyons High School
MS Boys - 5:30; MS Girls - 6:00

Sat., Sept. 8, 8:15 races begin
St. Vrain Invitational
Lyons High School

Wed., Sept. 12
RE - 1J
Sunset Golf Course
MS Boys - 3:30; MS Girls - 3:40; HS Girls - 4:00; HS Boys - 4:30

Sat., Sept. 22, 9:30 am
Pat Patten Inv.   
Viele Lake in Boulder
Host: Boulder HS                   

Sat., Sept. 29
Longs Peak Inv.
Estes Park Golf Course
Host: Estes Park HS
HS Boys Varsity - 9:30; HS Girls Varsity - 10:00; HS Boys Open - 10:30; HS Girls Open - 11:00

Fri., Oct. 5
Doherty Spartan Invitational
Bear Creek State Park
Colorado Springs
Host: Doherty HS
Girls Open - 2:00; Boys Open - 2:45; Girls; Varsity - 3:30; Boys Varsity - 4:00
Wed., Oct. 10
Mile High League
Alexander Dawson
Boys - 3:30; Girls - 4:00

Fri., Oct. 12
Middle School Mile-Hi   
Alexander Dawson
Boys - 5:00; Girls - 5:30   

Thurs., Oct. 18
2A Regionals
Lyons High School
2A Girls - 4:30; 2A Boys - 5:30
Sat., Oct. 27
State Cross Country Meet
Bear Creek State Park
Colorado Springs
2A Girls - 12:20; 2A Boys - 1:40

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