The Scoop: Niwot Doubles, Scott Wins Again & A Wells Record


Niwot Doubles At Desert Twilight

The Niwot girls did not waste a second on Friday night. 

The Cougars picked up a decisive, mid-season invitational win against some of the country's best programs, beating MileSplit50 No. 3 Arapahoe and No. 15 Desert Vista en route to a 44-point victory. 

They did it up front, with sophomore Mia Prok scoring a third-place finish in 17:06.40, and then the Cougars hit it right down the middle, finishing sixth, eighth, 13th and 21st -- in fact, another girl in the open race even won her heat in 17:43.00. Two girls were over 140, three more were over 130 and its sixth and seventh were over 120. 

All together, it was a statement-making win for the No. 16 program. 

Up front, Desert Vista's Lauren Ping landed the overall win with a time of 16:40.40 -- a new career best for 5K and another big speed rating of 152, her second over 150. 

Air Academy's Bethany Michalak was the other female under 17 minutes, finishing in 16:54.8. 

Not to be outdone, though, the Niwot boys also claimed a rather dominating display, dispatching El Paso Eastwood (143) and Desert Vista (157) with 61 points and a 15:24 average. 

Seniors Zane Bergen -- the overall winner at 14:50.1 -- and Joey Hendershot were both over 180, while the next three scorers went like this: 179, 169 and 167. 

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