HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA -- Led by one of the nation's deepest teams, the MileSplit50 No. 3 ranked Niwot (CO) girls claimed their first national title on Saturday at the Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships, following up the team's performance last year and culminating a season that saw the Colorado team devastate opponents across various performances in 2021.
All seven Cougars covered the 5K distance at John Hunt Park in under 18 minutes, including seventh-place finish Eva Klingbeil, the reigning CHSA Class 4A champion.
Klingbeil finished in the top 10, securing an overall time of 16:44.69.
Meanwhile, Niwot scored its next four runners inside the top 73 places and saw an overall compression of just 57 seconds.
Hear from the Boulder-area girls as they discuss their win on Saturday.
|1||Niwot High School||111||5+20+23+27+36 (39+50)||0:56 1-5 Split | 17:22 Avg|
|2||Buchanan (CS)||139||12+24+31+34+38 (79+99)||0:41 1-5 Split | 17:29 Avg|
|3||Arapahoe High School||208||9+22+47+56+74 (91+145)||1:10 1-5 Split | 17:36 Avg|
|4||York High School||210||28+30+41+43+68 (81+155)||0:25 1-5 Split | 17:44 Avg|
|5||Cherry Creek High School||232||2+37+62+64+67 (117+161)||1:31 1-5 Split | 17:37 Avg|