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Mountain Vista crowned 5A State Cross Country champions 3rd year in a row

COLORADO SPRINGS – For the third consecutive year, the Mountain Vista Golden Eagles soared to a team victory during the state cross country meet, claiming the 5A Boys championship.

The race held at the Norris Penrose Event Center on Saturday October 25, wasn’t easy. On a tough course on a warm fall day, the team was able to outscore Fort Collins, 156 to 114.

Mountain Vista 2014 Cross Country State Champions
Tyler Matzke - Senior
Paxton Smith - Junior
Addison Hellier - Junior
Alex Fu - Junior
Josh Romine - Sophomore
Chris Lovejoy - Sophomore
Brian Grover - Senior

Jonathan Dalby - Head Coach and Continental League Coach of the Year
Eric Selle - Head Coach and Continental League Coach of the Year
Annysa Barbour - Assistant Coach
Chris Wooley - Assistant Coach

Here are the overall results for both the boys and girls state meets. Individual results reflect the top 30 finishers.


Team Results
1 - Mountain Vista
11 – ThunderRidge
20 – Chaparral

DCSD Individual Results
15 – Tyler Matzke – Mountain Vista - Senior
17 – Paxton Smith – Mountain Vista - Junior
27 – Paul Moore – ThunderRidge - Senior
28 – Addison Hellier – Mountain Vista - Junior
29 – Alex Fu – Mountain Vista - Senior
30 – Chandler Jenson – ThunderRidge - Senior

Team Results
12 – Ponderosa

DCSD Individual Results
24 – Phillip Reid – Ponderosa - Senior

Team Results
5 – SkyView Academy

DCSD Individual Results
1 – Ben Butler – SkyView Academy - Junior
27 – Isaac Holm – SkyView Academy - Senior

Team Results
9 – Mountain Vista
17 – Rock Canyon
23 – Douglas County

DCSD Individual Results
12 – Savanna Dalton – Castle View - Junior
13 – Allie Chipman – Mountain Vista - Freshman
22 – Catherine Liggett – Legend - Junior

Team Results
9 – SkyView Academy

DCSD Individual Results
10 – Cassie Unruh – Sky View Academy - Sophomore

October 28, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities, High School Education, Schools

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.