Sprinting toward state

Beau Gilland will represent EHS at the state cross-country meet.

Katelyn Berry and Kyli Kinton

By the end of October, the weather in Englewood had finally cooled down a bit, making it the perfect temperature for running. Cross-country athletes had just wrapped up the 3A region 5 regional meet and runners had seen vast improvements in their time on the various courses throughout the season.


The team finished 6th of 14 teams. A respectable season overall. But there were some standouts. 


Beau Gilland finished top 15 with a time of 18:56 for his 5k run. He has been happy with his season, “It’s been good.”


Cross-country athletes on the medal stand at the 3A Region 5 regional meet.

With many efforts to improve his times throughout the season, he worked on his speed, “I think it’s trying to pace myself and go a little faster.”


At the start of the season, his 5K run time was in the 20:00 minute range, with a lot of hard work and practice, he was able to get the time down low enough to qualify for state, “18:56. I feel good that I put in the work to improve myself.”


The Colorado State Cross-Country championships are in Colorado Springs on Saturday, October 29 at the Norris Penrose Events Center, “It’s really nerve-wracking, but I’m excited.”


Gilland feels he had overwhelming support from his coaches and teammates, “They helped me push myself so I can be better. I really am enjoying the support that they’re giving.” 

Beau Gilland is supported by his mother, EHS teacher Brandy Bartholomew.

Many team members broke personal records (PR) over the course of the season. At the Windjammer meet at EHS, on October 8:

Jack McGirl PR’d at 18:12

Beau Gilland PR’d at 18:15

Cody Mollick PR’d (beating his time over the last three years) at 18:50

Ash Adams PR’d at 20:30

Adam Martinez PR’d at 23:07

Emmanuel Berdiales PR’d at 23:20

Aidan Johnson PR’d at 23:30