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3 months ago @ 1:10PM

XC Week 10 & 11 October 12-20

XC Weeks 10 & 11

  • Drop off uniforms with bag and quarter zip in Mr. Duensing's classroom 120 when you are in school this week or drop them in the front office this week.

  • What?
    • Celebration of the 2020 Cross Country season
    • Awards
      • Academic Awards for Juniors and Seniors
      • Participation Awards
      • Letter Earner Awards
      • Special Team Awards
      • Paper Plate Awards presented by Seniors
  • Who?
    • All Doherty Cross Country participants and families
  • When?
    • Tuesday October 20
  • Where?
    • We are unable to have a banquet or have it indoors.  We are able to have it outdoors, socially distanced in our cohort groups. The Seniors chose to have it at the park where we have most of our practices.
    • Location:
      • Carver Park playground where we run our K workouts.  Park either at, 1. Carver Elementary School, 2. Crimson Circle and Portrait Place, or 3. Blissful Circle South, and walk to the playground pavilion area.
  • Guidelines?
    • Everyone must be wearing a mask
    • Each family is a cohort and sits together on the grass, bring your own chairs.
    • Families need to be socially distanced from other families.
    • Athletes can sit with their team, boys are one cohort, girls are another and sit separately socially distanced as a team.


Team News

3 months ago @ 2:47PM

JV Air Academy Meet Sheet and Course Map

JV Meet sheet for Friday's Air Academy Meet is posted below.  A reminder we have bus taking the athletes to and from the meet.  No spectators allowed.

Air Academy JV Meet Sheet

Team News

4 months ago @ 11:06AM

XC Week 7: September 21-26


Congratulations to the Spartan Harriers for their fourth place finishes at the Discovery Canyon meet last week.  We are down to two and a half weeks left in our season.  We are prepared to "Finish Strong."  

Doherty is the proud host of the PPAC 5A League Meet October 1 at Monument Valley North and a co-host of the PPAC 5A JV League Meet October 2 at Cottonwood Creek Park.  We need your help hosting these meets.  Email if you are able to help as a course marshal (stand and point), lead bike or trail bike, and setup or tear down of flags and equipment.

  • Monday: @Doherty 3:45-5:15

  • Tuesday: @Palmer Park Green Crest Entrance DIRECTIONS TO PRACTICE AT PALMER PARK  3:45-5:30

  • Wednesday: @Doherty 3:45-5:15

  • Thursday: @Doherty 3:45-5:15

  • Friday: JV members who will only have 6 meets including this meet will run at Air Academy.  Start time of the meet is TBA.  Bus leaves tentatively at 3:30 from the East lot.  No fans allowed on the Air Force Academy or the Air Academy High School campus.  All athletes competing must ride the Activity bus.  Bus will return after 6:30 tentatively.

  • Friday: Varsity @ Doherty 3:45-5:00

  • Saturday: @ Monument Valley Park North 7:45-9:15am  DIRECTIONS TO PRACTICE AT MONUMENT VALLEY NORTH

Team News

4 months ago @ 4:24PM

XC Week 6: September 14-19

XC Week 6: Sept.14-19

Thank you athletes and parents on your dedication to the team and flexibility with the weather and limited access to the meets this week at Norris Penrose and Bear Creek East. Meet results posted here Congratulations to our harriers for embracing the difficult course at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede.  We even had a few PR's.  Onward to week 6.

  • Monday: @ Doherty 3:45-5:30  JV and Varsity will have split workouts
  • Tuesday: @Doherty 3:45-5:30  JV and Varsity will have split workouts
  • Wednesday: @Doherty 3:45- 4:45  Varsity pre-meet, JV base run
  • Thursday: Varsity Race at Palmer Lake, Activity bus leaves East lot at 4:00pm and will arrive back between 7:30pm and 8:00pm.   JV pre-meet (3:45-4:45)  Meet Sheet will be posted once Lewis Palmer sends the meet information to the coaches
  • Friday: JV Race at Palmer Lake, Activity bus leaves East lot at 4:00pm arrives back between 7:30pm and 8:00pm.  Varsity 3:45-5:00pm recovery run. Meet Sheet will be posted, once Lewis Palmer sends the meet information to the coaches
  • Saturday:  7:45am-9:15am at Woodmen Park and Ride located at the Northwest corner of Woodmen and Corporate.  We will run the Santa Fe Trail through the Air Force Academy.


Team News

4 months ago @ 1:04PM

Varsity Update Saturday's Cheyenne Mountain Stampede

Update From The Hosts Saturday's Meet

CHSAA and Cheyenne Mountain High School have the following clarifications to our meet sheet

  • Parent drop off/pick up process: Parents drop off at roundabout (front of stadium near statues) and then exit.  Return after the race to pick up in the same spot.
  • Finish chute - ALL FINISHERS will exit straight out (East). Coaches can meet their Athletes in front (East side) of the stadium (NO COACHES ALLOWED IN STADIUM OR FINISH AREA)
  • NO MANAGERS - Our "numbers" are based on Participating Athletes and Coaches...we don't have room for additional athletes(non participating) or managers
  • 30 min before scheduled race - report to start area for uniform check-in
  • 10 min before scheduled race - report to start chute (no strides out at this point)
  • Masks on entire time at NPEC (unless racing)
  • Masks carried during race
  • Masks on once finished and regained normal breathing pattern


  • Arrival Time
    • VARSITY ONLY Arrive Norris Penrose Equestrian Center  2:45pm
  • Race Times
    • 4:00 Boys  Wave 2
    • 4:45 Girls  Wave 2
    • 5:30-5:45 Be picked up at this time.
  • JV meet for practice at Bear Creek East park headquarters located at Creek Crossing and Rio Grande at 2:45 for practice.  Coach Johnson will be there at 2:45 to take you on a long run on the course.  Once your long run is over you may go, or you may stay to watch your team mates.  Practice will go until 4:15, the races go until 5:15.


Team News

4 months ago @ 1:46PM

JV and Varsity Meet Update

Parents, Spectators, Athletes

1. Spectators - NOT ALLOWED 

2. PARKING - ONLY FOR COACHES AND ATHLETES, School district vehicles, buses and kids that are forced to drive due to district policy

3. Parents driving their child may "drop off" via the main gate at the roundabout




? 2a- Park Lower Lots - typical state meet location
? 3a- park in north gravel lot - main entrance of NPEC
? 4a- Park in north gravel lot - main entrance of NPEC
? 5a- Park Lower Lots - typical state meet location

Team News

4 months ago @ 12:02PM

XC Week 5

XC Week 5, September 7- 12

Congratulations to the Spartan Harriers as their hard work is paying off. Last week saw numerous P.R.'s.  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered at our meets.  This week we have the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede on Saturday.  This meet is limited to our top 6 varsity boys and top 6 varsity girls.  JV will not have a meet this week.

  • Monday: On your own, 40-45 minute base run with 4 strides

  • Tuesday: @Doherty 3:45-5:00

  • Wednesday: @Doherty 3:45-5:30

  • Thursday: @Doherty 3:45-5:30

  • Friday: @Doherty 3:45-4:45 Pre-Meet.

  • Saturday: Cheyenne Mountain Stampede at Penrose Equestrian Center and Bear Creek Park East.  Varsity arrive 3:00pm at the Athlete Village located outside the large stable to the Southeast  of the stadium.  No spectators allowed in the stadium and no camps in the stadium.  Spectators are only allowed on the course.     

  • JV runners arrive at 3:00pm at Bear Creek East Park Headquarters located at Creek Crossing and Rio Grande.  JV athletes have practice prior to the meet on the course.  JV runners may stay to cheer on the Varsity team after their long run.  This practice will go from 3:00pm-4:15pm.  


Team News

4 months ago @ 5:08PM

XC Week 4, August 31- September 5

XC Week 4  August 31- Sept 5

Great work Spartan Harriers on the first three weeks of the season.  This week brings us back to Doherty for our second of two meets we host.  Thank you parents and siblings for pitching in to make these meets such high quality.  We do need help still.  We are in need of a few more course marshals on our side of the creek as well as lead and sweep bikes this week.  Currently, we have two riders, the Courtrights.  We need two more for both Thursday and Friday.  Email if you can help.

  • Monday: @Doherty 3:45-5:30 Base Run

  • Tuesday: @Doherty 3:45-5:30 on the track for speed work

  • Wednesday: @Doherty 3:45-5:00 Varsity on Pre-meet, JV on Base run

  • Thursday: PPAC Varsity Race Series 3 @Doherty.  JV arrive at 3:30 to set up, Varsity and Volunteers arrive at 4:30  Meet Sheet found under files on our website

  • Friday: PPAC JV Race Series 3 @ Doherty. Varsity arrive at 3:30 to set up, JV and Volunteers arrive at 4:30.  Meet Sheet found under files on our website

  • Saturday: 7:45am -9:15am practice at Santa Fe Trail.  Meet at the Woodmen Park and ride located at the Southwest corner of Woodmen and Corporate.

Team News

5 months ago @ 7:31AM

Parent Meeting Thursday August 13 at 5:30 @ Doherty

Parent Meeting 5:30 Thursday August 13

Join us in the bleachers at the Doherty track at 5:30 Thursday after practice.  If it's too hot, we will move the meeting to the shade under trees.

All attending must wear a mask covering mouth and nose.

Team News

5 months ago @ 4:40PM

XC Season Begins Wednesday August 12 at 3:30pm

XC Season Begins Next Week Wednesday August 12 

CHSAA has given us the go ahead for Cross Country to start next week.  Please get all of your paper work into the Business Office by Wednesday August 12 at 3:00pm.  The paperwork is located at

There is a new physical form that must be signed prior to practicing.

Only 4 Fall Sports This Year and Cross Country is One of Them.  Get your friends out to run.  

Team News

6 months ago @ 2:01PM

XC Camp Week 7 July 20-25

XC Camp Week 7, July 20-25

Three weeks left of Summer training.  Great work this past week.  Remind your friends to come out and run with us, just remind them to fill out the waiver under our team files and bring it to practice.

  • Monday: @ Doherty 8:00am-9:15am, base run with the team.  Plus, evening run on your own of 20 minutes.

  • Tuesday: @ Greencrest entrance to Palmer Park 8:00am-9:15am for hill work.

  • Wednesday: On your own base run in the morning then a 20 minutes run on your own in the evening.

  • Thursday: @ Monument Valley Park North 8:00am-9:15am for threshold work

  • Friday: Recovery run on your own in the morning.  Easy 20 minutes on your own in the evening

  • Saturday: Long run on your own.

Team News

6 months ago @ 5:19PM

XC Camp Week 6: July 13-18

XC Camp Week 6

One month from Monday until the season officially begins.  Make sure you're putting in the miles regularly if you're running on your own. Post on Strava.  Hold each other accountable.

  • Monday: @ Doherty 8-9:15am  then 20-25 minutes on your own at night.

  • Tuesday: @ Palmer Park, Greencrest entrance located at Brenner Place and Austin Bluffs 8-9:15 am, Hill day

  • Wednesday: On own recovery run in the morning and base run in evening

  • Thursday: @Monument Valley North located at Fontanero and Culebra 8-9:15am Speed day.  Chocolate milk and grapes after.

  • Friday: Recovery run on your own in the morning and base run in the evening on your own.

  • Saturday: Long Run on your own.

Team News

6 months ago @ 4:43PM

XC Camp Week 5

XC Camp Week 5, July 6-11

We have had a great showing the past four weeks.  Thank you for your hard work and great ideas in moving forward with the cross country off season.  We will continue to check everyone's temperature and fill out each athlete's questionnaire each practice.  We will also continue wearing face masks to camp and when leaving camp.  We will extend our practices now by 15 minutes in order to introduce our Abs and Core routines.  Please invite your friends, as long as they fill out the waiver and bring it to our camp.

  • Monday: @ Doherty 8:00am-9:15  Base work, team stretch routine, and core routine.  Evening run on your own
  • Tuesday: @Greencrest entrance to Palmer Park, located at Austin Bluffs and Brenner Place 8:00am-9:15
  • Wednesday: Recovery run with running partners on own. Evening run on your own
  • Thursday: @Monument Valley Park North located at Fontanero and Culebra 8:00am-9:15 Speed work
  • Friday: Recovery run with running partners on own. Evening run on your own
  • Saturday: Long run with running partners on own


Team News

6 months ago @ 6:35PM

XC Camp Week 4, June 29- July 4

XC Camp Week 4

Great week last week.  Good work posting your runs on Strava and solid effort on the social distancing and wearing of the masks.  Keep inviting friends to run with us.  Just remind them to fill out th waiver and show up with a mask,otherwise they can't practice with us.  Reminder: you must wear your mask at the end of practice when we send you to your cars, and no hanging out in the parking lot after practice.  Here's what we have set up for this week.  This week we introduce two a day runs.

  • Monday: @ Doherty 8-9am meet on the hill

  • Tuesday: @ Palmer Park Greencrest entrance off of Brenner Place and Austin Bluffs 8-9am

  • Wednesday: Recovery run on your own or with a friend

  • Thursday: @ Monument Valley North on the corner of Fontanero and Culebra 8-9am

  • Friday: Recovery run on your own or with a friend

  • Saturday: Long Run on your own or with a friend

Team News

6 months ago @ 8:21AM

XC Camp Week 3 June 22-27

XC Camp Week 3

Last week was a strong week with training as we have been able to meet as a larger group where we supported one another in improving.  This week we continue as we invite new people to our training.  Those who are on vacation, keep up your training on Strava, everyone else, we'll see you throughout the week.

  • Monday: @Doherty on the hill overlooking the track 8:00am-9:00am Base runs

  • Tuesday: @Greencrest entrance to Palmer Park located at Austin Bluffs and Brenner Place, 8:00am-9:00am

  • Wednesday: Recovery run on your own

  • Thursday: @Monument Valley Park North located at Fontanero and Culebra 8:00am-9:00am speed work

  • Friday: Recovery run on your own

  • Saturday: Long Run on your own or with team mates    

Anyone wanting to join us this week, fill out the waiver on our website.  You can also follow our training plan found on the same website.

Team News

7 months ago @ 12:10PM

XC Camp Week 2 June 15-20

XC Week 2

Great first week as we have had 15 regulars showing up at our three locations.  The next three weeks, we will all be meeting at the same locations as we can meet in groups of up to 25 as long as we keep our social distancing, take your temps, have masks to begin and end camp, and you pass the questionnaire daily.  Bring your own water, we have had several of you forget water, don't forget water.  Here's the plan for this week:

  • Monday @ Doherty meet on the hill overlooking the track 8:00-9:00am

  • Tuesday @ Greencrest/Palmer Park entrance located at Brenner Place and Austin Bluffs 8:00-9:00am lock all valuables out of sight.

  • Wednesday recovery run on your own

  • Thursday @ Monument Valley Park North located at Fontanero and Culebra.  Meet at the picnic table near the parking area

  • Friday recovery run on your own

  • Saturday long run on your own

Team News

7 months ago @ 1:07PM

XC Camp Begins Monday June 8

XC Camp Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00-9:00am

Camp/ practices begin Monday June 8.  We collected your waivers last week.  Email Coach Duensing if you didn't turn in your waiver to see when you can turn that in and which group you will run with.

  • Must have a mask

  • Must have own water and cell phone

  • 6 feet apart at all times

  • Arrive on time to your practice location as listed below or you can't practice with us as we will be taking temperatures and answer questions on questionnaire, once that's done we begin practice and no one is allowed to join that day after temps and questions are complete.

  • You are not allowed to switch groups until we make adjustments next week.  

8:00am                           Truex   (A)       Johnson (B)                 Duensing (C)

Monday                          Palmer Park    Bear Creek East          Doherty          

Tuesday                          Doherty           GOG                              Palmer Park               

Thursday                           MVP                Doherty                        Sand Creek                 


Team A           Truex                                                                     


Ian P


Max W


Jake L


Ben C










Team B      Johnson


Kendall W.


Kayla T.


Tara V.


Natalie L.


Katie F.


Alaina R.


Lara B.






Team C      Duensing


Emily H.


Kelli M.


Naomi K.


Hayley Y.


Becca W.


Tamsin C.









Team News

7 months ago @ 1:31PM

XC in person camp to do list for athletes and parents

XC In Person Running Camp

  • Wednesday June 3, 8:00am-9:00am: Turn in waiver  in the Southeast lot down near the shed. This must be turned in to be allowed to practice.

  • Friday June 5, 8:00am-9:00am: Waiver turn in make up date,  in Southeast lot down by the shed

  • Friday Noon: Webex at Coach Duensing's Webex Room we will give you your team and coach location for your first practice on Monday.

  • Monday June 8, 8:00am: First in person camp practice. Don't be late or you won't be able to practice that day

We look forward to seeing you for XC practice.  Go Spartans!

Team News

7 months ago @ 8:57AM

XC Team Webex Monday June 1 @ Noon

XC Meeting Monday June 1 @ Noon

  • Please review the Re-Introduction to Practice Protocol Plan which is posted under our TEAM FILES so we can answer your questions.

  • We will go over the plan on how we will begin In-Person practice which will be daily XC Camps.  

  • We will share the required forms that must be completed before you are allowed to run with the group

  • We will share the required daily health checks and questionnaire in order for you to be allowed to run with the group

  • We will share all other requirements and limits.

Team News

7 months ago @ 11:42AM

Cross Country Meeting Wednesday May 27 @ Noon

XC Meeting Wed. May 27 @ Noon

  • We will go over our plan for summer training, which includes expectations and goals.  

  • Review our warm up and core routines with examples of each from veteran Doherty XC runners.

  • Go over plans to re-introduce in person participation as the Summer progresses


Team News

7 months ago @ 8:05AM

Senior Spotlight #6 Jacob through Orion

Jacob Otero


After high school Jacob plans on attending UCCS. He is planning on studying mathematics or economics. He wants to continue running but to also have fun with it by entering in various races. 

Jacob’s advice to the younger runners is “The last two years have given me a new found passion for running and made me realize all the benefits of consistency and determination. Stay focused during this time and you will improve greatly and be prepared for the next season.” 

 Nobody is missing this track season more than Jacob. He joined the team only a year ago. In just a year Jacob put in the work and wow did he get fast. He set PR’s in a pre-scrimmage workout, just after an injury following a great half marathon race. Jacob was primed for a great track season, but his lifelong racing attitude will serve him best. Jacob’s energic rally cheers and fun-loving attitude that percolated to his teammates will be missed.   





Christian Presley

Christian plans to attend UCCS in the fall and study Exercise science. He will be pursuing a degree for physical therapy and plans to run professionally if possible. 

Even though the workouts are hard, losing a close race and not competing are harder. You need mental toughness to be an athlete which means pushing your body more than you are comfortable with. Remember if you aren't first, you're last.”

Christian is the runner with beautiful running form that is dedicated to his craft. Christian has textbook distance and middle-distance running technique and could demonstrate any drill flawlessly to the underclassman. He never missed workouts whether it’s summer, winter, or in season he was there working hard to get better. He offseason commitment was on full display when started off this year running a major PR at the Never Alone scrimmage.  His dedication, leadership, and team support will be missed.