Danny Carney, two weeks earlier, didn’t run the Dave Sanders Invitational at Clement Park because his coaches wanted him to relax and prepare for the postseason. He had earned the rest.
And so the Dakota Ridge senior, even feeling under the weather, was back running Oct. 14. And he was back in front as usual. Carney ran a time of 15 minutes, 35 seconds, winning the 5A Jeffco League cross country championship by 45 seconds over Bear Creek’s Brandon Washington. It is Carney’s second straight league title.