Aspen hosting cross country meet Saturday |

Aspen hosting cross country meet Saturday

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
Aspen's Harry Kahn (23) and Oscar Solis battle for the soccer ball during a match against Vail Christian on Tuesday. The Skiers will play at Rifle on Saturday.
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High school cross country runners step into the spotlight today at the annual Chris Severy Invitational at Aspen High School.

Cross country runners from Aspen and Basalt high schools will race along with teams from 13 other area high schools.

Middle school races also are planned in connection with the races, named in memory of former Aspen High School state track and cross country champion Chris Severy, who went on to an All-American career at the University of Colorado.

He was killed in a cycling accident just outside Boulder just as he was about to enter medical school.

Chris Severy was known for his ability to excel on difficult trails in tough conditions. The Aspen race, which is stage on the Nordic trails adjacent to Aspen High School, is designed with “cross country” racing in mind for the prepsters.

The day’s racing will begin with the Chuck Severy Invitational, an open citizens race, at 8 a.m. today.

Middle school girls will run at 9 with the middle school boys racing at 9:15 a.m.

The JV girls will run at 9:30 a.m. followed by the JV boys at 10 a.m.

The featured girls high school varsity race will start at 10:45 a.m.

The boys varsity race will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The races will start and finish on the Lower Moore Playing Field by AHS.

Boys soccer

The Aspen High School boys soccer team will be back on the road today for a Western Slope League match at Rifle. The varsity is set for an 11 a.m. start.

The Skiers (7-4-0, 3-2-0) are coming off a shutout 4-0 loss at Roaring Fork on Thursday night.

Lalo Clemente scored two goals for Roaring Fork; Abe Hernandez and Lisial Ramos also scored for the Rams, who led 3-0 at halftime.

The Rams improved to 7-2-0 overall, 2-0-0 in the Western Slope League.

Roaring Fork and Vail Mountain School are the only unbeaten teams in the conference. Vail Mountain, 2-1 overtime winner at Aspen on Tuesday, is 8-2-1 overall and 5-0-0 in conference.

Roaring Fork will play at key conference match at Vail Mountain School today.

Rifle will head to Aspen with a 3-6-0 overall record. The Bears are tied with the Skiers at 3-2-0 in league play.

The Basalt High School boys soccer team is off this weekend after a 2-1 victory over Moffat County on Thursday.

The Longhorns, 5-8-0 overall, 2-4-0 in league, will play at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale on Tuesday afternoon.

Basalt will host Vail Mountain School in a critical, season-ending match on Oct. 14.

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