Meet the Week 9 ASPIRE Athlete of the Week: Jake Mitchem from Broomfield High School

Congratulations to Jake Mitchem, a senior cross-country runner at Broomfield High School, for receiving 2,495 votes out of a total 5,344 and being named the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week for Week 9!

Mitchem, the captain of the cross country team, recently finished second at the 5A state championships with a time of 16:04.71. His acolades include being selected as the Front Range Athlete of the Year and earning All-Conference and All-Academic awards.

“Jake is extremely hard working on the course and in class,” stated Broomfield High School assistant cross country coach Kay Davidson. “He is one of the most respectful and respected students I know at Broomfield High School and continues to be a positive role model for students and teammates alike.”

In the classroom, Mitchem is equally impressive, currently holding a 4.58 GPA at Broomfield with an extensive list of AP and Honors courses, including AP Literature, AP Chemistry, Calculus 2 and AP U.S. History. He’s a member of National Honor Society and the Men’s Leadership Group, and he helps with the middle school cross country program, CARA Track and the canned food drive at Broomfield High School.

“He volunteers in running events outside of the high school,” added Coach Davidson. “And if you met him, you would find out why people like Jake, respect Jake and want to know him and have him as a friend and teammate. He is immensely intelligent and fiercely loyal.”

Jake’s interview will air Sunday morning on the Mile High Sports Show (7a-9a) on FM 104.3 The Fan, but we’ve also got a sneak peek below.

Congratulations again to Jake Mitchem for being named the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week for Week 9! ASPIRE Sports Drinks are now available at all Target, Safeway and Whole Foods locations.