XC Girls First, Boys Fourth
Runners Enjoy Lots Of Season Bests At Glasgow Invitational
The Glasgow Scotties girls cross country team took first with a score of 29 points in their host meet, the Glasgow Invitational at Fort Peck.
It started out as a great morning to run, and then the wind picked up later on during the races, according to Coach Rod Karst. He also stated that he was very pleased with his runners.
“Lots of season best times,” he said.
Josey Braaten came in first in the girls' race and first for the Scotties.
“It was an excellent race!” she exclaimed. “Almost everyone ran their best times of the season and everyone did a really good job of pushing each other all the way to the finish.”
The Scottie girls did great with a first place finish. Individual finishes had Josie in first at 18:55, Emma Fewer reaching the finish in fifth place, Rachael Zeiger coming in sixth, and Amanda Wolff coming in seventh. The next Scottie girls to finish would be Ellen Waltstad and Julia Kolstad. All of the girls finished in the top 20.
The boys cross country team was lead by Bridger Sanders and Matthew Phillips, who reached the finish line in 15th and 16, respectively.
“We saw a great improvement this week,” Matthew said. “Everyone cut time and ran a good race, and the younger runners worked harder than they have before.”
The next varsity runners to cross the finish line for the Scotties would be Braden Meland, Kasey Seyfert, Ethan Jamba,and Andrew Fransen. The boys varsity would end with 158 points, placing them in fourth overall.
The Junior Varsity runners for Glasgow crossing the finish line were in this order: Chase Hughes, Logan Gunderson, Jared Chalmers, Tony Kaiser, Chaz Kolski and Kevin Frigon. They would place second overall behind Glendive. Following are individual and team scores.
Josie Braaten (1st) 18:55
Emma Fewer (5th) 19:55
Rachel Zeiger (6th) 20:00
Amanda Wolff (7th) 20:05
Amanda McDonald (10th) 20:30
Ellen Waltstad (13th 21:05
Julia Kolstad (19th) 22:11
Glasgow – 29
Miles City – 79
Glendive – 88
Malta – 115
Other teams present: Circle, Dodson/Whitewater, Havre, Hobson, Nashua, Poplar, Plentywood, Sidney and Watford City.
Bridger Sanders (15th) 17:59
Matthew Phillips (16th) 18:00
Braden Meland (38th) 19:14
Kasey Keyfert (43rd) 19:42
Ethan Jamba (46th) 20:01
Andrew Fransen (52nd) 20.52
Miles City – 55
Glendive – 65
Culbertson/Bainville – 96
Glasgow – 158
Watford City – 177
Plentywood – 250
Other teams present: Brockton, Dodson/Whitewater, Harlem, Hobson, Nashua, Poplar, Rocky Boy, Sidney, and Wolf Point.