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By Jeremy Dubois
Sports Editor 

Promise Of A Great Season

Glasgow Scottie Boys And Girls Dominate Poplar Meet; Girls Enjoy Encore Win At Glendive


Lih-An Yang

Glasgow High School girls' cross country team starts the race all together during the Poplar meet on Saturday, Aug. 31. The girls finished in first place, placing eight runners out of 11 in the top 15. On Tuesday, the girls captured another first and the boys a fourth at Glendive.

Both Glasgow cross country teams came back home from Poplar with first place after competing in the first meet of the season on Saturday, August 31.

As expected, the girls dominated the meet, finishing with 22 points and placing eight runners out of 11 in the top 15. Junior Josie Braaten was the fastest girl, running the three miles in 20 minutes and 33 seconds. Senior Rachael Zeiger took third place with a time of 21 minutes and 58 seconds.

Coach Rob Karst was pleased with the result. He liked all runners effort but still expect more from his runners.

“The girls did pretty good out there,” he said. “Our top runners were where they belong, but I know they can do better. Our five last runners need to work harder and push each other to close the gap. I am sure they have the talent to do it, and they will manage to do it with some practice,” he added.

The surprise came from the boys, who tied in first place with Culbertson/Bainville, probably the best or one of the best schools in the state. With 46 points overall, the boys placed half of their runners in the top 15. Walker Allen finished in fourth place, running in 19 minutes and 59 seconds. He was the fastest Scotties on Saturday. Covering the distance in 20 minutes and 46 seconds, Junior Bridger Sanders took eighth place, followed in ninth by Matthew Phillips in 21 minutes and 14 seconds.

“I was really pleased by the boys,” Karst said. “Matching up with Culbertson/Bainville is great and it shows to the kids that hard work pays off. We need to keep the energy up all season long. We are getting better every day, and I expect our last runners at this meet to, just like for the girls, close the gap and push themselves.”

The final results are as follows:


Josie Braaten, first, 20:33

Rachael Zeiger, third, 21:58

Amanda Wolff, fifth, 22:32

Emma Fewer, sixth, 22:43

Amanda Mc Donald, seventh, 23:10

Ellen Walstad, 10th, 24:32

Julia Kolstad, 13th, 25:06

Alex Simensen, 14th, 25:28

Brinlie Nielsen, 18th, 27:00

Kerry Hoffman, 21st, 27:38

Rachel Overby, 27th, 31:21


Walker Allen, fourth, 19:59

Bridger Sanders, eighth, 20:46

Matthew Phillips, ninth, 21:14

Braden Meland, 12th, 22:20

Kasey Seyfert, 13th, 22:33

Andrew Fransen, 19th, 23:46

Logan Gunderson, 23rd, 25:49

Jared Chalmers, 24th, 25:50

Chase Hughes, 25th, 25:55

Tony Kaiser, 26th, 26:18

The Scotties participated in the Glendive invitational on Tuesday, September 3. They will travel to the Billings invitational this Friday, September 6.

Glendive Meet

The Glasgow High School girls’ cross country team came home with first place from the Glendive meet on Tuesday, September 3. The boys’ team finished in fourth place.

Results are as follows:

Girls: Glasgow, 28; Glendive, 45; Miles City, 80.

Josie Braaten, first, 19:29

Emma Fewer, fifth, 21:09

Amanda Wolff, sixth, 21:12

Rachael Zeiger, seventh, 21:49

Amanda Mc Donald, ninth, 22:29

Ellen Walstad, 12th, 23:10

Julia Kolstad, 20th , 24:49

Alex Simensen, 23rd, 25:24

Kerry Hoffman, 28th, 26:15

Brinlie Nielsen, 29th, 26:47

Mary Fewer, 39th, 32:00

Rachel Overby, 40th, 32:19

Boys: Glendive 36, Miles City 62, Culbertson/Bainville 106, Glasgow 120.

Bridger Sanders, 10th, 19:27

Walker Allen, 20th, 20:35

Kasey Seyfert, 24th, 21:04

Matthew Phillips, 26th, 21:12

Andrew Fransen, 40th, 23:26

Braden Meland, 41st, 24:00

Logan Gunderson, 52nd, 27:24

Chase Hughes, 58th, 29:54

Kevin Frigon, 59th, 30:55

Both teams will participate in the Billings invitational on Friday, September 6.


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