By Patrick Burr
The Courier 

Running Scotties Falter in Havre

 

Lih-An Yang / For The Courier

Senior Ethan Jamba strides through the raindrops in the Varsity Boys' race. Jamba finished 44th.

No amount of rain, muck, or wind could deter the Scotties from the task set before them in Havre on Oct. 3. 

The varsity boys finished second for the second straight week, falling victim to Fergus County's dazzling race, while the girls strode to a middle-of-the-pack result - third out of five teams.

In the boys' race, Fergus' top five totaled just ten points above the minimum fifteen en route to a 48-point victory. The Glasgow boys, though their tally was near triple the winners', turned in a race strong enough to ward off third-place Browning's charge by six. 

Walker Allen led the way with an 18:17 (4th overall). Ellis McKean followed three seconds later in 6th. Gabe Hallock and Merlin McKean came 16-17 with identical 18:49 times, and Braden Meland rounded out the Glasgow scorers with a 20:30, 30th-place finish.

Emily Kolstad (9th) and  sister Julia (16th) again paced the Scotties' field in the girls' race, turning in respective 22:46 and 23:38 times. Brittle Nelson (23:42, 17th), Morgan Guttenberg (23:47, 19th), and Katie Kaiser (24:29, 27th) also scored. Their total of 88 exceeded second-place Fergus' tally by 11, Browning's by 20.


This weekend, the squad travels to Miles City.

Varsity Boys:

Fergus 25, Glasgow 73, Browning 79, Havre 130, Shelby 171, Harlem 186, Rocky Boy 206, Cut Bank 239

 

Walker Allen 4th 18:17

Ellis McKean 6th 18:20

Gabe Hallock 16th 18:49

Merlin McKean 17th 18:49

Braden Meland 30th 20:30

Chase Hughes 43rd 21:21

Ethan Jamba 44th 21:38

 

 Varsity Girls:

Browning 68, Fergus 77, Glasgow 88, Malta 126, Havre 143

 

Emily Kolstad 9th 22:46

Julia Kolstad 16th 23:38

Brinlie Nielsen 17th 23:42

Morgan Guttenberg19th 23:47

Katie Kaiser 27th 24:29

Alex Simensen 30th 24:36

Faith Sallee 31st 24:45

 

 Junior Varsity Boys:

Cade Myrick 4th 19:41

Shane Sinclair 8th 20:23

Colin Jamba 10th 20:47

Logan Gunderson22nd 22:01

Tanner Overby 28th 22:43

Tony Kaiser 29th 23:02

Jordan Billingsley35th 24:21

 

 Junior Varsity Girls:

Alexus Nistler 22nd 28:57

Andrea Hansen 43rd 34:25

 

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