By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Scottie XC Races at Frazer, Havre

Kolstad, McKean Continue as Leaders

 

September 27, 2017

Georgie Kulczyk / The Courier

Left to right: Alaina Sallee, Ali Cunningham and Katie Kaiser crest a hill during the Sept. 19 Frazer Invitational cross country meet. The Scotties also competed at the Havre Blue Pony Invitational on Sept. 23.

The Scottie cross country team competed in two separate meets this past week. On Sept. 19, the squad traveled to Clark's Hill, just south of the Old Indian Highway, for an early evening race. The course for the Frazer meet is scenic and challenging as it is set near the Missouri River and features some demanding hills.

On Sept. 23, the team was in Havre for the Blue Pony Invitational. The race for this meet is held at the MSU-Northern campus and is comparably less strenuous than the Frazer location.

In Frazer, Emily Kolstad and Ali Cunningham both finished in the top seven, with Kolstad taking the top spot overall with a time of 21:10.

Kolstad also had a good showing in Havre with a fifth-place finish overall.

For the boys, Ellis McKean finished first for the Scotties in both races, placing third overall in Frazer and fourth overall in Havre.

Ike Braaten, Merlin McKean and Wilson Overby also placed in the top seven in Frazer.

The Scotties will host their own invitational at Fort Peck Saturday, Sept. 30.

Frazer Invitational Results

Girls (team score: 42)

Emily Kolstad, 1st, 21:10; Ali Cunningham, 5th, 22:11; Katie Kaiser, 10th, 23:18.5; Alaina Sallee, 11th, 23:18.96; Brooke Westby, 15th, 24:12; Mattea Piersak, 27th, 27:31; Alexus Nistler, 30th, 29:38.

Boys (team score: 34)

Ellis McKean, 3rd, 16:58; Ike Braaten, 4th, 17:03; Merlin McKean, 5th, 17:10; Wilson Overby, 7th, 17:19; Carl Zabrocki, 15th, 19:34; Jake Meiers, 17th, 19:41; Kaden Zimmerman, 27th, 20:16.0; Colton Pewitt, 28th, 20:16.9; Garrett Lloyd, 37th, 21:14; Trevor Johnson, 40th, 21:25; Tanner Overby, 41st, 21:30; Jaysen Turner, 47th, 22:34; John Cremer, 49th, 22:52; Keevan Sibley, 62nd, 26:25; Jordan Billingsley, 63rd, 26:54.


Havre Invitational Results

Varsity Girls: Havre 45, Fergus 51, Glasgow 64, Browning 100, Cut Bank 122, Poplar 125, Sunburst NS, Heart Butte NS, Frazer NS, Winnett NS, Shelby NS, Malta NS, Dodson NS, Rocky Boy NS.

Emily Kolstad, 5th, 22:27.81; Ali Cunningham, 11th, 23:16.47; Brooke Westby, 15th, 23:33.92; Katie Kaiser, 24th, 24:22.49; Alaina Sallee, 27th, 24:41.23; Lauren Padden, 31st, 25:48.63.

Varsity Boys: Havre 49, Browning 55, Fergus 58, Glasgow 79, Poplar 117, Shelby 176, Frazer NS, Sunburst NS, Hays LodgePole NS, Rocky Boy NS, Dodson NS, Belt/Centerville NS.

Ellis McKean, 4th, 17:55.09; Merlin McKean, 9th, 18:26.09; Jacob Meiers, 20th, 19:17.72; Colin Jamba, 31st, 20:20.30; Kaden Zimmerman, 33rd, 20:33.74; Carl Zabrocki, 37th, 21:02.40; Colton Pewitt, 39th, 21:05.77.

JV Boys: Browning 32, Havre 50, Fergus 54, Glasgow 93, Frazer NS, Dodson NS, Heart Butte NS, Hobson NS, Harlem NS, Geyser NS, Shelby NS, Poplar NS.

Garrett Lloyd, 14th, 21:36.08; Tanner Overby, 20th, 21:58.07; Jaysen Turner, 24th, 22:31.16; Trevor Johnson, 25th, 22:35.01; Trevor Shipp, 33rd, 23:18.07; Keevan Sibley, 41st, 25:06.10; Jordan Billingsley, 44th, 26:46.15.

 

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