Scottie Cross Country Brings Home Eight Personal Records
October 6, 2021
Glasgow’s cross country teams brought home eight personal bests and three season records from the Miles City Invitational held Oct. 2. The boys brought home a sixth place finish while the girls earned a seventh place finish out of the 18 schools in attendance.
The Scottie girls earned 218 points, finishing behind Williston, 44; Hardin, 68; Laurel, 92; Custer County, 143; Fergus County, 171 and Poplar, 200. Senior Iris McKean led the girls with a fifth-place overall finish. She set a season record with her run time of 19:41.22. Freshman Tanae Baker set a personal record with a time of 20:06.92. She finished in 12th place overall.
Also setting a personal record was fellow freshman Kheyerah Bilger. She ran the course in 24:35.09. She said her biggest challenge was to keep pushing on even while she was hurting. She said, “This season has been really good. The team is great and they are all great runners. We all push ourselves to be better runners. Our team jokes around all the time. We just have fun while we run. They are all really good teammates to have.”
Bilger also credits her coaches for their leadership, “Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Karst are great coaches for our team.”
Junior Haylly Turner set a season record with her time of 26:01.74. She finished in 68th place overall. Eve Stone, sophomore, rounded out the Scottie varsity team, placing 73rd after running a 26:57.46.
Mary Dykema was the lone JV runner for Glasgow. The freshman knocked roughly two minutes off her previous best time to set a personal record with a time of 30:10.12.
Glasgow’s boys team put up 167 points Saturday, finishing behind Williston, 27; Hardin, 47; Wolf Point, 116; Laurel, 127 and Custer County, 164.
Juniors Lane Thompson and Reed Larsen led the Scottie boys, both with personal records. Thompson finished in 17th place with his record time of 17:31.06. Larsen ran a 17:51.11 and placed 25th overall.
Kyler Holinde, freshman, ran an 18:19.10 and finished in 34th place while senior Bergen Miller placed 36th with his time of 18:32.51.
Blake Lloyd set a season record with his time of 19:20.81. The senior finished in 55th place. “The season so far has been very good for both the team and personal. The team as a whole has been struggling with some injuries but nothing that we won’t be able to make it through,” he told the Courier. “I am looking forward to the rest of the season and I think that we have a good chance att aking home some hardware possibly when state comes around.”
Sophomore Eli Feezell set a personal record with his time of 19:51.32 and finished in 63rd place.
Freshmen Adam Mickelson and Ted See both set personal records to lead the Scottie JV squad. Mickelson ran a 21:42.49 to finish in 33rd place. See finished directly behind him in 34th place with a time of 21:48.03.
Owen Thompson ran a 26:03.95 and finished in 43rd place. Dylan Hlad ran a 30:26.81 for a 47th place finish.
Coach Rod Karst said is kids ran well against “some very tough competition.” Looking ahead to Malta, he said, “Smaller meet, but a tougher course than Miles City.” The Scotties will be at Marian Hills in Malta this Saturday, Oct. 9.