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Scottie Boys Win Culbertson XC Meet Girls Take Second

The Glasgow boys cross country team ran away with the top slot at the Culbertson Invitational Sept. 24. The Scotties scored 36 points and were trailed by Dawson County, 54; Sidney, 75; Trinity Christian, 106; Hebron, 124; Scobey, 148, and Plentywood, 148.

Glasgow's girls team placed second with 54 points behind Sidney's 43. Dawson County took third with 84, followed by Scobey, 89; Circle, 105; Frazer, 148, and Brockton, 204.

Reed Larsen led the boys team with a second-place finish out of 71 runners. He turned in a time of 17:05.76. Kyler Holinde finished in 17:36.50 for fourth place, more than 30 seconds faster than his time at the Glasgow Invitational. Lane Thompson also secured a top-ten finish for the Scotties. He ran an 18:17.72 for sixth place, knocking nearly a minute off his run time in Fort Peck the previous week.

First-year cross country runner KJ Ingram placed 13th with a time of 19:01.15, shaving just over 16 seconds off his time at the Glasgow Invitational. "Cross country has been surprisingly a lot more fun than I would've thought," said the former football player. "The most challenging part that has come with the switch of sports is staying motivated to run every day and push myself to get better." Ingram credits both coaches Rod Karst and Jamie Hughes with pushing both him and his teammates.

"Mayor Karst never gives up on me and always tells me I got what it takes to do better and Jamie Hughes always makes sure everyone is in the best condition to run, helping with stretches, taping kids, filling the water and is such a sweetheart."

Eli Feezell ran a 19:42.99, taking nearly a minute and a half off his Glasgow time, to take 20th place while Ted See finished in 22nd with a time of 19:46.08, shaving nearly 35 seconds from his previous week's time. Adam Mickelson took 31st place at 20:26.29, over a minute and a half improvement for the sophomore, and Kyler Whitman ran a 20:44.52 for 38th place, dropping over two minutes from his time in Fort Peck.

Jordan Cook took 47th place at 21:17.15 and James Seekins ran a 21:18.96 for 49th place. Malin Beck placed 57th at 22:40.15 with Owen Thompson hot on his heels in 58th place with a time of 22:40.37. Dylan Hlad ran a 23:59.45 with Vic Overbey rounding out the team in 68th place at 25:52.81.

Emily See led the Scottie girls to their second-place finish. She ran a 19:28.75, shaving 17 seconds off her previous week's tie, to take second place out of 72 runners. Kimber Dulaney ran a 23:02.54 for 13th place.

Riley Evenson-Glasoe, another first-year runner for the Scottie cross country team, finished in 16th place with a time of 23:07.67. "My first season of high school cross country has went way better than I expected it to go. I did not think I would be running the times I have been running," said the sophomore. "The most fun for me is improving and spending time with the team."

Caylen Jankowski followed Evenson-Glasoe, taking 17th place with a time of 23:46.11. The freshman shaved over 30 seconds off her time from the meet in Fort Peck. Kheyerah Bilger ran a 24:27.53 to take 25th place. Haylly Turner finished in 25:18.13 and 32nd place.

Mary Dykema took 43rd with a time of 26:35.08. Josie Kemp returned to action with a 54th place finish. She ran the course in 28:31.55. Eve Stone cleaned nearly 27 seconds off her time to finish in 70th place. She ran a 34:02.72.

Coach Karst praised his first year runners, noting Ingram and Evenson-Glasoe have contributed significantly and improved as their season progresses.

"One of my favorite things about this sport is the friendliness of everybody I interact with. After a race, kids I've never interacted with will come up and tell me good job, my teammates are always supportive cheering on as we run," enthused Ingram.

The junior Scottie continued, "I believe we have a good chance for both the girls and boys teams to bring home some hardware at state this year. As well my individual goal is cut my 5K time down from 19:01 as of now to high 17, and hopefully place low 30s at state this year."

Evenson-Glasoe also has her eyes on state. "My goal for the rest of this season is to get my time down to 22 minutes and place top 50 at state."

The Glasgow Scotties will attend the Miles City Invitational Saturday, Oct. 1, with races beginning at 10 a.m. The Frazer Invitational – which was originally scheduled for Sept. 22 but postponed due to course conditions – will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4. Elementary boys will race at 4:15 p.m. followed by elementary girls at 4:35 p.m. Junior high girls will start at 4:55 p.m. followed by junior high boys at 5:05 p.m. Varsity girls will begin their race at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity boys will run at 6 p.m. The meet will conclude with and All Schools Alumni Race at 6:30 p.m.

 

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