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Libby gets ninth at tough Farragut

by The Western News
| September 23, 2011 9:45 AM

The Libby Loggers Cross Country team

finished ninth of 14 teams on the grueling 3.1-mile course at

Farragut on Saturday, turning in some good performances.

“We had a nice day at Farragut,” coach

Ron Tempel said. “Kids were great and the weather was cool. This is

a hard race because it has a lot of hills and the famous Goat Hill.

Goat Hill is a very steep narrow hill that a lot of kids walk up!”

Tempel said.

The varsity boys finished ninth among

14 teams with 231 points. Jacob Thomas ran 18:40 and was 17th of 97

contestants in the boys B (Schools under 800). Thomas was 10

seconds faster than last year and is “starting to cut his times

down,” Tempel said.

Colton Crismore ran 20:01 and was 42nd,

a time that is 1:21 faster than last year. Said Tempel: “Colton has

a cold and a bad back so I know he can go a lot faster.”

Zeke Carlson ran 21:06 for 64th place.

That is the same time as last year so Zeke is now getting in shape

and Tempel said Carlson will improve during the next two weeks.

Cody Barrick ran 21:19 for 66th place;

Dylan Berget ran 21:32 for 68th place; Trevor Hogan ran 23:31 for

89th place, and Jacob McCrohan ran 25:31 for 94th place.

 

Barrick ran 2:02 faster than last year

and has missed a practice with a cold. Tempel said, “Cody continues

to run well.”

Dylan Berget ran 21:32 for 68th place.

Berget played football on Friday and was, as Tempel put it, “kind

of beat up. The kid just keeps running and never complains.”

Trevor Hogan ran 23:31 for 89th place.

Hogan had a great day on Goat Hill and was happy with his race.

Jacob McCrohan ran 25:31 for 94th

place. Said Tempel: “Jacob keeps a great attitude and works hard

each week at practice.”

 

Varsity Girls (3.1 Mile)

Kaitlyn Reintsma ran 28:34 for 62nd/72.

This is 1:02 faster than last year and she wasn’t happy. Kaitlyn

just keeps on running better each week.

 

JV boys (3.1 Mile)

Caleb Hooper ran 26:12 and placed

154/170. That is really a great race for his first year of running

on such a hard course.

 

JV girls (3.1 Mile)

Kari Lindgren ran 35:51 and was 87/89

runners. Kari was timed at 34:53 for the 3 mile mark and that

qualifies her for the Montana State race held later this year.

Girls have to run under 35 min to race at state and this is a hard,

hilly race. That made her day!!

 

Middle School boys (1.5 mile)

Allan Rice ran 11:14 and placed 48/82.

Alan had to run all by himself and responded very well. This is his

first year of CC and he beat a lot of kids.

 

Middle School girls (1.5 mile)

Annie Berget ran 11:11 and placed 16/89

runners. What a great job. This race has all the big schools from

ID and WA so she ran hard and was up near the top runners.

Krysten Mossberg ran 11:30 for 20/89.

Krysten ran with Annie until the very end and is showing great

improvement. She was 45 sec behind Annie two weeks ago and is now

only 19 back.

Anna Carlson ran 12:11 and placed

42/89. Anna was surprised at this high finish but she plays soccer

so she does a lot of extra running and earned this finish.

 

Open (3.1 Mile)

Aaron Seefeldt ran 23:26 in this

unplaced race. This is his first race ever and he is getting in

shape for wrestling. Aaron works hard and will see his times come

down as he adjusts to the demands of a 3 mile run.

 

This weekend the Loggers travel to a

varsity-only meet in Missoula. This is the same course we will run

at state and will also be the largest race of the year. Tempel said

there could be close to 300 runners in the races.