Libby gets ninth at tough Farragut
| 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!”
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.