Friday, November 24, 2017

Bulldog cross country starts season strong at Billings Invite

The Hardin Bulldog cross country team is off to a strong start. At the Billings Invite last weekend the Hardin Boys placed 10th overall out of a field of 20 teams and the girls took home seventh place out of 15 team roster. For the girls, Hardin took first place among the Class A runners.
 
The Billings meet is a big event with about 150 varsity runners in both the girls and boys events.
 
Head Coach Cindy Farmer said, “I was pleased overall will both our boys and girls team. They are starting out ahead of where they were last year.”
 
Farmer pointed out the top runners for the Bulldogs. Jalen Two Leggins ran the course in 16:10. Last year at the Billings Invite, he ran it in 16:59. Mei Li Stevens ran the course in 20:00, last year her time was 21:05.
 
Stevens was the second Class A runner to cross the finish line. Following Stevens was first-year runner Madison Chavez who crossed the finish line in 20:08 was the third Class A runner across.
Third across the finish line for the Lady Bulldogs was Marcel Alden who ran the course in 21:41. She was followed by Kyrstyn Price who ran the course in 22:25.
 
Fifth in for Hardin was Guan Win Stevens with a time of 23:23; two seconds later Naumie DuShane came in with a time of 23:25. The last varsity runner in for the ladies was Deshawna Anderson who ran the course in 23:30.
 
For the boys, Two Leggins was followed by Holman Real Bird who ran the course in 17:03. Third in for Hardin was Trajan Hill who ran the course in 17:35. 
 
Fourth was David Prather with a time of 17:40. He was followed by Jerrin Whiteman who crossed the finish line in 18:25. 
 
Sixth to cross the finish line for Hardin was Jacinto Brien who ran the course in 19:22 and seventh was Elijah Stops with a time of 19:53.
 
According to Farmer, the varsity lineup will change at Saturday’s meet. 
 
“We have great depth,” she said. “Both boys and girls, we are 9-10 runners deep. That makes everybody work harder.”
 
On Saturday, the Bulldogs will be at home as Hardin is hosting its meet at Gas Cap Hill in Crow Agency. Action will be starting at 10 a.m. with the middle school runners first on the course.
 
Billings Invitational at Amend Park
 
Friday
 
BOYS
Team scores: 1, Billings Senior, 52; 2, Sheridan (Wyo.), 109; 3, Casper Natrona (Wyo.), 116; 4, Cody (Wyo.), 117; 5, Billings Skyview, 134; 6, Billings West, 155; 7, Laurel, 186; 8, Lewistown, 245; 9, Glendive, 248; 10, Hardin, 269; 11, St. Labre, 279; 12, Worland (Wyo.), 281; 13, Glasgow, 370; 14, Red Lodge, 396; 15, Powell (Wyo.), 402; 16, Colstrip, 419; 17, Miles City, 436; 18, Billings Central, 479; 19, Roundup, 585; 20, Winnett-Grass Range, 617.
 
Top 10: 1, Brody Smith, Cody, 14:33.66; 2, Garrett Condelario, Natrona, 15:22.49; 3, Hunter Speichinger, Laurel, 15:23.04; 4, Carter Gall, Senior, 15:25.42; 5, Jared McCafferty, Sheridan, 15:41.81; 6, Dawson LaRance, Senior, 15:43.45; 7, Anthony Overcast, Senior, 15:52.27; 8, Brendon Vladic, Senior, 15:54.34; 9, Ashton Jones, Glendive, 15:55.90; 10, Micah Sweeney, Sheridan, 16:03.49.
 
Hardin (269): Jalen Two Leggins, 16:10.81; Holman Real Bird, 17:03.62; Trajan Hill, 17:35.00; David Prather, 17:40.76; Jerrin Whiteman, 18:25.87; Jacinto Brien, 19:22.74; Elijah Stops, 19:53.81.
St. Labre (279): Wally Three Irons, 16:09.04; Orrie Morrison, 17:05.42; Patrick Frasier, 17:20.40; Kennington Medicine Bull, 17:59.13; Allen Woodenlegs, 19:09.24; Dolan Limberhand, 20:43.15.
Lodge Grass: Hank Pretty On Top, 18:47.67; Isiaih Brown, 21:15.77
 
GIRLS
Teams: 1, Billings Senior, 34; 2, Sheridan (Wyo.), 74; 3, Casper Natrona (Wyo.), 87; 4, Cody (Wyo.), 89; 5, Billings West, 140; 6, Powell (Wyo.), 207; 7, Hardin, 243; 8, Winnett-Grass Range, 245; 9, Worland (Wyo.), 257; 10, Red Lodge, 276; 11, Roundup, 299; 12, Lewistown, 316; 13, Miles City, 319; 14, Billings Skyview, 330; 15, Glasgow, 365.
 
Top 10: 1, Tiahna Vladic, Senior, 17:33.25; 2, Maggie Chapin, Buffalo, 18:16.91; 3, Xiomara Robinson, Sheridan, 18:25.63; 4, Jules Ward, Thermopolis, 18:37.38; 5, BreElle Wacker, Winnett-Grass Range, 18:42.23; 6, Molly Olsen, Natrona, 18:46.48; 7, McKayla Moss, Cody, 18:51.90; 8, Courtney Hutton, Senior, 18:57.15; 9, Elena Borges, Senior, 19:02.84; 10, Erin Wooley, Cody, 19:10.09.
 
Billings Senior (34): Tiahna Vladic, 17:33.25; Courtney Hutton, 18:57.15; Elena Borges, 19:02.84; Jade Hallgrimson, 19:12.76; Paloma Whitworth, 19:17.12; Jaylyn Hallgrimson, 19:49.44; Jessica Raty, 20:53.57.
 
Hardin (243): Mei Li Stevens, 20:00.24; Madisan Chavez, 20:08.69; Marcel Alden, 21:41.73; Kyrstyn Price, 22:25.88; Guan Yin Stevens, 23:23.87; Naumie Dushane, 23:25.00; DaShawna Anderson, 23:30.86.
 
St. Labre: Teanna Braine, 22:24.17; Trinity Rides The Bear, 22:52.55.
 
Lodge Grass: Brinna Jo Melendrez, 22:06.89; Precious Bear Don’t, 29:23.25.
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