Saturday, February 24, 2018

It was a clean sweep for the Bulldogs’ as both varsity team, and JV teams brought home first place honors. From the left: Lonnie Shield, Anton Rides Horse, Jalen Two Leggins, Kevin Vallie, Holman Real Bird and David Prather all ran Hardin to a first place finish at the Big Timber Cross County meet on Saturday.

Top honors

Bulldog cross-country teams sweep first place at Big Timber
With 11 varsity and 13 junior varsity runners placing in the top 15, it was a clean sweep for the Bulldogs at the Big Timber meet.
Out of four races, Hardin took home first place in three.
In the boys varsity run, Jalen Two Leggins brought home a first place win, Mei Li Stevens took first in girls varsity and Jerrin Whiteman placed first in the boys junior varsity race.
“This was a good confidence builder for us,” said Head Coach Cindy Farmer. “We’ve been going to big meets and it was great for the kids to win a meet.”
The Bulldog varsity team not only won the meet, but they won it by a significant margin.
In team standings, the Hardin varsity boys scored a 38. St Labre placed second with a 61 and the varsity girls scored 39 to second-place Red Lodge who scored 61.
In boys varsity action, Two Leggins led the way running the course in 16:50 and a first place victory. Coming in second was Anton Rides Horse with a time of 17:27 and a fourth place finish.
Coming in 10th place overall was Holman Real Bird with a time of 17:53. Two seconds later, Kevin Vallie crossed the finish line with an 11th place overall win.
Four seconds after Vallie, David Prather crossed the finish line in 17:59 for a 12th place overall finish. These five gave the Bulldogs their first place overall finish.
Coming in sixth for Hardin was Lonnie Shield with a time of 18:39. He was followed by Trajan Hill with a time of 19:06.
For the varsity girls, Stevens led the way running the course in 20:32 and a first place overall finish. Coming in second place overall with a time of 20:54 was Madisan Chavez.
Naumie DuShane came in third for the Bulldogs with a time of 22:59 and an 11th place overall finish. She was followed by Kyrstyn Price with a time of 23:17 and 12th place overall.
Two seconds later, Michelle Wall crossed the finish line with a 13th place overall finish.
Running the course to a 15th overall finish was Guan Yin Stevens with a time of 23:32. Karissa DuShane crossed the finish line in 23:56 and a 19th overall finish.
In girls junior varsity action, while Hardin didn’t take the individual first place spot, Marcel Alden placed second overall. In that race, Hardin took six of the top seven spots on the running of Mariah Frazer, Sharmayne Hardy, Trahnea Phalen, Sharmaine Hill and Tiara Walks.
In boys junior varsity action, the Bulldogs put four runners in the top 10 with Whiteman winning the race overall.
Second overall was Jacinto Brien, Mykal Grant was fourth and Austin Monroy came in ninth.
This Saturday, the Bulldogs will be traveling to Miles City for their invite.
According to Farmer, Saturday’s meet will have all the Eastern A competitors there and it will give them a good look at how the conference is shaping up as they go into the divisional tournament on Oct. 17.