Bulldogs dominant in last regular-season meet

Results

Thursday's Dawson Invitational individual results:

• Boys - Top four used in team point total

1. Mike McNicol, 17:50.81

5. Josh Classen 18:36.43

6. Colt Criswell 18:39.48

16. Corey Wojtkiewicz 19:54.03

29. Kevin Murray 20:30.51

36. Charlie Griffiths 21:25.18

49. Jarred Blevins 22:27.97

53. Jesse Breslin 22:54.93

• Girls - Top four used in team point total

2. Alicia Nelson 19:51.65

4. Mady Jourgensen 21:28.08

6. Nike Cleverly 22:16.83

10. Caitlin Conci 21:01.43

16. Laura Zirkle 23:20.77

25. Elaine Dubois 24:02.13

26. Britteny Ivers 24:14.00

29. Callie Papolous 24:32.54

42. Megan Knez 25:58.46

51. Maggie Tucci 26:52.38

55. Raquel Robinson 27:21.61

61. Katie Ronis 28:25.81

65. Taylor Crisp 29:59.50

Team results

• Boys - 1. Moffat County 28

• Girls - 1. Moffat County 22

— Mike McNicol was leading three quarters of the way through his race in the Dawson Invitational on Thursday in Lafayette, approaching a hair-pin turn obstructed by foliage.

Coach Todd Trapp was there waiting for his No. 1 runner.

"I told him to turn it on," Trapp said. "He was ahead by 10 meters over the second place runner."

By the time his closest competitor turned that same corner, McNicol was 30 meters away.

"He turned on the afterburners," Trapp said. "He left him in his dust and won easily."

Such was the case for the entire Moffat County cross-country team, as the boys and girls squads each claimed team victories in the last regular-season meet of the year.

Alicia Nelson finished second, as four Bulldogs girls runners placed in the top 10.

McNicol claimed his third meet victory of the season, tying Nelson for the team lead.

"I couldn't be any happier with the team." Trapp said. "The kids are excited and feeling confident right now."

The Bulldogs are peaking at the right time. Moffat County travels Saturday to Delta to compete in state regionals.

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