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Moffat County cross country ready for regionals after Rifle run

Boys 2nd, girls 3rd in Thursday meet

The Moffat County High School boys cross country team gets into alignment to start their Oct. 3 home meet at Loudy-Simpson Park. The boys placed second Thursday at the Rifle Invitational, led by Riley Allen, while Emily Womble had the top finish among the girls group, which was third. The teams will run at regionals next week in Pagosa Springs.

The Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School cross country teams are headed into the final leg of their season, and it looks to be a strong finish if their latest event is an indicator. cross country teams are headed into the final leg of their season, and it looks to be a strong finish if their latest event is an indicator.

Moffat County High School cross country teams are headed into the final leg of their season, and it looks to be a strong finish if their latest event is an indicator.

On Thursday, Bulldog runners competed in the last regular meet of the year at Rifle Creek Golf Course, the site of the Rifle Invite, where MCHS boys placed second overall just behind Eagle Valley and girls took third after Battle Mountain and Steamboat Springs.

Emily Womble and Riley Allen led in each race, as she came in sixth of 121 girls with a time of 21 minutes, eight seconds, while he was No. 9 of 146 at 18:13.

"The boys had two groups packed well up toward the front as did our three senior ladies," said coach Jennifer Pressgrove, noting the strategy of sticking close together helped get solid team results.

Ary Shaffer and Allie Dilldine were within seconds of Womble to round out the tail end of Rifle's top 10, while Brandon Beason and Chris Carrouth were close on Allen's tail, taking 13th and 19th, respectively.

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Runners who were in Rifle last year saw a little bump in their times with some alterations to the path, Pressgrove said, making it difficult to gauge their progress.

"This year's course was a little different, but we feel like the kids raced well," she said. "We're just looking to put everything together for a great showing at the regional meet next week."

The 3A Region 1 event will take place Oct. 23 and 24 in Pagosa Springs.

Moffat County High School cross country at Rifle

Runner — Time, PlaceRunner — Time, Place

Runner — Time, Place

GirlsGirls

Girls

Emily Womble — 21:08, 6

Ary Shaffer — 21:11, 9

Allie Dilldine — 21:21, 10

Makenna Knez — 21:58, 19

Madysen Cramer — 22:15, 22

Dajia Lewis — 25:27, 70

Brianna Burkett — 25:34, 72

Kascia Cochran — 28:10, 96

Sadea Reidhead — 29:50, 106

— The team placed third overall.— The team placed third overall.

— The team placed third overall.

BoysBoys

Boys

Riley Allen — 18:18, 9

Brandon Beason — 18:22, 13

Chris Carrouth — 18:27, 19

Isiac Roop — 18:36.52, 23

Connor Scranton — 18:36.76, 24

Carter Severson — 18:38, 27

Steven Walls — 19:16, 35

Andrew Keiss — 19:26, 37

Isaac Chacon — 19:46, 43

Tyler Driggs — 21:09, 79

Garrett Flint — 21:51, 103

Nick Pugh — 22:49, 116

— The team placed second overall.— The team placed second overall.

— The team placed second overall.

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