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Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School cross country off and running

Running teams building early in seasons

The runners of Craig Middle School show off their medals following the Rawlins Invitational Saturday morning. In the first event of the season, CMS finished four girls and boy in the top 15: Liberty Hippely, Emma Jones, Breeanna Meats, Halle Hamilton and Coltyn Terry.

As Labor Day comes around, the runners of local cross country programs can rest easy knowing they put their all into their sport this weekend.

Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cross country both competed over the weekend, with MCHS at the Delta Invitational Friday and CMS traveling to the Rawlins (Wyoming) Invite.

The older Bulldogs had a full roster, with the girls varsity placing third of 12 teams and the boys 5th out of 13.

Allie Dilldine claimed the best time for the girls with 21 minutes, 2.61 seconds and 13th place, while in his Moffat County debut, Connor Scranton placed 17th at a time of 17:46.38, less than one-half second in front of teammate Riley Allen.

Coach Todd Trapp had enough speedsters to make a full JV group for the boys, which was third and led by Carter Severson in seventh at 20:38.60. Brianna Burkett and Sadea Reidhead ran the JV girls race, with only Grand Junction fielding a full team.

Nearly all the Moffat County runners set a new personal best for the season in Delta.

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The Bulldogs next run this Friday at the Liberty Bell Invitational hosted by Denver's Heritage High School.

Elsewhere, younger runners were getting a jump on the sport with athletes in grades six through eight from CMS on a 2.5-kilometer (1.6 mile) course. Coltyn Terry and Liberty Hippely each placed eighth in the boys and girls races with times of 10:03 and 11:33, respectively.

Coach Sara Linsacum noted that sixth-graders Breeanna Meats, Emma Jones and Halle Hamilton all placed within the top 15 in their first middle school event, following close behind Hippely, the only runner to return from last year.

"What a great way to kick off the season!" Linsacum said.

Moffat County High School cross country

Girls varsity

Allie Dilldine — 21:02.61, 13

Emily Womble — 21:14.93, 18

Makenna Knez — 21:25.83, 21

Ary Shaffer — 21:36.73, 23

Madysen Cramer — 21:55.83, 29

JV

Brianna Burkett — 27:15.42, 20

Sadea Reidhead — 28:47.56, 24

Boys varsity

Connor Scranton — 17:46.38, 17

Riley Allen — 17:46.86, 18

Brandon Beason — 18:11.90, 35

Chris Carrouth — 18:38.07, 44

Andrew Keiss — 18:40.96, 45

Isaac Chacon — 19:26.03, 50

Steven Walls — 20:19.59, 65

JV

Carter Severson — 20:38.60, 7

Isiac Roop — 20:47.40, 10

Tyler Driggs — 21:06.38, 13

Garrett Flint — 21:50.63, 20

Nick Pugh — 23:14.72, 27

Craig Middle School cross country

Girls

Liberty Hippely — 11:33, 8

Emma Jones — 11:34.73, 10

Breeanna Meats — 11:35.66, 12

Halle Hamilton — 11:39, 13

Tess Willems — 12:22.34, 41

Allison Villard — 12:25.36, 45

Abby Bohne — 12:47, 56

Rylie Felten — 13:29, 66

Savana Dickhaut — 13:37.35, 70

Emma Knez — 13:56, 83

Mackenzi Telford — 14:01, 85

Tate Severson — 14:05, 88

Justice McMillan — 15:00.90, 104

Boys

Coltyn Terry — 10:03, 8

Logan Hafey — 12:15, 63

Owen Allen — 12:34, 73

Evan Allen — 13:05.96, 88

Jackson Olinger — 13:51, 105

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Sports.

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