Cross country competitiveness heats up for Moffat County, CMS runners at Eagle Valley Devils meet
Results can change from week to week, though what remains constant is Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cross country teams pacing themselves on the way to a fine finish.
Runners shook things up Saturday during the Eagle Valley Invitational that took place at Gypsum Creek Golf Course. While Hayden’s Chris Carrouth again was the top finisher in the 5K for the Bulldog boys — placing eighth of 235 at 17 minutes 32 seconds flat —Liberty Hippely led MCHS girls at 15th of 162, clocking in at 20:52.6.
Emaleigh Papierski and Kelsey McDiffett were close behind Hippely at 19 and 21, while Hayden’s Makenna Knez was fourth among the Bulldog girls in 25th, with Allison Villard 57th to place in the meet.
Newcomer Madison Weber was right on Villard’s heels at 59th, with Tate Severson 91st, Raine Harrell at 122 and Lydia Berkoff 129.
The jostle of positioning was also noticeable for the boys as Carter Severson cut more than 40 seconds off his previous week’s time to place 12th behind Carrouth at 17:47.6, and Wyatt Mortenson, Coltyn Terry and Brandon Beason fought it out for the next few slots, finishing at 24, 29 and 35.
Keaton Knez, Colin Jensen, Wilson Eike, Tyler Driggs and AJ Barber followed at 59, 144, 151, 178 and 200.
The Devils also hosted a junior high two-mile race, with CMS boys and girls each placing third as groups.
Logan Hafey and Emma Jones led the two teams in sixth and eighth, respectively, joined by Carter Behrman, Owen Gifford, Boden Reidhead, Kenny Fredrickson, Carson Laehr, Hudson Jones, Noah Mortenson, Jackson Olinger, Grady Wooden, Ian Trevenen, Kadin Hume, Alex Nichols, Logan Bickford, Zach Craig, Garrett Mercer, Tommy Driggs,
Rylie Felten, Shaylee Patterson, Bree Meats, Megan Neton, Avery Atkin, Paris Woods, Joslyn Bacon, Brook Wheeler.
MCHS and CMS will again run the same course this weekend during the Shana Ward Memorial Invitational in Saratoga, Wyoming.