Moffat County, CMS cross country step up with wins in Wyoming, prep for Sept. 30 home meet |

Moffat County, CMS cross country step up with wins in Wyoming, prep for Sept. 30 home meet

Craig Middle School runners Rylie Felten, left, and Bree Meats sprint to the finish line in 2016's Bulldog Invitational. CMS and Moffat County High School will host the cross country race Sept. 30. The high school and junior high programs had a successful weekend in Saratoga, Wyoming, as MCHS boys and girls teams each won, as did CMS girls, including an individual win by Halle Hamilton.
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Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cross country results from Saratoga, WyomingMCHS boys varsityCarter Severson — 17:19; 2Chris Carrouth — 17:40; 3Wyatt Mortenson — 17:59; 6Coltyn Terry — 18:15; 8Brandon Beason — 18:21; 10Keaton Knez — 18:54; 17MCHS boys JVGrant Wade — 20:17; 4Colin Jensen — 21:01; 13AJ Barber — 21:36; 21Tyler Driggs — 21:42; 23Wilson Eike — 21:48; 25Jared Atkin — 23:01; 30MCHS girls varsityMakenna Knez — 20:51; 2Liberty Hippely — 21:15; 4Emaleigh Papierski — 21:30; 5Kelsey McDiffett — 21:30; 6Madison Weber — 22:14; 8Allison Villard — 22:26; 11Lydia Berkoff — 24:33; 31— Both MCHS varsity teams placed first.CMS girlsHalle Hamilton — 13:08; 1Emma Jones — 13:33; 4Rylie Felten — 14:03; 13Bree Meats — 14:04; 14Shaylee Patterson — 14:12; 16Megan Neton — 14:35; 23Avery Atkin — 14:43; 24Brook Wheeler — 16:28; 40Joslyn Bacon — 16:31; 41CMS boysThayne Kitchen — 12:15; 6Logan Hafey — 12:21; 7Owen Gifford — 13:22; 18Kenny Fredrickson — 13:28; 22Boden Reidhead — 13:47; 32Carson Laehr — 13:48; 33Noah Mortenson — 14:08; 42Hudson Jones — 14:14; 46Ian Trevenen — 14:50; 56Kadin Hume — 15:12; 63Alexander Nichols — 15:14; 64Grady Wooden — 16:00; 72Garrett Mercer — 16:33; 77Evan Allen — 16:54; 79Logan Bickford — 16:58; 80Zach Craig — 18:14; 90Tommy Driggs — 21:49; 96— CMS girls placed first, boys second.

Small meet. Big results.

Friday’s Shana Ward Memorial, in Saratoga, Wyoming, was the site of group victory for Moffat County High School cross country, as both the boys and girls teams of long-distance runners placed first in the dual 5K races.

All the Bulldog points came from top 10 finishes. Carter Severson and Hayden’s Makenna Knez each placed second, individually, with times of 17:19 and 20:51, respectively.

Chris Carrouth, Wyatt Mortenson, Coltyn Terry and Brandon Beason took the third, sixth, eighth and 10th slots for the boys, while Liberty Hippely, Emaleigh Papierski, Kelsey McDiffett and Madison Weber rounded out the scores for the girls at fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth.

The Wyoming meet is one of the more scaled-down events of the season, though head coach Todd Trapp said that made it no less of a contest for runners to cut times.

“Kids ran awesome — some huge season best times,” he said.

Allison Villard and Lydia Berkoff placed 11th and 31st for the girls team, and Keaton Knez was 17th in the boys varsity race. A boys JV race put the Bulldogs in third, led by Grant Wade in fourth, followed by Colin Jensen (13), AJ Barber (21), Tyler Driggs (23), Wilson Eike (25) and newbie Jared Atkin (30).

Overall, Northwest Colorado was three for five in total team wins, with another first-place finish for Craig Middle School’s Halle Hamilton, the icing on the cake for CMS girls’ team triumph in a junior high 3K. Emma Jones was fourth, Rylie Felten 13th, Bree Meats 14th and Shaylee Patterson 16th to put points in the tally.

Thayne Kitchen and Logan Hafey were steps apart to lead CMS boys at sixth and seventh, with Owen Gifford, Kenny Fredrickson and Boden Reidhead contributing to the score at 18th, 22nd and 32nd to ultimately place second as a group.

High school and junior high runners are moving along at the right pace as they head into their home meet, the Bulldog Invitational, which will take place Sept. 30 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

The school events are preceded by the Bulldog Citizen 5K as a fundraiser for the cross country programs. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., and the race kicks off at 8 a.m. The Bulldog One-Mile Fun Run follows. Prizes will go to the top runners.


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