Moffat County girls take 4th straight regional cross country championship
Emily Womble wins race in Pagosa Springs; boys team takes 2nd
It was a tiring drive to get there, but Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School cross country isn’t complaining about the results of the regional meet. cross country isn’t complaining about the results of the regional meet.
Moffat County High School cross country isn’t complaining about the results of the regional meet.
Bulldog runners had a fine Friday at the 3A Region 1 event in Pagosa Springs, where the boys team placed second altogether and the girls placed first for the fourth consecutive year, as top runner Emily Womble took home the gold in her senior season.
After a second-place finish at last year’s regionalssecond-place finish at last year’s regionals, Womble was determined to win it this time, said coach Todd Trapp, pacing herself for the first two miles and then kicking hard near the end to beat out runner-up Olivia Reinhardt on her own home course., Womble was determined to win it this time, said coach Todd Trapp, pacing herself for the first two miles and then kicking hard near the end to beat out runner-up Olivia Reinhardt on her own home course.
second-place finish at last year’s regionals, Womble was determined to win it this time, said coach Todd Trapp, pacing herself for the first two miles and then kicking hard near the end to beat out runner-up Olivia Reinhardt on her own home course.
“Last year was a tough race for her, but Emily got into the race, put herself up front with the Pagosa girl,” Trapp said. “It was a great race for her but most importantly a great race, team-wise.”
Teammates Allie Dilldine and Ary Shaffer took third and fourth, with Makenna Knez in sixth, Madysen Cramer giving the team its final points at No. 18, with Brianna Burkett, Sadea Reidhead and Daijia Lewis also crossing the finish line at 45, 56 and 63 of 71 overall girls.
Among the boys, Riley Allen was in the top 10 of the field of 82, as were four of team victor Gunnison’s best, with Middle Park’s Mark Simmons winning it all. Chris Carrouth (13th), Ashley Suits (15th) and Brandon Beason (18th) were next, Suits getting in action after spending most of the season hindered by an injury to his foot after regularly posting the boys’ top times last year.
“That’s a huge accomplishment for him to get back into it, be competitive and help our team,” Trapp said.
Carter Severson was the final one to get points in 20th place, while Isiac Roop was 22, Andrew Keiss 25, Steven Walls 31 and Isaac Chacon 38.
Both groups qualify for the state championships, with the last race of the year coming up Halloween Day at Colorado Springs’ Norris Penrose Event Center.
“It’s been a good year with these kids, they’ve been willing to make some sacrifices and really train hard and continue to improve over the course of the season,” Trapp said.
Moffat County High School cross country at 3A Region 1 event
Runner — Time, PlaceRunner — Time, Place
Runner — Time, Place
Emily Womble — 20:26.78, 1
Allie Dilldine — 20:57.65, 3
Ary Shaffer — 21:03, 4
Makenna Knez — 21:12.77, 6
Madysen Cramer — 22:38.09, 18
Brianna Burkett — 24:21.93, 45
Sadea Reidhead — 26:47.40, 56
Dajia Lewis — 28:59.03, 63
— The team placed first overall.— The team placed first overall.
— The team placed first overall.
Riley Allen — 17:57.95, 10
Chris Carrouth — 18:11.52, 13
Ashley Suits — 18:15.18, 15
Brandon Beason — 18:39.46, 18
Carter Severson — 18:45.77, 20
Isiac Roop — 19:06.50, 22
Andrew Keiss — 19:14.46, 25
Steven Walls — 19:35.44, 31
Isaac Chacon — 19:57.07, 38
— The team placed second overall.— The team placed second overall.— The team placed second overall.
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