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Cross country teams branch out

After the cancelation of the Pony meet, Madison County High School cross country teams went elsewhere to stay on track. The weekend turned out to be beneficial for the runners, and the coaches are continuously proud of improvements made.

Sheridan coach Myra Deaval took Luke Dvorak and Simah Anson to West Yellowstone for the West Yellowstone Trail Run on Saturday. “This was an exciting run, it being their first real trail run,” Coach Deaval said. “And a little intimidating with the mandatory bear spray training before the run,” she continued. Anson placed 8th in the race and Dvorak finished 1st. 

Twin Bridges runners Morgan Hendrickson (20:27), Rob Dale (21:51), CJ Wayland (24:01) and Hunter Sager (24:13) also participated in the West Yellowstone Trail Run. Will Morris was unable to attend due to illness. Coach Stacy Dale explained the course as being unfamiliar to anything the runners experienced thus far. They traversed through the Custer Gallatin National Forest on trails that doubled as cross country ski courses in the winter. 

Ennis coach Melinda Legg took her runners to the Bozeman Invite at the Bridger Golf Course on Saturday. “Coaches feel we are doing the right things to be competitive against other C schools, which will be this coming Friday in Twin Bridges,” Coach Legg said. Her high school team times are as follows: Tait Olsen (21:44), Maida Knapton (23:40) Kyle LaClair (23:53), Wyatt Fredson (24:22), Genesis Boyles (26:30) and Megan Barsness (28:42).

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