Ennis’ cross-country competitors have been making the most of the sport’s short season, recently competing in several meets including the Mountain West Classic in Missoula on Sept. 19. A notable finish from that meet included Lilly Connor’s personal record of 27:59.
Results from Butte Central Invite on Sept. 7
Eli Beardsley: 6th, 19:31
Tait Olson: 7th, 20:21
Genesis Boyles: 1st, 24:53
Sky Boyd: 7th, 27:30
Results from Bozeman Invite on Sept. 11
Never mind the recent 35-8 loss against Sheridan – Twin Bridges bounced back on Sep. 10 with a 68-16 win on the road against Absarokee.
Twin Bridges Head Coach Brett Nordahl attributed the win to his team’s ability to get their run game going right off the bat, as well as excellent gang tackling from start to finish.
It was a long but successful day for Ennis’ long-distance runners at the Belgrade XC Meet in Bozeman on Sep. 2. Freshman boys started the day at 10 a.m., with competitors pounding the pavement throughout the day, ending with middle school girls at 2:15 p.m.
Ennis’ cross-country competitors took advantage of a sunny and wildfire smokeless Saturday in Boulder at their first meet of the season on Aug. 28.
JV Sophomore Wylie Connor with a third-place finish: 20:48. Freshman Finley Knapton with sixth-place finish: 23:28.
Ah, back to school season. Backpacks are packed, thinking caps are on, and students, parents and teachers are readying for another year of learning. There’s a return to classes, to friendships, and to the competitive action of fall athletics.
On the gridiron
A high of 12 degrees made for a chilly state cross country meet. On Saturday, Kalispell was snowy and cold, but runners powered through.
“Tough conditions, but Montana-tough runners!” Ennis cross country coach Melinda Legg said.
The Ennis Mustangs ran the cross-country ski trail in West Yellowstone Saturday, Oct. 3. “It was a gorgeous day with cool temperatures and pace was quick for a high school 5K and a middle school approximately 2.5K,” Coach Melinda Legg said.
Madison County Cross Country traveled to Dillon and Livingston last weekend.
Twin Bridges Cross Country, coached by Hannah Konen, headed to the Dillon Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26. The 5,000-meter men’s race included 75 runners and the 5,000-meter women’s race included 57 runners.