The word ‘harrier’ can be used in one of four ways:
- Stumbling block. (Oh, Duh!)
- A variety of slender, narrow-winged circus species around the world.
- The English breed dog grew up hunting rabbits and rabbits in England.
- Cross-country runner.
For the purpose of this story, we refer to divorce number four. And for good reason.
Restrictions on CM Russell Girls and the Great Allste High Boys Crossing Teams took place Wednesday afternoon, both literally, and – figuratively – from the City Crossroads Cross Country Conference on the Anaconda Hills Golf Course.
The first five girls from Rustlers, as well as the first five buffalo boys, crossed the finish line before being chased and scored 15 points each.
15 is considered a perfect result for cross-country teams. The CMR girls beat the female buffalo 15-50, while the allste senior boys outscored their Rosterler teammates by 15-49.
Remember that the Black Eagle Golf Course at Anaconda Hills is far from the flat land here in the river town. It is well-known among the organizers of the Montana race, and is the 20th most challenging race in the United States.
Nina Bader and Camre Bowman were two of the nine Russler girls who crossed the finish line before the first buffalo runner, Chloe Jenkins. No one finished faster than Nina at 37:37. Freshman Tori Hills was the first runner at 21:58, and Baumann – the future queen of the Rustlers House – was five seconds behind Hegis in her high school final.
“I’m very happy,” said Bowman. “I think this is the strongest thing I have ever seen our daughters enter the state.
Over the next two years, we will have many strong girls, and our little legacy will continue.
Bowman’s legacy took place two weeks ago, with the Restaurants homecoming procession and the Allsite banquet meeting – as well as the Anaconda Hills – held minutes apart. Literally.
She read her travel schedule that Friday: “That was the most rocky day of my life. I (most of the time) at school – I had to get up earlier – then I jumped on the CMR barbecue and ran to the parade, I jumped. The parade, he came here to run, crossed the finish line and went to the game, stayed in the game (the robbers won!) Then went to the Rustlers family movie night, helped clean up later, then went home at 12 o’clock.
Yes, that’s 12 o’clock (I’m not complaining about my schedule again). By the way, she finished ninth in the party.
Junior Nina said she had no clue how fast she ran, only to find the gold.
Her sister Mia (New Year’s student) Nina, who finished fourth in 21 seconds after Bauman, said: “I really don’t know; When I crossed the line, I did not find any, ”he told the Tribune.
The most challenging part of the race is part of the name of the golf course: runners change 600 feet in height over 5,000 meters (this is approximately 3.11 miles). And for the second time in about two weeks, like Bowman and the rest of the runners, they did it.
“They’re just mountains,” says Nina. “It’s definitely one of the most challenging courses in the state. You have to push it to the top to try and get there.
I am really proud of everyone and for what they have done today. All our daughters did great things.
At 22:26, Grace Kaufman (22:30), Hanna Bingham (23:04), Emily Crago (23:10) and Caroline Hermiller (23:20) finished fifth, finishing ninth. .
Jenkins had a tenth-place finish in the last crossstroke at 23:35, with teammate Sophie Eustinstein ten seconds behind in the 11th. Vail Van Vast, Tesfa Toliver and Meritz Tranchel came in 13th, 14th and 20th respectively.
According to CMR head coach Nathan Gregory, the Rostler girls won.
“Our girls have worked hard all season, they are running well, we have two girls and we really have special competitions for us,” Gregory said. “Skyia was a good race for us, and Tori, who came in second, ran really well.
“It was just a good effort by all our girls. They worked together and had a good competition.”
For his part, David Killian, assistant coach of the great alls high altitude crossing, said head coach Bob Stingley showed him the 5K altitude map.
“There is not a single flat part of this general curriculum,” says Killian. It is a continuous up and down hill with some very, very big ups and downs.
“It’s a badge of courage when you finish this course. You can be proud of yourself.”
“We knew this was a team competition,” said the high school student. “We wanted to work together as a team, as a team.
We ran together, we killed well, and I was happy to see everyone just staring at me and everyone standing down. It was really good.
Junior McGuire Palmer – Mac, if you will – was just 12 seconds behind Harrington, with Sophomore John Spinty crossing the third line at 17:48.
“In the first half (of the race) we really worked as a team and it slowed down as fast as we could,” said Palmer. And in the last half we went alone.
We now have a better team environment. It was fun.
Palmer pointed out that Anaconda Hills is the most advanced course in the state, hands down.
“There is a 600-foot change, which is double the number of courses in the state,” he added. “It’s very difficult. It’s fun to run it.”
Spinti’s conditions were not so bad, even though the wind was blowing during the race, it was 15-20 degrees lower than usual and made the race more challenging.
“It’s really hilly, and it’s windy today,” he said. And it is very cold,
“I like it as cold, so you don’t get hot that way, but when (the weather) is nice and sunny, it’s also good.
Veteran Valon Hassan took fourth place in 17:55, followed by Kondrad Shirut (17:59) and Gus Tehle (18:07).
CMR senior Dawson Williams took seventh in 18:19 to finish the first Rustler to prevent a blue-and-white sweep from 1 to -7.
“The Great Alls T is definitely going to be better than our team this year in terms of position, but I definitely tried to manage my money, and I feel like I did,” Williams said.
“This is, of course, the toughest course in the state, but it prepares us for Mesilula. We are all accustomed to these challenging hills.
Williams was not the only Rutherler to break into the top 10.
Joe Eagleman, Ashton Burke and Hayden Senter finished third, fourth and fifth for the Rustlers in 11th, 14th and 15th overall.
Killian said all runners will be ready for the race, which will take place this Saturday at the University of Missoula at the Montana Golf Course.
This is the last time we are preparing for a state convention. “He is competitive, competitive, and they want to go out and fight each other, but when they start trying to reach the top, he is trying to get that little bit of protection.
I know the CMR ladies have a plan, our kids have a plan, and they have done well.
In his earlier statement to Killian, Gregory acknowledged that the Anaconda Hills course was a badge for the graduates.
You always feel proud when you have a course to challenge children. This is the same course on which the party was held, and it has been five years since we changed to 5K.
We run across the river as we approach the realm.
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