Looks like sparks flew in the individual girls race at Mountain West today. Annie Hill, and the two Morley sisters went through the two mile at 11:05 and then Bryn fell off and Annie had a slight gap on Makenna. Annie beat Makenna’s course record by 4 seconds in 16:39. Bridget Creel came in with a pack from Hellgate and Skyview and had the top finish for Bozeman in 9th. After that it was pins and needles for the team race. Bozeman held out Piper Meuwissen for a cold and CdA took the win 110-121.
Annie Hill Glacier
Makena Morley Bigfork
Bryn Morley Bigfork
Christina Aragon Billings Senior
Sabrina Sterbis Missoula Big Sky
Samantha Sayer Missoula Hellgate
Miranda Foster Missoula Hellgate
Mccall Skay West Valley High School
Bridget Creel Bozeman
Amanda Nelson Billings Skyview
In the Boys Varsity race Brody Smith of Cody controlled the race early and Aidan Reed and Jonathan Eastwood had another battle with Aidan winning by a smidge. In the team race Glacier took the top spot for the second year in a row. Bozeman ended up 4th with strong performances by the young team.
Brody Smith Cody
Aidan Reed Helena
Jonathan Eastwood Belgrade
Jake Finney Lake City
Logan Morley Bigfork
Tyler Mogan Laurel
Kade McCutcheon Glacier
Marshall Beatty Sentinel
Hunter Simpson University
Patrick Miranne University
Will Eddy Hillcrest
Isaac Barville University
Corbin Carlton Mead
Chase Equall Bozeman
Full results are at: competitivetiming.com
I’ll be here at Bridger Creek watching the college meet this weekend and just noticed that competitivetiming.com is timing Mountain West. They have an app that I downloaded onto my phone where I can see the unofficial meet results as they come in to the chute. I don’t see a link to live video of the race which I would prefer! Good luck to all the athletes at Mountain West this weekend. It should be a great meet as always. NC
We are taking a bus of roughly 43 kids to Billings. Thursday, September 18, we will leave Bozeman High School at 11:30a. Races are between 4p-5:15p and I am not sure which goes first, JV boys or JV girls. The races will take place at Riverfront Park, 1 1/2 mile South after exiting South Billings Boulevard Exit. We should be back home no later than 10pm.
For all those traveling to Billings or unable to compete in either weekend meet, please remember there will be no practice on Friday,
Friday/Saturday: Mountain West Classic, Missoula, MT– We will be leaving Bozeman at 12:30p on Friday. We will do a simple run at the course upon arriving in Missoula, then have a simple dinner and a relaxing evening. We will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula 406-532-5300. Following is the race schedule for Saturday.
Date: September 20th 2014 CHIP TIMING!!
Time: Girls Junior Varsity 9:30 am 3 miles
Boys Junior Varsity 10:15 am 3 miles
Boys Varsity 11:00 am 3 miles
Girls Varsity 11:45 am 3 miles
Middle school boys 12:30 pm 1.7 miles
Middle school girls 12:45 pm 1.7 miles
Site: University Golf Course—515 South Ave E Missoula MT
We have been going through a lot of sickness as of late, please do your best to take care of the things like rest, hydration and sleep. Also do what you can to not spread the sick bugs.
Thanks for checking in. Next week I will do better at having the weekly schedule out at the beginning of the week.
Monday — Meet at BHS, 4pm. Be prepared for a solid workout. The remainder of the week will be made available Monday evening.
On a perfect fall day at Bridger Creek Golf Course the Hawks won all four races with the varsity girls earning a perfect score of 15.
Gidal Kaiser of the Chronicle spent the day at Bridger Creek and did a great write up that was ABOVE THE FOLD. It’s great story about the racers and how the meet came to be held.
Since the story mentions a conga line:
More photos at https://bozemanxc.shutterfly.com/. The password is xc. Upload your own so we can all relive those wonderful days of fall.
Monday — Meet at BHS, 3:56. Easy, moderate run. We will revisit this past weekend’s meets, as well as look forward to the upcoming week.
Tuesday — Meet at Sourdough Canyon Trailhead, 4:25. BRING A WATCH. This will be our long run for the week. Parent pick up at the usual 6pm. (at the trailhead)
Wednesday — Meet at BHS, 3:56.
Thursday — Meet at East Gallatin Recreation Area (Bozeman Beach), 4:10. BRING A WATCH. Parent pick up: If you could be at the parking lot at around 5:45, I think we will be concluded by that time.
Friday — Meet at BHS, 3:56.
Saturday — Bozeman Invitational. Bridger Creek Golf Course. Meet at, or near, the clubhouse at 2pm.
Race Schedule: JV Girls: 3:30, JV Boys: 4:10, Varsity Girls: 4:45, Varsity Boys: 5:15
All BHS XC student-athletes and their families are welcome to visit the site www.bit.ly/bhsxc to order any of this year’s Hawk XC apparel. Orders will be taken through September 9th. The t’s shown are samples, but the correct colors.
On Saturday the top twelve from each squad traveled to Soda Springs, Idaho for the long held Cardinal Classic. There they met teams from Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho on the tough course at 5800 feet.
The girls JV squad opened the day with all 5 girls in the top 6 and an easy win with 18 points. Maddie Vilhauer took the win with a time of 21:19. All of the girls medaled. (Note that the timing system was off by one minute for this race and 1 minute should be added :( to each girls time from the JV girls race.)
After that strong showing the JV boys took the course and three of the boys were in the top twenty receiving medals for their performance on the high altitude course. The team placed 5th on the day.
The varsity boys were up next and nationally ranked Elijah Armstrong of Pocatello took the field out hard and fast. Both Chase Equal and Riley Collins medaled and the team placed 4th to the delight of Coach May.
The varsity girls closed out the day. Only six girls took the start line after the coaches decided to hold out All-State two miler Piper Meuwissen. Much to the delight of the crowd Bridget Creel took the lead on the long downhill and increased it to 17 seconds for her first high school invitational win. Sarah Foster and Kenneni Wiegand also finished in the top fifteen. The awards ceremony was quite tense as the team wasn’t sure of their overall placement. In the end they won with 94 points over Shelley, Idaho. NC
Time trial is in the books, school is starting, and competition is on the horizon. Week #3 is always exciting and challenging at the same time. It’s time to find the reality of routine, yet it can seem a bit overwhelming. We will work towards making the transition one to look forward to.
Monday — Labor Day. Meet at the LDS church at 6pm. Bring a watch. This run will be a CAR (continuous aerobic run) run. Practice should end by 7:15.
Tuesday — Meet at BHS, 3:56pm. This will be our main (most challenging) workout of the week. Be prepared for the effort.
Wednesday — Meet at BHS, 3:56pm. Light effort day.
Thursday — Meet at BHS, 3:56pm.
Friday/Saturday — Look to meet schedule, as well as stay tuned for more direction.
Two meets coming up this weekend: September 5, 6
Carroll College Early Bird Invite. Helena MT. Friday, September 5. Bill Roberts Golf Course (near Carroll College). Boys: 9:30am. Girls: 10:10am. Bus leaves BHS (oval parking lot) at 6:45 am.
This meet will be attended by most of our Junior Varsity runners. Participation in the time trial was the first of 3 criteria to make the bus for either competition, but “Yes” even this smaller meet. The Early Bird Invite is small (in the number of teams who compete), yet the course is the same lay-out used for State meets in recent years. It gives good variety of terrain, (rolling hills on short cut grass) with typically great footing. Last year Bozeman averaged about 18-20 seconds of improvement per runner over the time trial. Some runners improved by over 30 seconds. Those attending will be made known at practice on Monday evening, 6pm and then reiterated Tuesday at practice. This race is being timed by competitivetiming.com. Here is the page where the results will be posted: http://www.my-finish.com/form.php?race_name=145052
Here’s the address:
Bill Roberts Golf Course
2201 N Benton Ave
Helena, MT 59601
Cardinal Classic. Soda Springs, Idaho. Saturday, September 6. Kelly Park Ski Trails. JV Girls: 10:30, JV Boys: 11:10, Varsity Boys: 12:00, Varsity Girls: 12:40. Bus leaves BHS (oval parking lot) at 10:40 am, FRIDAY, Sept. 5. Students are to attend classes through 10:10 am. We will be staying overnight in Pocatello Idaho at the Best Western 208-237-7650.
This meet will be attended by our top 12 runners from the time trial who made eligibilty from number of practices. This meet is a large meet with roughly 30 teams in attendance. The competition ranges from large Idaho schools to small Wyoming teams. The course is unique in that a little over 50% of the course winds through juniper forest, lava fields on packed silica. (Most of Montana’s courses are 80% (or more) grass surfaces. Additionally, runners will have to hurdle over two sets of log barriers. It looks to be a great place to race. We will return to Bozeman Saturday evening.
Here is a link to some meet details for Soda Springs: http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=91120#Meet