Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thinclads pick up pace at Rigby

Bob Firman footrace is next

Twenty-five Wood River High School cross country runners were in the field of 407 varsity and junior varsity thinclads finishing Friday’s Rigby Invitational 3.1-miler in eastern Idaho.

Wood River senior Chase England (17:31) placed sixth of 80 boys’ varsity runners, as Pocatello swept the podium paced by medalist Elijah Armstrong (16:32), a sophomore.

Junior Janel Passey (24:10) led the Wolverine girls varsity runners in 44th place as Pocatello freshman Rachel McGovern (19:37) was the individual medalist. Finishing second overall of 137 boys’ JV runners was Wood River senior Ketchum Wilt (18:37), just one second off the top pace.

Next: The Bob Firman Invitational Saturday, Sept. 22 at Boise’s Eagle Island State Park. Top runners/results at Rigby:

Girls’ varsity: 1—Rachel McGovern (Pocatello) 19:37. 45—Janel Passey (WR) 24:10. 47—Amanda Passey (WR) 24:15. 57—Brooke Lawrence (WR) 25:39. 58—Grace Gorham (WR) 25:43. 68—Avery Closser (WR) 26:35. 77—Hallie MacPherson (WR) 27:39 (81 runners).

Boys’ varsity: 1—Elijah Armstrong (Pocatello) 16:32. 6—Chase England (WR) 17:31. 21—Alexis Gonzalez (WR) 18:12. 23—Ty Reinemann (WR) 18:16. 32—Cameron Bingham (WR) 18:55. 55—Patrick Schneider (WR) 20:13. 63—Connor Hayes (WR) 20:43. 69—Nelson Cantrell (WR) 21:22 (80 runners).

Girls’ junior varsity: 1—Amy Loret (Skyline) 23:27. 49—Kaitlyn Landis (WR) 27:55. 51—Sophia Deklotz (WR) 28:01. 73—Brook Sundholm (WR) 29:49. 74—Shelby Barnes (WR) 29:53. 86—Karady Beck (WR) 30:37. 97—Alexandria Begley (WR) 33:29 (104 runners).

Boys’ junior varsity: 1—Curtis Willis (Bonneville) 18:36. 2—Ketchum Wilt (WR) 18:37. 91—Nash Hartdegen (WR) 23:25. 93—Jacob Halopoff (WR) 23:27. 95—Ostin Arters (WR) 23:37. 103—Xavier Haemmerle (WR) 23:57. 130—Colby Castle (WR) 26:06 (137 runners).

Girls’ team results: 1—Sugar-Salem of Sugar City 44. 2—Hillcrest of Idaho Falls 58. 3—Skyline of Idaho Falls 74. 4—Pocatello 85. 5—Bonneville of Idaho Falls 155. 6—Madison of Rexburg 191. 7—Rigby 210. 8—Wood River 243. 9—Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls 249. 10—Blackfoot 283. 11—Ririe 296. 12—Minico of Rupert 330.

Boys’ team results: 1—Pocatello 34. 2—Rigby 68. 3—Bonneville 100. 4—Hillcrest 123. 5—Skyline 124. 6—Wood River 129. 7—Sugar-Salem 162. 8—Blackfoot 194. 9—Canyon Ridge 254. 10—Ririe 298. 11—Minico 323.


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