Posted 10/05/11 (Wed)
By Neal A. Shipman
Watford City’s girls cross country team turned in a very good performance at the Rugby Invitational on Saturday with the Wolves taking third place. Century High School won the meet with Parshall taking second place.
Asha Smith led the Watford City girls team with a fifth place finish in a time of 15:43, while Kade Ross took 15th place with a time of 16:28.
In the boys division, the Wolves took 11th place with Guy Ross taking 42nd place with a time of 19:15.
This week, the Wolves will be competing in the Regional Meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the New Town Golf Course.
“As the season is winding down, the workouts are becoming more intense,” states Greg Brown, Wolves’ head coach. “As we look at the times, it is amazing to see how the times have dropped significantly since the beginning of the year. The athletes are working extremely hard to make themselves better and preparing for the final runs.”
The Wolves will be wrapping up their season at the State Cross Country Meet in Fargo on Oct. 22.
“These athletes have put in an enormous amount of time during practice and giving up sleep to be in practice to get better,” states Brown. “I am extremely proud of how these athletes represent our school and community.”
Also placing for Watford City in the girls division at Rugby was Addison Sundeen, 46th, 17:39; Lea Arndt, 54th, 17:55; Bessie Schmitz, 70th, 18:13; and Tara Loomer, 84th, 18:48.
Other Watford City boys placing were Logan Gumke, 43rd, 19:19; and Dustin Kleppen, 51st, 19:52.
In the junior high boys division, Devin Schmitz took 11th with a time of 12:50 and Hunter DeFoe took 17th with a time of 13:26, while Ellie Schmitz took 14th in the elementary run with a time of 8:19.