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Wolves’ cross country runners continue to improve

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed)

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Watford City’s cross country teams competed in two meets this past week as the Wolves hosted a meet at the Watford City Golf Course on Tuesday, Sept. 22 before competing at the Beulah Invitational on Saturday.
“We ran two extremely tough courses this past week,” stated Greg Brown, Wolves head coach. “Both Watford City and Beulah have a tough hill to deal with.  I felt our runners are starting to show a little fatigue on their legs from the workouts and the tough schedule of running hard meets back to back. We will continue to work hard as the season is starting to draw to an end.”
This week, the Wolves will be competing at the Williston Meet on Oct. 1 and then start preparing for the Regional Meet in Beulah on Oct. 10.

Watford City Invitational

Sibee Jokela turned in a time of 17:14 as she placed in eighth place at the Watford City Invitational last Tuesday. Other Watford City girls placing in the varsity division were Stephanie Deutsch, 12th, 17:41; and Kristen Stenehjem, 13th, 17:48.
In the boys varsity division, Jeremiah Beard took 49th with a time of  21:22, while Ben Gumke placed  62nd with a time of 23:02.
In the Junior High boys division, Logan Gumke placed 11th with a time of 13:46, while Reid Brown finished 12th in 13:53 and Riley McCarthy took 13th with a time of 14:17.
In the grade school, one mile run, Lea Arndt turned in a time of 6:35, while Cassidy McCarthy had a time of 6:57 and Braden Gumke had a time of 6:53.

Beulah-Hazen Invitational

Watford City placed three of its varsity girls runners in the top 10 at the Beulah-Hazen Invitational on Saturday with Sibee Jokela taking third with a time of 17:00, while Stephanie Deutsch finished in eighth place in 18:04 and Kristen Stenehjem finished in 10th place with a time of 18:14. Also placing for the Wolves was Bessie Schmitz, who placed 53rd with a time of 22:33.
In the boys varsity division, Jeremiah Beard took 28th with a time of 21:51, while Ben Gumke took 36th in 22:42 and Logan Gumke, placed 40th with a time of 22:50.
In the Junior High boys division,  Reid Brown took 12th with a time of 12:20 and Riley McCarthy placed 15th with a time of 13.00.