Cross Country teams ready for Regional meet
By Neal A. Shipman
Running under hot conditions last Thursday, the Watford City boys and girls varsity cross country teams had a good showing with the girls taking 8th place, while the boys team finished in 10th place.
“It was a warm day in Williston and I feel that we do run better in the cooler temperatures,” stated Greg Brown, Wolves’ head coach. “I feel we pushed hard, but mentally we are starting to break down from all of the hard work. It is tough to work as hard as we do, and still be able to go compete at an extreme high level.”
In his first meet of the season, Watford City’s Hayes Feilmeier crossed the finish line in 14th place with a time of 18:20 to pace the boys varsity cross country team, while Kade Ross paced the girls team with a 43rd place in a time of 17:50.
Also placing in the girls division was Kristen Stenehjem, 45th, 17:52; Addison Sundeen, 54th, 18:08; Jayme Johnson, 63rd, 18:35; Kara Wold, 70th, 18:57; Bessie Schmitz, 71st, 18:59; and Hollie Griggs, 82nd,19:15.
Placing behind Feilmeier in the varsity boys division was Dustin Kleppen, 60th, 20:29; Dillon Smith, 64th, 21:34; Logan Gumke, 71st, 21:59; Curtis Lohse, 75th, 22:27; John Meuchel, 76th, 22:29; Alex Hansen, 77th, 22:31; Reid Brown, 79th, 26:28; and Colt Nicholson, 80th, 26:35.
“We are getting better by the day, and with Regions on Saturday, we will be ready.”
The Wolves will be competing in the Region Cross County Meet at the Bowman Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.