September 2, 2014

Peutz leads Watford boys cross country team

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Watford City’s cross country teams traveled to Bowman last Thursday and had some mixed results.
In the boys varsity division, Raehs Peutz was a big surprise for Wolves’ Head Coach Greg Brown, as he finished in sixth place.
“Raehs opened the season running a personal best of 17:49.05 and competing against a very strong field of runners from across the state,” stated Brown.
Also placing for the boys team was Michael Brown, 28th, 20:54.66; Dakota Garmann, 31st, 21:19.68; Osman Leon, 32nd, 21:22.49; Devin Schmitz, 45th, 22:53.56; Jack Gillispey, 46th, 23:13.91; and Trevor Alveshere, 51st, 25:23.08.
“All of these boys ran well,” stated Brown. “But we did see that we need to start pushing a little bit harder to get them in better shape.”
On the varsity girls side, Addison Sundeen finished 24th in a time of 19:47.71, while Lea Arndt finished 27th in a time of 20:13.14.
“Both girls ran extremely well in the hot, humid conditions,” stated  Brown. “I feel once the temperature starts dropping we will see all of the times drop as we get in better shape and have the ability to push harder.”
In the junior varsity boys division, Cauy Hartel placed 16th in 14:09.42, while Hunter DeFoe placed 23rd in 14:57.78.
“Both boys ran extremely well and will be bumped up to the long distance this weekend,” stated Brown
This week, the Wolves will be competing at the Dickinson Meet on Saturday, Sept. 6.