I ROCK WINNERS WEEK 5
Introducing the Butte Invite I-Rock runners! Starting with Hanna Hanzel, new to Cross Country, taking a risk on running her senior year. Not only is Hanna hardworking, she just keeps getting faster, running a 16 second PR and 42 seconds faster than her Mtn West time. Bella Shinn raced a 51 second PR at Butte, which was a huge WIN since she had a bad cold and was fighting the altitude...way to push through Bella! Michael Manning also ran a PR, of 21 seconds. He always keeps things light and fun and we love what he adds to our team. Last but not Least, Bohdi Hollman broke the 18 minute barrier, with a PR time of 17:45. As in every meet, he races in so much pain and gives it his all. He has been an amazing captain this season. Congrats to our runners!
I ROCK WINNERS WEEK 4
The Mountain West recipients of the I-Rock Awards for this week are Dennis Hunter, Mitchell Johnson, Carlin Manning and Greta Ringhofer! Starting with Dennis - he has been racing consistently faster each race this season. Dennis is always working hard in practice and meets, and is extremely positive, light heard and fun to be around! Mitchell Johnson, another one of our strong sophomores, raced a PR at the gritty Missoula meet. He continues to break times this season, and is always one of the first to lend a hand, ask if help is needed, and support his teammates. Carlin Manning took a risk on Cross Country, that is rewarding her weekly! Carlin raced her first varsity meet on Saturday, running our 8th fastest time. And that was after a full week of Homecoming. Greta Ringhofer raced to a PR on Saturday, after taking a bloody fall in the start of the race. The fall fired her up as she ran faster and moved up on the team. Proud of all of our runners in such adverse weather conditions!
I ROCK WINNERS WEEK 3
Gabe Felton, Neila Lyngholm, May Gambino and Jonah Raish are this weeks I-Rock winners! Gabe Felton ran a HUGE PR, 17:15. He took a risk off the starting line and held strong the whole 5k. Neila Lyngholm also had a HUGE PR with a finish of 19:55...breaking the 20 minute barrier as a freshmen. May Gambino ran with a cold, shaving off 2 minutes from last week and also securing a PR. Jonah Raish, new to cross country, also laid out a PR almost 3 minutes faster since our time trial. Proud of you all!
I ROCK WINNERS WEEK 2
Reilly Johnson, Bailey Wride, Sierra Vickrey and Peter Wilson are the PROUD recipients this week! Reilly has shaved off over a minute from Time Trials, and 23 seconds from last week. He is always positive and working hard. Bailey crushed the JV race taking 2nd and in a time that places her on Varsity this week. Sierra while strong in the race, was even stronger for a teammate who was struggling in the race... love the team commitment. Peter was 14th in the JV race, with a record PR OF 19:03...also earning a Varsity spot for this week. Congrats you 4!
I ROCK WINNERS WEEK 1
Ava Miller, Kya Wood, Kyle Miller and Marley Miller are the first "I-Rock" recipients for the 2019 season. Ava competed in her first XC race ever, and pushed the hesitation aside, staying positive, running 3 min and 41 seconds faster than our Time Trial. Kya ran a career PR taking 83 seconds off of her best time last season. Kyle Miller made the Varsity squad for this week, with a time of 18:24, and a 65 second career PR. His positivity is contagious. Marley Miller finished his first 5k, with big nerves and a smile he pushed through with a solid base line time of 19:31. And he thinks he's a sprinter :) Great job runners...and no, none of them are related!
Meaghan Fisher and Kyle Calles sign with Rocky Mountain College, in Billings, to run both Track and Cross County.
Ben Perrin signs with MSU, in Bozeman, to also run Track and Cross Country.
We are PROUD of you!