Bravettes XC takes 5th at State! Tori Noland Gillespie led the tribe with an Allstate finsh in 13th place, and a PR of 19:08. She ran a gritty race and was able to pull her teammates behind her. Meaghan Fisher was close behind in 22nd, Sadie Wilson 26th and Haily Allen 30th. These seniors ran the best race of their careers, with times of 19:38, 19:52, and 20:07. Both Meaghan and Hailey had career PR's, and Sadie was 6 seconds from her career PR. Hannah Perrin ran the second fastest race of her sophomore career, with a 20:24, and had a strong second half of her race. Sierra Vickrey and Carrigan Hamilton rounded out the competition as their first time experience, and they both battled through the intensity with Flathead Pride. Shout out to Nela Petersen for all of her alternate support and help.
Braves XC holds the State Champ! Ben Perrin reigns undefeated for his entire State Season, winning the state meet in a time of 15:43. Ben had a great break way from the pack before the mile, and spread the gap on the tough uphill and throughout the third mile. Kyle Calles followed with the 3rd fastest race of his 4 year career, with a 17:14. Next up was Keaton Fischer also with his 3rd fastest career race, and Parker Noland Gillespie and Jaden Attard followed suit with their 3rd fastest 5k's, times of 17:42, 18:06 and 18:22. All three ran faster times then Mountain West on the same course. Jacob Ort and Seth Trumm rounded out the team with their first state experience and ran with grit. Special thanks to Bohdi Hollman, Gabe Felton and Connor Wride as alternates and helping in every way possible. We're excited to watch all 3 compete at State next year.
SHOUT OUT to the parents, families, and fans of FHS XC. We couldn't do it with you..the support and special touches made the State experience one of the best. We are sad to be losing some deep rooted seniors of our program who will never be replaced. We also look forward to our young bucks coming up and what the State meet might look like next year.
Join us to celebrate ALL FHS XC runners at the awards banquet on Monday October 29th at 5:30 in the FHS SSRC, second floor. Bring a desert to share. Approximately 1 hour long.