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Battle Mountain XC rolls at Anna Banana

From left, Battle Mountain's Elizabeth Constien, Lizzy Harding and Alex Raichart reach the halfway point of the Anna Banana Wildcat Invitational at Connected Lakes State Park in Grand Junction. The Huskies girls won the meet.

FRUITA — Apparently, Battle Mountain cross-country likes the new regional site.

The Huskies girls won at Saturday's Anna Banana Invitational and the boys were second, only behind Montrose.

"We wanted to get over and preview the course," Huskies assistant coach Matt Felton said. "It turned out to be a very fast course around the lakes. It's a beautiful course, and it provides for fast times."

OK, everyone, "How fast was it?"

Battle Mountain's boys had four guys under 17 minutes. Elizabeth Constien and Lizzy Harding came within a half-minute of lettering for the boys (18 minutes, 30 seconds).

The girls scored a miserly 27 points with Durango in tow at 46. The boys took second with 98 points, only behind Montrose. Please do remember that with realignment, Montrose, not mention Durango, are not longer in Region 1, the remade Western Slope.

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And looking at the region, the boys beat Glenwood Springs for the second week in row, even though milesplit.com has the Demons ranked ahead of the Huskies. Not that anyone would be looking ahead to regionals. Of course not.

In other Huskies cross-country news, we congratulate assistant coach Max Van Dyke on her nuptials on Saturday.

The Huskies are at Denver East next week.

Anna Banana Invitational

Girls

2. Elizabeth Constein, 18:53

3. Lizzy Harding, 18:54

5. Alex Raichart, 19:02

7. Kaela Fahrney, 19:16

13. Megan Bamford, 19:50

17. Gabby Trueblood, 20:09

23. Berit Kirchner, 20:09

Boys

8. Franklin Reilly, 16:15

13. Ty Willoughby, 16:32

22. Nate Badger, 16:41

29. James Moran, 16:59

33. Alexis Aguirre, 17, 19

39. David Reilly, 17:28

40. Nick Williams, 17:32