Edwards, Ste. Marie lead Huskies harriers
Not only did Battle Mountain cross country have to run against a strong field, but also the Huskies were battling the cold and assorted illnesses.
Stalwart Rob Finlay had bronchitis and understandably turned in a very un-Finlay-like time of 23 minutes, 2 seconds. That left the door open for the rest of the guys and they obliged.
Edwards, a senior, took top Huskies honors with a time of 20:45, followed by Dan Lewis (21:04) and Andy Given (21:55).
“Alex was so excited. It was the first time he finished first on the team,” Huskies coach Kelli Witter-Bresler said. “And Dan Lewis was right on his heels. Another kid who’s doing great is Riley Pack. Running varsity as a freshman, his times keep dropping.”
Pack finished with a 23:22, while fellow frosh Ben Rogers clocked in at 23:22, despite a stomach virus.
Ste. Marie topped the girls squad again with a time of 23:34. She was followed by Maddie McCaulley (25:18), Kim White (26:09), Danielle Wray (26:21), Katie Wick (26:33), Emily Wray (27:26) and Jenny Thorne (28:15).
“Sabrina, she’s always a pleasure,” Witter-Bresler said. “The Wray girls continue to push each other and the entire team continues to improve.”
Davis Gaul ran in the open race and recorded a 23:41. Also in that race, Huskies coach Rob Parish punched in at 21:07.
Battle Mountain is at Palisade Friday afternoon in a final tuneup for regionals.
Palisade drops Huskies spikers
PALISADE – Battle Mountain volleyball bowed to Palisade Saturday afternoon 15-6, 15-9.
The loss dropped the Huskies to 7-8 overall and 4-5 in the 4A Western Slope. Battle Mountain is next in action Thursday at Glenwood Springs.