Huskies girls harriers win at Delta
DELTA – Battle Mountain cross country at Delta Saturday was very much like “Late Night with David Letterman.””We’ve got letters. We’ve got letters. We’ve got lots and lots of letter. Letters.”Numerous Huskies lettered on the state regional course, as the girls team won the meet and the boys team finished second out of 13 teams.
One of the most exciting aspects of the day was that the Huskies girls, who lost out to Montrose by five points in last year’s regional meet, beat the Indians by 100 points Saturday.”The girls ran in a strong pack,” Huskies coach Rob Parish said. “They had a great pack finish. There were girls from several teams in front of them. But, we had four girls right there.”Jessica Medsker, in just her second cross country race, finished ninth with a time of 20 minutes, 48 seconds, good for a letter. Leslie Peterson was 10th in 21-flat, earning a letter. Molly McGee took 11th (21:01). By the way, that beat the letter time of 21:30. Erika Ghent finished 13th win 21:09. And, yes, that’s a letter. Marit Johnson rounded out the scoring in 23rd.Those times were also personal bests for Medsker, Peterson and Johnson.
“That’s not fair, is it,” Parish joked.On the boys’ side, Grant Stevenson took bronze in 17:01, a personal best and letter-worthy.”It should be worth noting that the kids ran on tired legs,” Parish said. “This was their second race in three days. I’m pretty sure Grant would have won if he wasn’t running tired. All the other teams had fresh legs.”
Ben Rogers sparked his way to seventh in 17:38, which believe it or not, earned him a letter. Andy Given logged a 14th-place finish (18:06). What do you know? A letter. Zach Erickson, keeping in the theme of the day, letterred in 18:07 (16th place). Jake Ball was the Huskies’ final scorer in 19:12.After two flat races, the Huskies finally get to hit the hills, their strength, at Lake County on Saturday.Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 614, or firstname.lastname@example.org.