Huskies harriers "suffer," succeed
And given the challenges presented at Sufferfest 2002 on Saturday, the Battle Mountain cross country team acquitted itself just fine, thanks.
“It was an excellent day to run,” Huskies coach Kelli Witter-Bresler said. “The weather was clear and cool and the team was ready. They weren’t intimidated. Instead, each and every runner gave his or her best effort. The younger runners gave his or her best efforts and the veterans who had run at Steamboat pushed themselves beyond last year’s efforts.”
Sabrina Ste. Marie led the girls team with a time of 25 minutes, 8 seconds. Jane Chipman was second among the Huskies girls with a time of 26:26, followed by Maddie McCaulley at 27:36. Katie Wick (27:56) and Danielle Wray (28:11) rounded out the top five.
Rob Finlay continued his strong season, leading the boys with a mark of 19:53. Andy Givens and Dan Lewis posted solid performances with times of 21:55 and 22:13. Senior Alex Edwards came home in 23:06 and freshman Ben Rogers posted a 23:33.
Though the state meet is more than a month away, Witter-Bresler feels good about the Huskies sending some runners to Kent Denver.
“Rob Finlay has an excellent chance to go to the state competition and, hopefully, some of his teammates like Andy Givens, Dan Lewis and Alex Edwards will be on his heels. Sabrina Ste. Marie, Jane Chipman and Maddie McCaulley are three ladies with what it takes to compete at states. They will have to be very focused to get there, but they have a good shot.”
The Huskies Harriers are next in action Saturday at Snow Mountain Ranch in Winter Park.
Huskies spikers fall to Palisade
EAGLE-VAIL – Battle Mountain volleyball fell in straight sets 15-6, 15-9 to Palisade Saturday night.
“We just weren’t there. Mentally, we weren’t there,” Huskies coach Elizabeth Nilsson said. “For everybody on the team, the off-button had been switched. We’re making a few lineup changes and we’ll go after Glenwood.”
Battle Mountain (4-5 overall and 1-2 in conference) hosts the Demons Thursday at 7 p.m.
Chris Freud is a sports writer for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.