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Huskies XC shows its teeth at Sabercat Invite

Battle Mountain's Rychelle Denardo (39) and Elizabeth Constien get after it at the Sabercat Invitational in Sedalia on Saturday.
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Sabrecat Inviational

Girls

8. Alex Raichart, 19:36

18. Rychelle Denardo, 20:11

19. Elizabeth Constien, 20:12

22. Lizzy Harding, 20:17

23. Megan Rossman, 20:19

24. Hannah Gaylord, 20:25

36. Melissa Delgado, 20:48

Boys fifth

5. Alexis Aguirre, 16:28

24. Ethan Pence, 17:21

28. Franklin Reilly, 17:28

39. Jake Borel, 17:46

49. Koby Simonton, 17:56

66. Nathaniel Badger, 18:18

70. James Moran, 18:21

SEDALIA — Over the logs and around the tractors to grandmother’s house we go.

That was Battle Mountain cross-country’s task on Saturday at their first appearance at the Sabercat Invitational, hosted by 5A Castle View, in Sedalia.

The Huskies negotiated those obstacles well, as the ladies took second in the predominantly 5A meet, while the gents were fifth.

The Huskies Alex Raichart took a nasty tumble during the start of the girls’ race. After the restart, all she did was finish eighth in a time of 19 minutes, 36 seconds.

“I think we’re going to trip her at the state meet,” Huskies coach Rob Parish joked.

Raichart became the fourth Battle Mountain runner to lead the Huskies in a race this season. Rychelle Denardo, Kaela Fahrney and Elizabeth Constien have also done so. Faehrny, by the way, was held out of the race Saturday because of a hip flexor. Parish said he was erring on the side of caution.

“What I’m excited to see is that the girls care more about team place than individual place,” Parrish said.

For the guys, Alexis Aguirre flew to a 16:28.

Next up, the Huskies get a regional preview with a meet on Friday in Delta.