Huskies young harriers fare well at Dakota Ridge

Dakota Ridge Invitational


14. Ty Willoughby, 18:13

19. Will Thrasher. 18:29

24. Franklin Reilly, 18:34

47. Koby Simonton, 19:04

50. Nathanial Badger, 19:08

64. Doug McMurrain, 19:30

96. Max Grimaldi, 20:42


18. Alex Raichart, 20:59

30. Sarah Smith, 21:27

47. Elizabeth Constien, 21:42

64. Nell Snow, 22:22

68. Lilly McMurrain, 22:39

69. Jordan Denning, 22:40

83. Lydia Ruotolo, 23:15

DENVER — It was wet. It was cold. It was windy.

This is also known as Battle Mountain cross-country weather.

The Huskies boys finished sixth out of 16 teams, while the girls were eighth.

That’s pretty good for a mid-week meet. It’s even better when you consider that this was Battle Mountain’s younger crew of runners. The varsity was resting up for Saturday’s Severy Invite in Aspen.

“We want to get those young kids to get the experience of racing,” assistant coach Max Van Dyke said. “Some of them will still be running varsity.”

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What madam Van Dyke is saying is that, yes, it’s nice to get the kids some varsity experience. It’s also nice to stoke some competition for the nine regional spots up for grabs.

“They can represent Battle Mountain well,” Van Dyke said.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, and @cfreud.

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