Flathead Time Trial - 2008

Flathead Time Trial
Kalispell, MT
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Schools in Attendance: Bigfork, Charlo, Columbia Falls, Cut Bank, Eureka, Flathead, Glacier, Libby, Polson, Ronan/St. Ignatius, Troy, Whitefish

Boys Results:

3,200
1. Drew Coco, Whitefish, 10:05.81 (lap splits: 77, 79, 76, 78, 76, 79, 74, 66)
2. Seth Svennungsen, Fl, 10:25.70
3. Dan Burfeind, Gl, 10:35.15
4. Andy Wilson, Fl, 11:15.76
5. Kevin Wroblewski, RSI, 11:16.04
6. Cory Hattel, Fl, 11:16.90
Patrick McGunagle, Whitefish, 11:24.2 (splits: 80, 84, 81, 84, 88, 89, 93, 85)

Flatheads Seth Svennungsen took the pace to begin the race, and held it for the first 3 and one half laps, until Drew caught up. At that point he gradually began to pull away. His final 800 was in 2:20, which was pretty good for the first meet of the season. Patrick went out nicely going through the mile in 5:30. The pace may have been a tad fast, but his time was still pretty good for his first race.

800
1. Logan Torgison, Pol, 2:01.43
2. Jeff Bucholz, Ch, 2:04.88
3. Justin Barth, Fl, 2:07.44
4. Shawn Whitman, CF, 2:09.96
5. Alec Surynt, Fl, 2:11.56
6. Patric Jessat, CF, 2:11.86
12. Michael Samdahl, Whitefish, 2:15.9
Baxter Graham, Whitefish, 2:24.7

It was all Logan Torigson in this race. Michael Samdahl went out fast, and held on for a good beginning time to place 12th. Freshman Baxter Graham did a pretty nice job with his first 800 of the season.

1,600
1. Drew Coco, Whitefish, 4:37.94 (lap splits 70, 76, 70, 61)
2. Logan Torgison, Pol, 4:38.48
3. Justin Barth, Fl, 4:55.06
4. Kevin Wroblewski, RSI, 5:05.6
5. Andy Wilson, Fl, 5:07.97
6. Byron Bard, Whitefish, 5:09.46 (splits 73, 80, 82, 74)
Patrick McGunagle, Whitefish, 5:16.9 (74, 80, 82, 80)
Dylan Rice, Whitefish, 5:26.9 (77, 83, 86, 80)
Tucker Chambers, Whitefish, 6:30.2 (82, 103, 107, 108)

This was a classic battle between the winners of the two distance races of the day. Logan and Drew went out together, with Torgi tossing in surges in an attempt to weaken the field. Drew held on until about midway through the final lap. Drew pressed the final 300, and withstood a furious challenge by Logan in the final 100 meters all the way to the tape.

Girls Results:

3,200
1, Lauren Kuennen, Whitefish, 12:18.65 (86, 94, 97, 91, 95, 94, 93, 88)
2, Tera Klein, Flat, 12:34.75
3, Bailey Eaton, Whitefish, 12:53.45 (86, 94, 97, 97, 99, 104, 105, 90)
4, Clare Miller, Whitefish, 12:55.05 (86, 94, 97, 97, 99, 104, 105, 92)

5, Mary Bass, Troy, 13:33.19
6, Rose Byrne, Flat

Flathead's Tara Klein took the pace in the beginning, but after 3 laps, Lauren went by and pressed the pace. Then she settled in and began to gradual get fast through the rest of the race to finish in a fine time of 12:18, which is the fastest time in the state for a runner from class A and the 3rd fastest of any class after two weeks of races. Senior Clare Miller and Freshman Bailey Eaton worked together (mostly with Clare dragging Bailey for the final mile). Bailey was able to gather herself for a strong final 100 meters to just make it past Clare in the end. Both broke 13 minutes in their first race of the season. Very Nice!

800
1, Heather Fraley, Glac, 2:31.89
2, Ashli Fairbank, CF, 2:37.76
3, Jamie Gilden, Lib, 2:39.34
4, Bri Ori, Flat, 2:39.81
5, Ashley Hightowr, Flat, 2:41.16
6, Natalie Kearns, Whitefish, 2:43.78
7. Bailey Eaton, Whitefish, 2:43.9
8. Jackie Cassidy, Whitefish, 2:44.0
Emma Dowaliby, Whitefish, 2:54.1

The pace went out pretty quick and Glacier's Heather Fraley waited and then sprinted to victory in the final 300 meters. Natalie, Bailey and Jackie pretty much ran the entire race together and ended up with a nice opener. Emma finished up nicely to break 3:00 in her first 800.

1,600
1, Lauren Kuennen, Whitefish, 5:36.86 (79, 87, 90, 80)
2, Heather Fraley, Glac, 5:37.51
3, Kayla Carlson, Bfk, 5:43.08
4, Stella Holt, Whitefish, 5:44.97 (81, 88, 91, 84)
5, Tera Klein, Flat, 6:04.69
6, Beth Donovan, Whitefish, 6:06.04 (82, 94, 102, 87)
Jessica Sagen, Whitefish, 6:13.5 (84, 96, 101, 92)
Kelly Beiser, Whitefish, 6:32.6 (86, 98, 105, 103)
Caitlin Caltabiano, Whitefish, 7:14.4 (92, 108, 117, 117)

Just like the guys, the victors in the 3200 and the 800 met in the 1600. Lauren took the pace right from and gun and pressed. The rest of the pack (including Heather Fraley, Bigfork's Kayla Carlson and Stella Holt) waited in the wings for a moment of weakness. In the final 300, Fraley took off after Lauren, but as she came up in the final 100 meters, Lauren looked over her outside shoulder and picked up the pace to match the challenge in pulled away in the final 50 meters to win the race. Stella Holt ended up with a great opening time of 5:44 beating her PR of last year by nearly 20 seconds. Beth Donovan finished strongly to place 6th. Freshman Jessica Sagen ran very well also, as she beat her week old personal best. Kelly and Caitlin ran nice races as well as they look to continue their improvement through the season.