Ronan Invitational - 2009

Ronan Invitational
Silver Fox Golf Course
September 19, 2009

Girls Varsity Team Results:

1. Flathead 35
2. Whitefish 36
3. Columbia Falls 66
4. Ronan 123
5. Bigfork no score
6. Arlee no score

Individual results:

2. Bailey Eaton, 11 Whitefish 19:26
4. Jessica Sagen, 11 Whitefish 20:19
6. Loni Hanson, 11 Whitefish 20:55
8. Hannah Weaver, 12 Whitefish 21:14
16.Liz Stevenson, 12 Whitefish 22:26
18. Anne Miller, 12 Whitefish 23:07
23. Nicole Birk, 10 Whitefish 24:02

Girls Junior Varsity Individual results:

1. Carly Schwickert, 11 Whitefish 21:54
31. Justine Dugdale, 10 Whitefish 29:29
32. Katrina Brown, 11 Whitefish 29:30
35. Haley Hill, 12 Whitefish 32:59

Boys Varsity Team Results

1.Flathead 21
2. Columbia Falls 44
3. Whitefish 96
4. Ronan 105
5 Arlee no score
6. Bigfork no score

Boys Individual Results:

12. Nathan Knox, 11 Whitefish 17:52
17. Jace Kalbfleisch, 9 Whitefish 18:19
20. Baxter Graham, 11 Whitefish 19:11
21. Chris Reyna, 11 Whitefish 19:14
26. Will Holdhusen, 10 Whitefish 19:37
29. Francisco Valle, 12 Whitefish 20:27
33. Matt Guitterez, 11 Whitefish 21:34

Boys Junior Varsity Team Results:

1. Flathead 15
2. Ronan 86
3. Whitefish 118
4. Columbia Falls 125
5. Polson 140
6. Bigfork no score

Individual results:

10. Fischer Gangemi, 9 Whitefish 19:15
19. Daniel Riviera, 10 Whitefish 20:43
24. Dietrich Perchy, 11 Whitefish 21:48
31. Matt Kennedy, 11 Whitefish 22:36
34. Spencer Hale, 9 Whitefish 22:56
37. Jon Jacobs, 9 Whitefish 25:28
38. Zach Blumhardt, 9 Whitefish 26:02
41. Adam Negri, 11 Whitefish 31:28

Comments on the Meet:

The Whitefish High School Cross Country teams came away from the Ronan Invitational with a good idea of where they stand at the mid point of the season. The girls, led by the runner-up finish of Bailey Eaton, finished second to Flathead High School. The boys finished in third place behind Flathead and Columbia Falls. They were led by Nathan Knox (12th place in 17:52).

"I thought that the girls team did very well today. We were edged by a good Flathead team by a single point. That's the way it goes sometimes. Bailey did a great job of leading us, and the rest of the team ran well, also. I like where we are for this time of the season. I think we still have a bit of room to improve, so we just need to keep hitting our workouts, and try to stay healthy."

"The boys did a very good job also. Nathan ran a strong race, as did Jace Kalfleisch. The rest of the boys did a good job as well. I was impressed by the fact that we were able to finish ahead of the Ronan team. They were ahead of us all of last season, so if we can continue to improve, maybe we could aim for a top two finish at the Divisional meet at the end of the season."

"Our next meet is the huge Mountain West Classic. Although it is a bit over our heads as far as competition is concerned with all the AA and Washington schools in attendance, I think we will be able to show the rest of the Class A competition where we are. I think we'll be in a dogfight with both teams as the competition in the Class A seems to be a lot closer than in the past couple of years. Right now, it's all about health and improvement."