Ronan Invitational - 2010

Ronan Invitational
Silver Fox Golf Course
September 25, 2010

Girls Varsity Team Results:

1. Missoula Hellgate 32
2. Whitefish 46
3. Flathead 71
4. Columbia Falls 105
5. Ronan 176
St. Ignatius no score
Libby no score
Plains no score
Thompson Falls no score
Bigfork no score
Arlee no score

Individual results:

4. Carly Schwickert, 12 Whitefish 19:29
5. Bailey Eaton, 12 Whitefish 19:34
6. Jessica Sagen, 12 Whitefish 19:52
9. Jackie Cassidy, 12 Whitefish 20:05
26. Torrey Coe, 9 Whitefish 22:12
27. Anne Gustenhoff, 12 Whitefish 22:30
31. Maya Gordon, 9 Whitefish 22:49

Girls Junior Varsity Individual results:

12. Emma Marchetti, 10 Whitefish 23:25
24. Nicole Birk, 11 Whitefish 24:59
29. Samantha Eason, 10 Whitefish 25:15
40. Lilly Birk, 9 Whitefish 28:54
42. Justine Dugdale, 11 Whitefish 29:04
45. Laura Turco, 12 Whitefish 29:44

Boys Varsity Team Results

1. Flathead 35
2. Missoula Hellgate 37
3. Columbia Falls 92
4. Whitefish 93
5. Ronan 163
6. Libby 195
7. St. Ignatius 231
8. Thompson Falls 244
9. Arlee 273
Plains no score
Bigfork no score

Boys Individual Results:

15. Nathan Knox, 12 Whitefish 17:07
16. Mathias Komarek, 12 Whitefish 17:09
18. Fischer Gangemi, 10 Whitefish 17:16
19. Jace Kalbfleisch, 10 Whitefish 17:22
25. Will Holdhusen, 11 Whitefish 17:51
34. Jeffrey Heinrichs, 12 Whitefish 18:11
35. Dietrich Perchy, 12 Whitefish 18:12

Boys Junior Varsity Team Results:

1. Missoula Hellgate 23
2. Flathead 34
3. Whitefish 108
4. Ronan 162
5. Columbia Falls 178
5. Polson 207
Bigfork no score
Libby no score
Plains no score

Individual results:

17. Tanner Brock, 9 Whitefish 18:56
19. Elias Taylor, 10 Whitefish 18:59
20. Spencer Hale, 10 Whitefish 19:05
22. Henry Holt, 9 Whitefish 19:16
30. Caleb Knox, 9 Whitefish 19:46
31. Waylon Roberts, 10 Whitefish 19:54
32. Thomas Henson, 9 Whitefish 19:57
33. Baxter Graham, 12 Whitefish 20:01
40. Zach Blumhardt, 10 Whitefish 20:50
49. Hayden Eaton, 9 Whitefish 21:57
57. Jose Sanchez, 12 Whitefish 22:55
62. Jon Jacobs, 10 Whitefish 23:59
63. Kristian Stipe, 11 Whitefish 24:21
67. Brennen Cain, 12 Whitefish 29:01

Comments on the Meet:

The Ronan Invitational Cross Country meet turned into a highly competitive event with the addition of traditional Class AA cross country powers Flathead and Missoula Hellgate. The Lady Bulldogs ended up placing second in the event behind the Hellgate team, 32 to 46. They finished ahead of Flathead which placed third with 71 points.

"We went in a bit short-handed without Stella Holt. We had decided to rest Stella since she has had some lower leg soreness. At this time of the season we wanted to be safe. She'll be back with us on Thursday at Thompson Falls. Missoula Hellgate has a great team, and they took advantage of the opportunity. They were the better team on that day given the situation. I was really pleased with how all of our girls ran, however."

Carly Schwickert led the Bulldogs with her personal best performance of 19:29. That was good for fourth place in the meet. She was followed closely by teammates Bailey Eaton (19:34) and Jessica Sagen (19:52). Jackie Cassidy had a season best time of 20:02 to finish in ninth place.

"This was the first time that Carly has managed to get by her teammates Bailey and Jess. I was very impressed with our young ladies performances."

Torrey Coe, Anne Gustenhoff and Maya Gordon all had personal best performances with their performance as part of the teams top seven.

"We are excited about the development of our younger runners. Torrey and Maya are both just freshman and they are really improving with each opportunity. It's really neat to see the excitement from all of our younger runners."

The Boys team had a great day as well. Flathead just edged Hellgate for the team title. Whitefish ended up in fourth place out of the eleven teams that participated. They finished one point behind defending class A State Champion Columbia Falls 92 to 93.

Nathan Knox, Mathias Komarek, Fischer Gangemi, Jace Kalbfleisch finished 15th, 16th, 18th and 19th. The split between the four was an amazingly close 15 seconds. Will Holdhusen placed 25th.

"The top five boys are running very well right now. As we continue with our workouts I can see more improvement during the second part of the season. If we can keep our third and fourth runners as close to our top two runners as we did in this meet, we will be competitive in just about every meet. If we can get our number 5-6-7 runners to make that move to close the gap, then we will be in a great place. It's possible, with this team."

The efforts of the younger runners was also noted as a plus with the boys team.

"We had seven other boys run under 20 minutes for the 3 mile distance. These seven are all freshman and sophomore runners. That gives me an indication that there is a bright future for this boys team."

The boys and girls teams will travel to Thompson Falls on Thursday for their next competition.