Thompson Falls Invitational
River Bend Golf Course, Thompson Falls
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Girls Team Results:
1. Whitefish 21
2. Columbia Falls 44
3. Frenchtown 79
4. Eureka 99
Thompson Falls no score
Plains no score
Libby no score
Arlee no score
1. Bailey Eaton, 12 Whitefish 19:43
2. Jessica Sagen, 12 Whitefish 19:44
5. Carly Schwickert, 12 Whitefish 20:19
6. Jackie Cassidy, 12 Whitefish 20:36
8. Stella Holt, 12 Whitefish 20:57
15. Anne Gustenhoff, 12 Whitefish 22:37
17. Emma Marchetti, 10 Whitefish 23:06
21. Maya Gordon, 9 Whitefish 23:36
35. Samantha Eason, 10 Whitefish 25:25
38. Nicole Birk, 11 Whitefish 26:14
41. Taylor Bodway, 9 Whitefish 27:57
46. Laura Turco, 12 Whitefish 29:26
49. Lilly Birk, 9 Whitefish 30:33
54. Justine Dugdale, 11 Whitefish 31:20
59. Kelsey McFeeley, 10 Whitefish 37:09
Boys Team Results
1. Whitefish 39
2. Columbia Falls 53
3. Frenchtown 104
4. Libby 117
5. Plains 118
6. Arlee 161
7. Eureka 172
8. Thompson Falls 178
Two Eagle no score
Boys Individual Results:
5. Fischer Gangemi, 10 Whitefish 17:21
6. Mathias Komarek, 12 Whitefish 17:24
7. Jace Kalbfleisch, 10 Whitefish 17:40
8. Nathan Knox, 12 Whitefish 17:44
13. Will Holdhusen, 11 Whitefish 18:07
18. Tanner Brock, 9 Whitefish 18:34
19. Dietrich Perchy, 12 Whitefish 18:35
22. Jeffrey Heinrichs, 12 Whitefish 18:42
28. Elias Taylor, 10 Whitefish 19:06
31. Spencer Hale, 10 Whitefish 19:17
37. Henry Holt, 9 Whitefish 19:31
40. Thomas Henson, 9 Whitefish 19:53
43. Caleb Knox, 9 Whitefish 20:03
48. Zach Blumhardt, 10 Whitefish 20:29
49. Baxter Graham, 12 Whitefish 20:30
53. Waylon Roberts, 10 Whitefish 20:47
64. Hayden Eaton, 9 Whitefish 22:05
65. Jose Sanchez, 12 Whitefish 22:31
71. Jon Jacobs, 10 Whitefish 23:41
78. Kristian Stipe, 11 Whitefish 25:15
84. Brennen Cain, 12 Whitefish 29:38
The Whitefish High School boys and girls cross country teams returned from the Thompson Falls Invitational with a better view of where they stand in the Northwestern Montana running scene. The boys were able to come away with a win in the nine team competition defeating Northwestern A foes Columbia Falls and Libby. They also bested Southwestern A Frenchtown, as well as a host of Class B schools.
Fischer Gangemi, a sophomore, led the Bulldog runners with his fifth place finish. He was closely followed by teammates Mathias Komarek (6th), Jace Kalbfleisch (7th), and Nathan Knox (8th). Will Holdhusen rounded out the teams scoring with his 13th place finish.
Freshman Tanner Brock had a breakthrough race to just edge senior teammate Dietrich Perchy. They finished in 18th and 19th place, respectively.
"To have our top seven runners all finish in the top twenty was quite a feat. We really wanted to race well against Frenchtown and Columbia Falls and we were able to do that. We've been able to fly under the radar this season. If we have too many of these types of team performances some of the other teams may realize that we are a bit stronger than they may have realized. I think we'll continue to quietly perform until it comes time for Conference and State. Hopefully by then we should be ready to make some noise."
The Lady Bulldogs also returned with a victory, claiming five of the top eight spots to win with a low score of twenty-two points. Bailey Eaton led the team with her individual victory. Teammate Jessica Sagen finished close behind for second place while Carly Schwicket (5th), Jackie Cassidy (6th) and Stella Holt (8th) sealed the team win with their strong performances. Anne Gustenhoff (15th) and Emma Marchetti (17th) also finished in the top twenty for the bulldogs.
"It was another strong performance by our young ladies. There were a couple of strong individuals in the race, especially Emily Schall of Frenchtown and Jinise Osborne of Columbia Falls. Emily was fourth at State last season, and Jinise was tough all last spring in track, so it was nice to see our girls pressed to the line. Bailey went out hard and was able to keep the pressure on until the finish tape. I'll give her credit for being a gutsy runner, that's for sure. I don't think many would want to have those other fast young ladies breathing down their neck for 3 miles of a race. She did a fantastic job of leading our team."
"Jessica continues to show her strength as she closed hard to finish second, while Carly and Jackie both had very nice races. It was sure nice to have Stella back with us again. We let her have last weeks meet off, to help her recover from some lower leg soreness, and she seems to have come back like she was never gone. With these five all running healthy, they are quite a handful."
"Anne Gustenhoff, our exchange student from Denmark is coming on nicely. She had a fine race, as well. As she continues to improve, along with teammates Emma Marchetti, Maya Gordon and Torrey Coe. We have a very capable group to back our scoring five up. It's always nice to be prepared for any occasion. Sometimes having five isn't enough. Having nine is much better."
The Bulldog teams will be back in action as they host their own home invitational meet to be held on the Whitefish High School Campus on Saturday morning with the Middle school race beginning at 10:00 AM, and the High School races beginning at 11:00 AM. Eight schools will be in attendance including Frechtown, Columbia Falls, Libby, and Ronan.