Whitefish High School - Green/Gold Time Trial
August 29, 2008
1. Drew Coco, 12 15:39 (course and meet record)
2. Patrick McGunagle, 12 18:58
3. Tucker Chambers, 10 22:12
4. Dietrich Perchy, 10 22:28
5. Chris Reyna, 10 22:29
6. Will Holdhusen, 9 22:31
1. Loni Hanson, 11 19:20 (meet record)
2. Stella Holt, 10 20:00
3. Bailey Eaton, 10 20:26
4. Jackie Cassidy, 10 20:33
5. Jessica Sagen, 10 20:44
6. Kelly Beiser, 12 21:13
7. Natalie Kearns, 12 21:26
8. Beth Donovan, 12 22:10
9. Elizabeth Stevenson, 11 22:55
10. Anne Miller, 11 23:33
11. Brianna Leggitt, 9 23:55
12. Hannah Weaver, 11 24:10
13. Megan Shaver, 12 24:10
14. Katrina Brown, 10 27:14
15. Simona Eicher, 11 29:46
16. Nicole Birk, 9 29:47
If the results of the fifth annual Green-Gold time trial is an indicator of the success level of the Bulldog cross country teams, then there may be a great season ahead of us. Drew Coco highlighted the competition with his course-record performance. His time of 15:39 was only four second shy of the school record time set last year.
"Drew has certainly done the work in the off-season to have a great year. When you think that we've really yet to start any specific training, it kind of boggles the mind. I know that Drew has set some big goals for this season, and I think that by the time we hit the mid season some of the times we may see could be pretty amazing."
Patrick McGunagle finished second in the event with a time of 18:58. He was followed by Tucker Chambers, Dietrich Perchy, Chris Reyna and Will Holdhusen. "These four have just begun their adventure as members of the varsity cross country team. With the graduation of a dozen seniors on the boys team, it has become an opportunity-fest for some of the younger runners on the team. It will be interesting to watch how this group improves through the season."
The girls began where they left off last season with Loni Hanson leading the way with a time trail record of 19:20. "That was 48 seconds faster than she ran last season at the same event. It's nice to see her come in and see improvement." Stella Holt also had a great meet with her finishing time of 20 minutes flat. She was followed across the line by Bailey Eaton, Jackie Cassidy and Jessica Sagen.
"Wow, I'm impressed. I think our top five ladies look pretty tough. Even though we lost two outstanding runners from last years State Championship team, I think the 2008 version looks like they may be ready to take the team to even higher levels". Kelly Beiser and Natalie Kearns rounded out the top seven with solid performances in sixth and seventh places, respectively.
The first competition of the season will be the Libby Invitational on September 5th. "It will be a lot of fun watching these runners this season. It all begins on Friday."