Whitefish Invitational - 2010

Whitefish Invitational
Campus Course
Saturday, October 9, 2010

Girls Team Results:

1. Whitefish 19
2. Columbia Falls 44
3. Frenchtown 99
4. Eureka 108
5. Ronan 117
Libby no score
Plains no score
Thompson Falls no score

Individual results:

1. Jessica Sagen, 12 Whitefish 18:40
3. Bailey Eaton, 12 Whitefish 19:19
4. Carly Schwickert, 12 Whitefish 19:31
5. Stella Holt, 12 Whitefish 20:06
6. Jackie Cassidy, 12 Whitefish 20:23
14. Anne Gustenhoff, 11 Whitefish 21:35
15. Torre Coe, 9 Whitefish 21:36
16. Emma Marchetti, 10 Whitefish 21:36
26. Maya Gordon, 9 Whitefish 22:33
42. Samantha Eason, 10 Whitefish 25:14
43. Nicole Birk, 11 Whitefish 25:27
47. Laura Turco, 12 Whitefish 26:33
56. Lilly Birk, 9 Whitefish 28:21
57. Justine Dugdale, 11 Whitefish 28:21

Boys Team Results

1. Columbia Falls 33
2. Whitefish 45
3. Ronan 95
4. Frenchtown 111
5. Plains 156
6. Libby 157
7. Eureka 172
8. Thompson Falls 181

Boys Individual Results:

4. Fischer Gangemi, 10 Whitefish 16:39
5. Mathias Kormaek, 12 Whitefish 16:42
7. Jace Kalbfleisch, 10 Whitefish 17:12
14. Jeffrey Heinrichs, 12 Whitefish 17:39
15. Will Holdhusen, 11 Whitefish 17:39
21. Dietrich Perchy, 12 Whitefish 17:52
24. Elias Taylor, 10 Whitefish 17:59
26. Spencer Hale, 10 Whitefish 18:11
29. Tanner Brock, 9 Whitefish 18:18
36. Henry Holt, 9 Whitefish 18:39
38. Thomas Henson, 9 Whitefish 18:42
39. Caleb Knox, 9 Whitefish 18:44
55. Zach Blumhardt, 10 Whitefish 20:06
62. Hayden Eaton, 9 Whitefish 21:09
67. Jon Jacobs, 10 Whitefish 21:25
68. Jose Sanchez, 12 Whitefish 21:27
76. Kristain Stipe, 11 Whitefish 23:55

Comments:

With eight teams in attendance at Saturday's Whitefish Invitational Cross Country meet the crowd was a bit larger than usual. The home team Bulldogs took advantage of the support to give outstanding performances leading to a victory for the girls team, and a second place showing for the boys team.

Jessica Sagen led the ladies with her 1st place showing running a personal best time of 18:40 for the 3 mile distance. Teammate Bailey Eaton held second for nearly the entire race before getting nipped at the line in the final step by Columbia Falls runner Jinise Osborne. Her time was 19:19. Carly Schwicket (19:31), Stella Holt (20:06) and Jackie Cassidy (20:23) all swept the next 3 spots to give the host team five of the top six spots to win with a low score of 19 points.

"It was a fantastic run by Jessica. She looked in control the entire way. She seemed well within herself with her effort. That bodes well for her for the next couple of weeks with the Conference and State meets on there way."

"What can I say about the rest of the young ladies? They did what they've been doing for the past four seasons. Run tough, and run fast, and the score takes care of itself. They did their typical fantastic meet. It was fun watching these seniors run in front of their fans at home for the final time."

The trio of Anne Gustenhoff, Torre Coe and Emma Marchetti also finished in the top twenty with there places of 14th, 15th and 16th places, respectively.

"It was highly competitive with these three. Only two will be able to represent us at the state meet, and they're still sorting the order out. It was nice to see them improve into the 21's for the first time. I'm anxious to see how the continue to improve in the next two weeks.

The boys team also had a great day with Fischer Gangemi and Mathias Komarek leading the way as both finished in the top five. Jace Kalbfleight finished in 7th place with a personal best time, as well.

Columbia Falls won the meet with a score of 33 points to Whitefish's score of 45. Ronan finished in third with 95 points.

"I was very impressed with Fischer and Mathias today. They ran very well. To be that close to the second Columbia Falls runner means that they can compete with just about anyone in Class A. That's going to help us out at state in a couple of weeks. It's just a matter of time before Jace is up there, as well."

Jeffrey Heinrichs and Will Holdhusen rounded out the team scoring in 14th and 15th positions.

"Our boys team is really coming on strong. With the addition of Nathan Knox, who was absent with SAT's this weekend, we should be able to compete in every meet that we run. The entire team continues to improve, and I think they will continue to surprise everyone with their results."

The next competition for the Bulldogs will be this weekend in Libby for the Northwestern A Divisional Championship race held at the Cabinet View Golf Club with races beginning at 11:00 AM.