Whitefish Invitational - 2012

Whitefish Invitational
Campus Course
Saturday, October 6, 2012

Boy's Individual Results:

1. Jace Kalbfleisch Whitefish 15:57
3. Caleb Knox Whitefish 16:18
6. Keaton Grove Whitefish 16:27
7. Thomas Henson Whitefish 16:49
9. Waylon Roberts Whitefish 16:55
10.Elias Taylor Whitefish 17:11
11.John Owens Whitefish 17:14
15.Alex Stevens Whitefish 17:44
16.Tanner Brock Whitefish 17:47
18.Nikolaus Schrack Whitefish 18:00
19.Zach Blumhardt Whitefish 18:08
20.Henry Holt Whitefish 18:13
23.Christian Newby Whitefish 18:34
25.Keaton Nicholson Whitefish 18:37
26.Clayton Collins Whitefish 18:39
27.Seth Corne Whitefish 18:39
31.Spencer Hale Whitefish 18:43
36.Santos Parra Whitefish 19:06
39.Sam Stevenson Whitefish 19:15
43.Dillon Lawrence Whitefish 19:27
44.Adrien Leroux Whitefish 19:41
50.Jon Jacobs Whitefish 20:44
52.Casey Botner Whitefish 21:35

Boys Team Scores:

Whitefish 26
Frenchtown 75
Thompson Falls 80
Columbia Falls 81
Plains 120
Libby 147
Other Teams Competing - Eureka

Girl's Individual Results

3. Sarah Latcham Whitefish 19:26
6. Peyton Twete Whitefish 20:01
7. Barrett Gray Whitefish 20:07
11. Sloan Ellis Whitefish 20:45
13. Autumn Fisher Whitefish 21:14
15. Emma Marchetti Whitefish 21:21
16. Andrea Lamoureux Whitefish 21:21
17. Samantha Eason Whitefish 21:25
18. Annika Gordon Whitefish 21:40
22. Claire Venery Whitefish 22:55
23. Bergen Carloss Whitefish 23:00
28. Sara Parez Whitefish 24:20
33. Emma Nixon Whitefish 26:05
36. Kate Ehrenberg Whitefish 27:56

Girl's Team Scores

Whitefish 33
Columbia Falls 35
Frenchtown 62
Other Teams Competing - Thompson Falls, Eureka, Plains, Libby

Comments:

It was a great homecoming for the WHS cross country teams as they hosted seven visiting teams at the Whitefish Invitational held at the Campus Course at Whitefish High School on Saturday. The Bulldogs, led by the overall boys race champion - Jace Kalbfleish (15:57), were able to come out on top in the standings with a low score of 26 points. That outdistanced Frenchtown (75 points), Thompson Falls (80 points) and Columbia Falls (81 points).

The WHS boys had six of their runners finish in the top ten to help them secure the team title with Caleb Knox (3rd in 16:18), Keaton Grove (6th in 16:27), Thomas Henson (7th in 16:49), Waylon Roberts (9th in 16:55) and Elias Taylor (10th in 17:11). John Owens finished in 11th place overall as the Bulldogs seventh runner.

"Jace did an outstanding job in leading our team today. He led from the gun and controlled the race through the finish line. It was his first outright win of his career. He has run great races since he was a freshman, but with the quality of competition in the state; it took him until this weekend to take the individual victory."

"The team packing was the real key to the win today. Caleb Knox continues to improve, and Keaton had a breakthrough race today. Both of them have come a long way in the past year. Waylon Roberts had a fantastic finish, as well. He finished just behind Thomas Henson, with his first sub seventeen clocking. It's a big day for a high school boy to run in the 16's."

"Last year we won our home meet by one point. It was more gratifying to win it with a bit more room to spare, this year."

The Ladies took it to the wire this year with their team victory as they squeaked out a two point win over Columbia Falls with a score of 33-35. The Lady Bulldogs were led by Sarah Latcham, with her 3rd place overall finish in a time of 19:26.

Peyton Twete (20:01) and Barrett Gray (20:07) both finished in the top ten as well with their placing's of 6th and 7th, respectively. Sloan Ellis (11th in 20:45), Autumn Fisher (13th in 21:14), Emma Marchetti (15th in 21:21) and Andrea Lamoureux (16th in 21:21) all helped in the team's scoring.

"Having Sarah break into the 19's for the first time was a really big deal. Peyton and Barrett were only seconds away from that barrier. I think those two are just starting to see just how good they can be. We have a very young team, so they are learning as they are racing. We have a strong conference, and with four of the five teams in attendance, our runners are beginning to believe that they can compete with all of them."

"Today we needed every one of our top seven. When you win by only a couple of points, you know that everyone helped out. Last year we just missed by a couple of points. It's more fun when you can just sneak past and come out on top. The entire team had a part in the win, so they all can share in the results."

The next meet up in the Northwest Conference Championships which will be held in Frenchtown on Saturday.

"Our boys are two time defending Conference Champions. They'd like to do well there again this year. It will be nice to have Fischer back in the line-up. He had another commitment today, but he'll be ready to help lead our team this weekend."

"Our ladies will be in a battle with Polson and Columbia Falls for the Conference title. It could be any of the three teams that could come away with it, and it should be decided by only a couple of points. Our young ladies are excited to be able to compete for the title. It should be an exciting meet."