Last regular meet for Panther XC

RANGELY | The Rangely Panthers cross country team had their last regular meet of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 9. They traveled to the Rifle Creek Golf Course to run the Rifle Invitational. The meet was bigger than usual with a total of 21 teams with 170 girls and 169 boys running.

Rangely’s runners raced well with many of them hitting new personal bests. “With it being close to the end of the season that is exactly what we are hoping for,” said head coach Beth Scoggins. “Times are important but we need the athletes to challenge themselves and go after other runners that might have been beating them all season long.”

Sophomore Mary Scoggins led the girls’ team with a time of 21:27, taking 17th place. She started the race a little slower and then worked her way up which is something that she doesn’t do. She had a good strong race and even stronger finish. Senior Hannah Wilkie was able to get a new personal best of 22:25. Chloe Filfred, senior, had a time of 25:10. Rylee Allred had a great race and was able to beat several girls who have bested her all season long. She also had a new personal best of 30:32. Brooke Filfred also had a new season’s best of 39:48.

For the boys team, Colton Noel had a great race with a new personal best of 19:58. Fisher Winder, freshman, keeps working hard in practice and at the meet and his racing strategies are getting better. He finished the race with a time of 22:28. Anthony Dorris had a new personal best also with a time of 23:47.

The Panthers will race next in Delta at Confluence Park for the regional meet. The team will be taking on only 2A schools for a total of 15 teams. There will be a lot of good competition. Only the top 15 individuals and top five teams will advance to state. The team is hoping to take several to state.

Special to the Herald Times

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