Cowboy cross country hosts scrimmage

Nora Gianinetti took first place for the Meeker team in the girls cross country scrimmage Aug. 22.

MEEKER | Meeker hosted Rangely and Soroco in an early season scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 22. The races started and finished on the field at Sanderson Hills Park, with two laps of approximately 1.5 miles on the lower trails. Twenty-one boys started, seven of whom were Cowboys. 

Colby Clatterbaugh was Meeker’s first to finish, and third overall, at 25:09. Gabe Richardson was not far behind, with a fifth place finish at 25:22. Ethan Drake and Buzz Clatterbaugh finished in 25:48 and 27:14, for seventh and eighth places, respectively. The Cowboys had 10th and 11th places in Gage Richarson and Ashdon Seibert, finishing in 28:03 and 28:34. Gabe Smithers was Meeker’s seventh racer to the finish, in 33:36, and 18th place.

Seven Cowboys ran in the boys early season cross country season scrimmage. Colby Clatterbaugh (top center) was the first to cross the finish line for the Cowboys, taking third place overall.
Seven Cowboys ran in the boys early season cross country season scrimmage. Colby Clatterbaugh (top center) was the first to cross the finish line for the Cowboys, taking third place overall.

The girls race had 16 competitors. Nora Gianinetti, in 34:26 and sixth place, was the first of four Meeker runners to the finish line. Ainsley Selle had seventh place at 35:08, and Aiyana McCook finished in 37:06 for eighth place. Gwyn Hooks, in tenth place, ran the course in 39:09.

“It was fun to finally host a cross country competition on the local trails! Though not enough space for a large meet, I think it went well with the limited number of runners,” said returning coach Marty Casey. “We have a few new faces to the team this year, as we are one of the few fall sports allowed to compete, and I am pleased with the hard work, as well as the results, that we have. I have witnessed some great progress in those who are new to distance running, and am excited to see how well we can do this year!”

MHS will host its official invitational on Friday at the Meeker Golf Course, with the first race set to begin at 8:30 a.m.



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