Cowboys narrowly miss chance to run at state

MEEKER | One second, Shane Kobald was one place, and under one second from making the top 15 for individual qualification to the Colorado State Cross Country meet. Twelve Meeker Cowboys walked onto the course at Delta’s Confluence Park Friday vying for a chance to run at the state meet.

“All in all, pretty good results for such a young team,” said head coach Marty Casey.

The Cowboys’ score as a team was out of the top five teams by 14 points. Kobald and Gabe Richardson, Ashdon Seibert and Gage Richardson were the top five racers. Times of 19 minutes 9.16 seconds for Kobald and 19:20.71 for Richardson were both new PR’s.

Brighton Bair, who crossed the finish in 20th place with a time of 22:24.54 was once again top runner for the girls. The lady Cowboys, as a team, finished in 10th place; competing for the Cowboys were Gwyn Hooks, Kate Lockwood and Rylee Butler. Always striving to improve times, and setting personal records at the final meet of the year, were Lockwood and Hooks; Lockwood by a few seconds, and Hooks by more than two minutes.

Cross country will be back in 2020.

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