Meeker cross country competed in Grand Junction, head to Delta Friday

Meeker High School harriers competed in Grand Junction last week for the Warrior Invitational. Briar Meszaros was Meeker’s only female varsity runner. courtesy photo

MEEKER | Meeker Cross Country traveled to Grand Junction to compete in the Warrior Invitational on Saturday. The varsity boys raced first for the Cowboys, and Matthew Beck was Meeker’s first to the finish in 26th place at 19:25. Pake Burke was Meeker’s second to cross the line, at 21:34 and 46th place, and Christopher Strate was the final varsity runner for the Cowboys finishing in 57th place at 25:35.
Briar Meszaros was Meeker’s only varsity girl this week and had a solid finish at 15th place, in 24:18.
The JV boys’ race featured Meeker’s largest number of runners, including four freshman racers. Josue Martinez had a great first race, with a 21st place finish, at 23:47. Freshmen Greg Jones and Ashdon Seibert were not far behind, at 24:23 and 24:25 for 25th and 26th places respectively. Sophomore Josh Dinwiddie was Meeker’s next to cross the line in 35th place at 27:05. Freshman Josh Day finished his first race in 27:48 and 36th place. Sophomore Zach Harman completed the Cowboy squad in 39th place at 37 minutes.
“The team seemed to enjoy the course at Matchett Park, a variety of dirt roads and trails, with some fun hills. I am very happy with the effort I saw from everyone,” said coach Marty Casey
The team will be in Delta Friday for the Devil’s Thumb Hill Climb with the varsity girls’ race at 10 a.m.