MEEKER | Meeker Cowboys cross country had a busy weekend, with 10 kilometers of races and competing on both Friday and Saturday. It was another good weekend and “the PRs keep coming, as well as improvements all around,” said head coach Marty Casey.
Friday, Delta’s Sweitzer Lake Invitational hosted 12 teams and two high school races. In the girls’ race, Briar Meszaros broke her three-year-old personal record with a 21 minute and 33 second time, finishing fifth in a field of 38 runners. Lacey Ford had her best race this season, finishing 28th in 27:17. The boys’ race had three personal records for the Cowboys. Ashdon Seibert with a time of 20:06, securing 26th place. Pake Burke was the second Cowboy to finish for 32nd place at 20:31. Owen Hannemann was close behind in 36th with a new record of 20:58. Shane Kobald was the Cowboys’ fourth scorer, at 21:49 and 42nd place, and our fifth to the finish; Josh Dinwiddie, was 52nd at 25:32. Zach Harman finished in 56th place, with a new PR of 27:26. Having five runners across the line Meeker scored sixth as a team.
The Cowboys were back at it on Saturday, traveling to Craig for the Moffat County Invitational, held at Loudy Simpson Park.
“Racing two consecutive days is a challenge, but I saw great effort at both events,” commented Casey. The girls ran first again, and Meszaros ran a 22:52, good for 17th place. Alana Nielsen was 66th place, in at 28:58, and Ford managed the course in 29:24, and 67th. In the boys’ race, Seibert was again our first to finish taking 25th place with a time of 20:39. Burke was about a minute behind, at 21:40 and 36th. Kobald was the third Cowboy placing 47th in at 22:14, and Hannemann took 49th coming in at 22:19. Damon Dade was Meeker’s fifth on Saturday, finishing in 23:21 for 58th place. Harman ran the course in 28:11, for 74th place. The boys were fifth in team scoring.
Next up, Aspen, races begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, where the Cowboys will compete in the Chris Severy Invitational.
By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times