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Whitehall fares well at 7 on 7


October 12, 2016

Jack H. Smith

Whitehall freshmen Madison Loomis competes earlier this season. The Trojans will close out the regular season Saturday in Townsend.

The Whitehall High School Cross Country team will have one more regular season competition before the state meet next week in Kalispell.

The Trojans will compete Saturday in Townsend, with action set to begin at 10 a.m.

Last week, Whitehall runners were able to face off with the best in the state at the Capital City 7 on 7 Invitational at the Bill Roberts Golf Course in Helena. The invitational featured seven varsity races in both the boys and girls divisions, as well as junior varsity races. In total there were well over 1,000 who competed.

The Lady Trojans had a solid showing in Helena, led by senior Ann Russell who finished 13th in the fourth girls varsity race with a time of 21:09. Freshmen Madison Loomis also had positive finish, placing 17th out of 30 runners in the fifth girl's varsity race with a time of 21:58.

As a team, the Lady Trojans finished 31st out of 45 teams.

On the boy's side, senior Hunter Flynn faced off against the best in the state in the first boys varsity race. He finished 20th out of 30 the thirty runners in the race with a time of 16:53.

In race two, Clancy Russell finished 34th with a time of 19:10. In race three, Justin Gipson was 34th. finishing at 19:26.10. Ryan Murphy was 35th in the fourth varsity race. He finished with a time of 20:11.83. Cade Briggs finished 40th in the fifth race with a finish of 22:28.67. Tyler Lucas placed 42 in the sixth race. The sophomore had a time of 23:16.58. Kadin Smith placed 37th in the seventh varsity race with a time of 23:55.57.

The senior members (Hunter Flynn, Kadin Smith, and Ann Russell) of the team will be recognized Thursday night prior to the Whitehall High School volleyball game against Jefferson County.


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