The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Trio hoping to improve from inaugural campaign


August 23, 2017

During the fall of 2016, Ryan Murphy, Adrian Bright, and Madison Loomis competed their first seasons as members of the Whitehall High School Cross Country team.

With a year of experience, all three said they are comfortable in their second year with the program.

After a standout freshman campaign, Loomis is looking forward to the opening meet in Boulder and improving her times form a year ago.

Bright is also looking from improvement and said it helps to have competed last season because he knows how to better handle things like breathing during a race.

Murphy said he feels a lot better at the start of the season than in 2016, and a year of maturity will also help him run stronger. His goal to start the season is to run in the 20-minute range, but by the end of the season, he wants to finish a race under 19 minutes.

“I’m going to get it,” Murphy said.

The team will also feature new members Macee Patritti and Asha Noyes. Sacry said it is good to have experienced runners on the team to help them.

Patritti said the first few days of practice have been challenging, but she feels good.

Noyes is enjoying being a member of the team so far, but said it takes a lot to participate in the sport.


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