LJHS racers finish second, fifth at middle school meet

By: 
Doreen Heintz
Sports Editor

The first two races of the day during the Fergus Invitational at Pine Meadows Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 16 were for middle school competitors. Eight teams competed in the boys’ race while there were nine teams in the girls’ competition. The Lewistown Junior High boys’ team was second to Laurel for top honors. Laurel scored 47 points, while the Golden Eagles at 55 points. Abe Friesen was the top LJHS racer, finishing second in a time of 13:34 over the two-mile course.
The LJHS girls’ team finished fifth. The middle school girls’ competition was won by Laurel, followed by Columbus and Custer County. Aleutia Morris was the top LJHS student by finishing seventh. Draya Wacker of Winnett-Melstone topped the middle school girls’ competition.

Boys
Team scores: Laurel 47, LJHS 55, Columbus 101. No team scores: Winnett-Melstone, Custer County, Fromberg, Joliet, Hobson.
Central Montana finishers: 2. Abe Friesen, LJH, 13:34; 5. Nick Cagle, Hob, 13:42; 6. Theo Sopko, W-M, 13:44; 10. Elias Morris, LJH, 14:38; 11. Cody Fry, LJH, 14:46;     14. Travis Sura, LJH, 15:08; 18. Trace Martin, LJH, 125:31; 22. Trey Meredith, W-M, 15:44; 26. Sean Kunau, LJH, 16:55; 28. Michael deGuzman, LJH, 17:06; 29. Reed Hammontree, Hob, 17:26; 21. Taylor Smith, LJH, 17:37; 35. Tommy Brandon, LJH, 20:35; 36. Noah Wentworth, LJH, 21:31;  37. Gage Smith, W-M, 22:01; 39. Rafe Bruchez, LJH, 24:11.

Girls
Team scores: Laurel 47, Columbus 51, Custer County 97, Winnett-Melstone 108, LJHS 150. Roundup 154. No team scores: Joliet, Hobson, Fromberg.
Central Montana finishers: 1. Draya Wacker, W-M, 13:33; 7. Aleutia Morris, LJH, 15:01; 11. Teigan Schiffer, W-M, 15:50; 17. Reba Watson, Hob, 16:37; 18. Brooklyn Nason, LJH, 16:42; 21. Koye Rindal, W-M, 16:58; 28. Hanna Franz, LJH, 17:16; 36. Anna Keith, W-M, 19:09; 39. Madison Skinner, W-M, 19:24; 47. Katie Gains, LJH, 20:29; 50. Aurora Willems, LJH, 21:25; 52. Mollie Meridith, LJH, 21:39; 54. Malorie Woolett, LJH, 21:51: 56. Grace Loose, Hob, 22:42; 58. Kierra Hougen, W-M, 23:31.

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