ANACONDA – The Corvallis Blue Devils swept both team titles at the Butte Central Invitational cross county meet Tuesday, blowing away the competition in both the girls’ and boys’ races at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
The girls dominated with a team score of 28 – Belgrade was second at 94 – and the top two finishers were both from the Bitterroot town. Amelia Gardner won in 21 minutes, 45 seconds and Albany Jessop was the runner-up in 22:35.
Loyola Sacred Heart’s Makayla Schneider was third before another Corvallis girl, Lynn Reynoso, finished in fourth.
Jonathan Eastwood of Belgrade won the boys’ turn in 17:07, but his Panthers finished third overall behind Corvallis (48) and Frenchtown (77).
Blue Devil Ronald Venema was third, after Dillon’s Sage Schoonen, as his squad put three in the top six placers.
Frenchtown’s Jaiden Rowe was the high placer in eighth.
Butte Central Invitational
At Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Team scores – 1, Corvallis 48; 2, Frenchtown 77; 3, Belgrade 96; 4, Lewistown 118; 5, Dillon 140; 6, Butte Central 190; 7, Livingston 202; 8, Whitehall 259.
Top 15 individual
1, Jonathan Eastwood, Belgrade, 17:07; 2, Sage Schoonen, Dillon, 18:00; 3, Ronald Venema, Corvallis, 18:01; 4, Conor McGee, Butte Central, 18:19; 5, Josh Jessop, Corvallis, 18:22; 6, Carson Jessop, Corvallis, 18:25; 7, Hunter Flynn, Whitehall, 18:32; 8, Jaiden Rowe, Frenchtown, 18:38; 9, AJ Eckmann, Boulder, 18:42; 10, Joren Nabozney, Frenchtown, 18:45; 11, Danyon Rice, Lewistown, 18:57; 12, Dylan Sipe, Lewistown, 18:59; 13, Devin Nelson, Livingston, 19:07; 14, Bace Owens, Ennis, 19:07; 15, Frank Dean, Frenchtown, 19:22.
Team results – 1, Corvallis 28; 2, Belgrade 94; 3, Lewistown 103; 4, Dillon 131; 5, Frenchtown 211.
Top 15 individual
1, Amelia Gardner, Corvallis, 21:45; 2, Albany Jessop, Corvallis, 22:35; 3, Makayla Schneider, Loyola, 22:41; 4, Lynn Reynoso, Corvallis, 22:50; 5, Bailey Strader, Loyola, 22:59; 6, Tina Eike, Tri City, 23:04; 7, Kaitlyn Poss, Lewistown, 23:07; 8, Maida Walters, Lewistown, 23:12; 9, Grace Kurfman, Corvallis, 23:34; 10, Marie Waldbilling, Philipsburg, 23:38; 11, Lizzie Vosler, Belgrade, 24:04; 12, Suzanne White, Corvallis, 24:15; 13, Larissa Saarel, Livingston, 24:36; 14, Lauren Hanse, Belgrade, 24:52; 15, Hannah Telling, Dillon, 24:57.
Corvallis shows off speed at Butte Central Invite
The boys and girls cross country teams from Corvallis High School left the competition behind at the Butte Central Cross Country Invite at Fairmont, on Tuesday.
Amelia Gardner, Albany Jessop and Lynn Reynoso came within nine seconds of capturing the top three spots on the girls’ varsity race. Gardner won the event in a time of 21:45, with Jessop (22:35) placing second.
Makayla Schneider, of Loyola, took the third spot with a time of 22:41, finishing nine seconds ahead of Reynoso.
The Blue Devils closed out the win when Grace Kurfmann and Suzanne White crossed the finish line in ninth and 12th place, respectively.
Corvallis finished with 28 points, while runner-up Belgrade scored 94. The remaining three teams in the girls’ competition were Fergus (103 points), Dillon (131) and Frenchtown (211).
Hannah Telling and Jordan Peterson landed in the Top 20 as representatives of Dillon High. Telling finished in 15th place (24:57), while Peterson was 20th (25:51).
The boys’ varsity competition was won by Belgrade’s Jonathan Eastwood in a time of 17:07. Second place saw a tight race between Dillon’s Sage Schoonen and Corvallis’ Ronald Venema. Schoonen got the nod as his time of 18 minutes was one second faster than Venema’s.
Connor McGee, of Butte Central, finished fourth and was followed by Corvallis’ Josh and Carson Jessop.
The various schools were well-represented in the boys’ race, with Hunter Flynn (Whitehall), Jaiden Rowe (Frenchtown), and A.J. Eckmann (Jefferson) finishing in the top nine spots.
Corvallis finished with 48 points, with Frenchtown (77) and Belgrade (96) rounding out the Top 3.
Fergus was fourth (118), with Dillon (140), Butte Central (190), Park (202) and Whitehall (259) rounding out the eight schools that picked up team points.
Copperheads compete in Butte Central XC Invitational
GREGSON — The Copperheads didn’t have enough runners to compete for a team score, but that didn’t stop those brave enough to run the 3-mile layout at Fairmont Golf Course for Anaconda High did so with their heads held high.
Anaconda’s Trey Smollack, Drew Vaughn and Ben Schaefer each competed for the boys while Amelia Wood was the lone girl.
Corvallis won both the girls’ and boys’ events handily. Below is a complete list of finishers from the JV and varsity races.