Bulldog cross-country off and running

Girls take first, boys second in Livingston
Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Hardin Bulldog cross-country team traveled to Livingston on Friday and is off to a fast start. The two-time state champion Lady Bulldog team walked away with first place, scoring 28 points and the boys took second place with a score of 88.

According to Head Coach Cindy Farmer, 93 runners are competing in cross-country this year.

“I’ve never had this many kids out,” she said. “It’s great. There are strength in numbers and this is only making us better. Success comes with success.”

For the girls, Hardin placed five runners in the top 15.

According to Farmer, these numbers have increased competition and the kids are stepping up.

The numbers are giving both teams a lot of depth from which to draw upon. For the boys’ teams, varsity and JV, Hardin has 14 to 15 runners all coming in under the 21-minute mark and 12 girls running under the 26-minute mark.

Four boys in the Livingston competition ran the course in under 20 minutes and three girls ran their race in under 22.

The girls’ pack time is already tight, with the top five only having a minute and a half between them. The pack time for the top five boys is just over two minutes.

Farmer said, “They are pushing each other and improving every day.”

Placing first overall was Libby Nedens, who ran the course in 21:16. She was followed by Journey Erickson who came in second overall with a time of 21:31.

Third in for Hardin and fifth overall was Khylah Two Leggins with 21:41. Fourth in and seventh overall was Marion Hugs who ran the course in 22:10.

Ivery Fritzler came in fifth with a time of 22:53; she was 13th overall.

Rounding out the seven for the Lady Bulldogs was Madison Harmer, who came in 19th overall with a 23:48 and Hannah Mark with a time of 25:13.

In girls’ JV action, Hardin took first place overall and had seven runners in the top 15. Azalea Torralba placed second, Latisha Not Afraid third, Angel Buffalo seventh, Gabby Lopez eighth, Mya Walks Over Ice ninth, Darby Wells 10th and Andrea Three Irons 12th.

For the boys, Trajan Hill placed third overall with a time of 17:47. He was followed by Keyshawn Rogers, who ran the course in 18:55 for a 12th place overall finish.

Third in for Hardin was Taylan Alden with a time of 19:35. Fourth in was Beau Black Eagle at 19:41 and fifth was Alderun Takes Enemy in 20:00.

Rounding out the seven was Eric Wood in 20:04 and Gabe Passes in 20:52.

In JV action, Hardin placed first overall and had seven runners in the top 10.

Trae Hugs took first place, Clement Not Afraid third, Quaiden Whiteman fifth, Famous Lefthand sixth and Cayden Redfield seventh.

Friday, the crosscountry team will travel to Billings for their invite at Amend Park starting at noon. The Bulldogs host their invite Sept. 7 at Gas Cap Hill in Crow Agency. It starts at 4 p.m.

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