E-mail Story   Print Story
  Comments (0) Total Wednesday Apr. 23, 2014
 
Once Again Morley Emerges Victorious at Competitive Mountain West Race
Morley won the largest and most competitive cross country race in the state
For the second-straight year, Bigfork’s Makena Morley won the largest and most competitive cross country race in the state.

The sophomore and defending Class B state champion won the Mountain West Classic in 17:07 at the University of Montana Golf Course in Missoula last weekend. Morley beat out the top two returning placers from last year’s Class AA championship.

Missoula Hellgate’s Paige Gilchrist, who placed third at state last year, finished second at Mountain West in 17:31. Caroline Hardin from Bozeman, the defending AA champion, took third, 17:52. There were 322 runners from Montana, Idaho and Washington in the girls event.

In the competitive boys race, five runners broke 15 minutes, including third-place Troy Fraley and fifth-place Zach Perrin. Fraley, a Glacier senior, clocked 14:45. Perrin, a Flathead senior, ran 14:58. Andrew Gardner from Mead won his third-straight Mountain West title, breaking last year’s record-winning time. Gardner ran 14:25. Hellgate’s Adam Peterman was second, 14:33.

Whitefish senior Jace Kalbfleisch, 15:52, placed 22nd and teammate Fischer Gangemi, 15:53, earned 24th. There were 361 runners in the boys race.

The Whitefish Invite is Saturday. The Glacier Invitational is Oct. 11. This year’s state cross country meet is Oct. 20 at the Bill Roberts Golf Course in Helena.
 
No comments have been posted for this article.

 
Kellyn Brown
Kellyn Brown22h
@kellynbrown
Flathead County may allow political signs to be posted forever http://t.co/gCGk4AZETR No more time restraints http://t.co/p0lQziFxCp
Dillon Tabish
Dillon Tabish13h
@djtabish
Kalispell Annexes 40 Acres Where Rail Park Could Surface http://t.co/POsYcPnh0v
Molly Priddy
Molly Priddy13h
@mollypriddy
@Lubchansky Where are you on this pain scale? http://t.co/U2MDitEdpl
Tristan Scott
Tristan Scott19 Apr
@tristanscott
The Replacements just played with Billy Joe accompaniment! And played an encore! #Coachella2014
Flathead Beacon
FB Headlines3h
@flatheadbeacon
Cooking with Gas http://t.co/NbBrQyQzGu