Area runners excel in Rugby Meet
By Jerry W. Kram
Athletes from New Town, Parshall and Mandaree competed in the Rugby Boosters Invitational Cross Country Meet at the Rugby Golf Course on Saturday. The New Town Boys Team dominated the last large event before the regional meet with a perfect score of 15 and eight runners in the top 20. The New Town Girls team took third in their race, with two runners in the top 10.
Parshall’s boys team performed well, taking ninth place with just three runners with a top 20 finisher. The Parshall girls team took eighth place with a top 20 finisher.
The Mandaree boys had two entrants, both finishing in the top 35 to earn 11th place, and the two Mandaree girls running earned 21st place out of 26 teams.
The Eagles girls took 3rd place out of the 26 teams competing and 129 runners in the varsity division. Hillsboro Central Valley, the top rated team in the State, won the meet with 49 points, Killdeer second with 122, New Town third at 152, Carrington fourth with 171, and Stanley fifth at 172 to round out the top 5 teams. Leading New Town was Tyleigh Brady with a sixth place finish, Marveen Ross in eighth, Melayna Four Bear 24th, Jonna Brady 55th, and Ceara Little Soldier 59th. The girls team is improving every week and could be in the mix for a top five finish at the State meet, said Eagles Head Coach Brian Anderson.