Wyoming High School Cross Country Week 1: Aug 28-29, 2020
Cross Country will make its 2020 season debut this weekend.
The current COVID restrictions call for a limit of 112 total participants in a meet. You also cannot have more than 30 runners at the start line at a time. Social distancing must be maintained before and after the race.
This has created a vastly different looking schedule on the opening weekend than typically found in the past, such as no one is competing out-of-state.
Thursday, Aug. 27:
SHARC XC Meet in Soda Springs, ID – Star Valley
Peter Visser of Star Valley won the boys' division. Jacie Angell of Star Valley came in sixth place. Star Valley took third in the girls' team standings and fourth in the boys.
Friday, Aug. 28:
Big Horn Invite at Powder Horn – Big Horn, Buffalo, Sheridan JV, Tongue River
No scores or results were kept.
Cheyenne Invitational at North Park in Cheyenne – Burns/Pine Bluffs, Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne East, Cheyenne South
Sydney Morrell and Jason Frentheway of Cheyenne Central won the individual races. Cheyenne Central won both team titles.
KW Beartrap Invite at Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain – Kelly Walsh, Laramie, Natrona County, Sheridan
Reese Charest of Sheridan finished first in the boys' race, while Libby Berryhill of Laramie finished first for girls. Sheridan took first in both team results. Their boys had a PERFECT score.
Newcastle XC Invite at Newcastle Country Club – Douglas, Glenrock, Hulett, Moorcroft, Newcastle, Sundance, Torrington, Wright (not held at Mallo this year)
Jenny Porter of Douglas and John Halvorsen of Glenrock won the individual races. The Douglas girls and Newcastle boys won team titles.
Saturday, Aug. 29:
Green River Invitational (held over 2 days with 4 separate races) – Campbell County, Evanston, Green River, Jackson, Lander, Lyman, Mountain View, Rawlins, Riverton, Saratoga/Encampment, Thunder Basin
Rawlins senior Sydney Thorvaldson won the girls' race by nearly 3 minutes. Lander's Kaleb Simonson won the boys' race by 5 seconds. The Jackson girls and Lander boys won the team titles.
Powell Cross Country Opener at Homesteader Park – Cody, Lovell, Powell, Thermopolis, Worland
Cody's Riley Smith and Wyatt Becker won the girls' and boys' races. Worland won the boys' team crown while Cody captured the girls.