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Bulldog Cross Country runs in Beulah invite as season begins to wind down

The Bowman County Cross Country team took its talents to Beulah as both the boys and girls competed in one of the last meets leading up to regional and state competitions.

The Bowman Bulldogs took on Beulah with three meets. PHOTO BY JASON WASKIEWICZ/PIONEER
The Bowman Bulldogs took on Beulah with three meets.
PHOTO BY JASON WASKIEWICZ/PIONEER

Posted Oct. 4, 2013

By COLE BENZ

Pioneer Sports Writer

The Bowman County Cross Country team took its talents to Beulah as both the boys and girls competed in one of the last meets leading up to regional and state competitions.

The team is coming of quite a stretch where they ran three meets in the span of five days.

“We got some time to unwind,” said Head Coach Jon Jahner.

“We learned a lot about ourselves coming off a long stretch of meets.”

Alex Bartholomay was the fastest runner on the varsity boys’ side, who placed number 10 overall.

Out of 41 runners Bowman County didn’t have on runner place below 25.

As a team, the Bulldogs put together a great set of scoring runners and placed third overall.

The varsity girls had similar success, as they too placed third overall as a team.

The Bulldog girls also had a runner place high, as Ashlee Edwards was the top performer from Bowman County and placed tenth overall.

Each squad brought their own success to the table, according to Jahner.

“I’ve been happy on the boys’ side with their dept,” said Jahner. “We really ran well as a team, like a pack.”

“The girls side I was very happy with how we ran overall,” said Jahner. “We competed pretty well, I was happy with where we were in team scoring, we’re knocking on the door.”

The meet as a whole was a success, and Jahner liked how his team stacked up among some of the tougher competition.

“We competed well with Beulah/Hazen who have been ranked as high as second in the state,” said Jahner.

With so few opportunities left before post season meets, Jahner is getting his troop prepared for the next level of competition.

“We’re stepping into another part of the season,” said Jahner. “We have to work on more speed.”