In what seems to be “the blink of an eye” the bulldogs are off and running again. The 2018 season opened last Friday with a trip to Ellsworth AFB to do battle at the Douglas High School Invite. A beautiful morning, quality competition, and the excitement of a new season provided the backdrop for the bulldogs.
The varsity girls were up first, where Alexius Miller led the way for the Dawgs. Paysha Rex followed close behind, and Abigail Bartholomay rounded out the scoring for the varsity team. The bulldogs placed the rest of the girls team in the JV division where Kenley Bowman made the most of her inaugural race to place 12th leading a talented pack through the 2.4 mile course. Vanessa Fischer, Alexia Reisenauer, Jocelyn Kulseth, Becki Fuchs, and Kaylee Kinsey rounded out the scoring for the Dawgs.
In the boys division, Camden Wokal opened the 2018 season with am impressive 11th place finish. Brian Miller, and Ethan Fischer followed close behind. The younger bulldogs participated in the JV division where 8th grader Austin Wanner raced to a 5th place finish, while 7th grader Karsen Kulseth began his career crossing the finish line in 8th place. Behind the duo, Noah Wokal, Ben Knopp, Eli Heyen, and Kalorada Eagon rounded out the scoring for the dawgs. Also competing for the bulldogs were Brady Hendrickson, Luke Fischer, and Levi Kelly.
Early season racing often times leaves much to be desired, and the journey of a cross country season is one of gradual growth. Today the bulldogs learned a lot, and are happy about where they are at this point. “Today was a great day to get out and run, we saw a lot of good things. Most importantly we saw kids who love to compete, and are willing to put it out there.” Explained Coach Jonathan Jahner
The bulldogs next opportunity to compete will be at home next week, as they host the Bowman County Early Bird at Sweetwater Golf Course on Thursday, August 30th, starting at 9:00 am.