The Bowman County cross country team opened their 2019 season at the Heen/Ihmels Invite in Williston on Saturday, Aug. 24. It was a combined meet of Class A runner. and Class B runners.
Jahner said the meet went really well, and that it was a good event to start the season.
On the girls side they placed three in the top 20. Jayce Fisher (ninth), Alexis Miller (13th), and Kenley Bowman (17th) were the three Lady Dawgs who placed. Jahner said that if you discount the Class A runners, Fisher, Miller and Bowman finished first, third, and fourth amongst the Class B girls.
“It was just a very, very good run for those young ladies, our varsity girls,” Jahner said.
The junior varsity girls, Landyn and Adyson Gerbig (both seventh graders) placed third and ninth respectively.
“They had a great crew of them following behind,” he said. “It was a just good feeling-out process.”
He said they’ve seen those girls have some good practices and that showed during the opening meet.
For the varsity boys, they finished with two guys in the top twenty. Brian miller finished eighth and Camden Wokal placed 18th. They said they had a good crew of runners who finished in the 30s and 40s. Jahner said they a little bit of depth on the boys team and they had a good day.
“It was excellent to get those guys out on the course and see where they’re at,” he said. “We had some very good runs by those guys.”
Taylor Wanner led the pack and placed first in the junior varsity portion of the race with a time of 11:14.
“(It was an) excellent run,” Jahner said. “That was really neat, a very very good run for him.”
Jahner said the rest of the junior varsity team started off on the right foot, and had a good first day too.
In the team standings the boys placed fifth behind Dickinson, Williston, Minot and New Town. Due to the low numbers, the girls did not place as a team.
Their next meet is the Bowman County invite on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Sweetwater Golf Course in Bowman.