The Shelby High School Team had a busy week. They started homecoming week by playing host to the Shelby Invitational Meet on Monday, September 25, 2017. The weather was perfect for running.
Leading the Coyotes in the Girls Race was Carly Parsell placing 7th with a time of 23:42. Kaylee Appley finished the 5K with a time of 23:48 placing 8th. Crossing the finish line in 27th place with a time of 31:29 was Jordyn Kruty. Hannah Nelson finished the race in 31st place with a time of 34:56. There was a total of 33 runners in the race.
In the Boys Race, the Coyotes were led by Tucker Tustian placing 7th with a time of 19:41. Crossing the finish line in 9th and 10th places with times of 20:08 and 20:33 were Noah Dean and Scott Whitson respectively. Luke Fretheim covered the 3.1 miles in 20:49 placing 13th. Jarod Anderson crossed the finish line in 15th place with a time of 21:30. Michael Sanchez ran to a 28th place with a time of 27:40. Finishing the course in 30:37 and placing 30th was Joshua Buck. There was a total of 32 runners in the race. Jonathan Henke did not run.
In the Junior High Girls Race, Sage Hobbs placed 12th out of 19 runners with a time of 13:17. In Junior High Boys Race, Clayton Jorata ran the course in 14:34 placing 18th. Ben Aklestad crossed the finish line in 19th place with a time of 14:55. There was a total of 21 runners in the race.
Much thanks go to everybody who helped with our meet, without you it would not be possible to host a meet. Kudos to Mr. Gruber and the Pep Band for making our meet unique, always positive comments from the visiting teams and their fans. It was fun to have our fans cheer on the Coyotes to the finish line, special thanks to the football and volleyball teams along with their coaches for supporting us.
Next up for the Coyotes was the huge Mountain West Classic in Missoula. This is a huge meet with 1,930 high school runners crossing the finish line in four races. The JV Girls ran in the rain, while the rest of the races had perfect weather for running, overcast and cool.
In the JV Girls Race, there were a total of 459 runners. Placing 373rd and 392nd with times of 29:08 and 30:16 respectively were Hannah Nelson and Jordyn Kruty. Kaylee Appley and Carly Parsell did not run.
Joshua Buck ran in the JV Boys Race placing 633rd out of 647 runners with a time of 29:59.
Leading the Coyotes to the finish line in the Varsity Boys Race was Jonathan Henke with a time of 20:52 placing 358th. Luke Fretheim and Noah Dean crossed the finish line in 21:12 and 21:13 placing 367th and 368th. In 370th place with a time of 21:23 was Scott Whitson. There were a total of 400 runners in the race. Jarod Anderson, Michael Sanchez and Tucker Tustian did not run.
The Junior High Team did not travel to Missoula.
Our next meet will be the Browning Invitational on Monday, October 9, 2017.