Boys’ varsity cross country team places first at Ipswich

Posted September 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Miller’s cross country teams participated in the Ipswich Invitational, held Saturday, Sept. 14.

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Although the runners had to contend with rain during the varsity races, Miller boys’ varsity came out in first place, and in several of the races, Miller runners placed in the top 10. In the boys’ jv 4000 meters, JC Forman placed first, with Jacob Heezen in 10th place. In boys’ varsity 5000 meters, Cole Sargent placed second, with Mason Breitling at fourth and Trey Waldrop in sixth place. In boys’ junior high, 2000 meters, Garrett Knox was in third place, followed by Blade Forman in fifth.

Coach Tom McGough commented, “I was very pleased with the effort of our runners. Everyone competed, focusing on doing his or her best. Each of our athletes entered their respective race with a level of expectation of what is possible if you stayed ‘locked-in’ to what needed to be done. I thought each of our runners performed with an added confidence at this meet.”

Summing up, McGough said, “As the season progresses, we have to maintain our focus, continue to work hard, improving upon past performance, and take nothing for granted. In our first three meets, we have seen talented athletes/teams. During the next two-three weeks we will get into the heart of our season, going up against other teams with a history of success. We have to be ready to answer the challenge, continuing to take advantage of the opportunities that lie before us.”

Boys’ Varsity Team Points

1st Place – Miller – 10pts

2nd Place – Aberdeen Christian – 19pts

3rd Place – Ipswich – 28pts

4th Place – Stanley County – 41pts

5th Place – James Valley – 43pts

6th Place – Aberdeen Roncalli – 44pts

Boys’ Varsity

5000 Meters (GPS – 3.07)

Cole Sargent – 2nd – 16:52

Mason Breitling – 4th – 16:59

Trey Waldrop – 6th – 17:27

Beau Keeter – 21st – 18:45

Hunter Russell – 24th – 18:50

Lucas Simpson – 32nd – 19:18

Jason Manning – 38th – 19:47

Boys’ JV

4000 Meters (GPS 2.46)

JC Forman – 1st – 14:44

Jacob Heezen – 10th – 16:11

Connor Bertsch – 11th – 16:14

Hayden Peterman – 13th – 16:22

Clayton Keck – 15th – 16:35

Trevor Parmely – 16th – 16:51

Cody Bevers – 21st – 17:06

Camden Breitling – 24th – 17:48

Boys’ JH

2000 Meters

Garrett Knox – 3rd – 7:31

Blade Forman – 5th – 7:42

Nathan Watts – 12th – 7:56

Joey Simpson – 21st – 9:38

Girls’ JH

2000 Meters

Katie Manning – 22nd – 9:19

Lizzy Simons – 32nd – 10:06

Maddy Simons – 37th – 13:11


THE MILLER CROSS COUNTRY TEAM participated at the Ipswich Meet on Saturday, Sept. 14.  The boys’ team won their division. The athletes pictured are:  Lizzy Simons, Katie Manning, Blade Foreman, Nathan Watts, Garrett Knox, Joey Simpson, Maddie Simons. Clayton Keck, Conner Bertsch, Camden Breitling, Trevor Parmely, Jacob Heezen, JC Forman. Back, Coach Tom McGough, Lucas Simpson, Beau Keeter, Mason Breitling, Cole Sargent, Trey Waldrop, Hunter Russell and Jason Manning. Not pictured, Cody Beavers and Hayden Peterman.