KILLDEER - The Bowman County boys and girls cross country teams had strong showings at the Class B West Region Meet, as both squads earned second-place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from the Medicine Hole Golf Course in Killdeer.
The Bulldog boys earned 83 points, outscoring all programs but New Town, who took the win with a score of 26. Meanwhile, the girls collected a mark of 88, 25 points behind an Eagles program that swept the event.
Each Bulldogs team had a pair of runners place in the top-10. Junior Camden Wokal finished fifth after completing the course in 18 minutes and 50 seconds, a minute and 20 seconds behind winner Jaiven Hale, of New Town. With a time of 19:08.41, sophomore Brian Miller ran in his teammate’s footsteps, crossing the line in ninth.
Junior Alexius Miller paced the girls squad, clocking in at 22:44.78 to capture sixth, while eighth-grader Paysha Rex was four spots behind in 10th with a time of 22:58.24. Racing to a 26th-place finish, senior Abigail Bartholomay had a mark of 24:43.96 and was selected as one of the three senior athletes of the year.
In other area highlights, Beulah-Hazen freshman Ian Busche took sixth place while teammate Isak Olson was 14th and was selected as one of the senior athletes of the year, along with Hale and teammate Ricardo Chase.
One spot ahead of Olson was Killdeer freshman Jace Anderson, who claimed 13th.
On the girls side of the leaderboard, Cowboys eighth-grader Danielle Dobitz, Hettinger-Scranton sophomore Sidra Sadowsky and Beulah-Hazen freshman Shenise Klein finished in 11th-, 12th-, and 13th-place, respectively.