Baseley, Harrison With Top Ten Finishes At Frontier Conference Meet
UMW Sports Press Release:
The Montana Western men's and women's cross-country teams competed today at the rescheduled Frontier Conference Preview Meet in Helena, Mont. The Men's team placed third overall and the women's team placed fourth overall.
"We had a much better team performance this time out. Morgan had an awesome day, it was a breakthrough for her to get seventh in the conference at our preview. It was really encouraging and I think that with the women's team overall, there was a ton of positives and the women ran with a lot of confidence. On the men's side, we had steady improvement in comparison to last race." coach Dylan Zitzer said.
Morgan Baseley led the way for the Bulldogs, placing seventh overall with a time of 20:29.65. Araceli Ramirez followed, placing 19th with a time of 21:39.88. Freshman Cecily Eagleton came in 22nd with a time of 21:53.32. Liz Varner followed just behind with a 21:56.03 to place 23rd. Tahja Hunt rounded out the group with a 26:59.34 and coming in 41st. Mason Baseley ran hard, sitting in fourth for much of the race, but was unable to finish despite giving her best effort.
Jonathan Harrison led the Bulldog men's team on the day with a fourth-place finish and a time of 27:03.90. Brant Heiner came in next in tenth overall with a 27:47.88. Harrison Silverio came in 13th with a time of 28:18.74. Joe Lamb (15th, 28:24.06) and Luke Lutz (18th, 28:47.84) rounded out the scoring five. Coming in just behind were Will Hyatt (29:09.11), Jesse McMurtrey (33:10.22), and Isaiah Powell (37:54.31).
The Bulldogs will be taking some time to prepare for their next meet. They will be competing at the Montana Tech Invitational in Butte, Mont. on Friday Oct. 7.