Philip cross country hosts two meets simultaneously

Scottie Emily Schofield kept pace with competitors before “kicking it in” during the meets hosted by Philip on Thursday, September 21.

Gray, cool, calm - a perfect day to race on the Lake Waggoner Golf Course.

Philip's Holly Iwan placed third of 22 runners in the girls' youth run in a time of 5:40.

The boys' varsity competition included 36 runners. Philip had three boys on the team - Kyle Iwan, Anthony Iwan and Zane Pekron. All ran well with Kyle leading the Scotties and placing 5th in the Great Plains race and 12th in the Classic with a time of 19:47. Anthony placed 6th in the G.P. and 15th in the Classic in a time of 19:56, a 31 second improvement over last year's run on this course. Zane, in his second varsity race, placed 10th in the G.P. and 21st in the Classic with a final time of 20:38. The team placed 3rd in the Western Great Plains and 5th in the Classic.

The girls' varsity ran a full team of five for the first time this season (three leaders and two pushers). Brandy Bartels lead the Scotties once again, placing 9th in the G.P. and 12th in the Classic, while cutting 37 seconds from her course best for a 17:10 final time. Emily Schofield placed 14th in the G.P. and 20th in the Classic. She cut 1:15 from her course best with a time of 17:54. Jennifer Stangle earned 17th in the G.P. and 24th in the Classic. She cut 28 seconds from her course best, finishing in 18:45. Dondee Fees placed 18th in the G.P. and 25th in the Classic with a final time of 19:00. Katie Coyle, running her first race of the season, placed 19th in the G.P. and 27th in the Classic in a time of 20:23. As a team, the girls placed 3rd in the Greater Plains and 4th in the Classic.

Kelvin Ferguson, 7th grader running with the boys' junior varsity, placed 4th in the G.P. and 8th in the Classic with a final time of 19:15.

The Scotties ran in Lead on Tuesday, September 26, and will compete in Highmore at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 30.