Evart boys runners place second at Carson City-Crystal

EVART — Evart’s cross country team finished second in the small schools division at the Carson City-Crystal Invitational on Saturday.

Pewamo-Westphalia was first with 61 while Evart had an 89.

Josh Wood was fourth for Evart (17:16.19) with a season record while Austin Hamilton was seventh (17:38.27), with a personal record and Nathan Woods 15th (17:52.06), Alex Hamilton 20th (18:04.12), Jacob Quist 44th (19:13.73), Parker Henry 46th (19:17.58) and Tanner Ryan 62nd (19:51.44) also had personal records.

“I was really proud of the guys,” Evart coach Kevin Mills said. “Second-place was great. We ended beating out Bear Lake a rival of ours. That was exciting to see. Across the boards, a lot of runners got PRs and season records. It was an exciting weekend for us.”

The Evart girls took 10th.

Sara Nelson was 22nd for Evart (22:10.4) with a personal record. Brooke Belleville also had a PR in 27th place (22:26.1), Arianna Mooney was 64th (25:08.30) with a season’s record, and Rose Clark was 83rd (27:49.05) with a personal record.

On Sept. 27, Evart had a home meet with Reed City and the boys won 12-30.

Top times for Evart were Josh Woods (18:16) first, Nathan Woods (18:17). Alex Hamilton third (18:18), Austin Hamilton sixth (19;28), Parker Henry seventh (19;53), Jacob Quist eighth (19:59) and Tanner Ryan ninth (20:08.1).

Reed City had four runners. Brandon Wirth was fourth (18:37) Calvin Rohde fifth (18:59), Noah Blythe 10th (21:08) and Heaven Hurley 11th (22:42).

Evart won the girls race 25-30. Sarah Nelson was first (22:45) and Brooke Belleville second (23:01), Arianna Mooney fifth (2:01), Rose Clark seventh (29:24) and Grace Green 10th (33:18).

Mackenzie Vandawater was third (24:42), Catherine Kettner fourth (25:15), Leigha Johnson sixth (28:53), Hailey Duchene eighth (30:19) and Hana Ondrus ninth (31:03).

“It was a chance for two teams getting another workout in,” Mills said. “We have another hard week of training, then we’ll start training and get ready for the last conference meet, regionals and state.”