Whitefish harriers fare well at home invite

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  • Ella Greenberg and Jessica Henson fight to the front of the pack at the Whitefish Invite last Tuesday at Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

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    Colter Gaertner races at the Whitefish Invitational at Whitefish Lake Golf Club last Tuesday.

  • Ella Greenberg and Jessica Henson fight to the front of the pack at the Whitefish Invite last Tuesday at Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

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    Colter Gaertner races at the Whitefish Invitational at Whitefish Lake Golf Club last Tuesday.

The Bulldogs defended its home turf with solid performances at the Whitefish Invite.

The girls took first overall and the boys third at Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

The pack of Jessica Henson, Ella and Jade Greenberg, Josephine Vardell and Alie Simpson grabbed five of the top 10 spots.

Henson led the way with at third place (20:27.9), with Ella Greenberg finishing just behind at fourth (20:34.4).

Jade Greenberg took sixth (21:07.2), Vardell took eighth (21:34.8) and Simpson 10th (21:35.9).

Miles Vrentas was the top boys finisher for the Dogs, taking eighth (17:38.2) just ahead of ninth-place Bridger Gaertner (17.41.7).

Colter Gaertner took 17th (18:22.9) and Jacob Bailey 18th (18:25.3).

Over the weekend Whitefish traveled south to Missoula to compete in the Mountain West Classic, racing against teams from across Montana and the Pacific Northwest.

The girls took 17th overall in the highly competitive race.

“This race is like a state championship preview,” head coach Richard Menicke said. “Most Class A teams were there and it gives the kids a good sense of where we stand.”

The team heads to Eureka on Thursday and Browning on Saturday.

Whitefish Invitational

At Whitefish Lake Golf Club

Boys

Team Totals

1. Frenchtown 44; 2. Columbia Falls 54; 3. Whitefish 75; 4. Ronan 79; 5. Lincoln County (Eureka) 81; 6. Stevensville 180; 7. Browning 184; 8. Libby 216; 9. Cut Bank 229; Not scoring — Thompson Falls, Bigfork

Individuals

Time Mile Time

8 Miles Vrentas 17:38.2 5:41

9 Bridger Gaertner 17:41.7 5:42

17 Colter Gaertner 18:22.9 5:56

18 Jacob Bailey 18:25.3 5:57

24 Jacob Henson 18:49.2 6:04

41 Tyler Dunnagan 19:51.0 6:24

Girls

Team Totals

1. Whitefish 24; 2. Columbia Falls 52; 3. Frenchtown 55; 4. Browning 131; 5. Cut Bank 145; 6. Ronan 147; Not scoring — Libby, Lincoln County, Thompson Falls, Bigfork, Selkirk, Stevensville

Individuals

Time Mile Time

3 Jessica Henson 20:27.9 6:36

4 Ella Greenberg 20:34.4 6:38

6 Jade Greenberg 21:07.2 6:49

8 Josephine Vardell 21:34.8 6:58

10 Alie Simpson 21:35.9 6:58

13 Braya Hobson 21:51.4 7:03

26 Annie Robertson 23:10.1 7:28

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