Harriers get off to a fast start at Libby Invite

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  • Jessica Henson fights ahead during the Libby Invitational on Saturday. (Paul Sievers/Western News)

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    Christian Kyle races ahead during the Libby Invitational on Saturday. (Paul Sievers/Western News)

  • Jessica Henson fights ahead during the Libby Invitational on Saturday. (Paul Sievers/Western News)

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    Christian Kyle races ahead during the Libby Invitational on Saturday. (Paul Sievers/Western News)

The Bulldogs cross country got a nice start to their season, taking second and third at the Libby Invitational on Saturday.

The girls team finished second behind Columbia Falls, while the boys team took third behind Columbia Falls and Eureka.

Josephine Vardell was the top finisher for the Lady Dogs, taking second (20:47.8). Just behind was Jessica Henson at third (20:54.3).

Paetra Cooke took 10th (22:53.0) and Kelsey Macdonald 26th (28:08.9).

On the boys side, Miles Vrentas led the way with a seventh-place finish (17.54.3).

Jacob Bailey took ninth (18:05.2), Bridger Gaertner 11th (18:08.5) and Jacob Henson 20th (20:03.2). Christian Kyle (20:32.6), Aidan Calaway (21:02.1) and Cole Cameron (21:07.8) took spots 22 through 24 as well.

Next on the schedule for the team is the Cut Bank Invitational on Friday, which begins at 4 p.m.

Libby Invitational

Saturday

At J Neils Park

Boys

Team Totals

Columbia Falls 27, Eureka 49, Whitefish 68, Frenchtown 84

Individuals

7 Miles Vrentas Whitefish 17:54.3

9 Jacob Bailey Whitefish 18:05.2

11 Bridger Gaertner Whitefish 18:08.5

20 Jacob Henson Whitefish 20:03.2

22 Christian Kyle Whitefish 20:32.6

23 Aidan Calaway Whitefish 21:02.1

24 Cole Cameron Whitefish 21:07.8

Girls Team Totals

Columbia Falls 33, Whitefish 45, Frenchtown 55, Eureka 99

2 Josephine Vardell Whitefish 20:47.8

3 Jessica Henson Whitefish 20:54.3

10 Paetra Cooke Whitefish 22:53.0

26 Kelsey Macdonald Whitefish 28:08.9

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