Cut Bank Cross-Country team back row, left to right: Elijah Greene, Jacob Gohr, Hunter Kennedy, James Greene, Brennan Hedges, Yariel Rodriguez, Kellyn Dunaway, Stella Overstreet, Peyton St. Goddard, Devin Schultz, Dalton Estey, Grace Rooney. Middle: Jacqualyn McMullan (manager), Xander Manley, Kaven Krapf. Bottom: Zander Osborne (manager), Jackson Black, Rhett Michael, Nathaniel Anderson, Henry Gannon, Grace Poulton. 

The Cut Bank Wolves cross country teams had the opportunity to run the state cross country course one week prior to the upcoming state meet when they competed at the Glacier Invitational last week. Several runners showed they are indeed primed and ready for the state race on Friday, Oct. 23.  

Freshman James Greene wrapped up a strong regular season with a 17th place overall finish with his season best time of 19:18. 

The women’s squad showed great solidarity and pack support as they ran the entire race together and finished 17th, 18th and 19th, all with the same time of 31:14.  

The future looks bright for Wolves cross country program, with eighth grader Max Gannon finishing in fifth place overall in a competitive race of 68 runners, mostly from Class AA schools. The women’s middle school team held their own as the lone Class B school and finished fourth as a team ahead of Columbia Falls.  

Coach Brian Suttle was extremely proud of the work ethic and positive attitudes demonstrated by these athletes. In this season of challenges and change, they have just kept on showing up and running! This Friday, all their hard work will pay off as they toe the line at the State Meet in Kalispell.  

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