Sunburst’s Nikki Nau and Shelby’s Garret Hanson make their way around the course during cross country action last Monday in Shelby.

The Shelby Coyotes cross country squad competed in two meets last week. They hosted a meet on Sept. 13 and traveled to Missoula Saturday for the Mountain West Classic. 

Coyote Runner Nathan Benjamin set a PR with a time of 21:41.3 in last Monday’s home meet. Mason Lamb completed the course in a time of 23:41.7, Garret Hanson traveled the distance in a time of 31:50.0. Alisha Munson also set a PR at home with a time of 28:07.5.

In Missoula, Benjamin ran a time of 21:42.9, Lamb turned in a time of 23:53.0, and Hanson came in at 31:27.1. Shelby added another female runner, Samantha Soria, and she set her PR with a state qualifying time of 30:13.4. Munson ran the course in 29:45.6. 

“Aisha Munson had an outstanding run at our home meet. She surpassed her prior best mark by almost five minutes,” said head coach Caydon Keller. “At the Mountain West Classic, Samantha Soria had an excellent first race and will be a valuable addition to the team as she has met the qualifying mark for state.”

Keller noted, “Everyone who did not get a personal best mark this past week maintained their times within an acceptable range of their prior bests. This was a tough week of competition that challenged the athletes and I think they handled it well. We are looking forward to maintaining everyone’s running mechanics and fine tuning some speed for the Sunburst Invitational on Saturday.”

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