Cross Country team starts season off at home with annual Terry Jones Invitational
On Thursday, August 25, Malad hosted the annual Terry Jones Invitational to open up the 2022 Cross Country Season. It was a meet for both the high school runners and the middle school runners. Malad had 41 runners participate in the meet.
Malad Middle School boys placed second in the meet with 58 points. Six teams traveled to Malad to run this race. Runners included: Braun Nalder (9:14) who finished in first place, Brex Martinsen (9:50) who finished in third place, Dawson Beutler (9:59) who finished in fifth place, Jace Nalder (11:36), Carter Smith (11:51), Jeremiah Peterson (12:09), Kayson Neal (12:15), Joseph Angell (12:17), Evan Colton (12:40), DJ Crother (12:48), Jazon Blaisdell (12:55), and Andrew Pickett (16:35).
Malad Middle School girls placed first in their meet with 23 points. Six teams traveled to Malad to compete in this race. Runners included: Lily Coleman (10:20) who finished in second place, Aezlyn Summers (10:45) who finished in third place, Paige Talbot (10:50) who finished in fourth place, Halie Palmer (11:02) who finished in fifth place, Jenna Talbot (11:34) who finished in tenth place, Kallee Talbot (12:09), Ellie Angell (13:10), Katie Palmer (13:27), Aleah Seamons (13:50), Bella Burbidge (13:53), Brielle Bastian (14:22) and Laney Coatney (15:24).
Malad High School Boys’ Cross Country team ran an impressive race. There were seven teams that competed in the race. Runners included: Brycen Talbot (18:22) who finished in seventh, Porter Allen (19:26), Austin Jacobsen (19:57), Baylor Bean (20:10), Colt Coleman (20:52), Boston Burbidge (21:38), Levi Angell (22:16), and Caden Jeppson (22:54).
Malad High School Girls placed third overall. Their race included six teams. Runners included: Cally Coleman (22:22) who placed 12th, Brooke Isaacson (22:37) who placed 13th, Brynlee Bastain (22:48) who placed 15th, Cortlyn Coleman (22:59) who placed 17th, Hadlee Summers (23:31), Oakley Hebdon (23:58), Kaylee Nalder (24:34), Adi Schow, and Madelyn Shaw.
The meet was very hot, but Coach Talbot was very proud of how well her runners did and how much effort they put into the run. “It was very exciting to compete after practicing for almost three weeks… Many have trained all summer.”
Coach Talbot and her runners are looking forward to the great season ahead of them and are excited to show off their running abilities. Their next meet is on Thursday, September 1, in Minico, Idaho.