Central Wyoming College cross country team went to Chadron, Neb., Sept. 12. at the Chadron State College three-way meet. The three schools competing were CSC, South Dakota School of Mines and CWC.
“It was a good meet last week; we got beat by South Dakota School of Mines by 54 points and this week at Chadron we lost by just ten points. That shows me we had a good improvement,” said Al Lara, cross country coach.
For the men’s division, Clay Johnson placed fourth with a time of 20:30 with teammate Brion Riley close behind with a time of 21:15; placing tenth. The men’s course was a 6k while the women’s course was a 4k.
The men’s team scores are Chadron State in the lead with 23 points followed by South Dakota School of Mines with 49 points and CWC 59 points.
“The team is learning on what it takes to get better. There are no short cuts in this sport, if it was easy everyone would be doing it,” Coach Lara said. “Again Clay Johnson was our top finisher with Brion Riley our next runner at 21:15. James Asmus from Evanston was our third runner; he keeps moving up each race. This will be a factor on our team come Regionals.”
In the women’s division Kate Kling led the Rustler team placing eighth with a time of 19:02 followed by teammate Kianna WollowingBull with a time of 20:09.
The women’s team scores are Chadron State in the lead with 19 points, South Dakota School of Mines with 36 points and CWC has a no score with only two women runner; five runners must compete to receive team scores.
The next meet is the Montana State University Billings invite Oct. 4.