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PABLO — Warm, sunny fall weather greeted prep cross-country runners on Saturday during the Mission Shadows cross country meet. 

Hosted by the Polson High School Cross Country team, nearly 220 varsity and junior varsity runners representing roughly 14 schools from across Western Montana came to compete in the annual cross-country meet held on the Silver Fox Golf Course in Pablo.

Ronan Chief Brant Heiner was the top varsity boys finisher out of 77 runners with a time of 16:25, helping the Chiefs finish third in the team standings.

The Polson Pirates finished sixth and the Mission Bulldogs finished in seventh. Thomas Nuila recorded a tenth-place finish time of 17:50 to pace the Bulldogs, while the Pirates were led by Ryan Dupuis with a time of 18:20.

In the girls race, Polson finished second in the team-points standing. Lady Pirate Halle Heninger crossed the finish line in 12th place with a time of 22:17, followed by 13th place Ronan Maiden Olivia Heiner with a time of 22:27.


Local Boys Results

1. Brant Heiner, RON,16:25; 6. Michael Irvine, RON, 17:23; 10. Thomas Nuila, MIS, 17:50; 11. Zarec Couture, RON, 17:53; 18. Andrew Rush, MIS, 18:16; 20. Ryan Dupuis, POL, 18:20; 23. Zoran LaFrombois, MIS, 18:31; 26. Drifter Skillicorn, POL, 18:48; 27. Mason Sloan, POL, 18:51; 35. Elijah Tonasket, RON, 19:39; 36. Noah Roberts, POL, 19:39; 44. Dillon Omeasoo, RON, 20:16; 45. Landon Bishop, RON, 20:23; 49. Keyan Pretty On Top, RON, 20:48; 51. David Bjorge, POL, 20:52; 52. Sean Stewart, POL, 20:53; 55. Erich Morigeau, MIS, 21:25; 56. Aiden Gfroerer, POL, 21:26; 59. Hayden Smith, CHA, 21:33; 65. Landry Leishman, MIS, 22:40; 67. Kody Dillard, MIS, 23:32; 73. Isaiah Nasewytewa, MIS, 25:06.


Local Girls Results

12. Halle Heninger, POL, 22:17; 13. Olivia Heiner, RON, 22:27; 16. Brogen Youngren, RON, 22:56; 18. Karli Owens, POL, 23:07; 21. Adison Carlson, POL, 23:13; 24. Maddilyn Huffine, POL, 23:33; 25. Ashtyn Wagner, POL, 23:37; 27. Kaona Trahan, RON, 24:13;28. Katelyn Smith, POL, 24:25;32. River Shoemake, POL, 24:40; 34. Madyson Currie, MIS, 25:34; 40. Aryal Love, CHA, 27:25; 44. Ellanah Flatlip, MIS, 28:30; 46. Emmy Flatlip, MIS, 30:26.


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