Heiner finishes third at state cross country
By Rob Zolman / Valley Journal
KALISPELL — Ronan Chief Brant Heiner finished his prep cross country career with a third-place finish and all-state accolades at the State A cross country championships at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell on Friday.
Heiner crossed the finish line with a time of 16:46.80, helping the Chiefs finish fifth in the overall team standings. Teammate Michael Irvine also earned all-state honors with his 15th- place finish. Mason Sloan nabbed Class A all-state honors and a 12th-place finish for the Polson Pirates with a time of 16:59.48. The Pirates claimed ninth place as a team.
For the Class A girls, in the team point standings, the Lady Pirates placed fifth. With a time of 20:32.08, Lady Pirate top-finisher Halle Heninger notched all-state honors with a 15th-place finish. Olivia Heiner was the top runner for the Ronan Maidens, placing 29th overall.
In Class B, both Thomas Nuila and Andrew Rush earned all-state honors with a ninth and 14th-place finish, respectively for the Mission Bulldogs. As a team, the Bulldogs placed eighth in team points.
The Lady Bulldogs placed 11th as a team. Cedar Hunt led the Lady Bulldogs across the finish line with an 18th-place finish.
Top finishers for the Arlee Scarlets included Princess Bolen, placing 90th and Warrior Sage Nicolai finishing 86th.
For Class C Charlo, Viking Hayden Smith and Lady Viking Guinevere Contreras placed 55th in their respective race categories.
State Cross Country results
3. Brant Heiner, RON, 16:46.80; 12. Mason Sloan, POL, 16:59.48; 15.
Michael Irvine, RON, 17:04.78; 27. Zarec Couture, RON, 17:45.33; 32. Ryan Dupuis, POL, 17:52.86; 39. Drifter Skillicorn, POL, 18:06.79; 52. Noah Roberts, POL, 18:31.20; 54. Aiden Gfroerer, OL, 18:32.97; 55. Dillon Omeasoo, RON, 18:33.01; 72. Elijah Tonasket, RON, 19:08.42; 80. Keyan Pretty On Top, RON, 19:24.60; 90. Sean Stewart, POL, 19:48.17; 91. Landon Bishop, RON, 19:48.20; 99. David Bjorge, POL, 20:28.81.
15. Halle Heninger, POL, 20:32.08; 29. Olivia Heiner, RON, 21:29.68; 30. Ashtyn Wagner, POL, 21:34.63; 34. Adison Carlson, POL, 21:52.53; 36. Maddilyn Huffine, POL, 21:55.12; 46. Karli Owens, POL, 22:17.41; 55. Brogen Youngren, RON, 22:35.83; 59. Kaona Trahan, RON, 22:53.15; 64. Katelyn Smith, POL, 23:21.67; 81. Isabel Seeley, POL, 24:11.76; 103. Nichole Koehler, RON, 26:40.09.
9. Thomas Nuila, MIS, 18:15.62; 15. Andrew Rush, MIS, 18:36.83; 25. Zoran LaFrombois, MIS, 18:56.98; 86. Sage Nicolai, ARL, 21:18.04; 91. R.J. Knoll, ARL, 21:26.97; 100. Erich Morigeau, MIS, 21:55.51; 107. Drew Knoll, ARL, 22:10.41; 116. Isaiah Nasewytewa, MIS, 22:32.49; 125. Landry Leishman, MIS, 23:07.19; 136. Kody Dillard, MIS, 24:02.69; 143. Deon Redcloud, ARL, 25:18.79
18. Cedar Hunt, MIS,22:32.46; 59. Madyson Currie, MIS, 24:49.87; 66. Kooper Page, MIS, 25:29.07; 90. Princess Bolen, ARL, 26:50.80; 93. Emmy Flatlip, MIS, 27:00.46; 94. Ellanah Flatlip, MIS, 27:03.16; 95. Cheyenne Pablo, ARL, 27:03.35; 136. Natallyia Martin, ARL, 35:58.79.
55. Hayden Smith, CHA, 25:59.68.
55. Guinevere Contreras, CHA, 29:24.92; 57. Aryal Love, CHA, 29:53.43