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Three Forks Cross Country shines in Idaho, hosting Headwaters Invite Friday

For the third consecutive week, the Three Forks High School Cross Country team showed prowess at a colossal meet at the Bob Firman Invite in Boise.

Competing in the Varsity 2 Division against teams from Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, and Utah, the boy’s squad finished in an impressive 13th out of 45 teams. The girls were also strong, finishing in 18th place.

Head Coach Tara Forsberg said the Idaho-based competition has the best energy, and it was a great experience for the runners.

On the boy’s side, Garrett Golding, Cass Violett, Beau Johnston, and Kiai Ingraham all had personal records in the varsity race, and Noah Hegar had a PR for the junior varsity side. Forsberg added that Devynn Judd and Karin Williams had PRs for the Lady Wolves.

Forsberg said at the big races fighting through the crowd can be tough, so the team focuses on race strategy, tweaking starts, and the second miles.

Johnston led the way for Three Forks finishing 33rd out of 326 runners with the PR time of 17:26.5.

Bryon Fanning continued a strong 2022 campaign, finishing 36th with a time of 17:31.2, and Golding was 40th with a PR of 17:34.4. Cass Violett had the PR at 18:37.3, Ingraham finished with the PR of 19:58.7, Christopher Harmon had a time of 19:58.7, and Rhett Violett finished with a time of 23:11.4.

Finn Hanson led the way in the boy’s junior varsity race with a time of 20:25.6. Hegar had a PR of 20:38.6, and Marcos Cerron finished with a time of 27:23.6.

In the girl’s varsity race, Bella Jones continued to shine, finishing in 50th with a time of 21:52.9. Ari Judd finished had 23:17.1, Brielle Davis had a time of 23:51.1, Grace Kluin finished at 24:08.4, Devynn Judd had a PR at 25:31.6, Williams had a PR at 29:13.8, and Claire Cutler finished with a time of 31:55.0.

Local fans will have the opportunity to cheer on Three Forks at home this Friday, September 30, at the Headwaters Invite.

The event is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the Headwaters Golf Course in Three Forks.

“We are so excited to host. Our course is so fast, so I’m ready to see what next week brings,” Forsberg said.