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Wolves finish second, 3 earn All-State Honors

A magical season for the Three Forks High School Cross Country team ended with some incredible results at last Saturday's MHSA Class B State Meet in Missoula.

For the second straight year, the Wolves boys' team finished in second place, ending the race with a total of 112 points, only behind state champion St. Ignatius who finished with 63. Three Forks had three runners earn All-State Honors, with Beau Johnston finishing eighth at 17:02, junior Bryon Fanning finishing ninth with a PR of 17:02.72, and Garret Golding finishing tenth with a PR of 17:02.81.

The Three Forks girls' team also had a strong day ending the race with a tenth-place finish.

"I am so incredibly proud of both teams. The effort and dedication they have is so impressive," Head Coach Tara Forsberg said.

Sophomore Cass Violett ended the race in 20th place with a PR time of 17:55.41. Senior Jacob Ramsey finished with a time of 19:18.80, freshman Christopher Harmon finished at 19:36.02, and freshman Kiai Ingraham had a time of 21:01.21.

Forsberg said she would be sad to see the senior boys move on from the program.

"They run smart and with incredible heart and are a little sad they couldn't get first, but it was not the year with St. Ignatius being the stellar team they are," she said.

Sophomore Bella Jones ended her season in style finishing in 26th in the girls race with a time of 22:08.63. Junior Ari Judd finished in 34th with a time of 22:26.78, sophomore Grace Kluin was 56th at 23:18.33, senior Brielle Davis finished at 23:27.14, sophomore Devynn Judd had a time of 24:49.18, and junior Karin Williams finished at 28:43.85.

"Our girls just wanted a strong finish to their season. It wasn't a PR Day, but it was a day to accomplish individual goals," Forsberg said.

Looking towards to future, Forsberg said cross country is definitely not a three-month-only sport, and both teams will need to keep the momentum going if they want to trophy next year.

"I am so lucky to have the athletes I do in my program and my assistant coaches," she said.