The Richfield High School cross-country team took on two courses.
The first was at Emery, where coach Jim Monsen said the Wildcats had a good showing.
“We weren’t sure what to expect because Emery has had a very good team the past few years and they have had a lot of depth,” Monsen said. “Carbon has also been a good team running very close together with their varsity seven.”
Richfield won with 23 points to Emery’s 46. Carbon took third with 61.
Hayden Harward placed first with a 16:23. Nick Woolsey clocked a 17:32 time for fourth. Mason Solt nabbed fifth with a time of 17:40. Richard Crane took sixth at 18:04.
Tyler Johnson was seventh, followed by Cody Rivers in ninth and Cannon Anderson at 14th.
“As a whole we had a great showing, there were 16 boys on our team that ran the race in under 20 minutes,” Monsen said. “They do a great job running together and it’s fun to see which boys are going to step up.”
Richfield hosted its own meet Saturday, which saw a new course record set by Harward at 15:40.
“It was one of our better meets of the season with some great times,” Monsen said.
Johnson nabbed second at 16:50.0. Woolsey followed in third at 16:50.6, with Crane snagging fourth at 17:17. Tyler Saunders finished in seventh place, followed by Solt in 10th and Anderson in 11th.
“I was very impressed with how the boys raced,” Monsen said. “It was great to have our top seven in the top 11 places. There were a lot of season bests on a challenging course and I was pleased with how well they grouped up and ran together.”
Richfield’s girls followed the led set by Jamie Holt in Emery as she won the race.
Nora Foster came in second.
Aspen Workman ran the race for fifth, followed by Melissa Crane in seventh and McKenna Alger in ninth.
Hannah Steele and Carli Begay rounded out Richfield’s top seven at Emery,
Saturday Richfield hosted several girls’ teams.
“There were three teams that kept it very close,” said coach Kirsten Barney.
Milford won the invitational with a score of 42, with Richfield in second with a 43 team score and Manti in third at 46.
Foster led the way for the Lady ’Cats with a dogfight finish between her and Holt.
“They both really kicked it in with a great finish and great times for our course,” Monsen said.
Foster placed fifth, while Holt was sixth
Workman nabbed 10th. Elena Torgersen and Begay completed the race in 13th and 14th, respectively. Steele finished in 15th with Alger completing the varsity set in 17th.
“The girls ran great,” Barney said. “It was fun having excellent competition and having the teams be so close. The girls are really working on running as a team and helping each other improve and each week that is exactly what I see.”
Next for the RHS cross-country team is a trip to the Autumn Classic, hosted by Brigham Young University in Provo, Saturday, Sept. 14.