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

For the third week in a row, the Three Forks High School cross country team showed off their prowess in 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 boys’ team finished 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 had the best energy and it was a great experience for the runners.

On the boys’ side, Garrett Golding, Cass Violett, Beau Johnston, and Kiai Ingraham all had personal bests in the varsity race, and Noah Hegar had a PR for the junior varsity team. Forsberg added that Devynn Judd and Karin Williams have public relations for Lady Wolves.

Forsberg said at big races, battling through crowds can be tough, so the team is focused on race strategy, start set-up and second miles.

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

Bryon Fanning continued a strong 2022 campaign, finishing 36th with a time of 17:31.2, and Golding finished 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 junior boys’ 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 women’s varsity race, Bella Jones continued to shine, finishing 50th with a time of 21:52.9. Ari Judd finished in 23:17.1, Brielle Davis clocked 23:51.1, Grace Kluin finished in 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 Invitational.

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

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

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