Competing in one of the most competitive meets on their schedule at Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa on Sept. 9, several members of the Montezuma-Cortez High School boys and girls cross-country teams ran well.
On the boys’ side, the Panthers were led by freshman John Whyte, who finished 72nd overall with a time of 18:30.36. Whyte was followed closely by teammate Will Brown, who finished 74th overall with a time of 18:31.10. Other finishers for the boys team included Trenton Bagge, who finished in 91st place (18:55.04), and Josh Hughes, who placed 198th overall (22:35.48).
On the girls’ side, the Panthers were led by senior Caisey Duran, who placed 29th overall (21:02.42) in the 219-runner field. Teammate Ridley Dennison placed 90th (23:07.89), Trinity Meyers placed 132nd (24:58.67), Lynda LaPaz finished 138th (25:12.68), Regina Schuster finished 154th (26:03.52), and Maya LaMunyon placed 175th (26:51.15).
As a team, the M-CHS girls placed 15th out of 17 qualifying teams. The Durango High School girls finished first overall.