Spartans boys win at cross country race

Sep 14, 2017 By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor

Kaden Chatfield is pretty fast on the dirt and grass of a baseball field.

He's also quite speedy on rugged, off-road trails.

The Riverton middle schooler won the youth race at the Fort Washakie Invitational last week in a sparkling time of 10:39, while also leading his team to victory.

Spartans Ty Sheets (third), Jordan Vroman (eighth), Carson Borst (14th), Tristan Stehlin (18th), Jacob Castro (25th), Garrick McDonald (26th), Adrian Vargas (49th) and Christopher White (56th) combined with Chatfield for the team win in the youth race.

Wyoming Indian's Ryan Martel was second, while Chiefs teammate Kenneth Addison finished fourth, with Santana Martinez in seventh.

Fort Washakie's Peyton Bell was fifth, with Linden Whiteplume in ninth.

The hosts won the youth girls race, as Taline Tendore (second), Twinney Washakie (third) and Kayli Ferris (fifth) all finished in the top 10, with Lander's Allie Atnip the winner.

Wyoming Indian's Georgetta Moss and Micheala Hiwalker were sixth and eighth, respectively.

Junior high

In the girls junior high race, Wyoming Indian's Paris Barrera crossed the finish line first in 17:22, with Jordyn Anderson of Riverton runner-up with a time of 17:24 and Darian Bell of Fort Washakie third with 17:45.

Riverton's Kate McDonald also made the top 10 with a ninth-place finish in 18:52.

Lander won the team event.

For the junior high boys, Arapahoe's Kaden Wanstall won the event in 15:28, with St. Stephen's SeanDean Brown in second at 16:06, Chester Moss of St. Stephen's fourth in 16:41, Riverton's Taylor Stevens in fifth (16:42), followed by Robert Tillman (Fort Washakie, sixth, 17:08), Kameron Harris (Fort Washakie, eighth, 17:35), Riverton's Connor Gopp (ninth, 17:35) and Remy Mulherin in 10th with a 17:41.

St. Stephen's prevailed in the team event.