Sep 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorOlivia Thompson and Jillian C'Bearing vaulted into the top 10 for Riverton High School Friday at the Rawlins Invitational cross country meet.
Thompson finished sixth in 22:11.87, and C'Bearing was seventh (22:27.40).
The RHS pair didn't have a high finish in the season opener in Douglas.
"They had a better performance last week," RHS coach Jay Dayton said. "We are really happy with that. We just hope to keep to improving. We want them to compete with the field a little bit better. That is what we will focus on this next week."
The course was 3.1-miles long in Rawlins.
"They are decent times for that course," Dayton said. "We would have liked to see a little bit faster times. We are now starting to get into shape."
The Laramie Lady Plainsman had the first five placers in the girls meet.
"Laramie looked really good as a team," Dayton said. "They ran really good together. They were pretty impressive."
For the RHS boys, Myron Oldman finished 28th in a time of 20:07.46. Eion Meyers was 31st in 20:27.53.
"Myron really cut some time and he did really well," Dayton said. "Eion didn't have his best run but sometimes that happens."
Other placers for the Wolverines were Sean Watts (35th, 21:06.98), Bryton Spoonhunter (36th, 21:08.80), Tyler Stice (38th, 21:14.57) and Dalton Perkins (39rd, 21:21.40).
RHS, Wyoming Indian and Lander Valley High School will compete Friday at the Rock Springs Invitational.
Dayton said the Wolverines will get to compete against conference foes Evanston, Rock Springs and Green River in the race.
Wyoming Indian cross country coach Chico Her Many Horses said Alvin Spoonhunter and Clifford Wilson missed the Rawlins Invitational because they played football for the Chiefs last week.
Her Many Horses said his two top athletes are back running with the Chiefs.
In Rawlins, Wyoming Inidan's Tyler Penatac finished 11th in a time of 18:05.
"Tyler did really well," Her Many Horses said. "He could have ran a little bit better. I was really happy with the meet."
Keegan Her Many Horses placed 17th in 18:54.73 and Joseph Howell was 43rd (22:06).
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