(Editor's note: RMC Athletics release)
BILLINGS – Ruth Chepsat's second place finish in a time of 19:28.50 helped Rocky Mountain College finish fourth at cross country's Frontier Preview Meet on Friday.
The junior from Eldoret, Kenya finished only behind Carroll College's Reghan Worley who won in 19:16.70.
Running a time of 20:21.60, Rocky's Courtney Hallock placed in ninth. Sydney Little Light placed in 14th on a time of 20:35.00.
Carrie Daniels finished in 30th after running a time of 21:30.30. Carina Bracy and Mei-Li Stevens finished within a single second of each other in 32nd and 33rd place. Bracy ran 21:36.00 while Stevens ran 21.37.80.
Black Hills State finished in first with four finishers in the top 15.
Rocky's 20th-ranked men finished third.
During their first race of the 2019 season, Rocky had three runners place in the top 10 with Isaac Petsch and Jackson Duffey leading the pack. Petsch finished in seventh with a time of 27:11.40. Duffey finished right behind him in eighth with a time of 27:18.10. Elijah Boyd finished in 10th with a time of 27:43.70.
Joseph Vanden Bos finished in 17th with a time of 28:39.10 while George Beddow placed in 20th with a time of 28:46.50.
No. 10 ranked Lewis-Clark State took first place with five finishers in the top 15 including the top two runners. The Warriors were led by Chase Barrow who finished in first individually with a time of 26:45.20 while Cole Olsen placed second in 26:51.10.
The Battlin' Bears will race at the Providence Open in Great Falls on Sept. 20.