(RMC Athletics release)
GREAT FALLS – The No. 21 ranked Rocky Mountain College men’s cross country team took second at the Frontier Conference’s Cross Country Championships, as did Rocky’s women Friday in Great Falls.
Finishing just three points behind first place Lewis-Clark State, the Battlin’ Bears had more runners finish in the top ten on the 8K course than any other school in the conference.
Rocky was led by Jackson Duffey, the sophomore from Ronan, Mont.,who finished second overall with a time 25:52.
Freshman Elijah Boyd ran a time of 26:29 to finish sixth overall.
Finishing right behind Boyd was the duo of Isaac Petsch and Eddie Loughran. Petsch finished in seventh with a time of 26:35 while Loughran ran 26:37 to finish in eighth.
George Beddow finished in 26th to round out Rocky’s top five with a time of 27:46.
“I was really proud of how our boys performed today.” said cross country head coach, Mike McLean. “Eddie Loughran, especially, who really put together one of his best performances here today.”
Duffey, Boyd, Petsch, and Loughran all earned First Team All-Conference honors.
Duffey and Boyd have already earned a spot in the 2018 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championships on Nov. 16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Rocky’s top female finish belonged to Sydney Little Light who placed fourth in 19:14.
Corinne Hamilton finished in ninth with a time of 19:37. Courtney Hallock placed tenth with a time of 19:39.
Rocky’s Mei-Li Stevens and Larissa Saarel paced each other on the way to 15th and 16th finishes on times of 20:27 and 20:36.
Little Light, Hamiliton, and Hallock all earned First Team All-Conference honors.