High School Sports


Billings Senior's Owen Smith runs Class AA-best 15:27

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 23:15:42-04

BILLINGS -- Sometimes you're just feeling it and Tuesday was it for Owen Smith.

On a dry Amend Park course under sunny skies, the Billings Senior runner claimed Class AA's fastest cross country time of the season in 15:27:77 during the Billings City Meet.

"My goal all season has been to break 15:30," Smith told MTN Sports afterward. "I've been having a great season so I knew I had the ability to do it, and, yeah, I did it."

West's Caleb Hornung placed second in 15:56:69.

Senior and West tied in Tuesday's team standings with 30 points apiece. The Broncs received a trophy for winning the tiebreaker. Skyview was third with 69.

Senior's Elena Vandersloot set a lifetime personal record and outpaced the girls field in 18:02:85. She told MTN Sports her goal is to finished under the 18-minute mark at state. West's Alli Keith ran 18:52:67 to cross second.

West won the girls title with a low point total of 29, beating Skyview by 10. Senior was third with 61.

Montana's all-class state cross country meets are Oct. 26 at Eagle Falls Golf Course in Great Falls.

For Tuesday's individual girls results please click here.

Please click here for boys individual times.