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Bayfield harriers trade Leadville for Loyd’s

Wolverines, Dolores hit Monticello meet
Bayfield's Tristan Sager, pictured earlier this season at the Boggy Draw Bear Chase, finished 26h to lead the Wolverines in Monticello, Utah, on Friday. (Joel Priest/ Special to the Herald)

Altering its 2022 schedule, Bayfield cross-country elected to remain in the Four Corners for Labor Day weekend and competed Friday at the Loyd’s Lake Classic in Monticello, Utah, instead of traveling to Leadville for the Saturday’s Lake County Invitational.

Junior Tristan Sager again led the Wolverine boys, placing 36th in 21 minutes, 18.2 seconds and helping BHS finish seventh in the team standings with 214 points. Sophomore Hunter Carroll finished 48th in 23:39.3, and freshman Daemon Christner was 50th in 25:22.8. Freshman Tristan Bennett took 52nd in 29:40.1, and sophomore Will Kennedy-Jones ended up 53rd only 1.4 seconds later, to round out Bayfield’s tea score.

Grand Junction Central won the team title with 20 points, and meet-hosting Monticello (UHSAA Class 1A) took second with 78. Utah’s 5A Provo came in third with 82, just ahead of 2A Salina, Utah’s North Sevier (86). Central completed a top-three sweep in the individual standings with seniors Alex Fisher (16:31.7), Shalom Trowbridge (16:38.7) and Jackson Edwards (17:08.7).

From Utah’s Class 3A ranks, Moab-based Grand County went 1-2-3 in the girls varsity feature as sophomore Ainsleigh Kasprick (20:36.6) and senior Cora Baird (20:50.9) followed junior Cadence Kasprick (20:20.7) across the finish line. Grand County took home the team title, with their 27 points one-half that of runners-up G.J. Central.

The lone Lady Wolverine in the three-miler, freshman Wrenalee Moore, finished 34th in 31:01.3.

Lowe leads Dolores

Representing CHSAA’s Class 2A division, Dolores also sent a small contingent to the Loyd’s Lake Classic.

In the girls race, sophomore Elia Lowe finished 11th in 23:42.4, sophomore Maya Lowe placed 16th in 24:44.5, and sophomore Keira LaRose took 20th in 25:38.6.

Freshmen Aaron Nielson (22:48.5) and Bridger Beyhan (22:56.4) placed 45th and 46th in the boys varsity event, and sophomore Wyatt Kiddoo (25:30.5) came in 51st overall.