Monticello cross country teams deal with new challenge

On Saturday, October 9 the Monticello Buckaroos found themselves in Mancos, CO for the Chicken Creek Cross Country Challenge. This race presented a challenge that the Bucks hadn’t faced yet during this season – mud!

You’ve heard the term “between and rock and a hard place,” but there were places on this course where your choice was “between a puddle or a mud bog.”

Lilli Burton started the race off for the girls in the lead. She held that lead for a majority of the race and only let one runner past to finish in second place with a time of 23.21. Alexis Bailey was victorious in a race to finish in 35th.

Boston Freestone finished the boys race in seventh place. Josh Wheeler placed 19th. Jesse Pettit came in 23rd with Aaron Gillette and Carter Harrod 31st and 53rd respectively.

Then, this Monday, October 11 the teams hosted a Milk Jug Challenge Scramble at the Hideout Golf Course. Teams in attendance included the Buckaroos, San Juan Broncos, and Whitehorse Raiders.

Though three teams competed, the scramble meant that each team consisted of runners from each of the schools.

The teams were quite evenly-matched since there was a tie for second and third and only two points between them and the winning team.

Next up, the Buckaroos will host the Region 23 championship race on Wednesday, October 20. It will be held at Loyds Lake and begins at 4 p.m.

The Green River Pirates, Lake Powell Scorpions, Monticello Buckaroos, Monument Valley Cougars, Navajo Mountain Jaguars, Pinnacle Panthers, and Whitehorse Raiders are all expected to compete in the event.

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