MVHS harriers show true grit at Weber

Travis Harmon strides down the course under the hot sun at the cross country meet at Weber, Utah last week taking first place in the JV division. COURTESY PHOTOS/Linda Newton

OGDEN, Utah — The MVHS cross country team kicked off this years competition under hot, blue skies and traversed the course in record time bring home top places for both boys and girls.

With temperatures over 90 degrees, the runners who competed in the meet at Weber State on the golf course, did well with Travis Harmon winning the JV division for the guys with a time of 16:11.1. The boys took fourth place in the massive meet. Katie Giorgis, first year cross country runner, took third in the girls JV division, turning in a time of 21:28.6. In all, the teams brought home three top 10 placers for both boys and girls.

Laura Meeks Jorgensen reported last Saturday, “This has got to be the toughest sport. 90 degrees, all sun, up and down hills, racing as hard as they can the whole three miles. I’m seriously so impressed with these kids. I can’t imaging how hard this race was for them. Just to finish is inspiring. They should all be proud of themselves. Lots of kids throughout the 1600 were down after wards with heat exhaustion. Throw up all over the finish line. And they will show up again for the next one. Incredible!”

MVHS farriers who didn’t make the top strata also turned in good times as they took time off of their previous marks. In the boys division, Dawson Jorgensen turned in the next best time for MVHS, taking seventh place and Tanner Erickson, took 10th place.

In the girls division, Jaynee Hunt was on Giorgis’ heels and took fourth, followed by Jayda Kenison in 10th place.

This week the MVHS high school and middle school teams will be on the course at Soda Springs, Idaho

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