JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – It is called the State Cross Country Meet. But recently it has become known as the Megan Ford Invite. The Senior from Jamestown High school wrapped up her high school cross country career with a third straight state cross country championship.
Ford finished in a time of 17 minutes, 58.83 seconds – 40 seconds ahead of second place finisher Jaelyn Ogle of Watford City. It was the first time a three-peat was achieved in Class A Girls Cross Country since Tarin Lachowitzer won three straight from 2009-2011 with Fargo South and Fargo Davies High School.
Williston won the team title, beating out Bismarck by three points to win the program’s first ever girls Class A team title.
How Jamestown runners fared:
- Megan Ford 1 17:58.83
- Julia Skari 38 20:48.90
- Maddy Orr 59 21:18.71
- Brooklyn Nygaard 65 21:24.58
- Ellie Krueger 85 21:54.01
- Bernadette Belzer (96) 22:11.45
- Madison Rick (114) 23:12.55
Greta Goven was the top finisher for the Valley City Hi-Liners. She was 22nd overall and just missed the top 20 by just under nine seconds. She finished with a time of 20:11.77.
On the boys side, Sean Korsmo of Bismarck won his second title in three years. The senior finished in a time of 15 minutes, 27.50 seconds. Jacob Knodle of West Fargo Sheyenne was second, fibe seconds behind Korsmo.
Bismarck Century won the team title with 75 points, 14 ahead of second place Dickinson.
How Jamestown boys runners fared:
- Ben Anteau 3 15:33.66
- Gavin Haut 6 16:02.59
- Chandler Rott 19 16:32.56
- Cullen Flieth 49 17:30.09
- Kade Schumacher 53 17:38.57
- Michah Hoke (56) 17:41.57
- Sam Anteau (101) 19:30.11
Corbin Golovanoff was the top Hi-Liner with a time of 18:11.64.
Below is how the Valley City Boys and Girls finished:
- Corbin Golovanoff 73 18:11.64
- Keegan Couture 99 19:25.34
- Daniel Wintch 110 19:53.86
- Luke Plagens 118 20:24.40
- Trevor Fetsch 119 20:30.10
- Owen Plagens (124) 21:20.52
- Greta Goven 22 20:11.77
- Avery Murray 57 21:17.20
- Reagan Berg 81 21:45.90
- Stephanie Hoffarth 92 22:02.62
- Olivia Slyter 101 22:30.60
- Tricia Pfennig (108) 22:47.82
- Carly Goven (116) 23:13.91