Steadman, frosh excel again for BCHS runner

M.P. Regan
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Serves up

Dillon junior Jordyn Walker sets to serve while Kat Rondeau, a senior, awaits the return volley. J.P. Plutt photo

Despite missing a number of their top competitors out due to injury or illness, the Beaverhead County High School Cross Country team stayed the course on the Silver Fox Golf Course in Pablo at the Polson Invite last weekend.

“We had a few overall career personal bests— Daniel Martin, Hailey Powell, Andy Egan and Samantha Anderson,” reported Betty Iverson, head coach of both the BCHS girls and boys cross country teams.

“Ben continues to run well,” added Iverson of the Beavs ever steady veteran Ben Steadman, who led the local boys with a fourth-place finish in a field that included runners from ten other schools.

Dillon also got a top 20 performance from Martin (14th) on the boys side, and in the girls race from the surging freshman Powell (8th) and Kelle Mosher (10th), who returned from a brief layoff due to injury.

Next up for the Beavers, a trip to Townsend on Saturday added to their hit-and-miss 2020 schedule that originally included a journey to Helena on Thursday to compete in the annual 7-on-7 meet that, like so many other sporting competitions this year, got canceled due to pandemic concerns.