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Saratoga finishes regular season

Panther distance runners prepare for State Championship


October 14, 2020

Photo courtesy Jason Campbell

Grant Bartlett runs during the Wheatland Invite on October 9.

*Editor's Note: This article includes both the Wheatland Invitational and Rock Springs Invitational*.

The Saratoga Cross Country runners appear to have ended their regular season on a decent note as they ran at the Wheatland Invitational on October 2 and the Rock Springs Invitation on October 9. In both cases, the Bartlett brothers finished in top spots for the boys varsity.

Boys at Wheatland

Grant Bartlett came in 6th while in Wheatland with a time of 16:59 and was followed just 20 seconds later by brother Grady Bartlett, who came in 8th with a time of 17:19. Calvin Condict, who also ran in the varsity division, finished in 39th place with a time of 20:19.

Kelton Johnston, running in the junior varsity division, came in 32nd place with a time of 21:30 and Brayden Barkhurst came in 18th place with a time of 20:15.

Boys at Rock Springs

As the final meet for many teams before the State Championship, the competition was heavy for Saratoga on October 9th. Grant Bartlett came in 5th with a time of 17:33 while Grady Bartlett came in 13th with a time of 17:49. 

Girls at Wheatland

Freshman runner Marilee Williams came in 41st in the varsity division with a time of 22:32. Amber Stubbs, meanwhile, came in 61st place with a time of 24:59. In the junior varsity division, Kaitlyn Campbell came in 23rd with a time of 24:38 and Jade Campbell came in 46th place with a time of 28:46.

Girls at Rock Springs

While running in Rock Springs, Williams came in 44th with a time of 24:52. Stubbs, meanwhile, came in 52nd with a time of 26:03.

Saratoga Cross Country will hold a simulated race on October 15 at the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort before they head to the 2A State Championship on October 24.


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