Darby distance runner Doug Raymer “tripled” at the Jim Johnson Invitational in Missoula last Saturday (April 21). The senior, who is headed to UM next fall, won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs at the small-school meet on Dornblaser’s track. Raymer’s time in the 1,600 (4 minutes, 35.45 seconds) ranks him second in the state among all boys.
Bigfork freshman Makena Morley swept the 800 and 1,600 runs at the Seeley-Swan Invitational last weekend in Missoula. Morley, the Class B state champ in cross country, clocked a time of 5:01.30, which is the second-fastest metric mile turned in by a girl, regardless of classification, yet this spring.
Kalispell Flathead junior Zach Perrin won the 1,600 at the Missoula Invitational last week in a state-best time of 4:24.36. He also helped the Braves win the 400 relay last Saturday on their way to a boys’ team title. This came exactly one week after Perrin ran the fastest 3,200 meters ever (8:55.24) by a Montana prep athlete at the Arcadia Invitational in California.
Loyola Sacred Heart senior Maggie Crippen won three straight golf tournaments, including two last week and one on Monday (April 16). Crippen won the Bigfork Invite last Thursday (April 12) followed by the Plains Invite on Saturday, when she carded a 76. Cripped capped off her amazing five-day run with a win at the Manhattan Invitational two days later. Crippen and Columbus’ Morgan Scott tied for the girls’ lead at 79, but Crippen won a chip-off for the title.