By Kevin Miller
The DCHS cross country teams were in Dickinson on Saturday for the Becki Wells Invite. The Red Devil boys’ and girls’ teams both performed well at this very large meet. The Red Devil boys finished 5th out of 15 teams with a score of 153. The Lady Red Devils competed with 21 other schools
and came in 7th with a team score of 237.
The Red Devils and the Lady Red Devils both placed two runners in the Top 20. Layne Lantis ran a phenomenal race to place 5th. Lantis ran the course in 16:22. Matt Keltgen also had a good day with a time of 17:00, good for an 11th place finish. Lady Red Devils Austyn Copp and Caitlin Lantis also ran their way into the top 20. Copp ran the course in 15:49 and placed 12th. Lantis finished 20th with a time of 16:20.
Bismarck High School dominated both the boys’ and girls’ races. Bismarck had the top three boys with Preston Lerew leading the way with a time of 16:08. The Bismarck girls were even more impressive as they had the top three finishers as well and had a team score of 25. The winning time in the girls’ varsity race was 14:41. The Bismarck boys’ team had a score
The boys’ varsity race featured 96 runners while there were 99 runners in the varsity girls’ competition. Luke Hill (40th), Braden Holzer (43rd) and Dillon Silvernale (54th) were the 3-4-5 runners for the Glendive boys. Rounding out the top five for the Lady Devils were Kayla McDonnell (60th), Ellen Carbajal (66th) and Jenna Gustafson (79th).
A point of interest in this race is the connection between the Lantis kids and Becki Wells. Robin (Miller) Wells (Becki’s mother) and Leann (Buckingham) Lantis (Layne and Caitlins’ mother) are first cousins.
Becki Wells was born in Glendive. She was an elite runner for the Dickinson High Midgets in the early 1990’s in both cross country and track.
This Saturday, Sept. 15, the DCHS cross country teams are scheduled to run at the Mandan Invitational.
Published Sept. 12, 2012