The City of Boulder’s population grew by 69 runners, plus more than a few more fans, on Saturday, as the Panthers hosted a cross-country meet.
Traditionally, this marks the start of the cross country season for many area schools. This year, Sheridan, Anaconda, Broadwater, Whitehall, Three Forks, Cascade and West Yellowstone came to visit, with 26 girls and 43 boys taking part in a race that sees many elevation changes and is blessed with some of the most beautiful views in the state. The course starts behind the City Shop and finishes at Veterans Park.
Running in the boys’ JV race, Brendan Gallagher took twelfth in 25:46, while Joey Riehl placed seventeenth in 48:08. Bella Abbott won the girls’ JV race in 33:19, with her teammate Izaro Torralbo placing second in 37.14.