The Alpine tent was up and ready for action this past Saturday for Montana’s largest annual cross country meet, The Mountain West Cross Country Classic. The event draws youth from all over the Northwest for a 3 mile run for High School athletes and a 1.3 mile run for Middle School athletes. The sun was out, the air was clear of smoke, making it a spectacular morning for such a great event.
Physical therapists Kristi Moore and Jamie Terry spent the morning taping, consulting on injuries, and triaging athletes to local Missoula Emergency Services. We were really fortunate to have support from Athletic Trainers Emily and Winter, Physician Assistant Kris Provo and Alpine Aide Maddie with the constant hustle in the medical tent. Trying to keep athletes doing what they do and injury free is a top priority here at Alpine, so it was an honor to spend the morning with these runners and see them excel.
Highlights from the morning, a huge upset in the female varsity run with Freshmen Anne Hill of Glacier upsetting Senior and reigning champ Makena Morley of Big Fork with a time of 16:39:64. In the JV race, local 9th Grader of Hellgate, Isaac Smith, came out on top with a time of 16:27:99. It will be really exciting to see what these two do over the next 3 years.
A big thank you to Michele Chalmers and the Mountain West Track Club for having us again this year. We love being a part of this community event and are looking forward to it again next year!