By Rob Everingham
CUT BANK The KG KouGars were in Cut Bank this weekend for the Time Trials. The KouGars had two finishes in the top 10.
Eric Hanson finished in seventh place with a time of 16:14.64, while teammate Aaron Smith was on his heels in eighth with a finishing time of 16:46.16. Justin Antonich finished 15th with a time of 17:18.35.
To round out the KG runners, Virgil Stewart finished 27th with a time of 18:17, Deven Donovan came in 29th and ran an 18:29. Joey Fallo was 45th in the race with a time of 19:27 and Thomas Marshall finished 67th in 21:01.
KG coach Paul Andersen said he was very happy with how his team ran. Andersen said they were the only Class C school against Class AA, but said the competition was good for his team.
It was just a great start for our team, said Andersen.
Everybody improved from last year and Andersen said that was the most important thing.
Next weekend the KouGars travel to the Flathead Invitational. Flathead Valley is ranked No. 2 in the nation. Andersen said it should be a good test for his team and said it should be a fun race.