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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Class C at State

 

October 30, 2019

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Dodson's Emma Cole runs at the 2019 Class C Cross Country Meet in Great Falls.

The Dodson Coyotes and Whitewater Penguins accounted for five of the 194 athletes present at the 2019 State Cross Country Meet in Great Falls at the Eagle Falls Golf Course last Saturday, October 26.

The Dodson Lady Coyotes had three athletes at the meet including sisters Melony Fetter and Lindsey Fetter and Emma Cole who took fifteenth as a team at the meet with 154 points.

Corbin LoneBear was Dodson's lone boy, while Whitewater's Hannah Hanley was the lone Lady Penguin at the meet.

The Lady Coyotes were led by Lindsey Fetter, a freshman, who had a time of 25:51.56.

"It was a good season," Lindsey Fetter said. "It was cold today but it went pretty good."

Junior Melony Fetter had a time of 27:14.19. She shared how her run went and what it felt like to run again with Dodson, having run at Harlem last season.

"It feels different, good different," M. Fetter said. "It has been good running with my sister and Emma. It was really fun especially throughout practices. Running with Lindsey is a real challenge because she is one of our top runners."

M. Fetter admitted that she wasn't prepared to run in the snow but adjustments were made.

"When I woke up, I realized it was pretty chilly outside," she said. "Lindsey and I forgot our leggings, so we had to get some. We had to buy a lot of stuff this weekend."

Hanley, a sophomore who also ran at state last year, finished with a time of 28:30.01, an improvement of 20 seconds compared to her outing in 2018.

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Whitewater's Hannah Hanley runs in the 2019 Class C State Cross Country Meet in Great Falls.

"It was just as welcoming as last year," Hanley said. "I love cross country and all of the people. They are really kind to me."

Hanley feels things went well considering the snow that the runners and crowd experienced. She also shared her approach to running in the snow.

"My toes were numb for about the first mile and a half but it wasn't too cold," Hanley said. "I was trying not to go too fast going downhill but still reach my stride."

Though Cole had trouble running in the meet, she finished with a time of 30:55.59, her best time of the season. Cole fell three times in Great Falls.

"Everyone that watched me fall just stared at me and it was embarrassing," Cole said.

Though she was embarrassed, Cole reached deep and was able to regain her composure each time, finishing strong.

LoneBear posted a time of 21:02.17.

 

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