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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Whitewater takes sixth in Glasgow

Every Penguin now qualified for state


September 23, 2020

Senior Kelsee Cummings runs at the Scottie Invitational at Fort Peck. Photo by Heidi Cummings.

For the first time in Whitewater School's history, the Penguins placed at the Glasgow Scottie Invitational last Saturday, September 19.

Tallying a total of 122, the Penguins took sixth place amongst all teams and second amongst Class C teams present. Glasgow won their home meet with a total of 36. Dawson County was second with 40, Sidney was third with 79, Fairview was fourth with 113, and Malta was fifth with 118.

"I had told the girls before the race that they had a great shot at placing at this meet, just for a little added pressure," Whitewater Coach Carly Hammond said. "We were pumped, all smiles after all of them finished."

The Penguins were led by sophomore Kendra Cummings who posted a personal best time of 26:03.99, 50 seconds off of her previous time 27:14.2. Cummings finished 32nd overall.

Sophomore teammates Hannah Hanley and Samantha Wisher were not too far behind. Hanley took 34th with a time of 26:30.34 and Wisher, who ran in her first cross country meet, took 37th with a time of 26:45.95, which also punched her ticket to state.

All of the Penguins have now qualified for the state meet scheduled to take place in Kalispell on Saturday, October 24.

Senior Kelsee Cummings posted a new best of 28:10.4 and Ava Hanley had a personal best of 28:11.10. They finished 40th and 43rd respectively.

"They just keep knocking down all of their goals, I couldn't be happier with them," Coach Hammond said. "Kelsee cut over three minutes, Kendra cut over one minute, Hannah cut over one minute, and Ava cut about 20 seconds."


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