2010 Cardinal Cross Country Schedule


13 Aug - XC Season Starts...Midnight Madness...meet at the High School...Run starts at 12:00:01 am...BRING A HEADLAMP, secondary practice at 9:00 am.

20 Aug - King of the "S" Hill Challenge w/Football Team and Volleyball Team...following the Challenge, XC team will meet back at the high school for the Highway Clean-up followed by a team BBQ.

21 Aug - Firth Mud Run @ Sandy Downs...3000 meters.

26 Aug - 8th Annual Tye-Dye Meet @ Kelly Park. Parents are invited to Tye-Dye a shirt and come and run against the Middle School Team...if you dare!! (Middle School)

27 Aug - Pocatello Invite @ ISU Cross Country Course.


4 Sept - CARDINAL CLASSIC @ Kelly Park, Citizens race starts @ 9:00 am. (Middle School)

10 Sept - Tiger/Grizz Invite @ Freeman Park.

17 Sept - Star Valley Invite @ Star Valley Ranch Golf Course (Middle School)

22 Sept - Teton Invite @ Victor...more information to come later.

29 Sept - Bear Lake Invite @ BLHS (Middle School)


6 Oct - American Falls Invite @ Indian Springs (Middle School)...swimming to follow @ Indian Springs Swimming Pool.

13 Oct - Preston Invite @ Preston City Golf Course. (Middle School)

21 Oct - 2A/3A 5th District XC @ Kelly Park.


* Middle School meets are in parenthesis.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


The Cardinal Cross Country Teams made the long trip up to Coeur d'Alene for the 2009 State Cross Country Meet @ Circling Raven Golf Course in Worley, ID. The Panhandle of Idaho would treat the Cardinal well once again as both the boys and girls teams would bring home a State Championship trophy and banner. For the girls, it was their 4 consecutive State Championship and for the boys, it was their first one since 2006.

Bailee Siepert led the Lady Cardinals finishing in 3rd with a time of 20:31. Quincie Clark ran a gutsy race finishing in 10th place with a time of 21:14. Danyka Deno finished in 11th with a time of 21:27. Cathryn Smith finished in 13th place with a time of 21:36. Carlie Olson rounded out the All-State runners for the Lady Cardinals finishing in 18th place with a time of 22:05. Just out of the medals was sophomore Dominique Froehlich in 22nd place with a time of 22:23. Vanessa Vranes finished in 34th place with a time of 23:18 to round out the State Championship run. Cheyanne Williams also ran well finishing in 27th place with a time of 22:34. GREAT JOB LADIES...it has been so fun working with you these last few months...and it will be tough to see you seniors go, but it has been a pleasure being your coach...THANKS!!!

The boys side was full of upsets starting with senior Kasey Meyers. Kasey led the young group of Cardinal Harriers with an individual State Championship to go along with his three third place finishes in previous years. A pack of "Red and Black" would follow with Coby Young earning the 20th place medal with a time of 18:11.07 followed by Micah Bowman in 21st place in 18:11.65 and Cody Moore in 22nd place with a time of 18:12. Aaron Petersen finished in 38th place with a time of 18:45. J.D. Bailey broke 19 minutes finishing in 42nd place and running a time of 18:53, and Caden Steele rounded out the State Championship TEAM effort finishing in 50th place with a time of 19:13. AMAZING JOB fellas...everyone of you did YOUR job to help US win. You should be proud of your efforts to sacrifice for the good of the TEAM...I'm so happy for you guys...you picked a good day for your first win of the season!!!

Also, a BIG THANK YOU to the Parents and everyone that made the trip to cheer us on, your support was AMAZING!!! And another BIG THANK YOU to the COACHING STAFF, Linda, Sue, and Coach Dad, for all your help throughout the season...your efforts are appreciated!!!


One is great, but two is even better...girls and boys State Champions!!

2009 Boys 2A State Champs!!!
2009 Girls 2A State Champs!!!
So long SENIORS...it has been fun!!!
Pre-race girls team.
B. Siepert...3rd place.
Q. Clark...10th place.

D. Deno...11th place.

C. Smith...13th place.

C. Olson...18th place.
D. Froehlich...22nd place.
V. Vranes...34 place.
C. Williams...27th place.

A focused boys team...pre-race.
K. Meyers...1st place...STATE CHAMPION!!!
No individual photo here...the pack helped us win...M. Bowman (21st), C. Young (20th), and C. Moore (22nd).
A. Petersen...38th place.
J. Bailey...42nd place.

C. Steele...50th place.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


The 2009 District Cross Country Meet was held at Bear Lake High School on Thursday the 22nd of October. By the end of the meet the Cardinal Cross Country Teams would confirm their standing as a powerhouse of 2A Cross Country.

The Lady Cards would win their 7th consecutive District Championship and qualified for the 2009 State Cross Country meet. State Qualifiers for the Lady Cardinals include: B. Siepert, Q. Clark, D, Deno, D. Froehlich, C. Smith, C. Olson, V. Vranes, and J. Berg alternate. C. Williams from North Gem will also make the trip with the Cardinals, as she has trained with them all year, and qualified as an individual finishing in 5th place overall.
Girl's Team Scores:
1. Soda Springs 19
2. Malad 52
3. West Side 64

The Boy's Team finished as District Runner-ups behind West Side, but a hard fought battle would send them to State as well for their 21st consecutive year. Both teams will be in action at the 2009 State Cross Country Meet in Coeur d' Alene Idaho on the 31st of October. Boy's State Team: K. Meyers, C. Moore, C. Young, M. Bowman, C. Steele, J. Bailey, A. Petersen, and S. Torgesen alternate.
Boy's Team Scores:
1. West Side 27
2. Soda Springs 31
3. Malad 76
4. Aberdeen 120

2009 Lady Cardinal Cross Country District Champs

Individual Champions Bailee Siepert (3 Time District Champ) and Kasey Meyers (1st District Championship) lead the Cardinals to another great District Meet.

Start of the 2009 Girls District Meet.

Senior Bailee Siepert on her way to winning her 3rd District Title.

Senior Danyka Deno earns All District Honors with her 3rd place finish.

Senior Cathryn Smith finishes in 8th place for the Lady Cardinals.

Senior Vanessa Vranes takes the 11th spot in the District Meet.

Senior Acacia Camptell runs her last race as a Lady Cardinal and posted a season best time of 25:44 at the Cardinal Classic.

Senior Chantal Nelson pushes to the finish. Nelson posted a season best of 32:44 at the Preston Invitational.

Senior Tiffany Gritton finishing at the District Meet. Gritton posted a season best of 34:50 at the Bob Conley Invitational.

Senior K. Meyers pushes the pace enroute to his 1st Individual District Title.

Sophomores C. Moore and C. Young run strong in the 2009 District Meet.
M. Bowman earns All-District Honors with a 9th place finish.

Soph C. Steele has an incredible run for the Cardinals finishing as the 5th Cardinal.

J. Bailey battles a W.S. runner to the finish.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

2009 Preston Invite

The Cardinal Cross Country Teams used the Preston Invitational as a tune-up for the 2009 District Cross Country meet, and if the outcome was any indication, they are ready to roll.

Once again the Middle School runners dominated the field in both the boys and girls races. Unfortunately the Preston Middle School coach took the results before they could be recorded, so exact team scores, times, and places are unknown, we are working on getting these. I am happy with the effort of these young runners and look forward to the time when they become members of the CARDINAL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM!!! GREAT SEASON!!!

Middle School Pics:

A pack of red up front...for most of the race 8 Lady Eagles led the charge.
A. Stewart works the through the middle of the race.

C. Gronning runs well in her last race of the year.
B. Long pushes the pace in the Preston Invite.
D. Leatherman works to pass an A.F. runner.
S. Stoor gets in a rhythm during the Preston Invite.

C. Walker and J. Balls negotiate other runners after the start of the M.S. Boys race.

W. Smith pushes to the finish.
J. Gibbs cruising to the finish in the Preston Invite.

E. Campbell looks to move up in the Preston Invite.

B. Poulsen works to pass a BLMS runner.

A. Petersen cruising in the middle of the race.
In the High School races B. Siepert and K. Meyers again led the charge, but in the girls race, there was more shuffling in the top 8. The Lady Cards put 5 in the top 15 to earn the team win: B. Siepert 4th, Q. Clark 5th, C. Olson 6th, D. Deno 8th, C. Smith 13th, and D. Froehlich 15th. Great Job Ladies! M. Stein also had a break through performance finishing in 23rd place running her fastest time of the year by far.

H.S. Girls Pics:

Start of High School Girls Race.

C. Williams leads C. Olson and D. Froehlich early in the race.

C. Smith, V. Vranes, and D. Deno get read to roll the 2nd half of the race.

M. Stein and J. Berg rolling through the first mile.

J. Harris pushes to the finish of the Preston Invite.
The boys had three runners earn medals and two just miss: K. Meyers 5th, C. Young 12th, C. Moore 14th, were the medalist and M. Bowman 16th, and A. Petersen 18th just missed. J. Bailey and C. Steele helped round out an impressive top 7 performance. The boys finished in 3rd place, just 9 points from 1st. Great Job Fellas.

H.S. Boys Pics:

C. Young leads C. Moore and M. Bowman, the trio would run well for the Cards.

A. Petersen breaks through for the Cardinals.

J. Bailey has a great race for the Cardinals.

C. Steele sets his sights ahead as he makes a push the last 600 meters.

S. Stoor and J. James passing mile one.
Both teams look to continue their season for another week by qualifying for the State Meet at the 2009 District Meet at Bear Lake High School...the first 2A race will start at 12:30 pm.