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.

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.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bob Conley Invite...Race Recap

Although it was cold, running conditions were a little more favorable than they have been for the last two years of the Bob Conley Invite. This year, you didn't have to dodge quarter sized snow flakes you only had to run through your own fog every time you exhaled...GREAT DAY for running!
Again I was happy with the overall performance for Soda Springs Cross Country, our tradition and reputation of a great program continues to grow week in and week out. Believe in the impossible and who knows how far we can go!!!
Complete results from the meet can be found at www.idahoxc.com

SODA XC FANS...The Cunningham's showed up ready to cheer on Soda Springs XC sporting their Soda XC Team Shirts.

Middle School Races:
Middle School Girls...are you kidding me...YOU GUYS or GALS ROCK...3 in the top 5, 5 in the top 10, and 10 in the top 20. If you keep working hard you will be ready to make the move to the next level. K. Yamauchi 2nd, D. Siepert 3rd, and J. Nielsen 4th, you made the Sugar gal earn the "W"...she knew she was in a race today. G. McCullough second week in a row, you have some talent at this. I could go on and on here, but an overall GREAT JOB goes out to all you young ladies. Team Scores: 1. Soda 21, 2. Sugar 49, 3. Jackson 74, 4. Star Valley 92. I think that I also heard that C. Gronning lost some breakfast at the end of the race...AWESOME EFFORT!!!

J. Nielsen leads K. Yamauchi, and D. Siepert early in the M.S. Girls race.
H. Farnes, C. Rasmussen, and H. Call work the uphill.
M. Martin and S. Woods work to pass a SVMS runner.
Middle School Boys, you guys continue to improve and compete each week...great job!!! S. Campbell 6th place, just missed a medal at a competitive meet. You are still figuring things out and with another year under your belt, who knows what is possible. J. Balls 12th and L. Young 13th ran solid as well, with J. James and J. Gibbs rounding out the top 5. Great Job fellas, you will be welcome additions to the High School ranks. Team Scores: 1. Irving J.H. 22, 2. Soda 52, 3. Star Valley 76, 4. Madison 99.

Start of Middle School Boys Race.
S. Campbell pushes to a 6th place finish.
L. Young sneaks a peek as J. Balls closes the gap.
M. Daniel and H. Brown get ready for the last 400 meter push.
C. Olson holds a little motivation for the runners.
High School Races:
J.V. Girls, great start to the high school races. D. Froehlich, if you needed a confidence building race, you got one. Excellent effort today, 2nd, and you looked so controlled. You are ready to be back in the Varsity races, we will need you. J. Berg, you ran tough, I was impressed with your ability to run through the pain and earn a top 10 medal. S. Lloyd, you keep closing the gap on the runners ahead of you. You are giving it everything each time out and I appreciate that. M. Stein, 22nd, and S. Taylor, 50th, rounded out the top 5 for the Lady Card J.V. team.
J.V. Team Scores: 1. Twin Falls 52, 2. Hillcrest 64, 3. Soda 75.

D. Froehlich and J. Berg lead the J.V. Lady Cards.
S. Lloyd makes a mid-race surge.
M. Stein looks ahead to the next group of runners.

J.V. Boys, you guys continue to grow and some of you just need a few more years of experience and mileage. S. Torgesen, you are on the verge of a breakthrough...keep working, it will come...I promise. L. Franson, keep closing the gap, let your teammates pull you along. W. Clark, you are still green, but you continue to improve. D. Camptell, injuries have hampered you a bit...be smart, and be positive, you will get better. J. James rounded out the J.V. team effort.
W. Clark pushes the downhill in the Bob Conley Invitational.
D. Camptell in the J.V. Boys race.
J. James kicks up a little dust in the Conley Invite.
Varsity Girls, the thing I'm most impressed with this week is the way you ladies rose to the challenge. Even though we finished 6th, we were only 14 pts from being in 3rd. B. Siepert, 11th, and Q. Clark 14th earned medals and again led the Varsity team. D. Deno and C. Smith ran solid again, and V. Vranes keeps moving toward the pack, you will be there by State!!! C. Williams, a little off today, but you still ran solid, you will be pushing of one of the State spots! Great Job Ladies, keep working on closing the gap and tightening up that pack time...we only have two meets until STATE!!! Where did the season go?

A Flock of Cardinals? Lady Cardinals get a good start in the Varsity race.

Up and over the top, Lady Cardinals attacking the hills in the Conley Invite.

V. Vranes blows off a little steam in the last 400 meters.
Varsity Boys, some real bright spots today. K. Meyers you continue to improve, this was your first week of solid running for the season, you will be ready to roll at State. C. Moore, great race today, but remember the battles at the end are important also...keep up the hard work. M. Bowman, you had a better performance this week you are moving in the right direction. C. Young, tough day today, but that is part of racing, how you respond to it will determine your success. A. Petersen...keep charging, I'm looking for that "where did that come from" race! J. Bailey and C. Steele, rounded out the Varsity team effort...good pit stop C. Steele.
C. Young attacks the hill in a mass of runners.
J. Bailey rolls on the downhill closing the gap on a Rock Springs runner.
C. Steele with his pit crew.