Spartans compete at conferenceOct 12, 2017 By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
On Monday in Powell, the Yellowstone Conference cross country championships were held, as the Spartans of Riverton Middle School finished fourth as a team on both the girls and boys sides of the event.
In the girls race, Riverton's Jordyn Anderson was the highest finisher for the Spartans, in seventh place, with a time of 13:33.10, while for the boys, Taylor Stevens crossed the line in sixth, with an effort of 12:33.60.
Cody's Kenna Holliday won the girls event in 12:58.40.
Other Spartans to compete included Kate McDonald (18th, 14:19.80), Terrany Black (49th, 15:50.00), Alyse Richardson (51st, 15:54.80), Alexis Whiteplume (53rd, 16:07.80), Macee Brown (54th, 16;18.30), Destiny Spoonhunter (55th, 16:19,50), Taylor Crook (59th, 16:26.10), Maci Lopez (68th, 17:04.80), Kamdyn Sheets (72nd, 17;40.80) and Piper Loomis (73rd, 17:42.60).
Kaden Chatfield was the only other Spartan to crack the top 20 in the boys race, with a 10th place finish in 13:03.10, while Matt Nelson of Cody was the winner in 11:28.70.
Also finishing for the Spartans were Ty Sheets (25th, 13:44.30), Joel Vroman (34th, 14:02.70), Waite Whiteplume (35th, 14:04.30), Jordan Vroman (42nd, 14:22.10), Connor Gopp (51st, 14:49.50), Anthony Black (54th, 14:53.60), Jamison Cooper (60th, 15:04.40), Tristan Stehlin (64th, 15:11.30), Jacob Castro (65th, 15:12.30), Carson Borst (79th, 15:36.50), Garrick McDonald (105th, 17;29.90), Michael Munda (106th, 17;33.40) and Adrian Vargas (108th, 17:39.50).