Joliet XC improve on times

By Rachel Herrington
Joliet Coach
Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Joliet XC team had an amazing showing on Saturday in Billings.  Each runner improved their time on their second race of the season.  

Jalyn Songstad completed her race in 24:48; Peyton Whitehead came in at 26:38; Megan Deines finished at 27:15; Emily Deines finished at 29:46; and Annalea Seymour completed her race at 31:45.  

The boys had just as good of an improvement.  Jakob May completed his race at 17:29; Bryant Dimond finished at 20:12; Riven Fike finished at 22:55; Nathan Ovitt completed his race at 24:59; and Brigham Smith was right behind at 25:00.  

For the boys JV Riley Simons led with a finishing time of 26:44; Rockwood Frank was right behind him at 26:46; and Caleb Miller finished for the JV at 32:30.  

It was a nice day for a race and the whole team is looking to improve even more throughout this season. 

Billings Invitational results


Team scores: Billings Senior 54, Helena 90, Billings West 123, Hardin 123, Cody 158, Helena Capital 181, Billings Skyview 187, Colstrip 212, Sheridan 216, Thunder Basin 272, Laurel 283, Campbell County 301, Worland 304, Glasgow 342, Red Lodge 355, Powell 419, Custer County 458, Fergus 482 


Team scores: Helena 102, Sheridan 110, Billings Skyview 160, Billings West 178, Hardin 184, Fergus 187, Helena Capital 208, Laurel 210, Powell 237, Glasgow 251, Billings Senior 289, Thunder Basin 320, Buffalo 321, Custer County 338, Cody 353, Red Lodge 434, Huntley Project 451, Billings Central Catholic 460, St. Labre 504, Shepherd 526, Lodge Grass 574, Joliet 580, Sidney 620, Colstrip 646


Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:30am
    Ross Orchards, located at 111 North Street in Fromberg, is proud to announce the opening of a farm stand this Fall. The orchard will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays noon - 5 p.m. starting Sept. 21 and closing Oct. 13. The orchard is working in conjunction with the Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill and Red Lodge Ales to offer fun, family-friendly events.   Every weekend apples, fresh apple cider pressed with apples from the orchard, apple pastries, local honey, food, hard cider, and beer will be available.  There will also be pumpkins and a variety of local produce for sale. Additionally, each weekend will have a different event. Sept. 21 - 22 – Cider and Salutations yoga 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – A farm to table dinner at 5 p.m. catered by the Last Chance Pub’s chef Kevin McNourlin. The dinner will feature local foods paired with cider. Contact to reserve seats (limit 40) Oct. 5 - 6 - Kidz Dayz. Bounce house, pumpkin carving, face painting and tractor rides through the orchard. Oct. 12- Orchard run 5k. A family-friendly run/walk through Ross Orchards. Visit to sign up. Sam Hoffmann, President of Red Lodge Ales, remarked, “it has been fun to get to know John, Laura, Hilary, and Elizabeth Ross over the last ten plus years. Together we have pruned, picked apples, and made cider on a home brew level and now commercially. We are proud to share our work with the public.” John Ross, owner of Ross Orchards, adds, “The orchard has always been a source of pride and happiness for me.  Our family has enjoyed working with Sam and Lindsey Hoffmann and their employees. We look forward to the success of Orchard days.” Contact for more info: John Ross 406-671-9614,; Sam Hoffmann 406-425-4607,; Lindsey Hoffmann 406-425-3734,  
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.

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