Morleys Shine at Flathead Invite

Bigfork siblings claim victories at Flathead Invitational cross country meet

By Dillon Tabish

The Morley siblings have set quite the pace for this cross country season.

Logan Morley, a junior at Bigfork, blew through the finish line at Rebecca Farm in 15 minutes, 37 seconds to win the Flathead Invitational. His pace for three miles was 5:08 per mile, and set a personal record for last year’s state runner-up Class B racer. Morley outkicked Marshall Beatty of Missoula Sentinel in the final strides to claim victory.

Morley’s sister Bryn captured her own impressive win in the girls varsity race, clocking 17:11. The Bigfork freshman, who is already one of the top runners in Montana for any class, ran an average pace of 5:44 per mile. This weekend she will compete in the Mountain West Classic in Missoula against her older sister Makena and other talented runners from across the state and Pacific Northwest.

Glacier freshman Annie Hill finished second with her own impressive time of 17:28. Glacier’s Brock Sandry was third in the boys race with 16:09. Jake Perrin was Flathead’s top runner, placing sixth in 16:21. Kaitlin Wride of Flathead placed fourth in the girls race, running 19:16, followed by teammate Lauren Clarke, who ran 19:21.

The Glacier boys were the top team with 38 points followed by Flathead with 55 and Helena Capital with 102. On the girls side, Flathead won with 34 points followed by Glacier with 50 and Missoula Sentinel with 51.

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