Melba competes with runners from across country

9:00 am September 27th, 2012

Anysja Manzer and McKelle Leavitt work together to push the pace just after passing the mile mark. Photo by Ron Manzer

By Ron Manzer

Melba cross country participated in one of the largest cross country meets in the northwest on Saturday.

The Bob Firman Invitational, at Eagle Island State Park, had runners from nine states as far away as Alabama.

With over 2,500 runners participating, it will be the most challenging meet of the year for the Mustangs.

Melba runners had an outstanding showing.

Nearly all the Mustangs set personal records for the season with two girls receiving the coveted Nike backpack by finishing in the top 20.

Anysja Manzer finished 12th and McKelle Leavitt was 19th in the DII varsity race.

Sierra Manzer finished just 13 seconds out of the top 20 with a 30th place finish in the Elite girls race.

This race brings in several nationally recognized runners and is the highlight of the event.

The girl’s team finished in 9th place in the small school division, beating all 2A Idaho teams in the race.

The lady Mustangs are continuing to improve and are hopeful to challenge for a trophy at the state meet.


Girls Elite Results

30 Sierra Manzer 19:25.0

Girls DII Varsity Results

12 Anysja Manzer 21:03.7

19 McKelle Leavitt 21:42.2

43 Katie Trappett 23:14.8

75 Noelle Abe 25:05.2

112 Tia Erickson 27:45.3

125 Erika Svedin 29:17.5

Boys 9th Grade Results

62 Cody Svedin 20:16.8

64 Tyson Christensen 20:20.0

Boys DII Varsity Results

104 Joaquin Alvarez 19:45.1

120 Blake Perry 20:12.5

131 Jessie Blount 20:43.2

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