2019 Bob Firman Invitational Recap

Elite Varsity Boys Race

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    The 2019 Bob Firman Invitational lived up to its expectations once again as we saw records go down, upsets on both the team and individual spectrums, and a clearer picture for the NXR Northwest and even Southwest Regionals to come in November.

In the boys race, Corner Canyon bounced back and won the elite varsity division with an overall score of 103 points and a 15:53 average.  They managed to close the gap of their 5th man improving their spread from 1:14 at BYU to a 38 second spread at Bob Firman!  Davis finished next with a score of 129 placing three guys in the top twenty and Skyridge rounded out the top three finishing over nationally ranked Farmington and Lone Peak with a score of 141.  In the Boys field, Utah placed SIX teams in the first SIX places overall!

 Team Scores

1Corner Canyon1036+7+20+34+36 (80+117)0:38 1-5 Split | 15:53 Avg
2Davis12911+14+17+41+46 (63+104)0:41 1-5 Split | 15:58 Avg
3Skyridge1415+9+24+39+64 (100+128)1:05 1-5 Split | 15:57 Avg
4Farmington15018+22+25+29+56 (60+73)0:33 1-5 Split | 16:04 Avg
5Stansbury2264+30+40+70+82 (84+120)1:23 1-5 Split | 16:12 Avg
6Lone Peak23537+43+44+53+58 (87+139)0:15 1-5 Split | 16:20 Avg
7Bozeman High School27021+35+50+74+90 (94+144)0:53 1-5 Split | 16:23 Avg
8Orem28038+52+59+62+69 (119+121)0:22 1-5 Split | 16:26 Avg
9Hellgate High School28419+49+54+65+97 (105+164)0:56 1-5 Split | 16:25 Avg
10North Central High School29510+12+13+113+147 (170+178)1:43 1-5 Split | 16:16 Avg

    On the individual side of things Thomas Boyden of Skyline (ranked 7th in the country)  won the meet breaking Grant Gardner's course record set last year at this meet running 14:59.5 for the new 5k course.  Thomas was challenged by Borah's Nathan Green (ranked 10th in the country), who was side by side with Boyden until mile two where he collapsed and was unable to finish the race.  Following Boyden across the line was Peter Visser of Star Valley Wyoming in a time of 15:12.7 and Wil Smith of Lewis and Clark High School in a time of 15:19.10

Individual Placement

1Thomas Boyden12Skyline14:59.501
2Peter Visser11Star Valley High School15:12.702
3Wil Smith12Lewis And Clark High School15:19.103
4Carson Belnap12Stansbury15:20.204
5Joshua Armstrong11Hurricane15:25.200
6Creed Thompson11Skyridge15:25.905
7Mark Boyle12Corner Canyon15:33.806
8Porter Whitworth12Grantsville15:34.400
9Caleb Johnson12Corner Canyon15:35.907
10Dallin Bird12Pocatello High School15:36.408

Elite Varsity Girls Race

    The elite varsity girls race featured three nationally ranked teams and one nationally ranked individual.  For the team side of things Lone Peak of Utah came in as No. 16 in the country and upset North Central of Washington who is ranked 4th in the country and Bozeman of Montana who is ranked 12th.  Not only did Lone Peak upset these two schools but so did, Springville (UT),  Boise Senior (ID),  Farmington (UT), and Lincoln HS (OR).

Team Scores

1Lone Peak773+6+12+21+35 (43+76)1:08 1-5 Split | 18:32 Avg
2Springville10715+19+22+23+28 (49+52)0:18 1-5 Split | 18:50 Avg
3Boise Senior High School1697+20+42+45+55 (62+105)1:21 1-5 Split | 19:03 Avg
4Farmington1978+16+34+59+80 (89+122)1:42 1-5 Split | 19:07 Avg
5Lincoln HS1992+33+39+56+69 (130+143)1:55 1-5 Split | 19:06 Avg
6North Central High School2055+13+26+27+1342:54 1-5 Split | 19:09 Avg
7Bozeman High School21525+30+31+32+97 (110)1:20 1-5 Split | 19:15 Avg
8Eagle High School2299+17+47+63+93 (96)1:56 1-5 Split | 19:16 Avg
9Mountain View High School2321+36+38+73+84 (95+138)2:31 1-5 Split | 19:09 Avg
10American Fork23324+48+50+54+57 (66+83)0:39 1-5 Split | 19:24 Avg

    For the girls Individual race it was 18th in the country  Lexy Halladay of Mountain View (ID) all the way finishing with a time of 17:31 which was 22 seconds over her runner up.  Lexy took control of the race and really let it show breaking away from the rest of the field after that first mile.  She never looked back and cruised into the finish running the best time she has ever run at this meet.  Second was freshman Kate Peters of Lincoln Oregon who ran a 17:53.7.  Peters has the 6th fastest freshman 5K time in the country when she went 17:48.7 at the Ash Creek XC Festival a couple of weeks ago.  She will have a rematch with Halladay at the Nike Portland XC Invite this Saturday.  Carlee Hansen of Woods Cross Utah rounded out the top three in a time of 17:57.90 and Eliza Arrington of Lone Peak was the last to dip under that 18 minute barrier going 17:59.5 for the challenging 5K course!

Individual Placement 

1Lexy Halladay12Mountain View High School17:31.201
2Kate Peters9Lincoln HS17:53.702
3Carlee Hansen11Woods Cross17:57.900
4Eliza Arrington11Lone Peak17:59.503
5Sage Brooks11Hellgate High School18:02.904
6Mattalyn Geddes12Twin Falls High School18:07.400
7Erinn Hill12North Central High School18:12.105
8Reagan Gardner11Lone Peak18:12.606
9Rosina Machu11Boise Senior High School18:13.707
10Elisabeth Ferrell11Farmington18:15.208