Orediggers runners head to Frontier Championships

Orediggers runners head to Frontier Championships

Montana Tech’s cross country teams will close out their first fall season Friday at the Frontier Conference Cross Country Championships in Havre.

Tech will compete with Montana Western, Carroll College, MSU-Northern and Rocky Mountain College. The men’s 8-kilometer race begins at noon on the Prairie Farms Golf Course. The women’s 5K starts at 1 p.m.

Tech senior Becca Richtman looks to stay perfect on the season for coach Zach Kughn’s Orediggers. She won all three Frontier Conference races this season. That includes the Frontier Conference Preview meet on the same course on Sept. 11.

Other runners on the Tech women’s roster are Karolyna Buck, Raychel Hoerner, Payton Huss, Carlin Manning, Averi Parker Alyssa Plant and Jessa Steele.

Carroll’s women are ranked No. 9 in the NAIA. Western is No. 18, and Rocky received votes in the latest poll.

Tech’s men enter the meet with the No. 20 ranking in the NAIA. Rocky is ranked No. 13, and Carroll is No. 17.

Running or the Oredigger men are Ian Barville, Charles Carriker, Henry Kakalecik, River Sheppard, Jake Vetter and Drew Williams.

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