Wood River High School cross country runners Lizzy Lipman and Sage Holter have been running close to each other for many of the prep competitions this fall, pushing each other for better results.
Now, they’ll be running for Wood River’s Wolverines at the Idaho High School Activities Association State 4A 3.1-mile race Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello.
Lipman, a freshman, and senior Holter placed 11th and 12th of 110 Great Basin Conference girls Oct. 24 on the same Pocatello state course during the 10-school state-qualifying GBC 4A conference meet.
They qualified as individuals for the upcoming state competition in the Gate City.
Winning her third straight GBC girls’ title by well over a minute was Mattalyn Geddes of Twin Falls in 17:27.6. Lipman’s time was 20:15.2 and Holter clocked in at 20:16.5.
Coach Monte Brothwell was excited about their efforts as well as 17 other Wolverines.
He said, “On a cool, almost perfect day, we had 98% of our runners with new personal records. Our division was even harder than the
5A division competing there. The winner of 5A would have got 19th in our race.
“Lizzy Lipman and Sage Holter dropped a minute from last week’s times and qualified for state.”
Wolverine senior Anthony Corrales (17:22) placed 30th among 137 boys. Junior Dylan Heyrend (17:50) finished 45th.
Top results for Thursday’s 5,000-meter district races:
GBC 4A GIRLS
Varsity: 1—Mattalyn Geddes (Twin Falls) 17:27. 11—Lizzy Lipman 20:15. 12—Sage Holter 20:16. 60—Sascha Leidecker 22:47. 66—Tatum Vontver 23:21. 77—Kacie Flolo 23:53. 86—Melissa Gonzalez 24:38. 99—Nicole Hidalgo 26:12.
Team: 1—Twin Falls 65. 2—Preston 68. 3—Pocatello 74. 4—Century of Pocatello 106. 5—Jerome 118. 6—Mountain Home 146. 7—WRHS 177. 8—Burley 184. 9—Minico of Rupert 236. 10—Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls 255.
GBC 4A BOYS
Varsity: 1—Riley Reid (Preston) 15:30.8. 2—Kobe Yost (Jerome) 15:31.9. 30—Anthony Corrales 17:22. 45—Dylan Heyrend 17:50. 52—Zach Sabina 18:04. 69—Isaac Gonzales 18:29. 100—Payton Cole 19:48. 106—Max Albright 20:13. 107—Jake Drummond 20:14. 109—Lance Heyrend 20:23. 118—Jose Gonzalez 20:51. 122—Cade London 21:11. 127—Chase Groll 21:37. 136—Grant Green 23:05.
Team: 1—Preston 37. 2—Pocatello 50. 3—Century 112. 4—Jerome 118. 5—Twin Falls 136. 6—Mountain Home 145. 7—Canyon Ridge 182. 8—Burley 199. 9—WRHS 230. 10—Minico 318.