Fall sports season opens with cross country relay at Medicine Hole Course

‘It’s going to be something different to start the year.’

                                                                 – Nathan Horgeshimer, Killdeer cross country coach

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Cross country is normally known as a relay haven. But that’s what the runners will be doing at Killdeer High School’s season-opening cross country meet on Thursday.

The Cowboys will be hosting Parshall, Southern McClain, Hettinger and Garrison at the Medicine Hole Golf Course starting at 10 a.m.

“It’s going to be something different to start the year,” said Killdeer head cross country coach Nathan Horgeshimer.

Each school will have six runners, with the runners split up into three pairs. The pairs will be split into divisions, “A” and “B.” The “A” runners will start the race and will run a mile before passing off the “B” runners. Each runner run a total of three miles, said Horgeshimer.

There will also be a junior varsity race, which will be run at the same time. The junior varsity runners will run a total of two miles, Horgeshimer said.

“It will be a full race, but gives them a little different look,” said Horgeshimer.

The Cowboys are excited to get the season under way, he said. The girls team has 10 girls and the boys has eight members, Horgeshimer said. Katelynn Lane on the girls squad and Colby Dukart on the boys team are the only seniors the Cowboys have this year.

“We kind of have a mix of youth and experience,” said Horgeshimer.

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