Cross Country Fast Track Awaits Scobey Runners At Scottie Invite
It is a cross country course where runners can post one of their fastest times of the entire season.
It’s the Scottie Invitational hosted by Glasgow High School held in neighboring Fort Peck.
This season’s course is somewhat different from years past: last year and years prior the starting line was in the Downstream Campground, more commonly known as Kiwanis Park. The starting line and first segment of the race started on a gravel surface with some cactus issues causing some problems for runners before turning into a paved blacktop surface the remainder of the race. This weekend (Saturday, September 30) and into the future the races will start at the Fort Peck Interpretive Center, which is a short distance to the park. Runners will follow the blacktop path heading in a southwesterly direction into the park and then, still on the blacktop surface, weave their way along ponds and the Missouri River.
The varsity girls’ race kicks off the morning’s action at 10 o’clock followed by the varsity boys at 10:45 a.m., with both races covering 3.1 miles. The middle school girls’ and boys’ 1.5mile races are set for 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., respectively.
Due to the blacktop surface, this is a race where the runners can post their fastest time of the season due to the course being all flat and very fast.
Just like last week’s Miles City Stampede attracting 22 high school and 21 middle school teams, this will be a big gathering as well: 21 high school squads and 16 middle schools.
In addition to host Glasgow, the high school ...