RHS cross country teams young but promising
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First-year coach Jake Garlick inherited a young cross country program at Riverton High School and has been pleased with its development so far this fall as the team heads to region and state.

“Things are going well,” he said. “We’ve had a few surprises but our program is developing and that’s the direction we want it to go in.”

On the girls side, Aubrey Gailey is the team’s top runner. “She’s doing awesome,” Garlick said. “It seems like every time she runs, she’s setting a new personal record.”

The number two runner is junior Jennica Carpenter, while the top two runners for the boys squad are junior Chris Barney and sophomore Dillon Jones.

The Silverwolves squad also includes Michelle Bluth, Parker Bluth, Jeff Griffin, Taylor Jones, Derrick Lewis, Dailee Perucci, Shawn Shamrock, Kenneth Smith, Bekah Studebaker and Ashlin Whiting, who typically run on the varsity squad. Other runners are Ashlynn Ambree, Steven Baty, Sarah Blake, Taylor Braithwaite, Ilisa Brown, Skyler Burgess, Jordyn Cavanee, Tim Cramer, Matt Dailey, Greg Dudley, Alex Dutton, Allison Figgins, Jared Gamblin, Garrett Hamilton, Nolan Harris, Adelea Hartley, Rebecca Holley, Marci Fay Jacobs, Courtney Johnson, Ashlee Jones, Natalie Lindsay, Stephanie Martella, Tara Mendenhall, Felicia Messervy, Michael Metcalf, Nate Moore, Camille Mortimer, Isaac Nay, Taylor Nelson, Kylie Page, Cheyenne Rager, Cody Rindlisbacher, Alex Schiffman, Carly Sisson, Bret Smith, Ryan Smith, Garrett Steed, Zac Swenson, Jennifer Villalobos, Kathlyn Wahlin, Nicole Wahlin, Cameron Webb, Cheyenne Winters, Sarah Wolfley and David Zealley.

Garlick is no stranger to cross country, as he ran for West Jordan in high school and then collegiately at the University of Oregon for one year before finishing out his eligibility at BYU. “I have a love for the sport and that’s one reason why I coach,” he said. “But I also like to see the kids beat their best times and continue to improve.”

The region championships will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Cottonwood Complex, 7500 South 2700 East. The state meet will be Friday, Oct. 17 at Sugar House Park.

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