Montana State Cross Country Championships
2001

Distance: 3 miles
Course: Moderate in difficulty-Grass
Weather: 15-25 mile winds-Partly cloudy-Temperatures in the mid 50's

Flathead High School won both girls and boys team championships and also won both individual championships as well. The classic match up for the meet was between two time state champion Heidi Lane and freshman Zoë Nelson. Nobody left early in anticipation for this race and it turned out to be a crowd-pleasing effort by both runners. Lane ran off the shoulder of Nelson the entire way and attempted several surges but to no avail. It did come down to the very end when Heidi broke stride and Zoë finished strong into the chute. The end result of this classic duel was both runners finished well under the state record of 17:45. Zoë finished at 17:29 and Lane in 17:31. Preceding the girl's race Kurt Michels totally dominated the boys' AA field by coming in at 15:03, which was the fastest time of the day. Kurt was hoping that some of his rivals would have challenged him but his fast start evidently discouraged the competition. The Flathead Braves made it five straight team titles, which ties the record of most consecutive wins by a double A school.

Class AA Girls
Team Results
1. Flathead 31
2. CMR Great Falls 87
3. Bozeman 98
4. Great Falls High 127
5. Helena Capital 130
6. Helena High 140
7. Butte High 194
8. Billings West 196
9. Billings Senior 205
10. Missoula Sentinel 298
11. Missoula Big Sky 298
12. Missoula Hellgate 307
13. Billings Skyview 343
Individual Results
1. Zoë Nelson----New Meet Record Flathead 17:29
Former record of 17:45 held by Heidi Lane from CMR
2. Heidi Lane CMR 17:31
3. Staci Andeson Capital 18:49
4. Elizabeth Driscoll Bozeman 18:49
5. Krista Jimenez Flathead 19:09
6. Carly Brown Flathead 19:13
7. Jessica Tucker Senior 19:14
8. Marilee Wyoth CMR 19:27
9. Chelsea Brist Flathead 19:29
10. Andrea Foot Flathead 19:34
11. Ashley Vuksin CMR 19:34
12. Kim Tritz Big sky 19:43
13. Shena Buxbaum West 19:44
14. Nichole Walker Bozeman 19:45
15. Erin Windauer Flathead 19:50
21. Annie Grayson Flathead 20:07
Class AA Boys
Team Results
1. Flathead High 37
2. Helena High 104
3. Helena Capital 117
4. Bozeman High 125
5. Missoula Sentinel 140
6. CMR Great Falls 145
7. Billings West 179
8. Great Falls High 197
9. Billings Skyview 205
10. Missoula Big Sky 233
11. Billings Senior 245
12. Butte High 267
13. Missoula Hellgate 341
Individual Results
1.Kurt Michels Flathead 15:03
2. Caleb Ambrose Flathead 15:45
3. Dan Driscoll Bozeman 15:49
4. Joel Gregier CMR 16:01
5. Brian Fosjord West 16:03
6. Stephen Flink Sentinel 16:04
7. Brian Thorne Flathead 16:06
8. Troy Clark Capital 16:06
9. Cee Jay Brown Big Sky 16:10
10. Casey Lofthouse Helena 16:12
11. Trevor Lewis Capital 16:17
12. Matt Parker Flathead 16:20
13. Jake Silk Great Falls 16:21
14. Dylan Beddow Bozeman 16:29
15. Nick Palmer Flathead 16:30
16. Tim Denney Flathead 16:31
34. Ryan Saxby Flathead 17:10
Class A Girls
Team Results
1. Big Fork High 66
2. Custer County -Miles City 96
3. Columbia Falls 130
4. Havre High 137
5. Polson High 175
6. Fergus High 196
7. Browning High 209
8. Hamilton 236
9. Park High-Livingston 264
10. Colstrip High 270
11. Whitefish High 276
12. Anaconda High 313
13. Sidney High 389
14. Laurel High 400
15. Belgrade High 458
Individual Results
1. Kacey Harwood Polson 18:57
2. Kaci Calaway Big Fork 18:58
3. Mackenzie Sherburne Browning 19:04
4. Emily Klee Billings Central 19:05
5. Lauren Dalton Big Fork 19:30
6. Brianne Schmidt Miles City 19:46
7. Elisha Cassan Anaconda 19:48
8. Kary Parks Miles City 19:57
9. Smantha Campbell Polson 20:01
10. Athlene Allred Corvallis 20:02
Class A Boys
Team Results
1. Billings Central 76
2. Browning 88
3. Polson High 104
4. Whitefish High 108
5. Colstrip High 172
6. Libby High 194
7. Columbia Falls 203
8. Hardin High 223
9. Belgrade High 240
10. Hamilton High 303
11. Corvallis High 327
12. Big Fork High 350
13. Anaconda High 351
14. Beaverhead Country -Dillon 354
15. Laurel High 363
16. Park County-Livingson 378
Individual Results
1. Eddie Heider Whitefish 15:44
2. Matthew Winter Central 15:50
3. Fritz Friesz Polson 16:13
4. Matt Nelson Colstrip 16:13
5. Jeremy Deputee Hardin 16:26
6. Dan Larimer Libby 16:28
7. TJ Strangeowl Colstrip 16:33
8. Nate Gulden Libby 16:37
9. Brian Tucker Browning 16:38
10. Robert Crossguns Browning 16:41
Class B Girls
Team Results
1. Cut Bank High 77
2. Jefferson High-Boulder 113
3. Missoula Loyola Sacred Heart 124
4. Frenchtown High 146
5. Wolf Point High 179
6. Thompson Falls High 196
7. Broadwater high-Townsend 224
8. Shelby High 239
9. Manhattan Public High 291
10. Huntley Project High 306
11. Glasgow High 320
12. Cascade High 333
13. Powell County High-Deer Lodge 343
14. Lincoln County 398
15. Malta High 498
Individual Results
1. Kristen Wickens Broadwater 19:13
2. Bethany Long Wolf Point 18:42
3. Sarah Stergois Loyola 20:15
4. Erin Tuss Jefferson 20:15
5. Darcy Rindal Shelby 20:33
6. Adina Meeks Cut Bank 20:31
7. Tori Wanty Shelby 20:57
8. Mary Blair Cut Bank 21:01
9. Sandra Sullivan Cascade 21:10
10. Anita Warren Jefferson 21:15
Class B Boys
Team Results
1. Missoula Loyola Sacred Heart 71
2. Thompson Falls High 77
3. Poplar High 111
4. St. Labre High-Ashland 117
5. Plains High 135
6. Harlem High 176
7. Jefferson High-Boulder 201
8. Lodge Grass High 222
9. Darby High 247
10. Cut Bank High 248
11. Frenchtown High 262
12. Glasgow High 299
13. Troy High 309
Individual Results
1. Richie Pemberton Manhattan 15:11
2. Wes Main Harlem 16:09
3. Adam Oswald Thompson Falls 16:10
4. Matt McGowan Poplar 16:16
5. Craig Steward Plains 16:18
6. Nathan Block Thompson Falls 16:25
7. Isaiah Good Luck Lodge Grass 16:26
8. Kendal Seli Plains 16:36
9. Kyle Raining Bird Harlem 16:41
10. Spencer Bird Thompson Falls 16:44
Class C Girls
Team Results
1. Manhattan Christian High 29
2. Belt High 66
3. Dodson/Whitewater 91
4. Valier High 126
5. Arlee High 131
6. Brockton/Culbertson 175
7. Plenty Coups High-Pryor 186
Individual Results
1. Lois Recardi Manhattan Christian 20:00
2. Valerie Droge Manhattan Christian 20:30
3. Nichole Widhalm Belt High 20:57
4. Cassie Gondeiro Belt High 21:22
5. Lisa Kemp Manhattan Christian 21:22
6. Stephanie Fox Dodson/Whitewater 21:28
7. Megan Young Harrison 21:30
8. Lindsey Burrington Victor 21:35
9. Trista Garza Belt High 21:52
10. Megan Young Harrison 21:30
Class C Boys
Team Results
1. Plenty Coups-Pryor High 55
2. Kremlin/Gildford High 81
3. Heart Butte 102
4. Dodson/Whitewater 130
5. Manhattan Christian 139
6. Brockton/Culbertson High 141
7. Sheridan High 162
8. North Tool County-SunburstHigh 210
9. Great Falls Central High 278
10. Northern Cheyenne Tribal Schools 324