By Kristan Krogman
Eleven teams and over 100 athletes participated in Monday’s 27th annual White River Prestige Run. The Tigers had a good day, taking first in the varsity boys team competition and a pair of firsts by two runners in the individual races. Mat Beardt won the varsity boys race and Nellie Leader Charge won the JV girls race.
Other winners in the varsity division were Ellie Coyle of Philip in the individual girls. She ran a 14:43. The varsity girls team competition was a tough one with St. Francis edging the Philip Scotties, 12 to 13. The White River boys had 31 points in the team competition, second place Philip had 39.
Individually for White River in the varsity boys, Beardt paced the pack with a 17:31, followed by James Leader Charge in 9th with a 19:36. In 10th and 11th were Tomas Martinez and Lucas Beardt, with times of 20:02 and 20:57, respectively. Gabe Beardt finished in 18th and was timed at 24.13.
In the JV race, Leader Charge was the only runner for the Tigers on the girls side, while Caleb Twite was the only one for the boys. Leader Charge’s first place time was 17:48, while Twite took 12th with a 31.46.
The elementary/middle school division had a total of 46 boys and girls competing, the largest race of the afternoon. Remedy Morrison represented the Tigers in the girls race. She finished in 9th position. Top ten finishers for the Tigers on the boys side were Lawrence De’Sersa in 7th and Camdyn Plenty Horse in 8th. Freddy Leader Charge was 11th, followed by Colbe Scott, 15th and Richard Charging Hawk Jr., 17th.
The afternoon concluded with the final race just before five o’clock. Runners and spectators, alike, appreciated the nice weather of the afternoon as temperatures remained in the 80s for the first time in over a week.
The Tigers travel to Chamberlain and Presho later in the week.