Cross Country Begins in Chinook, Harlem, Hays/Lodge Pole set to Run


August 31, 2022

The Chinook High School Cross Country Team currently includes five girls and two boys as they are set to compete for the first time this fall. The hope is to find another boy to run and qualify both the boys and girls teams for the State Cross Country meet in Missoula, October 22.

Cross Country has been competed at the high school level for nearly 60 years. Boys Cross Country first competed as a Montana High School Association (MHSA) sanctioned sport in the fall of 1964 consisting of two classifications 'A' and 'B'. Eventually it was modified to include Class AA and Class C to stay uniform with basketball. Teams concluded their season in October every year since with the State Champions being crowned for each class.

The Girls first competed in Cross Country in the fall of 1971 and included all four classes right from the start to compete in conjunction with the already...

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