Bigfork’s Makena Morley shattered the all-classification state girls’ cross country record with her performance Saturday at Missoula’s University of Montana Golf Course.
The Class B runner finished the 3-mile course in 16 minutes, 35.31 seconds to win her third state title. The previous mark was set in 2002 at 16:50 by Kalispell Flathead's Zoe Nelson.
Morley, a junior, also ran a 16:43 on the same course earlier this year at the Mountain West Classic cross country meet.
Two minutes and 34 seconds behind Morley on Saturday was Saint Labre Catholic’s Tamia Two Moons with a 19:09.95. Baylee Green of Roundup rounded out the top three 14 seconds later.
Glasgow won the team title with 87 points ahead of Loyola Sacred Heart (153) and Plains (162).
Tyus Mendoza of Colstrip (16:17.06) won the boys’ race with Bigfork’s Logan Morley, Makena’s sophomore brother, taking second (16:25.25). Logan Beck of Red Lodge was third (16:26.40) and his team won the overall title with 58 points.
Manhattan (73) was second and Thompson Falls (221) placed third.
More to come on this story at Missoulian.com today.