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  • Bulldogs runners fifth at state

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Oct 26, 2023

    The Sundance Bulldog Boys' Cross Country team ended their season with a fifth place team finish at the 2A Wyoming State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Cheyenne. The Bulldogs competed against 85 competitors and 12 full teams in the 2A, 5000-meter race. The Bulldogs had two runners finish in the top 20. Senior Deklan Gill placed 13th in a time of 19:25.1. Junior Angel Villegas ran in a time of 19:43.1 earning a 17th-place finish. Juniors Parker Skeens, Kyten Johnson, and...

  • Cross Country headed to State

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Oct 19, 2023

    The Sundance Bulldogs boys' varsity team won the 2A Powder River Conference Cross Country Meet Saturday, Oct. 14 in Newcastle. Five Bulldog runners finished in the top ten, earning All-Conference recognition at the meet. Senior Deklan Gill placed fourth in the boys' varsity 5000-meter race, running in 19:15.55. Junior Angel Villegas finished in sixth in a time of 20:04.33. Juniors Wyatt Flahaven and Parker Skeens finished in eighth and ninth place, running in times of 20:54.38 and 21:15.47,...

  • Bulldogs run in Gillette

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Oct 12, 2023

    It was a picture-perfect fall day in Gillette for the Wayne Chaney Memorial cross country meet Friday Oct. 6. The Sundance Bulldogs varsity boys team competed, setting personal bests and earning state-qualifying times before end-of-season competitions begin this week. Senior Deklan Gill ran in a time of 19:03.71. Junior Angel Villegas finished in 19:32.47. Junior Parker Skeens ran in a state-qualifying time of 20:07.24, while juniors Wyatt Flahaven and Kyten Johnson crossed the finish line in...

  • Bulldogs run strong at Wright

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Oct 5, 2023

    The Sundance Bulldog varsity boys' cross country team earned the top team spot at the Brittany Rentas Memorial Cross Country meet Sat., Sept. 30 in Wright. All Bulldog runners found success after not competing Sept. 22, when the Sundance Invitational was canceled due to storms. Four Bulldog runners finished the 5000-meter varsity boys race in the top 10, securing the team win over Wright, Tongue River and Glenrock. Junior Angel Villegas placed sixth in a time of 20:22.26. Senior Deklan Gill ran...

  • Cross country gets underway at Newcastle Invite

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Aug 31, 2023

    The Sundance Bulldogs cross country team opened their 2023 season competing in the Newcastle Invite at Mallo Camp on Friday, Aug. 25. Six Sundance runners competed in the men’s 5000-meter varsity contest. Senior Deklan Gill ran in a time of 19:50.71. Junior Angel Villegas competed in a time of 20:32.23. Juniors Holden Ayer, Kyten Johnson and Wyatt Flahaven ran in times of 23:11.86, 23:42.06 and 23:50.58, respectively. Junior Jager McLaughlin rounded out the varsity Bulldogs, running in a time of 24:23.17. Freshman Maddison Neiman competed in h...

  • Bulldogs run at Big Horn

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Sep 15, 2022

    The Sundance Bulldogs traveled to Big Horn to compete in the Big Horn Equestrian Center Meet on Fri., Sept. 9. The Bulldog varsity ran a 5000-meter race. Sophomore Angel Villegas finished in a time of 20.50.8. Wyatt Flahaven, sophomore, crossed the finish line in 21:50. Sophomore Holden Ayer finished in 22:32.8 while senior Kort McLaughlin competed in 22:50.8. Sophomore Jager McLaughlin rounded out the Bulldog varsity team crossing the finish line in 23:50.2. The Bulldog junior high runners competed in a 3000-meter race in Big Horn....

  • Successful run at Spearfish

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Sep 8, 2022

    The Bulldog Cross Country team found success in its second meet of the season, the Northern Hills Invite in Spearfish, SD Fri., Sept. 2. Five Bulldog runners competed in the 5000-meter junior varsity division and finished third as a team. Sophomore Angel Villegas finished in a state-qualifying time of 20:19.25, placing eighth. Sophomore Wyatt Flahaven finished in 21:10.12, while sophomore Holden Ayer crossed the finish line in 22:05.40. Senior Kort McLaughlin and sophomore Jager McLaughlin finis...

  • Bulldogs finish ninth at State Cross Country

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Oct 28, 2021

    The Sundance Bulldog Cross Country team finished its season, competing in the 2A State Cross Country Meet in Ethete, Sat. Oct. 23. Six Bulldogs competed in the race, each qualifying to run the state meet during the regular season. Senior Andrew Davis finished in a time of 20:53. Freshmen Holden Ayer and Angel Villegas were neck and neck at the finish line, racing in times of 21:30 and 21:33, respectively. Junior Kort McLaughlin crossed the finish line in a time of 21:44. Freshman Kyten Johnson...

  • Bulldogs second at Wright

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Oct 7, 2021

    The Sundance Bulldog cross country team earned a second-place team finish at the Rentas Memorial Cross Country Meet Sat., Oct. 2 in Wright. The weather called for a beautiful day of running as the Bulldog Varsity team competed in the final 5000-meter race of their regular season. Senior Andrew Davis placed fifth in a time of 20:49. Freshman Angel Villegas finished eighth in a time of 21:24. Freshmen Holden Ayer and Wyatt Flahaven crossed the finish line in times of 22:23 and 22:27, placing 10th...

  • Bulldog cross country team first at Moorcroft

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Sep 30, 2021

    The Sundance High School cross country team found success during the Moorcroft Invitational on Friday, Sept. 24 in Pine Haven. The Bulldogs placed first as a team over the Wright Panthers. Senior Andrew Davis ran his fastest 5000-meter time, 20:29, placing fourth overall. Freshman Angel Villegas ran a state qualifying time of 20:53, placing fifth in the meet. Freshmen Wyatt Flahaven and Holden Ayer fought for the seventh- and eighth-place finishes, running in times of ​​22:42.45 and 22....

  • Bulldogs run at Custer

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Sep 23, 2021

    The Sundance Bulldog Cross Country team competed in the Eldon Knudson Invitational Thurs., Sept. 16 in Custer. Freshman Angel Villegas inched closer to a state-qualifying time in the boys' 5000-meter varsity race, finishing in a time of 21:30. Freshman Wyatt Flahaven also competed in the varsity race, finishing in a time of 24:08. Senior Andrew Davis, junior Kort McLaughlin and freshman Holden Ayer competed in the 5000-meter junior varsity competition. Davis finished seventh in a time of 21:53,...

  • Cross Country team takes on Northern Hills Invitational

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Sep 9, 2021

    The Sundance Bulldogs outran the rainstorms, competing in the Northern Hills Invitational in Spearfish Fri., Sept. 3. Senior Andrew Davis ran his 5000-meter race in a time of 20:35, while junior Kort McLaughlin finished 21st in a time of 21:30. Davis’ finish pre-qualified him for the 2A State Cross Country Meet in October. The freshmen competed in a 4000-meter freshmen division. Angel Villegas finished 7th in a time of 16:08. Kyten Johnson finished in 17:21, while Wyatt Flahaven and Holden Ayer finished in 17:39 and 18:33, respectively. Sixth-g...

  • SHS Bulldogs open cross country season at Newcastle Invitational

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Sep 2, 2021

    The Sundance High School Cross Country team opened its season Fri., Aug. 27 at the Newcastle Invitational in Newcastle. Freshman Angel Villegas finished second in the junior varsity meet. Villegas ran his first 5000-meter race in a time of 21:43. Senior Andrew Davis finished behind Villegas for third-place in a time of 21:59. Junior Kort McLaughlin placed sixth in a time of 22:27. Freshman Kyten Johnson was ninth in a time of 22:59, while freshmen Wyatt Flahaven and Holden Ayer finished 11th and 14th in times of 23:12 and 24:33, respectively....

  • Skeens, Marchant bring home top ten finishes

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Oct 29, 2020

    The Sundance High School Bulldogs completed their 2020 season at the 2A State Cross Country Meet in Douglas Oct. 24. The snow-covered course proved a challenge to the Bulldog runners as they competed in nearly four inches of snow and slush and below 20-degree temperatures. The adversity did not stop senior Hunter Skeens and freshman Rylie Marchant from claiming top ten spots in the competition, however. Skeens placed 4th in a time of 19:02, while Marchant finished 7th in a time of 24:45. It was...

  • Headed to State

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Oct 22, 2020

    The Sundance High School Cross Country team celebrated a successful conference meet in Hulett on Friday, Oct. 16. Senior Bulldog runner Hunter Skeens claimed the first-place title in a time of 17:29. “It was a great race and it was a good course to help prepare for state. There was good competition and large hills that helped me push myself to achieve better times,” said Skeens. Freshman Deklan Gill placed 12th in the boys’ varsity race in a time of 20:31. Sophomore Kort McLaughlin placed 14th...

  • Sundance runners push on as season winds down

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Oct 8, 2020

    The Sundance Bulldog Cross Country team competed in the Brittany Rentas Cross Country meet in Wright on Saturday, Oct. 3. The meet brought with it new competition for Bulldog athletes. Senior Hunter Skeens placed second in the boys’ varsity race in a time of 17:53:30. “It was a great race and I’m glad I got to see where I stood with some other runners I haven’t seen since the beginning of the season,” Skeens said. Skeens took second behind fellow state contender Wyatt Ostler of Tongue River. Skeens noted the competition was key in helping h...

  • Sundance hosts Bulldog Invitational run

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Oct 1, 2020

    The Sundance Bulldogs hosted the Bulldog Invitational Fri., Sept. 25 at the Sundance Golf Course. Senior Hunter Skeens claimed the top place in the varsity boys’ with a time of 17:57, while freshman Rylie Marchant took fourth in the day’s contest with a time of 24:01. The course proved challenging to runners as they tackled several large hills and inclined stretches throughout the race. Freshman Deklan Gill finished 11th in a time of 21:05, while sophomore Kort McLaughlin and senior Josh Pri...

  • Skeens first at Wright

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Sep 24, 2020

    The Sundance Cross Country team traveled to Wright to compete Saturday, Sept. 19. Despite the heat, the Bulldogs pulled through to claim several top spots in the contest. Senior Hunter Skeens placed first in a time of 17:46 and freshman Rylie Marchant placed third in a time of 24:10. Although Skeens claimed the top spot, he noted the air quality and concrete course took a toll on his pace and overall time; however, he still ran under 18 minutes in the race. Sophomore Kort McLaughlin and freshmen Deklan Gill and Jordan Mouat also competed in...

  • Cross Country teams continue to improve

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Sep 17, 2020

    It was another successful day for the Sundance Bulldog Cross Country team in the Big Horn Invitational at the Big Horn Equestrian Center in Sheridan Friday, Sept. 11. Freshman Deklan Gill ran a state-qualifying time of 20:00, shaving off more than five minutes of his previous race time. Senior Hunter Skeens placed fifth in a time of 16:57 and freshman Riley Marchant placed 15th, finishing in a time of 21:29. Freshmen Rylie Banker and Jordan Mouat also competed for the SHS in the high school 5k....

  • Sundance runners have strong showing in Hulett

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Sep 10, 2020

    Two Sundance Bulldog Cross Country runners ran state-qualifying times at the Hulett Invitational Sept. 3, the second competition of the fall 2020 season. Senior Hunter Skeens claimed first place in the boys’ varsity race, finishing in a smoking time of 16:15, shaving off more than two minutes of his previous week’s race time, while freshman Rylie Marchant placed third for high school girls’ in a time of 21:29. Marchant ran the race more than five minutes faster than the Newcastle Invite. Rounding out the Bulldog boys’ competition was sophomore...

  • Cross Country seasons open with strong performances

    Jennifer Jungwirth|Sep 3, 2020

    The Sundance Bulldog Cross Country team opened its fall 2020 season August 27 and 28 with the Newcastle Invite. The Bulldogs had a successful first meet, claiming several top spots from junior high to varsity. Senior Hunter Skeens finished fourth in the boys varsity race, running in a time of 18:54.2. Skeens claimed his fourth-place finish by a foot – literally – as he raced a Douglas competitor across the finish line. Skeens was impressed with his work for the opening meet. “The course was nice and flat with a few hills to climb. There was g...

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