Rohde leads Steamboat cross-country at invitational

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Editor's note: This story has been corrected from its original published version. Steamboat runner Hunter McLean was misidentified.

The Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team wrapped up its third meet of the year Friday at the Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School with multiple runners setting personal bests. 

Steamboat again was led by senior Asher Rohde, who finished in 16th place with a 16 minute, 50 second performance. 

The course, which loses elevation from start to finish, saw a furious start with runners jockeying for position. 

“The Liberty Bell is tough from the beginning,” Rohde said. 

Colton Lewer was 72nd in 18:35, Hunter McLean was 104th in 19:27, and Tyler Scott was 105th in 19:29. 

On the girls side, Meg O’Connell was Steamboat’s top finisher in 70th, finishing in 22:05. Maggie McElhiney was 76th in 22:17, Bailey Pugh was 80th in 22:27, and Kelly Borgerding was 88th in 22:42. 

The team next competes Sept. 24 at Moffat County. 

“I think I’ll run good there,” Borgerding said. “It’s not too hard and not too hilly. I’m not great at hills. Flat is more my thing. I should run pretty well there.”

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