Bismarck Fall Cross Country Outlook


By: Savana Manhart

The 2019-2020 school year marks the second season of Bismarck Cross Country.  For this season, Bismarck had a lot more runners come out to participate in the program.  Since running serves as great conditioning for winter sports as well, many athletes this year saw the benefit preparing themselves by getting in shape.  The Smoke Signal decided to ask both cross country coaches about the program and their goals for this year.

Bismarck Cross Country Coach Mr. Warren was asked how he felt about this year’s cross country team.  He replied saying, “He’s very excited having 22 runners, finally competing as a team and having a lot of success.”

This year’s goal for Jr. High cross country is to win an event. The goal for high school is to have many runners to place individually.  We no longer have Jason Boyer on the team who was a state qualifier last year. Coach Warren says, “We miss Jason’s running ability and upbeat personality.”

We asked Coach Warren about which runners have shown you the most improvement.
“Everybody has improved their times.  Tanner has medaled in every race.  Lilly Davis has insane speed.”
Lilly Davis just recently became the first Bismarck runner to win a race.  The future looks bright for the Bismarck Cross Country program.  Below are some pictures of the runners during their competitions.