February 21, 1996 in Sports

Service Planned For Former U-Hi Runner


A 1 p.m. Saturday memorial service at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home for Ryan Cross will be followed by a gathering in the University High School cafeteria.

A record-setting distance runner at U-Hi who was competing at the University of Montana, Cross, 21, drowned on Saturday when he fell through ice covering an irrigation channel near the college field house.

His body has not been found and authorities presume he was swept into the Clark Fork River.

The memorial and gathering for all who knew Cross, “will be an opportunity for closure, especially for those who ran with him,” said U-Hi teacher and coach Steve Llewellyn.

Cross, a 1993 University High graduate, set school records in track while finishing second in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs at state his senior year.

Llewellyn said the U-Hi gathering was open to all and would run from 2-5 p.m.

, DataTimes

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