The boys cross country team took second place out of six teams competing at the Blackhawk Invitational Cross Country meet held on August 27 at Sheridan High School. After a brief weather delay the 3K race was underway under very humid conditions. The top seven Knights were: Calvin Pickerill 12:23 (PR) 4th place; Nicholas Burton 12:34 6th place; Seaton Garrett 12:45 7th place; Mark Cramer 12:46 8th place; Robbie Burton 13:30 (PR) 16th place; Dylan Riley 14:31 (PR) 32nd place; Logan Torres 15:30 (PR) 38th place to provide a team score of 41 points. Tyler Thieme 16:15 and Cullen Raderstorf 18:38 also set personal records at the race.
Wisdom Builders edged us out of first place by one point with a team score of 40 pts. With a score of 41, the Knights boys team beat Frontier (61), Alexandria (97), Sheridan (119), and Southern Wells (162).
The girls didn’t have enough runners to compete as a team at this race, but posted strong performances nonetheless. Audrey Cleveland finished at 13:26 for 4th place overall. Teammates Clare Rausch finished at 14:27 (PR) for 9th place, Maria Vawyer finished at 14:49 for 13th place, and team captain Mia Vinarcik finished in 25th place at 16:15.
The next race for the Knights is the Tecumseh Invitational at Lafayette Jefferson HS on Tuesday August 30.