The Seymour cross-country team had to run on a wet, muddy course at the Flashrock Invitational on Saturday — and the times reflected that.
Despite the slippery conditions, the Owls still had some success for the day.
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The SHS girls placed 12th out of 25 teams in the championship race with 335 points.
The girls’ championship was won by Tyler Schwartz of Dekalb with a time of 18:15 and the winning team was Zionsville with 107.
For the Owls, sophomore Ashton Chase had a very strong 10th place individual finish with a time of 19:30.
“The course was very muddy so I just worked on placement,” said Chase.
She was followed by freshmen Makenna Sunbury, who finished second among all freshmen girls, placing 22nd with a time of 19:59.
Junior Abby Voss placed 72nd in 20:57, junior Claire Loebker was 85th in 21:12 and the final scorer was sophomore Brett Kleber in 146th with a 23.24.
“This was a good test for us,” Owls girls Spencer Sunbury said. “We need some girls to move up. Hopefully, we can get some good workouts in before sectional.”
The Seymour boys ran in the varsity boys invitational. The team finished 6th out of 25 teams.
Drew Warren of Bloomington North was the individual winner with a time of 17:38 and Southport totaled 90 points for first.
The Owl boys were led by Alex Lovins, who finished 29th with a time of 18:53.
Jacob Voss was next for Seymour (33rd) in 19:05, Hunter Bauserman placed 46th with a 19:16, Luke Plummer got 62nd clocking 19:23 and Cooper Morrow claimed 72nd in 19:33.
“It was hard to find good footing today,” Seymour boys coach Randy Fife said. “We ran strong early and some of the kids could hold the pace and some couldn’t.” Fife said the teams goal was to finish top five, and they only missed that by one spot, so he was happy with his teams effort.