The cross-country postseason began Tuesday night for all five Jackson County teams.
But because of realignment, Seymour, Brownstown Central, Crothersville and Trinity Lutheran were shifted to Brown County, and Medora ran at Bedford.
In the boys race at Brown County, defending state champion Columbus North ran away from the field by taking the top five spots and scoring 15 points. Indian Creek was second, and Seymour was third with 88 points. Brownstown placed seventh (194); Trinity was eighth (270), and Crothersville was 12th (327).
“We thought we might have had a chance at second,” Owls coach Randy Fife said. “Third place moves us on, and that was the big goal. We had some good times, and our top three runners broke 17 (minutes), which is positive for us. Tyler Hatton ran a great race at 17:29, but our five man was back in the 18s, so we eventually have to get that in the 17s.”
Karson Tays of Columbus North won the race in 15:41. Daniel Hauersperger led Seymour by placing 11th in 16:51, while Ian Hensen and Jack Tormoehlen were 12th and 13th, respectively, in 16:55 and 16:57. Hatton was 22nd, and Dusty Janssen was 30th in 18:03.
“We feel like, even though we got third today, that we will be more at full strength on Saturday and have a chance to get second at regional,” Fife said. “Overall, the kids ran well today, and we are not too disappointed in that.”
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