The Seymour boys cross-country team scored 20 points and placed first in the five-team Lou Baker Invitational at Flora, giving coach Randy Fife a win in his hometown.
Baker was Fife’s coach when he was a runner at Carroll High School. On Saturday, Fife’s Owls ran there for the first time.
Jack Tormoehlen, Ian Hensen and Daniel Hauersperger went 1-2-3, finishing in 16:55, 17:29 and 17:48. Keegan Bowman (sixth), Tyler Hatton (eighth) and Hogan Petro (10th) also made the top 10.
“Our runners are getting used to using each other to measure how they’re running,” Fife said. “They also use each other for energy and encouragement. Our pack running will be more important as we move to some larger, more competitive meets over the next few weekends.”
The Seymour girls competed in the seven-team Columbus East Invitational, and they placed third with 61 points. Bloomington South edged Bloomington North 42-44 for the title.
Bloomington North’s Kate Raphael passed Seymour’s Zoey Johnson near the finish line and won by a second, crossing in 19:28. Madison Hays (sixth) was Seymour’s other top-10 finisher.
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