The Benjamin Logan Cross Country team hosted the Raider Early Bird Cross Country Invitational Tuesday evening.
67 girls from nine schools ran in the varsity race.
The early season race covered two miles instead of the typical 5K, or 3.1-mile distance.
Team Scores: 1. Fairbanks (45), 2. Benjamin Logan (51), 3. Kettering Alter (85), 4. North Union (105), 5. Tecumseh (124), 6. Urbana (128), 7. Marion Harding (140), — Springfield ECA (NTS), —. Hardin Northern (NTS).
Pacing the Lady Raiders was junior Georgia Bates who covered the course in a time of 13:28 to place 2nd. Completing the scoring for the team was Mylee Boysel 6th (13:47), Estella Wenger 8th (14:24), Hadley Boysel 18th (15:23), Scarlett Elliott 19th (15:24), Malori Barnes 25th (15:55), and Peyton Smith 33rd (17:07).
Also competing for Benjamin Logan were:
36th Kendra Kennedy (17:19)
39th Libby Siefring (17:47)
45th Nora Elliott (18:32)
46th Natalie Chapman (18:36)
47th Allie Fay (18:41)
50th Sarah Folk (19:12)
53rd Hannah White (19:46)
64th McKenzee Roseburrough (23:29)
The Lady Raiders will compete in the Northwestern Invitational on Saturday.
The Benjamin Logan boys finished 5th out of 10 teams at the Raider Early Bird Cross Country Invitational.
For the Raiders:
Eric Hughes finished 8th in 11:33.
Ethan VanWinkle finished 23rd in 12:53.
Eli Rhodes finished 24th in 12:54.
Aaron Rhodes finished 28th in 13:02.
Parker Sutherly finished 37th in 13:20.
Tyler Shoopman finished 39th in 13:26.
Micha Akley finished 46th in 14:02.
Landon Zehner finished 48th in 14:05.
Landon Braddock finished 62nd in 16:30.
Holden Zehner finished 63rd in 16:41.
Benjamin Logan will run again Saturday at Northwestern. The varsity boys race starts at 9 a.m.
You can see the complete results from the Raider Early Bird Cross Country Invitational here: finishtiming.com
In middle school cross country:
The Indian Lake runners competed at the Raider Early Bird Cross Country Invitational.
For the boys, Will Faler placed 4th (13:02) and Crew McPherson came in 8th (13:57), both earning medals.
Also finishing for the Laker boys was Kaleb Motter in 23rd (16:45).
For the Lady Lakers, Alicia Breilmeier came in 15th (16:18) earning a medal. Haley Metzger was 20th (17:01) and Kayleigh Taylor was 26th (17:37).
The Benjamin Logan Middle School team ran at the Raider Early Bird Invite.
The girls finished second out of eight teams.
Leading the Lady Raiders was Bonnie Brunson placing sixth in a field of 45 runners.
Also scoring for Benjamin Logan was Gwendolyn Smith in 12th, Lottie Bodin was 13th, Lauren Kennedy finished 14th, and Molly Siefring came in 18th.
The Raider boys placed third overall.
They were led by Gabe Elsasser placing 7th out of 37 runners.
Rounding out the scoring was Max Troth in 20th, Cole Somerlot was 28th, Asher Boysel finished 29th, and Charlie Wolfe crossed the line in 30th place.
Benjamin Logan will be back in action Saturday at Northwestern.