BAINBRIDGE -- The Greencastle cross country teams scored a sweep against North Putnam, with the girls' winning 16-45 and the boys' winning with a total of 15 points.
"Tonight the girls battled the heat and had hoped to bunch up as much as possible," GHS girls' coach Garry Anderson said.
Ivonne Martinez finished in sixth-place, running a time of 25:51, Katie Trigg finished eighth with a time of 27:18 and Jessie Brown was ninth with a time of 29:46.
Taylor Alles was North Putnam's high finisher, coming in fifth in a time of 25:12. Whitney High finished in seventh-place with a time of 26:43, while Hillary Salyers finished in 10th with a time of 30:59. Marcella Centeno, Dakota Parent and Mandy Preecs rounded out North Putnam's runners.
"The times were not something to write home about but we were able to stay within two minutes of the No. 1 and No. 5 position," Anderson commented.
For the boys, Greencastle's Ben Wilson led the way, finishing with a time of 18:42. Greencastle took the top six spots in the race.
Ryan Gillespie came in second with a time of 20:08, while Nick Stevens finished with a time of 20:14. Taking third was Jordan Lewis with a time of 20:49, with Luke Smith grabbing fifth in 21:13 and Austin Woodall finished sixth with a time of 21:17.
Other finishers for GHS were Bo Walker in eighth with a time of 21:49; Tyler Lewis in 10th with a time of 24:48 and Jim Wheeler was 12th in a time of 24:53.
Kenny Benge finished in a time of 21:35 to lead the Cougars. Kenny Quisenberry finished in ninth in a time of 22:11 and Corey Cooper was 12th with a time of 26:12.
Greencastle will next compete in the county meet at 4:30 p.m. at South Putnam next Tuesday, while North Putnam will travel to Cloverdale to face the Clovers and Eminence at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
At North Putnam
Greencastle 16 North Putnam 45
Serlin (GHS) 23:35, Weatherford (GHS) 23:44, Culler (GHS) 24:15, Murtagh (GHS) 21:21, Alles (NP) 25:12, Martinez (GHS) 25:51, High (NP) 26:43, Trigg (GHS) 27:18, Brown (GHS) 29:4, Salyers (NP) 29:46, Centeno (NP) 31:35, Parent (NP), M. Preecs (NP).
Greencastle 15 North Putnam INC.
Wilson (GHS) 18:42, Gillespie (GHS) 20:08, Stevens (GHS) 20:24, Lewis (GHS) 20:49, Smith (GHS) 21:13, Woodall (GHS) 21:17, Benge (NP) 21:35, Walker (GHS) 21:49, Quisenberry (NP) 22:11, Lewis (GHS) 24:48, Wheeler (GHS) 24:53, Cooper (NP) 26:12.
Next meet -- Greencastle will next compete in the county meet at 4:30 p.m. at South Putnam next Tuesday, while North Putnam will travel to Cloverdale to face the Clovers and Eminence at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.