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Greencastle runners compete at Bloomington

Monday, September 20, 2010

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Tyler Hudson placed first Saturday in the freshman/sophomore division at Bloomington.
BLOOMINGTON -- This past weekend the Varsity Boys' Cross Country team traveled to Bloomington to compete. The team ran in an age, gender and divisional race. The freshman/sophomore boys finished fourth overall. Making the awards podium was Tyler Hudson who placed first with a time of 17:40, and Paul Bryan who placed ninth with a time of 19:06.

"Tyler's time was a little high compared to what he's been pacing at, but he still ran a strong race and put a lot of distance between himself and the competition," head coach Craig Callahan said. "I was really pleased with Paul's run. He raced really well and pushed hard up the hills. He's improving and knows it. He looks confident out there."

Matthew White finished 20th with a time of 20:18. White's time was a few seconds off his personal record on a tough course.

Erik Norlin finished 24th with a time of 21:10. Callahan said Norlin ran, but was sick and it affected his time.

"He's been fighting a slight cold and you could tell it affected him a little. I'm proud of him for pushing through and running sick. That's never an easy thing to do," he said.

Finishing up for the freshman/sophomore boys was Seth Turner who placed 31st with a time of 22:09, Kade Fauber who placed 40th with a time of 23:53, Josh Mitchell in 43rd with a time of 26:11 and Alex Dozier in 49th

with a time of 34:43.

"Alex ran his very first 5K race at Bloomington. I'm really happy with Alex for going out there and doing his best. The amount of improvement he's been able to achieve over the last few months is awesome," he said.

The junior/senior boys finished third overall. Making the awards podium was Ryan Stevens who placed fourth with a time of 17:21, Nathan Eubank who placed eighth with a time of 18:09 and Hunter Mitchell who placed 11th with a time of 18:33.

"All three of my junior guys ran great races," Callahan said. "They really pushed and it paid off with them on the podium at the end of the day. Ryan set a P.R. on a hilly wooded course. Any time you can do that after a really brutal week of practice is pretty impressive. We've gotten to a point in the season where I expect my guys to run really competitive, smart races and they've met my expectations every time. We're going to continue to work on some things in preparation for the end of the season stretch we're about to hit."

Greencastle will host the Tiger Cub Invite at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Saturday.