BRAZIL -- The Greencastle Middle School cross country team continued its strong season at North Clay. The girls won, scoring a perfect 15 points to defeat the Eels 15-41. The boys were edged by Clay City 27-28 on the night.
The girls' team swept the top five positions with Emma Wilson leading the way with a time of 12:20. Katie Haynes followed in second place with a score of 12:55, with Seeyle Stoffregen placing third with a time of 13:25.
Gracie Smith was fourth in a time of 13:27, while Sydney Lewis was fifth with a time of 13:28. Gretchen Weliever placed 10th with a time of 15:55, with Abigail King rounded out the GMS runners with a time of 17:01.
"They are achieving the goals I set for them, and I couldn't be more prouda," head coach Ivonne Martinez said. "After racing last Wednesday, Saturday and again Tuesday, our times were a little slower, but I always get their maximum effort on the course and that's what counts."
Ben Gellman led the boys with a first place finish with a time of 11:41. Clayton Wilson was fourth with at time of 12:13, while Jacob Crawley was sixth with a time of 12:44. Jackson Kendall was eighth in a time of 13:13, while Tylan Jones placed ninth in a time of 13:24.
Harrison McCarty finished in 11th with a time of 13:40 and Justin Berish was 13th in a time of 14:19.
"The boys had a very thrilling meet," Martinez said. "North Clay beat us Saturday at the state-preview meet and we knew coming into this race that it would take maximum effort to beat them. Even though we came up one very important point short, (28-27) I am still very proud of my boys."