INDIANAPOLIS -- The Greencastle boys' cross country team competed at the Ben Davis Invitational Saturday.
The team ran on an altered course due to flooding, but still had to begin the race by running through ankle deep water. The change also added 250-300 meters to the race.
Elijah Brattain led the Tiger Cubs with a time of 18-minutes flat, with Taylor Secrest following with a time of 18:17. Tyler Hudson posted a time of 28:23, with Jacob Lewis running a 19:44. Matthew White rounded out the top five runners with a time of 19:46.
Levi Lewis ran a time of 20:28 and Cory Lyons finished in the top team's top seven with a time of 20:54.
"I was excited for Cory. After sitting out two years of running and coming back at the high school level and then set a PR on a long course with standing water really showed his heart and drive for running," head coach Art Dwigans said.
Dwigans said he was happy with the team as a whole and is looking for better things to happen.
"I'm really happy with the team, top to bottom, and the strides they are making in working toward the state tournament," Dwigans said. "We finished 11th overall as a team, in a field of 23 teams that held several top 20 teams in the state including number 1 Carmel.
"Elijah really set the tone for us early, and kept bringing Taylor and Tyler with him through the field, by far making this his best race of the year, and hopefully a sign of things to come," he said.