(BEDFORD) – Bedford North Lawrence celebrated Senior Day and finished seventh in its annual Ted Fox Invitational during high school cross country action on Saturday morning.
No.17 Floyd Central won the team title in the boys race, totaling 44 points to edge No.15 Bloomington North (66). The Stars scored 170 points in the 16-team field.
In the girls race, No.9 Floyd Central claimed the crown with 42 points while No.22 Northview was second with 61. The Stars had only four finishers and failed to record a team score.
Cooper Holmes, one of nine seniors making their final regular-season appearance on the home course, paced BNL while finishing 16th in 17:05.55. Colton Sons set a personal record (for the BNL course) while crossing in 31st in 17:47.47, and senior Ethan Vaughn was 35th in 17:55.52.
“I was very happy with where we finished and how we raced,” BNL coach Jon Calhoun said. “We are learning where we need to be in racing but still have room for improvement, which is nerve wracking but exciting. We held our own in competing with the top teams.
“We had a lot of emotions on the team because this group of seniors has been a solid group that has pushed the program forward. Their leadership, competitive spirit and compassion for each other is unique and special. It will not be forgotten what impact they had.”
Bloomington North’s Paul Rushton was the individual winner in 16:09.13, while Hunter Griffin was second for the Highlanders in 16:20.23.
In the girls race, BNL’s Emily Bartlett suffered a leg injury during the event and pulled out, leaving the Stars one short for a full team score. Grace Tanksley, fighting through some pain of her own, was 33rd in 22:32.74 while Lindley Steele was 39th in 23:07.52.
“It was a rough day,” BNL coach Jill Vance said. “Sickness and injury, and the temperature and humidity was brutal on those who did finish. We’ll need to take a mental break and reset.”
Edgewood star Annalyssa Crain was the individual champion in 18:42.19.
The Stars will compete in the Hoosier Hills Conference races on Oct. 5.
TED FOX INVITATIONAL
Floyd Central 44, Bloomington North 66, Northview 98, TH North 111, TH South 126, Roncalli 139, BNL 170, Edgewood 229, Brownstown 285, North Harrison 309, Columbus East 321, Orleans 327, Mitchell 377, Jeffersonville 378, Lighthouse Christian 387, Crawford County 500
Top performers – 1. Paul Rushton, BN 16:09.13; 2 Hunter Griffin, FC 16:20.23; 3. Cael Light, THS 16:24.77; 4. Matt Gambill, THS 16:25.85; 5. Justin McWilliams, FC 16:34.68
BNL – 16. Cooper Holmes 17:05.55; 31. Colton Sons 17:47.47; 35. Ethan Vaughn 17:55.52; 42. Brayden Lanham 18:15.44; 46. Isaac Williams 18:21.63; 56. Cole Baker 18:46.50; 73. Andrew Rohloff 19:41.32
Floyd Central 42, Northview 61, TH South 84, Edgewood 116, Columbus East 123, Roncalli 143, TH North 185, Bloomington North 229, Brownstown 308, Mitchell 316, Orleans 318, Paoli 334, Lighthouse Christian 337, North Harrison 349, Jeffersonville 376
Top performers – 1. Annalyssa Crain, Edge 18:42.19; 2. Clara Crain, Edge 19:35.89; 3. Jaydon Cirinclone, FC 19:53.83; 4. Chloe Loftus, FC 19:55.77; 5. Micah Peals, THS 20:02.36
BNL – 33. Grace Tanksley 22:32.74; 39. Lindley Steele 23:07.52; 67. Lynnae Greene 24:39.39; 109. Katelyn Moody 34:31.50