National Trail runs in Cedarville Friendship Invitational


CEDARVILLE — National Trail cross country ran in the Cedarville Friendship Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Blazer girls finished third overall and the boys finished fourth during the race.

Starting with the girls, Evan Byrd was a medalist as she finished seventh overall with a time of 21:31. The next four runners for Trail all finished within a minute of one another, starting with Natalie Hunt in 26th with a time of 23:02. Hannah Wellman was 30th with a time of 23:17, Lily Carpenter was 42nd with a time of 23:48, and JaLynn Byrd was 43rd with a time of 23:53.

Casey Thompson also ran for Trail, finishing with a time of 30:50.

“It was a good showing for the ladies and they continue to get faster,” said Trail head coach James Byrd.

For the boys, the top four runners all competed within a minute of each other, as Adam Eyler finished 13th with a time of 18:09, Weston Haws finished 17th with a time of 18:29, Peyton Harrison finished 18th with a time of 18:45 and Josh Cook finishing with a time of 19:03.

Eyler, Haws, and Harrison all took home a medal for Trail.

Rounding out the top five finishers for the Blazers was Josh Bishop, who finished with a time of 19:26.

Cole Yount and Mickee Utley also ran for Trail, finishing in times of 19:32 and 19:42, respectively.

The junior high boys and girls also ran well at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational as Molly Skinner and Cameron Harrison both took home medals for placing in the top 25 of their respective races. Skinner was 18th and Harrison was 10th. They will compete in the County meet on Tuesday in Eaton.

The high school team will also run in the Preble County meet held at Ft. St. Clair in Eaton with races slated to begin at 4:30 p.m.

By Jeremy Erskine

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Jeremy Erskine may be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH

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