Webster County’s boys cross country team placed three runners in the top ten in scoring, and all five scorers in the top 15 scorers to dominate the Maroon Classic Saturday at Madisonville-North Hopkins.
It was the Trojans’ first win of the season.
WCHS finished the day with 37 points, posting scoring finishes of 1, 3, 6, 12, and 15. The Trojans’ combined time was 1:33:14.98.
Trevor Baker was the overall individual medalist in the meet, crossing the finish line in 17:21.75, besting his time in the Kentucky-Indiana Border Clash by just less than a second.
Garrett West also earned podium status with a 3rd-place finish in 17:37.60.
Layden Wagoner’s time of 18:48.02 earned 7th place in the meet, and Aiden Whitsell came in 13th with 19:24.75 on the clock. Preston Glassco rounded out the Trojans’ score with a 17th-place 20:02.86.
The two non-scoring runners for Webster crossed the finish line in the top half of the field. Bryce Nelson finished 24th with a time of 21:23.91, and Liam Farris followed in 26th, clocking in at 21:40.28.
Webster County won the meet by a 10-point margin over the host Maroons (47), whose best runner was Lucas Offutt in 2nd place with a time of 17:33.76. Offutt placed better than Baker in last week’s Border Clash, but came in 12 seconds later than Webster’s anchor in the Classic.
MNHHS’s other top ten scoring runners were 4th-place Drew Burden in 17:48.63, and 11th-place Maddox Knight in 19:12.77. The team’s combined time was 1:34:35.47.
Muhlenberg County finished third with 72 points and a combined time of 1:39:46.63. The Mustangs placed two runners in the top ten, with Jake Strader in 6th with a time of 18:44.29, and Bryce Revo in 8th with a time of 18:53.23.
Webster County is scheduled to run in the Owensboro Invitational Saturday at Yellow Creek Park. The boys’ meet is set to begin at 10:45 a.m.