Throughout the season, Webster County has battled Madisonville-North Hopkins in every meet in which the teams have competed. Saturday’s Mustang Stampede in Greenville was no different, as the Trojans’ boys cross country team used its sixth scoring runner to defeat MNHHS for the meet title.

Webster tied with the Maroons at 79 after the top five finishes for both teams were compiled. But WCHS added 52 points for the tiebreaker, while North Hopkins added 74.

It was Webster County’s third meet win of the season, and fourth podium finish out of five meets in 2021. The Trojans’ team scores were 3, 5, 12, 27, and 32, and their average time was 18:02.

The field consisted of 164 runners and 17 teams.

Trevor Baker claimed his fourth podium finish in five races, crossing the finish line in 3rd place with a time of 16:58.08.

Baker was less than four seconds off the runner-up pace set by Trigg County’s Austin Cavanaugh, who ran the course in 16:54.40. Ethan McCarty took the meet individual title with a 16:43.04 time.

Garrett West turned in a 5th place run with a time of 17:05.63. The run was the junior’s fourth top 10 finish on the season.

Layden Wagoner placed 13th for WCHS with 17:52.75 on the clock, while Aidan Whitsell ran the course in 18:57.33 for 28th. Preston Glassco followed in 34th with a time of 19:17.52.

Bryce Nelson added the tie-breaking finish of 54th place, crossing the finish line in 20:05.95.

Liam Farris was outside of the scoring for Webster County in 77th place with a time of 21:11.20.

The Maroons received scoring runs from Drue Burden (7th), Lucas Offutt (9th), Maddox Knight (14th), Broderick Duncan (21st), Gavin Beard (31st), and Luka Celik (87th, tie-breaker). Their average time was 18:05.

Trigg County took the last team podium spot with 109 points (2, 17, 19, 22, 49) and an average finish in 18:27.

The Trojans are scheduled to run in the Arrowhead Invitational Saturday, hosted by Union County. No times were available for the race times.