Webster County claimed all three podium spots, and the boys’ cross-country team brought home the meet title at the Arrowhead Invitational Saturday at Union County.
The meet was a limited field of 22 runners and two full teams, with Ohio County being the only other school with five or more entrants.
The Trojans ended the day with five of the top six scoring positions, compiling 16 total team points (1, 2, 3, 4, 6). They averaged an 18:17.20 finish.
Ohio County earned 45 team points (5, 7, 10, 11, 12) with an average time of 21:21.57.
Trevor Baker finished with another first-place finish, his third of the season. He crossed the finish line in 17:40.50.
Garrett West earned his third top 3 finish of 2021, finishing with 17:48.16 on the clock.
Layden Wagoner clocked in at 17:55.49 for his first podium finish for the Trojans this season.
Aidan Whitsell ran in the fourth scoring position for WCHS, turning in a 5th place performance in 18:48.38. Preston Glassco’s 9th place run in 19:13.46 completed the scoring for Webster.
Bryce Nelson finished 11th in 19:50.24, and Liam Farris 12th in 20:09.56.
The Trojans are scheduled to participate in the Louisville Cross-Country Classic Saturday. The event takes place over two days and includes 16 races from elementary school through college. The boys’ 5K race is set for 1:30 pm Eastern Time. All races will be run at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park (3000 Freys Hill Road, Louisville).
The event will be a somber one for host Louisville Eastern High School, who lost a student last Wednesday in a drive-by shooting at a bus stop. Two others were injured in the incident.