Boys 8th Grade Cross Country, Boys Varsity Cross Country · Boys Cross Country Wins at Highland Park

The boys’ cross country won a six-way City League meet for the third time in as many weeks on Wednesday afternoon at Highland Park. The final scores were Start 32, Rogers 56, Bowsher 71, Waite 72, Woodward 118, and Scott 135.

Senior captain Ethan Pennywitt won the race by surging away from the field in the last mile to a 27-second margin of victory in a time of 18:32. The rest of the team’s scoring runners were Phillip Dutridge (fourth), Taylor Salzmann (fifth), Caleb Campbell (eighth), and Kelly Gibson (fourteenth).

“I felt like the team worked together for the whole race, we had a goal, we put it in action,” said Campbell.

The rest of the team’s runners were Justin Cauls (23rd), Adam Skibinski (26th), Keathun Cunningham (31st), Richard Rogers (32nd), Delano Reynolds (39th), Brandon Smith (42nd), Tim Warring (44th), Zach Kirian (46th) and Loay Alarab (48th).

“We were able to rest some guys who needed it, get in a good hard workout, and still come away with a win,” said head coach Jesse Squire. “That’s a testament to the depth this team has.”

The team’s next race is Saturday, when they compete in the Clay Eagle Invitational at Pearson Metropark. Race times are noon for the varsity and 1:20 for the JV.