Cross Country (Co-ed JV/V)

Indians run wild at Winchester

By Justin Daniels | Sep 30, 2023 3:47 PM

The Indians traveled to Winchester early Saturday morning for the Winchester Invitational. Once the fog cleared and the teams lined up the expectations were high. After solid runs on Tuesday the teams knew that today could be a career best day. The boys kicked off the meet and were led by Conner Walser. Walser had the lead until roughly the mile and a half before settling in and running third before making a pass in the stretch to cross the finish line in 2nd with a time of 17:14. Bradin Daniels in his second meet of the season came alive once again. Bradin battled a large pack of runners in the top twenty then began picking off runners after the two mile mark. Daniels was in 17th coming around the final turn then made the break away pass to cross the line in 14th with a time of 18:46. Levi Clark had a career best day and was on the gas from the beginning. Clark has been chasing a sub twenty performance all season and with a little McDonald's encouragement was able to get it done. Levi began making his move after the two mile mark passing six runners on his way to 28th place with a time of 19:46. Conner Cline had a season best day right from the start. Cline got out early with a solid group and was making moves keep Levi on his hip throughout. Conner looked to be on pace to set a new PR before he began to cramps but was able to maintain his position. Even after not feeling great Conner gave the people what they like to see as he turned the corner and kicked it to the finish with a 35th place finish and a time of 20:10. Scott O'Connor ran a PR on the course Tuesday then once again ran a PR on the course today. O'Connor took off at the start and didn't look back. While runners were going out to fast and struggling Scotty kept his pace and made some big passes earning team points with each pass. Scotty crossed the finish line in 60th with a time of 22:45. Scotty was all smiles as he crossed as he set a new PR for the third meet in a row. Ava Jefferis and the ladies from Winchester have had a friendly battle all season and Saturday morning was no different. Jefferis and Erica Grubbs of Winchester began the race together and made great passes after the first mile. Ava was able to keep the lead pack in her reach until the 2 mile mark but was on the move working to chase them back down. Ava crossed the line in 9th place with a time of 22:16 just three seconds off of her personal best time that she ran last October. The Indians are back in action next Saturday at Centerville for the TEC Meet.

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